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    Here is the shocking moment a Washington DC firefighter punched, bit, and twerked on ushers who told him to return to his seat at a Nationals baseball game. Footage showed Christopher Sullivan, 54, a firefighter with DC Fire and EMS, getting into a fight with a group of ushers who confronted him in the stands behind home plate at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. Sullivan could be seen taunting a pair of ushers by twerking his butt at them as they appeared to try to remove him from the stands. When a third usher arrived to assist, Sullivan become irate and punched at the usher before sinking his teeth into his arm as a scuffle unfolded. Sullivan, a West Virginia native, was charged with assault for the incident, and was placed on administrative leave after the footage of the fight went viral. He was also banned from Nationals Park for five years. .@MLB @Nationals should have zero tolerance for punching and biting an usher. Ban this asshole for a long, long time. pic.twitter.com/0pxyIFfPJO— Thomas Ginn (@ThomasGinnDC) September 28, 2022 Footage showed Christopher...
    A firefighter has been charged with assault and banned from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., after a video went viral of him getting into a physical altercation with a stadium employee. Christopher Sullivan, who was already on paid administrative leave from his job with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, was charged with simple assault after shouting obscenities at ballpark ushers and refusing to exit a stadium section that he did not have tickets for, according to police reports. Sullivan is then seen punching an usher after the employee attempted to push him out, prompting officers from the Metropolitan Police Department to intervene. WATCH: NATIONALS MAKE IT UP TO GIRL SNUBBED FROM BASEBALL CATCH Sullivan had tried to enter the lower section near the Atlanta Braves dugout to look for a friend who was sitting there, he told local news outlet WUSA9. While there, Sullivan began heckling a Braves player, prompting ballpark workers to ask him to leave. .@MLB @Nationals should have zero tolerance for punching and biting an usher. Ban this...
    Fairfax County Police arrested a D.C. firefighter after he robbed someone at gunpoint back in May, WTOP reports. Christopher Potts, 27, was charged with robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on July 8, the outlet said. Potts knew the victim and has been arrested once before. He has been placed on administrative leave, D.C. Fire and EMS Department said.  Click here for more from WTOP.
    A D.C. firefighter has been arrested and charged with robbery after police say he brandished a gun and took someone’s property in Fairfax County, Virginia. Fairfax County Police said the robbery happened in May, and that 27-year-old firefighter Christopher Potts knew the victim. Police said the robbery was not random. More Crime News More Virginia News More Local News Potts was arrested on July 8, and is also charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Potts has been placed on administrative leave, according to Vito Maggiolo, public information officer for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. Maggiolo said that the fire department does not “condone or tolerate illegal behavior” from any of its members. “We know our members suffer from the same stress and ills that plague our community,” Maggiolo said. “However, they must hold themselves to standards deserving of the lives they often hold in their hands.” Potts was previously arrested in Montgomery County, Maryland, in March on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing and hindering an officer. That charge had not...
    Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) Courtesy DC Fire and EMS Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) Courtesy DC Fire and EMS Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) Courtesy DC Fire and EMS Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) Courtesy DC Fire and EMS Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) Courtesy DC Fire and EMS Several civilians were evaluated...
    A rookie firefighter from Washington DC is being hailed a hero after saving a woman from her burning home over Memorial Day weekend. Probationary Firefighter Kojo Saunders of Engine 10 in Trinidad only had six months experience when he completed the rescue on Sunday, May 29, DC Fire & EMS said.  Saunders said crews found smoke throughout the building, located in the 2100 block of I Street Northeast, upon entry. He later heard someone coughing, found the woman and pulled her to safety. When asked about how it felt to make a rescue as a probationary officer, Saunders had this to say: "It feels nice to be able to do my job."  Saunders is the second probationary firefighter to make a rescue this year, according to DC Fire & EMS. 
    A DC firefighter has been arrested for allegedly threatening a man with a gun, WUSA9 reports.  Douglas Wheeler, 46, approached two men talking about car in the 800 block of Kentucky Avenue in Southeast DC on the morning of Thursday, May 26, the outlet reports. Wheeler started talking to one of the men about buying his car, he went home and returned with a gun, WUSA9 says. Wheeler then pointed the gun at the man as he cursed and told him to leave, the outlet reports.  Wheeler later put the gun away and returned home after the man said he would tell police, the outlet reports. Wheeler has since been charged with threatening to kidnap or injure a person, and has been placed on administrative leave. You can read the full article from WUSA9 by clicking here. 
    A woman was injured in Northeast D.C. Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in an apartment building. Her rescuer was a junior firefighter with only six months on the job. According to D.C. fire officials, the blaze broke out around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon in a three-story residential building near I and 21st streets NE. Probationary Firefighter Kojo Saunders of Engine 10 located and rescued an adult woman from her burning apartment. Saunders is the second probationary firefighter to make a rescue in 2022. A great rescue effort by Probationary Firefighter Kojo Saunders of Engine 10 in Trinidad. With only 6 months experience, he located and removed an adult female victim from her burning apartment. He is the 2nd probationary firefighter this year to make a rescue. pic.twitter.com/SeOzraA4km — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 29, 2022 After the woman was rescued, firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the flames. Fire crews remained on the scene Sunday afternoon to determine what caused the blaze. The rescued woman was transported to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries...
