Donald Austin

Photo Credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ Newsradio 950

New EMS Rigs Hit Detroit Streets

Another delivery of new ambulances for the Detroit Fire Department Emergency Medical Service Division.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Angels Night (Mike Fisher)

Angels’ Night Volunteer Campaign Begins

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2012

Budget cuts considered in Detroit. (WWJ: Florence Walton)

‘Let Them Burn’ New Approach Considered By Detroit Fire Commissioner

Executive Fire Commissioner Donald Austin is coming up with proposals to cut cost now that he is faced with $23 million budget cut.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2012

(WWJ Photo, File)

Detroit Fire Commissioner Proposes More Station Brown Outs To Control Budget

Firefighters say browning out the stations will put lives and property at risk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2012


Detroit Seeking Angels’ Night Volunteers

Detroit is beginning to build its annual anti-arson army–and they’d like to recruit you. Fire Commissioner Donald Austin says as long as you’re willing to volunteer to help stop Halloween arsonists, it doesn’t matter where you live or work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011