DCFEMS Poolfilling Investigation Launched

DC Fire & EMS is in the news yet again with a new scandal, the filling of a privately owned swimming pool by on-duty personnel during a storm emergency dubbed by Dave Statter as “Watergate”. Regardless of whether it is termed Watergate or Poolgate, the drama emanating from the Nation’s Capitol is truly astounding.

I hate to kick a man when he is down, so in deference to Chief Ellerbe I offer this without commentary.

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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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