Fire officials upset at Dundee urgent care

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 17:56:22-05

Officials from the Dundee Fire and Police departments, along with the Village of Dundee stood together asking for answers Monday.

They are upset with the way a firefighter was treated by Dundee Urgent Care, after he was injured while trying put out an arson fire at a mobile home on Saturday.

The firefighter was inside the home when he fell through a burned out floor.

He thought he had broken ribs and was taken to the urgent care, where village officials say he was denied care for not having an ID.

“There is no excuse that a firefighter was turned away when they were seeking help. These men and women give of themselves freely everyday - morning and day, all hours of the day,” said Village Manager David W Uhl. “I personally am appalled at what happened to our local fire department and I find it incomprehensible.”

The injured firefighter was taken to St Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, where officials said he was treated like gold.

7 Action News spoke to management at Dundee Urgent Care who said there was some miscommunication.

A worker said the firefighter was dressed in plain clothes and misunderstood the firefighter. The urgent care has since apologized.