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Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer maintains a strong lead; the head of the Detroit firefighters union is calling for the commissioner to be fired over bizarre new policy; and bad news for unemployed people hoping to get food assistance.
Another bold act of retaliation in the embattled Detroit Fire Department?
Less than a month after Mayor Duggan fired the head of the Detroit Fire Department, another top official is gone.
Eric Jones is determined to clean up the dysfunctional culture within the top ranks of the Detroit Fire Department.
The monumental task of reforming the beleaguered Detroit Fire Department is now in the hands of a former assistant police chief with managerial prowess but no experience fighting fires.
When Detroit firefighters arrived to a massive fire from a tanker explosion near downtown on I-75 this weekend, there was little they could do but wait. And wait. And wait.
The Detroit Fire Department has been flirting with calamity since then-Mayor Bing laid off firefighters, closed stations and cut money for emergency safety repairs.
Detroiters have had enough. Arsons are burning out neighborhood cores.
The Jan. 29 fire raced through the cement-and-brick building on Gratiot just south of I-94, causing ammunition to explode.
More than half of Detroit’s fire trucks are broken down or out of service.