DC medic plans to sue fire department
Medic Gene Ryan is planning to sue the department due to mismanagement
WASHINGTON — D.C. paramedic Gene Ryan told News4 he is planning to sue the D.C. Fire and EMS Department Monday due to mismanagement.
The announcement came on the same day the department released details of an internal investigation on the death of D.C. man who passed away just steps from a firehouse. Ryan told News4 he is suing under whistleblower protection because he says after bringing his concerns to Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, he was retaliated against. He told News4 not every one of the department's units is fully equipped with proper medications.
"If you're a burn patient with agonizing pain I could fix that, I could take your pain away, but hopefully you live in the right neighborhood," Ryan said. "Hopefully it's the neighborhood that carries that medication, and that's hit or miss."
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