First Time Ever That They Went "Outside"
DETROIT, MICHIGAN, MAYOR DAVID BING will announce on Monday that he has hired Donald Austin to be the city's next Fire Commissioner.
Donald Austin (Free Press photo)
Austin, 57, was born and raised in Detroit, moving out to Los Angeles after graduating from high school. After serving two years as an Internal Revenue Service agent, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1981. There he rose through the ranks over the next 30 years retiring this February as an Assistant Chief with a sterling resume of accomplishments.
Detroit's media expert on the local fire and EMS department, Charlie LeDuff had an interview with Chief Austin yesterday and filed this video report from WJBK-TV:
The Detroit Free Press has a good article about the oncoming fire commissioner that includes his qualifications and achievements in Los Angeles HERE.
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- Detroit EMS can only get 50% of its crews on the road. Promised ambulances from two years ago never purchased. – January 29, 2013
- Review of “Burn” – December 8, 2012
- Detroit Fire Commissioner Don Austin told a group of citizens on Tuesday night that he “goes to bed every night praying not to wake up to a disaster.” – July 13, 2012
- The Never-Ending Disaster Called “Detroit” – October 14, 2013