Damaged cable on aerial ladder cited.Read More »
Tag Archives: International Association of Firefighters
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 »
DC update: Is Chief Ellerbe fire proof? Watch hearing live. Relatives of patients in high-profile cases scheduled to testify.
Hearing is at 11:30 AM EDT.Read More »
DC update: Firefighters vote no confidence in Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. Still has support of mayor & deputy mayor but expected to face tough questioning at hearing this week.
Group of Ellerbe supporters mount protest at union hall.Read More »
UPDATE – IG report on reserve fleet has columnist again asking what did the fire chief know & when did he know it?
DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG Click here to follow STATter911.com on Facebook (hit “like”) Coverage of Chief Ellerbe & DC Fire & EMS Department Click here to read entire OIG report Much has been made in recent weeks about the readiness of the reserve fleet of fire trucks and ambulances operated by the DC Fire & EMS Department. ...Read More »
UPDATE: Read DC report. Deputy Mayor Quander cites 4 civilian medics & 3 firefighters for discipline in delayed help for police officer. Also, demoted lieutenant & 2 other firefighters want Chief Ellerbe fired.
Firefighters union says these are system problems.Read More »
More from DC: ‘Confidential’ letter on staffing from Chief Rubin to Chief Ellerbe. Report says DC having trouble finding all its ambulances. EMS union head speaks. Details on another inspector general report of department.
Chief Rubin pointed out hiring restraints forced used of overtime that he was under extreme pressure to reduce.Read More »
Latest from DC: Preview of findings in EMS delay. Details on why three ambulances didn’t respond to police officer down.
Official findings scheduled to be released at regularly scheduled press conference by Mayor Vince Gray.Read More »