    Many people are looking for a new career path, and WTOP has learned more about the direction D.C. region residents want to go in. Google took a closer look at searches that started with “how to become a …” and broke the results down by area. More Local News More Business News It found that in the D.C. area in the past year, interest was highest in becoming a notary, followed by real estate agent and firefighter, according to Google Trends expert Jocelyn Runice. The third-place finish of firefighter “really speaks to the trend that we’re seeing of (interest in) jobs where you’re able to help others,” Runice said, “and then we’re seeing a big theme in roles that don’t require a traditional boss,” such as notary or realtor. The U.S. as a whole also saw an uptick in interest in travel jobs, as the nation tries to shrug off the pandemic. Nationally, interest was highest in becoming a real estate agent, followed by flight attendant, notary, therapist and pilot.
    D.C. Fire crews respond to a fire at a two-story townhouse in Southwest. Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS D.C. firefighters arrived on the scene just before 12:30 a.m. and rescued a woman found inside the front door. Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS (1/2) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. A woman and a firefighter were injured in a fire inside a Southwest D.C. townhouse early Saturday morning. A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson told WTOP that the blaze began on the first floor of a two-story townhouse on 3rd Street. Firefighters arrived on the scene just before 12:30 a.m. and rescued a woman found inside the front door. Working Fire 800 block 3rd St SW. #DCsBravest on scene fire 1st floor 2 story townhouse. pic.twitter.com/j67XhyC4Dt — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) February 19, 2022 She was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A firefighter was also injured in the blaze and taken to the hospital to be evaluated. According to D.C. Fire and EMS, the firefighter...
    Dan Lottes meets with the twins he helped deliver. (WTOP/Luke Lukert) Twin toddlers ran around a D.C. firehouse Wednesday, there to be reunited with a D.C. firefighter paramedic who delivered them in the field over a year ago. This year, Dan Lottes won the department’s paramedic of the year award and meritorious pre-hospital care award. In part it was due to his coolheaded and calm under pressure moments during a call on June 28, 2020. While pregnancies are common calls for #DCsBravest, this was extraordinary. #DCsBravest Firefighter Paramedic Dan Lottes and Firefighter EMT Matt Mayhew delivered twins, both in breech, at a home in June 2020. Today, they’re awarded for their work and reunited with the family. pic.twitter.com/IPNyiIXJCD — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) December 22, 2021 Lottes was dispatched to a home to deliver a baby, a call he has seen before. “OK, we’re going on a pregnancy call — done this 18 times throughout my career with D.C. I might have to deliver another baby, no big deal,” Lottes told WTOP. When he got there he met...
    Two Washington, D.C., firefighters were the victims of car theft this week, with the most recent case resulting in an armed carjacking.  "It’s extremely frustrating for people that are trying to help other people to have this happen to them," D.C. Fire Chief John Donnelly told NBC 4 Washington. 3 TEENS INVOLVED IN ARMED DC CARJACKING, ONLY 1 IS BEING CHARGED AS INCIDENTS SOAR A firefighter was leaving his fire company just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday when two suspects, who are believed to be teenagers, approached him armed with handguns and demanded he hand over his cell phone and keys. They drove off in his Volkswagen Passat, according to the police report.  "I think the police chief said it the other day," Donnelly said. "I’m sick and tired of this, and I agree with him, but our people, we’re still going to be serving, but is very disappointing." DC CARJACKERS TARGET GRANDMOTHER AS CRIME SKYROCKETS: 'I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LIVE HERE' Just two days earlier, another firefighter was also the victim of car theft. The firefighter in that...
    Loading the player... A former D.C. firefighter who spent more than 20 months in prison on gun and drug charges has been released after the arresting officer was accused of lying.  Elon Wilson is officially a free man after a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge overturned his 2019 conviction, saying evidence in the case revealed the incident was racially motivated and built on lies from former police officer Jonathan Freitag. Freitag reportedly pulled over Wilson in 2018, claiming he “drove over the solid line” and had “very dark-tinted windows.” Police found drugs and a gun in the car and Wilson was ultimately sentenced to three years in prison. Freitag later admitted that Wilson never went over the yellow line and the ex-cop never tested the window tint, Fox 5 DC reports. Read More: House passes DC Statehood bill to make capital the 51st state “The only reason that he plead guilty is because the culture in office and it threatened Mr. Wilson with mandatory sentences that were more than 10 years,” said Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano....
