Delivering on a pledge to fix Detroit’s long-beleaguered Fire Department, first-year Commissioner Eric Jones announced a major shakeup Wednesday.
Firefighters found two bodies believed to be connected to an Amber Alert issued hours earlier for a missing 4-year-old girl.
The fire broke out in an occupied apartment building on Detroit’s northwest side.
The damage may significantly decrease water pressure to battle fires.
The 75-foot Curtis Randolph is an impressive steel hull fireboat that is capable of pumping 11,000 gallons of water per minute and is a key resource for protecting high-rise and industrial buildings along the Detroit River.
The shooting underscores the dangers that Detroit firefighters face every day.
Seven people, including three children, were injured when a fire broke out inside their east-side Detroit home early this morning.
In separate blazes, a baby died and two firefighters were injured, one of them seriously.
Motor City Muckraker tracked every fire as part of a one-year project that led to reforms and the ousting of top fire officials.
A one-year Motor City Muckraker investigation found that the city’s antiquated water system and hydrants are in far worse condition than Detroit was willing to admit.