Start your day by catching up on what’s going on in metro Detroit and Michigan.
Detroit Fire Captain Brett Jackson was profusely bleeding and close to death after waiting 20 minutes for help.
A probationary Detroit firefighter who was terminated for delivering an enormous watermelon wrapped in a pink bow to a predominately black fire station as “a welcome gift” has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was fired because he is white.
Another bold act of retaliation in the embattled Detroit Fire Department?
Is the Detroit Fire Department covering up for Deputy Chief Robert Shinske, who previously was suspended for driving his city-issued SUV to a bar?
A citizen journalist whose house was raided in October appears to be the victim of a dirty payback scheme by arson investigators and a top administration official in the Detroit Fire Department.
A serial arsonist appears to be responsible for setting fire to as many as dozens of vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month, brazenly targeting multiple homes at a time.
An 8-month-old girl died after a Detroit EMT refused to respond to the emergency.
The city also is expected to being getting new ladder trucks, platforms, squads, ambulances and arson vehicles next year.
Just days after Motor City Muckraker reported that the purchase of the rigs had become entangled in bureaucratic delays, the city gave the Fire Department the green light to begin accepting bids for new rigs this month.