    A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge has overturned the 2019 conviction of a Black D.C. firefighter, saying the case was built on false representations from the arresting county police officer. The opinion and ruling from Judge Daniel Ortiz was expected after he announced Friday he was inclined to rule in favor of the defendant, Elon Wilson. Ortiz wrote Wilson had “demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that a fraud was committed upon the Court in obtaining Wilson’s guilty plea.” Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano had filed a motion in support of Wilson’s petition to vacate judgment and release Wilson from prison. Arresting officer Jonathan Freitag’s arrest report  following the April 3, 2018, traffic stop said Wilson’s vehicle “drove over the solid line” and had “very dark-tinted windows.” Police found drugs and and a gun in the car. Wilson entered an Alford plea on April 17, 2019, and was sentenced to serve three years in prison. An Alford plea is a plea in which the defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that a judge or jury would likely convict them. After...
    A firefighter and two other people were injured after a fire broke out in a Southeast D.C. apartment building early Tuesday evening. D.C. Fire and EMS were dispatched to a three-story apartment building at 4957 G Street SE at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday with people reported trapped inside. Firefighters located the fire’s origin in a second-floor apartment. Eyewitness video posted to Twitter showed residents attempting to escape through windows, dropping their children two stories into the arms of people in the parking lot. Here a video from 4900 block of G St. S.E. Video from @dmvhoodzandnewz pic.twitter.com/9HGQpfCqkM — Rescue3 (@DCFDRescue3) February 24, 2021 Multiple rescues were made with ladders as firefighters worked to extinguish flames on the second and third floors. A second alarm was called to bring in additional resources. Three people were taken to the hospital. One firefighter had injuries described as not life-threatening. One person had  serious injuries and another had minor injuries. Thirty residents were displaced and are receiving assistance from the D.C. Office of Community Relations and Services and the regional Red Cross. The cause...
    Firefighters in Washington, D.C., responded early Wednesday to a two-alarm fire that engulfed a three-story home and injured a firefighter, officials said.  As of 1:30 a.m., the three-story residence near Embassy Row was "largely collapsed," according to D.C. Fire and EMS. About 75 emergency personnel responded to the scene. NEW YORK DAD-TO-BE KILLED IN GENDER REVEAL EXPLOSION, POLICE SAY "#DCsBravest continue to throw water on remains of original fire building," D.C. Fire and EMS wrote on Twitter around 2 a.m. "House to left had moderate damage & minor damage to home on right. Collapse zone established." At least one firefighter is being evaluated for a minor injury, DC Fire and EMS Public Information Officer Vito Maggiolo told Fox News. Maggiolo said residents at one of the adjacent homes were displaced but they have an alternative place to stay. Officials added that investigators are on scene but their work will be delayed due to the "dangerous condition" of the largely collapsed renovated home.  FROZEN HYDRANTS AT TEXAS APARTMENT COMPLEX FIRE FORCE FIREFIGHTERS TO SHUTTLE IN WATER: REPORT Firefighters continue to throw water on the remains...
    A firefighter was injured in a fire Saturday morning in Northwest D.C. The fire happened near the 3400 hundred block of 11th Street near Park Road NW. D.C. Fire and EMS said the call came in around 7:15 a.m. and firefighters saw a considerable amount of smoke coming from the building when they arrived. The flames were mostly on the first floor in the mixed occupancy building with some extension to the second floor. Working Fire 3400 block 11th St NW. Fire 1st floor 2 story mixed occupancy building with some extension 2nd floor. #DCsBravest have fire knocked down & checking for extension. No injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/FKW1Ls3mlt — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) February 20, 2021 A firefighter was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be OK, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The fire was under control as of 9 a.m. and an air unit was on the scene exchanging “breathing air bottles” so firefighters could be prepared for the next response, fire officials said. Update Working 3400 block 11th St NW. All...
    A D.C. firefighter has been accused of killing a man in Northwest, Washington, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Mohamad Goodwin, 32, was charged with second degree murder on Thursday. D.C. police said he shot Devonte Wilson in the neck while he was in his car on Morton Street near Georgia Avenue on the night of Dec. 3. Wilson died in the hospital a day later. Goodwin was already awaiting trial after being arrested three months ago for illegal gun use, reported The Washington Post. He was hired in 2016 as a firefighter EMT and was most recently assigned to the station located at the Hyatt Place on 4th Street in Southwest, D.C. The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said Goodwin has been on leave from the department since his September weapons arrest. A map of the area is below. WTOP’s Luke Garrett contributed to this report.
    A D.C. firefighter was shot Sunday while tending to a shooting victim a little after 4 p.m. in Southwest, police said. A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman said the firefighter was transported to a local hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. A man and woman were shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven at the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and South Capitol Street, police said. Someone fired additional shots a short time later, striking a firefighter who was tending to one of the victims. Update – The firefighter EMT is out of the hospital and in good spirits. The whole team from @dcfireems that was on scene is shaken up. The acting chief says the fire truck shielded some of his firefighters. It sustained multiple bullet holes. https://t.co/OOQs6Py42b — Darcy Spencer (@darcyspencer) November 23, 2020 Below is a map of where it happened.
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