Alvarado says the department expected him to tell a TV crew to stop shooting video when he treated patient. Does Chief Ellerbe want the job we nominated the Colorado sheriff for?Read More »
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UPDATED: Lt. Robert Alvarado sent home for wearing DCFD coat at training academy. Says department should provide outwear with mandated logo. Calls chief 'hostile'.
Outspoken lieutenant previously challenged Chief Ellerbe over providing outwear with new department logo.Read More »
DC Chief Kenneth Ellerbe comments on suspension of spokesman Lon Walls over racism allegations. More discussion of order telling firefighters to behave at mayor's speech.
Chief appears on radio talk show.Read More »
DC Fire spokesman Lon Walls suspended after Tweets that DCFD protests were 'racist act'. Mayor distances himself from comments. City Paper profiles Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's battles with IAFF Local 36.
Click here to follow STATter911.com on Facebook (hit "like") Previous coverage DC Fire & EMS Department spokesman Lon Walls has been placed on administrative leave by Chief Kenneth Ellerbe following Walls' characterization of a January 24 protest by firefighters as "a racist act". The comments from Walls came on his personal Twitter feed and Facebook page and were taken down on Monday after ...Read More »
UPDATED: Scores of firefighters in DCFD garb show for mayor's speech. No comment from Chief Ellerbe on spokesman Lon Walls' claims that previous protest was 'racist act'.
EMS union president thinks firefighter 24-hour shifts should go.Read More »
DC Fire Spokesman Lon Walls calls firefighters' protest of Chief Ellerbe a 'racist act'. Posts thoughts on Facebook & Twitter.
Are firefighters who protest DC fire chief racists?Read More »
UPDATE: DC firefighters receive official warning about protests at Mayor's speech. Union president cites first amendment. Spokesman tells City Paper directive did not come from the chief, but tells Post it would be frowned upon.
Did deputy chief issue order on his own? Chief's spokesman tells reporter Ellerbe did not send out such a directive.Read More »
UPDATE: Firefighters turn their DCFD emblazoned backs on Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. Reporter says more than 100 walk out of State of DC Fire & EMS address.
Chief mentions his shift change plans in speech.Read More »
More TV coverage of the uniform crisis in the Nation's Capital. Some DC firefighters are braving the cold rather than putting city sanctioned patch on their own outerwear.
More news coverage for this seemingly never ending story.Read More »
A new uniform order from DC Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has Lt. Robert Alvarado again publicly calling him out. Says fifth change in a year is 'unconscionable' & shows 'lack of leadership.'
Chief now says no unmarked outerwear. Calls it a homeland security threat.Read More »