A probationary Detroit firefighter was terminated for wrapping a pink bow on a watermelon and giving it to a predominately black fire station as a gift.
It only took Detroit two years to revamp the city’s notoriously slow response times.
Firefighters, Homeland Security and Detroit police were on the scene this morning.
It began innocently enough: Young pranksters draped toilet paper on trees and threw eggs at houses in Detroit.
The three firefighters were rushed to the hospital this morning.
In the past two months, photographers in Detroit have been briefly detained, cursed at by firefighters and intentionally sprayed with water. Another photographer’s phone was smashed.
“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.
An interactive map shows where each of the 10,000 fires occurred between 2013 and 2015.
A Detroit medic was bleeding from the head after an angry resident threw a firefighter’s radio through an ambulance window.