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Detroit Fire in both worlds.

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People say bad things about Detroit Fire but they get the job done and put their life on the line.And with lack of money to the FD.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=54Wa9v5fyfY&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qcycgfpxXTg

In 2002 the fire house was shut down due to a rapidly deteriorating apparatus floor. During this time the crew found themselves as the Gypsies of the DFD, moving from engine house to engine house, with constant threats of a permanent closing looming overhead. (Thank You to Truck 22, Engine 42/Truck 21, Engine 31/Squad 4, and Engine 39 For taking us in and showing us a good time during our "Tour".)
Then thanks to the tireless effort of many individuals that lobbied the politicians on our behalf, the apparatus bay floor was repaired, and the like a phoenix rising from the ashes, The Lords Of Livernois were born again!
Since that time E34 has transformed from one of the worst companies to be assigned to into one of the most desired details in the city!
http://www.lordsoflivernois.com/
 

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First cuts the politicians go for are Fire and Police, gets the people involved, Its like their whippin boy threats. To bad when they do this it puts peoples lives in danger........Hoser
 
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http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/14544680/detail.html
http://www.detroitfirefighters.net/

A lack of heat has forced the city of Detroit to move several fire crews to new locations.

The move, according to the Detroit Firefighters Association, could hurt response time.

"If the fire company designed to be there in four minutes isn't there, then we have another fire company coming from a longer distance away," said Dan McNamara of the Detroit Firefighters Association. "As a result, we have a longer response time."
McNamara said there are eight stations currently without heat.

However, a spokesperson for the city has identified only four stations without heat; Ryan at 7 Mile, Hoover at 8 Mile, John R at Kenilworth and Joy Road at Southfield Road.

The city said the problem is with broken boilers and furnaces and that repairs are being made.

There was a boiler repair crew working Thursday afternoon at the Ryan - 7 Mile Road location, but the problem was not expected to be fixed until sometime next week.

McNamara said the cold fire houses are also hard on the crews and equipment.

"When we are in below freezing temps - we freeze up. Our gear freezes up. Our equipment freezes up," McNamara said. He added that firefighters often have to change out of their cold gear after returning to the fire house and said it's a health risk to do that in a cold building.
 

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GreatLakes said:
Detroit's Fire Department is not without problems! No fault of the firemen/women, they do a fantastic job! The problem has to do with how the city is managed by the infamous Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Here is just one example:

With Detroit Fire Dept. short on funds, lives could be in danger
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080226/NEWS01/80226054

That's what I was driving at. I figured just like any department, it'll have its share of deficiencies as well as strengths. I just found it to be an odd generalization that nec was making that "People say bad things about Detroit Fire." That seemed like it was, at the very best, a misinterpretation of the situation, and at worst, and unfair and inappropriate blanket statement..

Thanks for the clarifications.
 
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