"Fire!" In Grosse Pointes Now Means More Equipment Will Be On The Way
Under a new agreement among the five Grosse Pontes, fire departments will respond automatically to working fires in other jurisdictions without waiting for second or subsequent alarms.
Crews also will respond immediately to alarms at more than a dozen high-risk facilities, such as hospitals, apartments and some school buildings.
"Automatic aid gets more equipment and manpower on the scene," Skip Fincham, Grosse Pointe Woods city administrator, told the Grosse Pointe News. "You can reduce property loss and save lives."