Not so long ago you couldn't get on the job as a Detroit Firefighter if you were too tall, too short, too heavy, or didn't have all your own teeth. Being the problem solvers that firefighters are, guys found creative ways to deal with their shortcomings. Here's a Detroit Firefighter story that illustrates how creative thinking led to a 25 year (and one day) career .
Detroit Firefighter Story - Too short to be a fireman.
In the days before streaming movies, internet and sports on demand channels, Detroit Firefighters found some very creative ways to entertain themselves and fill the time between runs. Here's an audio story that highlights a bit of that creative spirit.The Rat Killers of Engine 5You can hear all our stories and read more in our archives.