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D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

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.

D.C. Fire Chief On New Ambulances, Paramedics

D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe talks about a plan to boost the district's ambulance fleet and hire more staff. "We know we've made some mistakes. There have been some challenges, but those challenges are slowly but surely being corrected," Ellerbe said.

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