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Latest Kenneth Ellerbe Items
A retiring District of Columbia deputy fire chief has delivered a scathing assessment of Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is standing by his fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety amid calls for their resignation.
A D.C. councilmember says the city's fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety should resign because of a man who died after collapsing outside a fire station and other issues in the department.
The District's fire chief was at a loss Wednesday to explain to a D.C. Council committee why his department sought no money in this year's budget for trucks and ambulances despite a fleet that is aging and in disrepair.
The D.C. fire department now has two fully-stocked, reserve ambulances ready to be put on the street in case others have mechanical problems — a new tactic meant to prevent an incident such as occurred Tuesday, when several ambulances had mechanical problems and none were available to transport a police officer injured in a hit-and-run to a hospital.
If the District's fire chief resigned, it's doubtful that Wikipedia would be the website to break the news.
A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the conditions at D.C. firehouses found.
A controversial redeployment plan that would leave D.C. ambulances staffed with no paramedics during the overnight hours will not take effect until next year at the soonest, as stakeholders consider the benefits of a proposal that national authorities are calling everything from "innovative" to "unconscionable."
The District's fire chief has proposed a 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.