D.C Fire Department spokesman Lon Walls has said on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts that a firefighters' walkout from Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's Jan. 24 State of the Department speech was racist. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

D.C Fire Department spokesman Lon Walls has said on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts that a firefighters' walkout from Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's Jan. 24 State of the Department speech was racist. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)