Posts Tagged ‘d.c. fire department’

Is the District Setting Personnel Records on Fire?

D.C. police and firefighters union officials are asking for an investigation into what they say was a giant blaze involving three dumpsters and an abandoned car's worth of personnel records, including medical files containing private information.
In a letter sent to the Office of the Inspector General today, the heads of the two unions say that [...]

Fire Chief to Secret Service: We Can Still Save The President

LL's column this week, which you've naturally already read, details how Tower 3—the District fire truck specifically designated to rescue the president and the first family from a White House blaze—is currently in very poor shape.
But Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said on the The Kojo Nnamdi Show today that he'd reached out to the U.S. [...]

Unfriendly Fire

The D.C. fire truck specifically designated to save the president and the first family from a White House blaze has been out of service for 500 out of the last 1,000 days, according to some of its operators, and is, in the words of one firefighter assigned to drive the truck, a “piece of crap.”
Tower [...]

Did Fire Chief Tell Firefighters Not To Misbehave at Mayor’s Speech?

Unless you're a Washington Post print subscriber, you may recall that a couple of weeks ago about 100 firefighters stood up and turned their backs toward Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe in an act of insubordination meant to express their displeasure with how Ellerbe is running the department, including his decision to outlaw the "DCFD" logo.
Someone [...]