When it comes to fire department funding, Detroit’s got it bad…

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 9, 2014

Firefighter's at Detroit FD have been coming up with some creative ways to hear their alarm notifications in the station.  Many fire departments are equipped with systems that sound an alarm, turn on the lights, and are followed up with voice notification, but a lack of fire department funding has left firefighters to rely on fax notifications.  In today’s day and age this technology is as obsolete as the childhood telephone game that uses two soup cans with a string tied in between them.  However, all hope is not lost.  The city is planning to invest approximately $1.4 billion into public services, approximately $42 million of which is slotted for the fire department.  Check out the video of the soda pop can warning system and the rest of the full story from the Detroit Free Press