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  • Battalion Fire Chief Kevin B. Sloan said he received no written explanation for his transfer to a desk job where he is in charge of overseeing use of supplies in fire stations. "It's not ethical, it's not moral. It's retaliatory action," he said. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Battalion chief slams Ellerbe's 'bullying'

    A battalion fire chief who found a firefighter not guilty on charges related to the discovery of beer in a U Street Northwest fire station was transferred in what he says is retaliation for going against the wishes of the D.C. fire chief.


  • D.C. Battalion Chief Richard G. Sterne Jr. at his home in Ijamsville, Md., on Monday, February 20, 2012. Chief Sterne is being threatened with demotion by D.C. Fire Chief Ellerbe. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

    Fire official gets demotion papers

    A battalion chief with the District's fire department has received orders he will be demoted to the rank of captain next month as a result of his handling of the punishment of two firefighters who were faulted for allowing beer in their firehouse.


  • D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is sworn in before his testimony during a Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary public hearing in the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 7, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Ellerbe gets vote of confidence

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Wednesday offered a vote of confidence to D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe after a report detailing sexual harassment and intimidation complaints against Chief Ellerbe at his prior job in Florida.


  • A photograph obtained by The Washington Times shows one of 1,750 brand-new, National Fire Protection Association-compliant polo-style shirts that have sat unused in crates in the D.C. fire department's warehouse because they display an outdated patch. The shirts cost about $70,000.

    $70,000 in D.C. fire department shirts unused because of patch

    Nearly $70,000 worth of brand-new shirts ordered by the District's fire department have gone unused because they are adorned with the wrong emblem, fire officials testified Wednesday.


  • Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe served 27 years in the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department during his first tour of duty in the District, before leaving for Sarasota, Fla. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. fire chief never fully vetted

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray hired and the D.C. Council confirmed Kenneth Ellerbe to head the District's fire department without ever requesting a copy of his personnel file from the chief's former employer in Sarasota County, Fla. — a file that contained a complaint of sexual harassment.


  • Battalion Chief Richard Sterne may be demoted for reprimanding rather than suspending firefighters who had beer at a station. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. battalion chief to be demoted over beer incident

    D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is seeking to demote a battalion chief who reprimanded, rather than suspended, two firefighters after a high-profile September incident in which beer was found in a fire station.


  • D.C. Battalion Chief Richard G. Sterne Jr. at his home in Ijamsville, Md., on Monday, February 20, 2012. Chief Sterne is being threatened with demotion by D.C. Fire Chief Ellerbe. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

    D.C. battalion chief to be demoted over handling of beer incident

    D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is seeking to demote a battalion chief who reprimanded, rather than suspended, two firefighters after a high-profile September incident in which beer was found in a fire station.


  • ** FILE ** Washington D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

    D.C. fire department staffer suspended over online posts

    A D.C. fire department spokesman has been placed on administrative leave for comments he made online characterizing a protest by firefighters against fire department leadership as "racist."


  • Lt. Robert Alvarado (right) of the D.C. Fire Department speaks to fellow firefighters before entering Mayor Vincent C. Gray's State of the District address Tuesday at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Fire official's online racism claims removed

    Comments made by a senior fire department spokesman on his personal social media accounts that characterized protests against the D.C. fire chief as racist disappeared shortly after the spokesman confirmed he was the author.


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