Executive Fire Commissioner Donald Austin noted a 55% drop in arson fires in 2011 versus the same three-day period a year earlier, in 2010.
Volunteering not only teaches kids about the needs of others, it also instills in them a sense of responsibility and purpose. These local volunteer opportunities give kids a chance to make a difference in their own community.
With the final tally in — it looks like a huge victory for Angel’s Night volunteers and the city of Detroit.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said there has been a 50 percent reduction in the number of fires over the first two days of the Angels’ Night campaign.
A spokesman for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Dan Lijana, says things were pretty quiet Saturday night.
The three night Angel’s Night period begins Saturday night in Detroit to help cut down on arson fires in the city.
It’s once again time for the city’s annual Angels’ Night campaign, when volunteers work together to keep Detroit’s families, residents and neighborhoods safe during the Halloween weekend October 29-31.
There are mixed messages circulating as to whether or not Detroit firefighters are ready for a weekend some expect to be riddled with arson.
Detroit’s Angels’ Night enforcement doesn’t officially get underway until this weekend, but some volunteers are already making sure their corner of the city is safe.
In a typical 24-hour period in Detroit, 20 to 30 fires are reported, but the night before Halloween sees a dramatic rise.