The new year is a time for transition. In Washington, DC that means a new mayor takes over on Sunday. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has announced that Sarasota County Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe (a DC Fire & EMS veteran) will take over the DC Fire & EMS Department. Chief Dennis Rubin, who had been chief since April, 2007, said goodbye to the department in a recorded message just before 7:00 AM on Wednesday that was played over the department’s radio system. Click above to listen to that recording.
Also on STATter911 …
- DC fire chief faced sexual harassment claim in Sarasota County, FL. Washington Times questions why Kenneth Ellerbe wasn’t fully vetted by Mayor Vincent Gray. – March 6, 2012
- Chief Kenneth Ellerbe responds: Live interview this morning discussing sexual harassment claims when chief was in Florida. – March 8, 2012
- UPDATED: A new week & DC fire is still in the news. Chief Kenneth Ellerbe says media stories are sensationalistic & unfair. – March 12, 2012
- DC Chief Kenneth Ellerbe on why safer cotton shirts for firefighters are sitting in warehouse: ‘Sometimes there’s trickery in terms of one administration to another’. – March 9, 2012
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