Reporter Paul Wagner: "One by one the members of the group expressed their displeasure with the way the city council was treating the chief and suggested politics and race had something to do with it."Read More »
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More DC news: Paramedic coverage in neighborhoods reduced to handle July 4th events. $12 million lawsuit over delayed New Year’s response. Fire truck breaks down on way to fire. Chief says he’s not resigning.
DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG Do you want to sell a rig? Click HERE to find out how with SellFireTrucks.com. Ladder truck breaks down on way to apartment fire There has been a lot of DC Fire & EMS Department news in recent days. In the video above WTTG-TV/Fox 5 reporter Paul Wagner shows the department did not ...Read More »
DC fire chief responds to call for resignation. His bosses blame previous administration & say Ellerbe isn’t going anywhere.
Media tip of the day: Stand still when talking to reporters.Read More »
Cheh say Ellerbe no long has confidence of the people of the District of Columbia.Read More »
Council member suggests DC Chief Ellerbe should be looking for other work. Committee rejects EMS plan. Mayor stands by chief.
No comment from Chief Ellerbe.Read More »
UPDATED – Read DC Council’s scathing report on state of fire & EMS in the Nation’s Capital. Committee expected to vote down Chief Ellerbe’s EMS redeployment plan today.
Council member Tommy Wells says appoving Chief Ellerbe's plan could have "could have serious consequences for public safety".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 »
A history lesson from your Nation's Capital.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 »