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.
“It’s ridiculous. We simply don’t have enough rigs to cover the city,” said Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Firefighters Association.
For the past three years, Motor City Muckraker photographed fires in Detroit as part of a project to reveal the widespread damage caused by the city’s arson epidemic.
Delivering on a pledge to fix Detroit’s long-beleaguered Fire Department, first-year Commissioner Eric Jones announced a major shakeup Wednesday.
The 75-foot Curtis Randolph is an impressive steel hull fireboat that is capable of pumping 11,000 gallons of water per minute and is a key resource for protecting high-rise and industrial buildings along the Detroit River.
Motor City Muckraker tracked every fire as part of a one-year project that led to reforms and the ousting of top fire officials.
A one-year Motor City Muckraker investigation found that the city’s antiquated water system and hydrants are in far worse condition than Detroit was willing to admit.
Detroit firefighters are raising money in hopes of finding the killer of David Madrigal, a beloved fireman who was found bludgeoned to death in his west-side home on Monday.