Fire Commissioner Don Austin routinely mishandled Detroit’s fire crisis.
People are lining up for one of the most grueling, dangerous jobs in the city.
Engine 48 is one of the most important lines of defense against a fire at the Marathon refinery and provides protection to tens of thousands of people in southwest Detroit.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has pledged a wholesale restructuring of the fire department.
Detroiters have had enough. Arsons are burning out neighborhood cores.
Failures in the Fire Department are prompting calls for Fire Commissioner Don Austin to retire.
Moving fire training to Livonia also is expected to make it more difficult for Detroiters to participate.
More than half of Detroit’s fire trucks are broken down or out of service.