From: FireRescue1 Newsletter
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Video: FFs in trouble over cold water stunt; FF charged in rescue boat crash
Date: Fri Jun 06 17:38:08 MDT 2014
Body:
DC Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to retire ; Off-duty cop shocked by bystanders' actions at horrific crash ;
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FireRescue1 Weekend Edition
June 6, 2014
Dear Member,
In this week's news, D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will retire after three years of scrutiny and complaints of poor service, while firefighters taking a cold water challenge landed in hot water for blasting a firefighter with aerial streams.

And, listen to this week's episode of The Command Post — where our experts discuss what's new in extrication and when a firefighter should retire.

— From the FR1 Team
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