Bob Haig: Author on fire

R.J. (Bob) Haig is one of the reasons I got interested in writing about the Detroit Fire Department.

 Haig, a retired DFD captain, fought fires for 30 years, mainly in the 7th Battalion in southwest Detroit, where he grew up. When I met him in the late 1980s, he was the rip-snorting president of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344. While I never saw Haig run into a burning house, I knew from conversations he was dedicated to the DFD, and extremely proud of its traditions, members and work in a city with lots of fires. He was a damn good union man, too, which made me like him even more.

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