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  • Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe speaks at a press conference held at Fire and EMS headquarters on his proposed plan to redeploy the department’s emergency medical service workers into a configuration that would leave ambulances staffed with no paramedics during the overnight hours, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 13, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. fire union chief calls sabotage claim ‘nuts’

    The District's ambulances have been sabotaged. The assertion, laid out in a D.C. inspector general's report, is the latest tit-for-tat allegation highlighting the erosion of relations between labor and management within the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Give D.C. fire chief the boot

    D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe obviously has a lot to learn about leadership ("D.C. arbitrator: Fire chief guilty of retaliation," Page 1, Wednesday). Being in charge means more than just holding a title. The most important aspect of leadership, and one from which all else evolves, is how the leader treats those who work for the organization.

  • Ellerbe

    Ruling on D.C. fire chief called ‘sobering’

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  • An arbitrator ruled Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe retaliated against the president D.C. firefighters union by transferring him to another job and seeking to manufacture a justification for the move. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. arbitrator: Fire chief guilty of retaliation

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  • Charles J. Willoughby

    Police, fire records burned in bins, a car

    The District's police and fire unions are asking the city's inspector general to investigate the destruction of personnel files found burning inside trash bins and a car at the D.C. fire training academy.

  • 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)

    Conflicting claims, racism charge roil D.C. fire department

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  • Shootings close to firefighter patrols

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  • Union: Out-of-service trucks affected response to fire, injuring 5

    A Districtwide shuffle to fill in gaps left by out-of-service ladder trucks adversely affected the response to a Friday blaze that injured five firefighters, one critically, in Northeast, according to union leaders.

  • To the brain the pain of rejection really hurts

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  • Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    WOLF: USS Obamacare takes on more water

    Edward Smith became known as "the millionaire's captain" because the powerful of his day held him in almost mythical regard. When the estimable Capt. Smith was alerted to the dangers that lay ahead, he proceeded, undeterred, full steam ahead. His new ship, the Titanic, could not be sunk. A hundred years later, those piloting the USS Obamacare are discovering their own rough waters and the devastating ruling in the multistate lawsuit is just one of the icebergs they face.

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