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 »
Tag Archives: Vincent Gray
DC hearing shows different views on how to handle peak EMS demand & medic shortage. Chief Ellerbe has second thoughts after communications director blocks press.
DC Chief Kenneth Ellerbe quickly figures standing and talking works better than running and blocking.Read More »
TV station reports 5 to 6 paramedic ambulances in DC each day lack medics. Staffing shortage subject of hearing today.
The DC Fire & EMS Deptartment's paramedic shortage means an average of more than one third of it's 14 paramedic ambulances can't be properly staffed each day.Read More »
Latest from DC: Like Detroit, ladder trucks in Nation’s Capital not inspected. Chief says lack of reserves last year is the reason.
No indication if DC will take Detroit's solution and keep firefighters off aerial ladders unless there is an imminent life safety issue.Read More »
What did the fire chief know & when did he know it? Washington City Paper raises questions about deputy chief’s retirement & Chief Ellerbe’s knowledge of faulty fleet list.
Department spokesman says he doesn't know and can't answer when Chief Ellerbe learned of faulty reserve fleet list.Read More »
Your nightly DC reader: New deputy chief in charge of apparatus faces cameras in absence of chief & deputy mayor.
Reporter brings up concern of unsecured apparatus stored on streets around maintenance shop.Read More »
UPDATE – DC fire chief admits bad information about fleet given to city council. Ellerbe says maintenance chief at fault will retire. Thanks union for bringing it to light despite mayor’s aide saying IAFF is ‘fabricating’ apparatus stories.
TV report says many rigs listed in reserve are unusable or have been sold. Ellerbe says deputy fire chief at shop provided an old list.Read More »
Bah! Humbug! Did DC’s mayor play Scrooge for cops & firefighters over the holidays leaving them out of the holiday bonus? Vince Gray says no. Unions say yes.
The rest of DC's employees got Christmas Eve off and special pay if they had to work.Read More »
UPDATED: A new week & DC fire is still in the news. Chief Kenneth Ellerbe says media stories are sensationalistic & unfair.
Chief says Washington Times coverage has "been fraught with unproven allegations and inaccuracies".Read More »
Firefighter Chuck Ryan speaks out about shirts that Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has not distributed because of patch.Read More »