Female DC Firefighter Alleges Sexual Assault In Station

Four DC firefighters have been placed on administrative duties following allegations by a female firefighter that she had been assaulted in her sleep.

The female firefighter alleges that while she was sleeping in the quarters of Engine 1  at 2225 M Street firehouse in Northwest D.C. last Friday morning, she awoke to find someone touching her inner thigh. She reported the matter to supervisors and an investigation was initiated.

The police have initiated a criminal investigation as well. Of the four firefighters placed on administrative duties, two are officers and two are firefighters. Allegedly the officers are being investigated for not properly handling the initial complaint.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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