Advocating Training, Response Time, Staffing

Firefighters Up Close

By Kila Peeples
By Peter Neumann

August 21, 2012

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- How fast and how prepared are fighters and EMTs when they respond to a call at your home, work or school?

In a tight economy, these specialized jobs might be at risk - meaning fewer people to respond and that it might take them longer to get to you.

So Michigan's Professional Firefighters organized a day to show you how difficult, demanding and stressful their jobs are.

Tonight on My TV20 News at 10, Kila Peeples dons the gear of a firefighter to find out and report for you first hand.

To learn how to become a fire fighter, check out these websites:

Wayne County:

http://www.wcccd.edu/WCCCDcampus/MIPSE/MIPSE.php

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/assessment/firefighter.asp

Oakland County:

http://www.oaklandcc.edu/campuses/AH.aspx

Macomb County:

http://www.macomb.edu/Businesses+And+Municipalities/Workforce+And+Continuing+Education/Public+Service+Institute/Fire+And+Emergency+Services+Training/Fire+Academy/

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