Police: Off-duty Detroit medic faces 9 charges after firing shots in Redford Township road rage incident
The 34-year-old Detroit Fire Department medic was on the road and apparently didn’t like the actions of another driver during the morning rush. Police say she made displeasure known by firing shots.
Heat, humidity can be dangerous obstacles for firefighters, police officers
On hot days like Saturday, firefighters with heavy coats and police wearing bulletproof vests under their uniforms have it really hard, so precautions need to be taken to make sure they don’t end up in the hospital with heat exhaustion.
$25K reward for info that leads to conviction of those responsible for Detroit fire that trapped firefighters
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Detroit house fire that trapped two firefighters and injured others.
Serial arsonist set house fire that led to firefighter’s dramatic rescue in Detroit, officials say
Eight Detroit firefighters were hospitalized after the collapse of the vacant building seen in the video player above. One of them was trapped under the rubble for two hours as his fellow first responders worked to free him.
DFD Kicks Off “Operation Save A Live,” Installing Free Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Detroit
The Detroit Fire Department is launching "Operation Save a Life" DFD members will install free carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms to citizens in the Martin Park neighborhood, they hope to install devices in every house hold within...detroit.cbslocal.com
1 dead, 2 stable after being pulled from Michigan river
DETROIT – A woman is dead, and two other people are in stable condition after being pulled from the Detroit River early Friday, March 18, WXYZ Detroit reports. Around 3:45 a.m., first responders were called to the scene near Alfred Brush Ford Park in Jefferson-Chalmers Business District, the report said. Information identifying the victims has not been released. The Detroit Police Department, Detroit Fire Department, and the Department of Medical Services responded to the incident, the report said. READ MORE:Member of Greta Van Fleet taken to hospital: ‘Last 24 hours have been arduous’Here’s where your budget will feel the Fed’s interest rate hikesMarch Madness: Watch cheerleader reach stuck ball atop backboard after players failmlive.com
Man killed in road-rage shooting was lieutenant with Detroit Fire Department
TROY, MI -- The victim in a fatal road-rage shooting Monday night has been identified as a lieutenant with the Detroit Fire Department, according to Fox 2 Detroit. Police believe Dombrowski left his home in Rochester Hills Monday night and traveled southbound on Rochester Road in a black Ford Crown Victoria. Security footage obtained during the investigation shows a white 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee following the victim into the gas station lot. “That altercation escalates into a shooting where multiple rounds were fired by an occupant of the white Jeep Cherokee. Anyone with additional information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 248-524-3477.mlive.com
Second Detroit firefighter suspended for drinking and driving
DETROIT -- For the second time in a week a member of the Detroit Fire Department has been suspended for allegedly drinking and driving while on their way to a run. According to WXYZ Detroit, Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones announced the latest suspension Monday, after an incident over the weekend involving a firefighter who was serving as an acting chief. The firefighter was arrested for drinking and driving and the incident is also under investigation by the fire department. The latest incident came just days after another firefighter was suspended for allegedly driving drunk while operating a fire truck. The 26-year-old who was driving the fire truck had been drinking at the party and allegedly struck a parked car when arriving on the scene.mlive.com
Detroit Fire Department captain dies from coronavirus as city's death toll surpasses 250
The coronavirus has claimed the life of Detroit Fire Department Capt. Nearly 6,000 Detroiters have confirmed infections.Detroit has a higher coronavirus death rate than New York City. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.metrotimes.com