Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. We look at his tenure and what's next for D.C.'s emergency services.

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. Ellerbe has faced criticism for everything from embarrassing equipment shortages to a sour relationship with the firefighter's union. Adding to scrutiny of his leadership was an incident in January in which a 77-year-old man collapsed and died across from a firehouse whose staff refused help. We look at Chief Ellerbe's tenure and what's next for the department.

Guests

Peter Hermann

Reporter, Washington Post

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