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D.C. Council looking for improvement in fire department

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe had a taxing March: Ambulance shortages prompted fresh scrutiny, the city's inspector general labeled his agency unprepared for a disaster, and rank-and-file employees declared they had "no confidence" in him. But Ellerbe has remained entrenched at the helm, protected and bolstered by Mayor Vincent Gray. "He's been a firefighter for 30 years," Gray said. "I'm...

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