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D.C. Chief: Firefighters Who Failed To Help Dying Man Deserve Tougher Discipline

The interim fire chief in the nation’s capital says he’s frustrated that he can’t issue stronger disciplinary sanctions against three firefighters who didn’t help a dying man across the street from a fire station.



D.C. Fire Chief Called To Step Down Amid Medical Response Concerns

A D.C. councilmember is calling on Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to step down amid questions about the department’s ability to handle medical calls.



D.C. Fire Chief Apologizes For Ambulance Failures

The District of Columbia’s fire chief apologized Thursday for recent failures that led to slow ambulance response times and for failing to maintain accurate information about the readiness of the department’s fleet, but he insisted that the department has the resources it needs to handle major emergencies.


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Montgomery Co. Fire Chief Appointed Fairfax Chief

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that Richard R. Bowers Jr., the Montgomery County fire chief since 2008, will take over in late April.


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Fire Damages Public Works Buildings In Cambridge

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that damaged two public works buildings in Cambridge.


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Baltimore Fire Chief Says If Firefighters Don’t Get A Raise, He Will Give Charity Next Year’s Pay Raise

Pay raise uproar. Baltimore’s fire chief responds to the outrage over his salary boost and makes a promise to his firefighters.


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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Proposes Raise For Fire Chief

Baltimore Fire Chief James Clack has been asked to stay on as head of the city fire department but it’s his proposed raise that has some city firefighters and residents up in arms.


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Leopold Denies Reports Of Leadership Crisis In Anne Arundel Co.; Praises Police & Fire Chiefs

Is there a leadership crisis in Anne Arundel County? One week after County Executive John Leopold’s indictment on misconduct in office, union leaders want him out. Now, he’s responding.


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Anne Arundel Co. Fire Union Takes No-Confidence Vote Against Fire Dept. Chief

Anne Arundel County’s fire union takes a no-confidence vote against its top firefighter as support for county leaders continues to unravel. The move comes after County Executive John Leopold’s indictment on abuse of power charges.


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Salisbury Fire Chief Resigns, Effective Jan. 20

The chief of the Salisbury Fire Department has announced he is resigning to pursue personal and professional interests.


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Prince George’s Executive, Fire Chief To Join Recruits On Run

Some special guests from Prince George’s County will be joining firefighter recruits in a run across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.


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Cumberland Names New Fire Chief

The city of Cumberland is choosing a veteran firefighter to head the department.