Paul Quander says there have already been positive results and the anti-crime initiative will continue.Read More »
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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 Fire & EMS Department looking at encryption of radio channels. Navy Yard shooting cited as example.
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety cites Washington Navy Yard shooting as example of why they are considering keeping public from hearing radio traffic.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 »
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 »