Detroit firefighters are getting some help from a national charity to buy some basic equipment.
The National Firefighters Endowment is trying to raise $100,000 to pay for gloves, boots and flashlights.
“We’re hoping to step in and help get their back, help get provisions for them (and) make sure that they have everything they need to do their job safely,” says Shane Parkins, who’s with the endowment.
Detroit’s is one of the busiest fire departments in the country. One of the reasons is the high volume of arson fires in the city.