“To have them stolen, it’s a slap in the face,” said Jeremy Mullins, a 14-year veteran firefighter.
“How are we going to be able to recruit firefighters and police officers. How are we going to be able to retain firefighters and police officers?”
The city said Friday that most allowed their licenses to expire or failed to pay fees and fines.
At a cost of $19.98, all the money from the T-shirts will go into purchasing equipment for Detroit firefighters.
Officials say two Detroit firefighters were hurt as a series of blazes hit the city amid its annual Halloween season anti-arson campaign.
This is first time since 2003 that the DFD has held open hiring for the force.
A 22-year-old Detroiter is fighting for free cable service for first responders.
It’s an urgent plea to the community from Detroit Firefighters who say they’re subjected to unsanitary working conditions.
Uniformed firefighters and emergency medical service personnel in Detroit will receive tickets to Detroit Pistons games as part of the team’s Come Together Game Changers Program.
Firefighters will go door-to-door through a Detroit neighborhood Friday afternoon, passing out free smoke detectors and batteries.