D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

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Matt McCleskey
D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe joins us in the studio to take your questions and calls.

D.C.'s fire and emergency medical services department is taking heated criticism over poor response times and a series of embarrassing maintenance issues. Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said this week the department is buying new ambulances and hiring new paramedics. But union members and lawmakers still question his leadership. Ellerbe joins us in studio to discuss his vision for fire and emergency medical services, and how to keep District residents safe.

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Kenneth Ellerbe

Chief, D.C. Fire and EMS Department (FEMS)

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