An arsonist set fire to city records just a week after Motor City Muckraker revealed Detroit neglected tens of thousands of records in the fire department’s academy.
Detroit’s understaffed medics routinely risk their lives at crime scenes because police are unable to respond. They still don’t have ballistic vests after they were promised protection following brutal stabbings of two medics in October 2015.
Devil’s Night, the decades-long tradition of setting fire to houses, buildings, cars and dumpsters in Detroit on Halloween eve, was nothing more than an average night for firefighters this year.
Detroit Fire Marshal Gregory Turner was so drunk that police said he was wearing mismatched shoes and appeared to be unaware that he was driving a freshly wrecked city-owned car.
Ex-Rep. Dingell hospitalized, firefighter’s ‘nightmare,’ home-delivered pot: Your Tuesday morning briefing
Your Tuesday morning briefing: Former Congressman Dingell has a heart attack; new firefighting policy is a “public safety nightmare;” state considers legalizing home-delivered marijuana; and nonprofit embarks on affordable housing project in Detroit.
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?