DCFEMS firefighter charged, accused of choking another firefighter until unconscious
Both firefighters were on duty, and the injured person was transported to a hospital
By Leila Merrill
WASHINGTON — A D.C. Fire and EMS firefighter has been charged with felony assault after allegedly choking another firefighter until the coworker was unconscious.
The incident happened last week at Engine 32 while both firefighters were on duty, Fox5DC reported.
The injured firefighter was transported to a hospital and was released.
NBC4Washington reported that the fight was for personal reasons, according to the police report.
Both firefighters are on administrative leave while the department investigates the matter.
The department released a statement about the incident.
“DC Fire and EMS has absolutely zero tolerance for physical violence of any nature under any circumstances. This was a rare event and an extremely concerning incident for our entire Department and does not represent our core values or our membership generally.”