97.1 The Ticket morning show host Bill McAllister got to realize part of a childhood dream. He visited the Public Service Institute at Macomb Community College to participate in some of the firefighter training taking place at the facility.
Uniformed retirees would see no cuts to their pension benefits under an agreement between the city of Detroit and police and fire unions.
Authorities confirm that a blaze has injured at least two firefighters and they have been airlifted to a hospital in Ann Arbor.
The city said Friday that most allowed their licenses to expire or failed to pay fees and fines.
Now, the community he served for decades is lending a helping hand.
A seven-panel, black wall bears the names of 401 fallen first responders, most of them from Detroit.
A 22-year-old Detroiter is fighting for free cable service for first responders.
“It’s just like buying a new home. The guys are excited. Some guys stayed over even though they weren’t on the clock.”
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has sent 18 people to help fight a fast-moving fire that has burned more than 9,500 acres in western Montana.
Firefighters, both active and retired, say the lives and property of Detroit citizens are in danger.