All Detroit Fire Stations To Remain Open
May 16, 2005
The Detroit Fire Department announced in a news release on Monday that it will deactivate five of its fire companies.
The decision comes as Commissioner Tyrone Scott and the fire department prepare for reductions in their ranks as a result of recent budget constraints.
List: Fire Companies Set For Deactivation
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s budget plan, which was presented in April, calls for 61 layoffs in the fire department and 38 layoffs within the city’s EMS department.
The fire department plans to deactivate three ladder companies and two engine companies. Scott met with several groups that expressed concerns about the deactivations and the impact on their communities, according to the release. "We carefully evaluated our coverage area in order to ensure that the deactivations would not hinder response time and would not leave any area in Detroit vulnerable to a fire or emergency situation that we could not respond to and control immediately," Scott said. Scott said that all Detroit fire stations would remain open. Engine 10 – remains activated