Assistant chief of Detroit Fire Department EMS dies

The assistant chief of the Detroit Fire Department EMS died Sunday Morning.

54-year-old Assistant Chief Raymond Birch a 21 year veteran was found dead in his home in Dearborn Heights. 

According to Deputy Fire commissioner Dave Fornell Birch passed in his sleep. 

Birch was second in command with the city's EMS, he's described as a great leader and even better man. In addition to his work in EMS he also served in the Marine Corp. 

There is no word on his exact cause of death. 

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