One firefighter said that the closest ladder truck to Engine Company 33, Ladder 13, is about four miles away.
“It’s just like buying a new home. The guys are excited. Some guys stayed over even though they weren’t on the clock.”
Authorities say thieves broke into a closed fire station in Detroit and stole equipment including radios, tools off a fire truck and electronics.
Highland Park firefighters put out a blaze at their old Fire Station.
A $2.6 million federal grant to help the impoverished Detroit enclave of Highland Park build a new fire station has not been used for two years.