Unlike most public employees, Detroit firefighters aren’t eligible for social security, so they rely on city retirement benefits.
Responding publicly to life-threatening challenges is not the administration’s style.
From Saturday night through this morning, fires far outpaced the number of firefighters who were able to respond.
Detroiters are being hit by a plan that they know nothing about and are facing a debilitating cut to their public safety system.
Firefighters believe they could have saved the man with disabilities if their station wasn’t closed.
It wasn’t an unusual afternoon for the fire department. Just a typical day in a city where nothing is unusual anymore.
Fighting fires is becoming an increasingly difficult task because of recent budget cuts that have trimmed personnel, rigs and new equipment.