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Resource ID: #15365
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: WDIV-TV (Detroit)
Date: Nov. 12, 1998



This story uncovers dangerous conditions within the Detroit Fire Department, including fire trucks that can't pump water, trucks with rescue ladders that do not work and can't raise into the air, broken sirens, and failing brakes. Reporters take a secret fire truck graveyard where maintenence workers say they are ordered to canabilize parts from thirty-year-old trucks to use on fire trucks currently on the streets fighting fires.

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