Tag Archives: DCFEMS

DC Prevails in Discrimination Suit

A decision handed down today in US District Court for the District of Columbia is not going make the Rubin-haters in DC very happy, but its another ruling in favor of former Fire Chief Dennis Rubin. The case involved the ...

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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 ...

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The Discipline Debacle in DC

It is almost beyond belief, even for someone who lectures regularly on the subject of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”. A fire chief, Kenneth Ellerbe, disciplining two chief officers who serve as hearing officers – administrative fact finders – ...

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Anti SLAPP Laws and the DC LT OT Debacle

Last week Dave Statter asked me to look into a case out of Washington, DC, where a fire lieutenant accused of working excessive overtime sued a local TV station claiming its coverage defamed him. The case was recently dismissed under a ...

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