Detroit offers mental health services to firefighters after 2 impaired driving accidents

Detroit offers mental health services to firefighters after 2 impaired driving accidents

DETROIT – Detroit is offering mental health services to its firefighters after two duty workers were involved in drunk driving crashes less than a week apart, the Associated Press reports.

Mayor Mike Duggan on Tuesday admitted the fire department had a ‘very serious problem’ which he said was due to reduced leadership in fire stations and pressure as medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, AP reports.

The city will conduct an audit that will allow employees to speak confidentially about alcohol consumption and other issues, he said.

“We don’t know the extent of the problem,” Duggan said. “We’re not here to focus on who’s to blame. We focus on how to solve it. “

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