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December 11, 2013

Looking Back: East Detroit Fire Prevention Parade

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Photo courtesy of the Eastpointe Firefighters Association Archive

In October of 1960, East Detroit hosted a fire prevention parade with the local fire trucks driving down the road. This picture was snapped at what appears to be the northbound side of Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road.

In the 1960s, the fire prevention parades in East Detroit drew participation from departments all throughout the county. The fire prevention program in October continues today, but it typically consists of visiting local elementary schools to give a presentation with puppets and a fire safety house.


Do you own a piece of history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming edition of Looking Back. Email your photos and information to Kevin Bunch at kbunch@candgnews.com or call (586) 498-1030.