At Least 2 Face Disciplinary Charges in Firehouse Hazing

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    At least two D.C. firefighters are facing disciplinary charges after a hazing incident that sent a rookie into medical distress.

    A spokesperson for DCFEMS told NBC Washington the firefighters, including a lieutenant, are charged with subjecting the rookie to "physical and emotional abuse by his superiors."

    The incident happened July 14, 2013, at Engine 10, located on Florida Avenue NE in the Trinidad section of the District. The investigation and disciplinary proceedings have been ongoing.

    After the rookie went into medical distress, a paramedic administered first aid and then falsified medical records to cover up the incident, sources said. An IV was also given to the victim during that time.

    The rookie has been reassigned, a spokesperson said.