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IG report confirms DC did not have sick-out last New Year’s Eve. Blames management on department’s staffing issues.
Read entire report on DC's staffing woes.Read More »
Your DC update: Chief Ellerbe gets rid of another dep. chief in charge of apparatus maintenance. Council member reacts to paramedic’s letter.
Deputy Chief John Donnelly transferred and demoted to battalion chief.Read More »
Problem reporters apparently stretch back over two administrations.Read More »
TV station reports injured firefighters went by fire truck to the hospital rather than wait for EMS.Read More »
TV station reports 5 to 6 paramedic ambulances in DC each day lack medics. Staffing shortage subject of hearing today.
The DC Fire & EMS Deptartment's paramedic shortage means an average of more than one third of it's 14 paramedic ambulances can't be properly staffed each day.Read More »
UPDATED – More questions about DC fire department’s readiness: Inspections sideline two reserve ladder trucks. City’s former emergency manager says fleet is a ‘true concern’.
Damaged cable on aerial ladder cited.Read More »
Video: Citizen who lost son praises EMS response but blasts DC firefighters. Tells hearing they are ‘terrorists’ trying to make Chief Ellerbe look bad.
Alvin Bethea's testimony actually shows some progress made by the department after an ugly chapter that was opened 18-years-ago.Read More »
UPDATED – News report: While apologizing to council for giving wrong info on reserve fleet, DC fire chief & dep. mayor again gave wrong info about reserve fleet.
At the same time DC Chief Ellerbe & Deputy Mayor Quander told council there were 4 fully stocked reserve ambulances ready to go, look what Ambulance 16 found.Read More »
DC update: Chief & dep. mayor on hot seat. Ellerbe apologizes. 58 of 111 ambulances not operational. Firefighters union says fleet status is due to chief’s negligence.
Deputy Mayor Quander says agency has gone from a "fire department that sometimes handles medical calls", to a "mobile medical hospital agency that occasionally handles fires."Read More »