Second firefighter arrested driving stolen car.Read More »
Tag Archives: Ed Smith
DC firefighter crime watch update: Deputy Mayor Quander defends putting fire trucks on patrol in high crime area.
Paul Quander says there have already been positive results and the anti-crime initiative will continue.Read More »
Washington Times reports the "department unveiled a new highly restrictive social media policy Monday that bans department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations."Read More »
Busy truck company assigned to four hour shift on street corner Friday night into Saturday morning.Read More »
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 »
No pay raise for DC firefighters in six years. Mention of it by mayoral candidate sparks controversy.
Mayor Vincent Gray accuses Council member Tommy Wells of trying to buy votes by publicly supporting a raise for firefighters and police.Read More »
DC update: TV station shows Chief Ellerbe that many big cities are able to inspect ladder trucks & pumpers.
Testing of ladders and pumps stopped when Ellerbe became chief.Read More »
DC fire chief grilled about apparatus & EMS staffing. Can’t account for no new apparatus in 2013 budget or say where new ambulances are deployed.
Chief Kenneth Ellerbe say he is coming up with new plan for EMS.Read More »
Read report that DC officials told one reporter did not exist. Consultant describes fleet in critical state.
DC's fleet described as in overall poor condition.Read More »
DC update: Consultant says progress but still problems with fleet. More on former PGFD chief as ops chief.
PG & DC unions talk about Eugene Jones.Read More »