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On Detroit Arson: 'It's A War Zone'

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling July 13 (Reuters) - On the night of July 4, some Detroit residents watched fireworks, and others just watched fires,...

Back to the Basics: Public Safety Goes Beyond Law Enforcement

Benny Napoleon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Amid the many political distractions associated with a city in crisis, it is easy to lose track of the main purpose of city government: the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.

Detroit Fire Department Memo: Don't Use The Ladders

WJBK-TV | Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) -- Nine months ago Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get the Detroit Fire Department to release all ...

Early Morning Fire Blazes In SW Detroit

WXYZ | Posted 01.26.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Crews are on the scene of a large commercial building fire on Detroit's southwest side. It's happening on Federal Street and Hammo...

BURN Brings Detroit's Battle to the Big Screen

Tom Putnam | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Putnam

Detroit has more fires than any other city in America. Los Angeles averages 11 structure fires per day. Detroit, with 80 percent fewer people, averages 30. That's a crisis of epic proportions. If it was happening anywhere else, it would be national news. But not if it's in Detroit.

Detroit Residents Are Collateral Damage to the People Now Calling the Shots

John K. Bennett | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

If it has not occurred to the people of Detroit yet, on the heels of 32 murders in 15 days, the bell should be ringing loud and clear soon enough that we are nothing more than collateral damage to Governor Snyder, Mayor Bing and his financial advisory board.

Luck Changing For Detroit Firefighters

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit firefighters are used to rescuing other people, but this time they're the ones getting a helping hand. 164 firefighters had been facing l...

(VIDEO) Detroit Burns: City Layoffs Target 18% Of Force After Night Spent Battling Arson Blaze

Posted 06.26.2012 | Detroit

After a night spent battling a wave of blazes on the city's east side, captured on video by Detroit Urbex, members of the Detroit Fire Department foun...

Watch: Detroit Firefighter Uses Oxygen Mask To Save Dogs In House Fire

YouTube | Posted 06.11.2012 | Detroit

There are plenty of heart-stopping moments and fear-inducing scenes in the soon-to-be-released documentary that chronicles Detroit's firefighters and ...

Potential Hazmat Situation At DMC

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Fire Department sent a hazardous materials team to the Detroit Medical Center campus late Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a strong...