13 Detroit firefighters, 4 sergeants charged in house fire photo

  • Source: WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
  • Published: 01/24/2020 12:00 AM

An official with the Detroit Fire Department said 13 firefighters are facing department charges for a photo that surfaced on New Year's Day that featured them posing in front of a burning house in Detroit. The Detroit Fire Department official was not authorized to go on the record about the 13 firefighters but told FOX 2 they are charged with exhibiting ignorance of the rules or orders. Additionally, 4 sergeants who were involved have also been charged with failure to supervise or take the appropriate action. Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones released a statement saying that the appropriate discipline would be doled out. The picture was posted on social media on New Year's Eve and featured the firefighters posing in front of a burning home on South Green Street in Detroit with a caption that says, "Crews take a moment to take a selfie on New Years!"


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