The city of Detroit is disciplining and threatening firefighters for expressing concerns about public safety and dangerously defective rigs, a violation of whistleblower protection laws.
Some of the most hazardous buildings in Detroit are the city’s 40 firehouses.
The administration taught a lesson to a fire sergeant for launching a complaint about long-neglected dangers at the city’s firehouses.
A biohazard container, dead rat, used syringes and other hazards were left on a sidewalk.
Many Detroit firehouses are fire hazards with no smoke alarms.
Whether Terrill Hardaway was even eligible for a pension is another question.
For the first time in decades, the city is sending firefighters to medical scenes.
The city’s numbers are incredibly misleading and represent just a small fraction of the arson fires that are decimating neighborhoods, claiming lives and accelerating the exodus of residents.
As the Detroit Fire Department sinks into a deeper funding crisis, placing more lives in danger, Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration is cracking the whip on firefighters who accept donations or speak to the media.
Nearly 40 fires – most of them suspected arsons – broke out in houses, apartments and garages between Thursday and Friday morning in Detroit.