Two resign after crashes involving department apparatus
DETROIT, Michigan – FOX 2 Detroit reports that two Detroit firefighters involved in on-duty crashes while under the influence of alcohol have resigned from the fire department.
The first incident occurred in February and involved a firefighter striking a parked car at a medical call. An investigation found that the crew had been at a party at another firehouse and that the firefighter driving the apparatus had a blood alcohol level of .108.
The mayor has since banned all parties at Detroit firehouses.
The second incident occurred approximately a week later and involved a battalion chief that failed to respond to radio requests while being dispatched to a fire.
Officials looking for the battalion chief found him inside his vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and had broken through a fence alongside a freeway.
It was determined that the battalion chief was driving while intoxicated.
Since resigning, both firefighters are not facing additional charges.