Call is, man inside buidling, people are shooting at him from inside. Building is on fire. Hmmm, whats the bigger threat here? Which problem needs to be solved first? Which problem can only be solved after the first problem is taken care of?
That's Detroit for you.
Just a little side note on the commentary...the firefighter wasn't trying to see if the hydrant was working... he was giving it a quick flush, so as to not clog the nozzle.
But the guy's comments reveal the residents' confidence (or lack thereof) in the city's infrastructure.