Posts Tagged ‘fems’

Photos: D.C. Cab Crashes Into Building

 
A D.C. Diamond cab crashed into the Inter-American Development Bank building on the corner of 13th Street and New York Avenue NW late this morning.
Two people have been transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Timothy Wilson, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. He did not say whether [...]

Public Kicked Out of Hearing on Man Who Collapsed Outside Fire Station

On Tuesday, the office of Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe sent a press release alerting the media that the D.C. Fire and EMS trial board would hold a hearing Wednesday morning to determine whether the lieutenant involved in the Medric Mills case is guilty or innocent and, if necessary, mete out disciplinary action.
But minutes after the [...]

District Line Daily: Shaky Gray Grounds

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Amid the latest allegations that Vince Gray knew about the Jeff Thompson-financed shadow campaign, is the [...]

District Line Daily: More on the Death of Medric Mills

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An internal fairs report into the January death of Medric Mills near a fire station [...]

Deputy Mayor on Death of Medric Mills: “A Total Disregard for Human Life”

At the end of the five-hour meeting, all parties could agree on one thing: A complete failure of the system contributed to the tragic death of Medric Mills, the elderly man who collapsed across the street from a fire station in January on Rhode Island Avenue NE and died of a heart attack after none [...]

District Line Daily: Greater Crater Washington

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This season's bitter winter has created a record number of potholes in the D.C. region, [...]

“We Want Someone to Take the Blame for This Tragedy”

The family of an elderly man who collapsed outside a fire station and later died after a firefighter refused to help him wants the District to change a law they say unfairly protects the city and its employees when they don't come to the aid of residents in need.
The personal injury law firm representing Medric [...]

Fire Lieutenant Put on Desk Duty Pending Investigation of Medric Mills’ Death

The D.C. fire lieutenant in charge of the truck that allegedly did not respond to pleas for help after an elderly man collapsed outside a fire station on Rhode Island Avenue NE Saturday has been put on desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation, a spokesman for D.C. Fire and EMS Department confirms. [...]

Metro Bus Crashes in Northeast, 14 Transported to Hospital

Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals after a Metro bus and vehicle collided at around 10 a.m on North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE, according to D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Oscar Mendez.  None of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
FEMS received the emergency call about the accident at 10:02 a.m.
NBC4's Mark [...]

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on the National Mall Dies of His Injuries

The man who authorities believe set himself on fire on the National Mall Friday died of his injuries later that evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Saturday.
Because of the severity of the burns, authorities have not yet been able to identify the victim and will use dental and DNA analysis to do so, according to [...]

Jack Evans Takes On FEMS

Leave it to the D.C. Council to face down the tough issues of the day.
Councilmember Jack Evans announced today that he would be taking on a cause dear to, apparently, every D.C. fire fighter. No, this doesn't have anything to do with the hydrant issues or suspect arson investigations. This has to do with the [...]

OAG E-Mails Show Frustration With Fire Department; Did Investigators Botch The Georgetown Library Case?

First the Pershing Park case. The Office of the Attorney General may have had serious trouble with another high profile lawsuit—the Georgetown Library fire case. In April 2007, a three-alarm fire gutted Georgetown's public library. Two hundred firefighters along with roughly two dozen trucks battled the blaze. That huge effort may not have translated into [...]

Mayoral Official, Friend Implicated at Council Fire Truck Proceeding

The D.C. Council saw one of the livelier proceedings in recent memory this morning, when Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten appeared before councilmembers Mary Cheh and Phil Mendelson in connection with their investigation into the donation of used city emergency equipment to the Dominican Republic.
The proceeding wasn't hearing, exactly, but an open deposition. Moten had originally [...]

Dominican-Bound Fire Truck and Ambo Now Sitting in City Lot

You've read about them all week in the pages of the Examiner and lesser publications! Now see them with your own eyes—the fire truck and ambulance once donated by the District government, controversially, to the Dominican Republic!
A well-tipped LL, accompanied by ace photog Darrow Montgomery, headed down in the LLmobile to the city property yard [...]

Mr. Mayor: Why Did You Flip-Flop on FEMS?

My apologies to anyone who's been trying to get a hold of me for the past hour. I've been too busy giving pageviews to the Washingtonian. For good reason, too. The mag's February issue has a 14-Web-page expose on the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) department.
The investigative piece, which puts to shame [...]

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