The mighty DFD lost a precious member this weekend in an abandoned house fire. What a horrifying waste of life, to put down a fire in an abandoned building that should never have been permitted to remain standing.
Cops and doctors and all that crap do what they do, and thats fine. But let me tell you who the real heroes are in this City: The under funded and under staffed Detroit Fire Department as well as the Metro Detroit EMS responders. Detroit has the second most fires in the nation to respond to, and more tinder than viable property in some areas. The City needs to beef up the fire department and get rid of the tens of thousands of blown out abandoned houses that threaten surrounding life and property.
Time to recommend a great website run by actual Detroit fire fighters and EMS personnel:
Heres some not too good photos from the Freep