Left Without Supplies For Wounded Victims, Detroit Firefighters Beg Public For Help

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In the never-ending river of awful news which comes out of Detroit Michigan, this item stood out as especially heart wrenching. What will it finally take to initiate a revival of hope and economic life in Detroit?

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s an urgent plea to the community from Detroit Firefighters who say they’re subjected to unsanitary working conditions.

A 27-year veteran of the force, who did not want to be named, said conditions at Engine Company 53 on Greenfield and Fenkell are deplorable. He said their supply room is empty and they can no longer do their job safely. Shockingly, he said there are no gloves in stock, a safety staple they’re desperately in need of.

Detroit Fire Gloves (2)“There are gloves for EMS, and they told us they don’t have any to give us. So we don’t have any,” he said.

The firefighter, who described their predicament as “pure insanity,” said they can’t provide immediate aid properly to wounded victims. On top of that, the lack of supplies creates “horrific” working conditions for the firefighters.

“We do anything we can to help and what ends up happening is, it’s unsanitary…

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