DETROIT, MI – It is no secret that the equipment the Detroit Fire Department currently uses is well past its life expectancy. Some of that problem is being addressed with the construction of new rigs.
The Detroit Fire Department expects to take delivery of 10 new pumper trucks in July 2015. The cab and chassis are being assembled in Charlotte, MI at Spartan Chassis.
Detroit FD operates 40 fire stations located throughout the city with a total complement of 830 firefighters. The department responds to approximately 165,000 emergency calls annually with over 80% being medical emergencies and about 9,000 working structural fires. Detroit FD has 26 Pumpers, 14 Ladders, 6 Rescues, 22 Ambulances, 2 Airport, 1 Hazmat, and 1 Fireboat.
Mayor Mike Duggan has made it a priority that response times in Detroit be reduced to the national average for police, fire and EMS.