As predicted, lame duck chief's plan is a non-starter & brings much anger toward chiefRead More »
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DC’s lame duck fire chief wants to remove ladder truck & engine company to turn busy firehouse into EMS station
Proposal from Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to close Engine 6 and Truck 4 is subject of City Council hearing.Read More »
Marcus Jackson is at least the 14th firefighter arrested since OctoberRead More »
DC firefighter arrested while driving ambulance on suspended permit. Officer recognized him from DUI.
Second firefighter arrested driving stolen car.Read More »
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 »