Four 911 Call Center Employees Disciplined in Death of Man Outside Firehouse

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    Four employees at D.C.'s 911 call center have been disciplined for their roles in the death of an elderly man outside a firehouse in January. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Friday, Jun 13, 2014)

    Four employees at D.C.'s 911 call center have been disciplined for their roles in the death of an elderly man outside a firehouse in January.

    Medric Cecil Mills, 77, collapsed and later died after suffering a heart attack at the Brentwood Shopping Center directly across the street from D.C. Fire Department Engine 26 in northeast Washington.

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    An investigation into the incident found that a 911 dispatcher mistakenly sent a first ambulance to an address in northwest D.C., which slowed rescuers' response time.

    The lead dispatcher at the time has been suspended for 10 days, according to records obtained by News4. The call taker was suspended for three days, and two radio operators were suspended for three days.

    D.C. Fire Lieutenant Retires Without Discipline

    [DC] D.C. Fire Lieutenant Retires Without Discipline
    The D.C. fire lieutenant who was in charge the day an elderly man died outside a firehouse will retire without facing any discipline. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    All suspensions were without pay.

    The botched address was not the only problem that day. An official report found that, despite repeated desperate attempts by family members to summon help from the fire station, no one there responded.

    D.C. Fire Lieutenant Retires Without Discipline

    [DC] D.C. Fire Lieutenant Retires Without Discipline
    A D.C. Fire lieutenant who was in charge the day a man collapsed and later died outside a firehouse will retire without any discipline. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    "If we have people working for a fire department that's not accountable for a human's life, they're just getting a paycheck to get a paycheck," a friend of the Mills family told News4. 

    The fire lieutenant who was in charge that day was granted retirement earlier this year, before a trial board could recommend a punishment.

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    [DC] Medric Mills Laid to Rest
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    Three firefighters who were in the station -- George Martin Jr., David Dennis and Garret Murphy -- are awaiting a disciplinary trial board, which starts next week.

    The names of the call center employees are not being made public.

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    News4's Shomari Stone spoke with Medric Mills' daughter for her reaction to the DC Fire Department's report regarding her father's death. (Published Friday, Feb 21, 2014)