Video: Argument between DC, county FFs at scene under investigation

Helmet camera video shows a Bladensburg (Prince George's County) volunteer firefighter cursing at a D.C. firefighter after an engine was parked on a hose line


By Laura French

WASHINGTON — An dispute between D.C. and Prince George's County firefighters during a joint response to a vehicle crash and fire is under investigation by both departments. 

A helmet camera recording from the Saturday incident captured a Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department firefighter yelling at a D.C. firefighter after a D.C. engine was parked on Bladensburg firefighters' hose line, according to FOX 5.

The volunteer firefighter can be heard saying saying "Get off my [expletive] line!" and "Are you [expletive] kidding me? You're a [expletive][expletive]!" A D.C. firefighter is also heard saying "You'll be alright" and appears to be laughing in the recording, according to FOX 5 DC. 

D.C. Fire and EMS and Prince George's County Fire/EMS, which oversees the Bladensburg department, released a joint statement saying the firefighters' actions are under review. 

"Our core values speak to safety and accountability. The D.C. Fire and EMS Department's review will identify what happened and determine what actions need to be taken if those core values will not upheld," Acting D.C. Fire and EMS Chief John A. Donnelly Sr. said in the statement. 

Officials said one person was hospitalized after the crash and a second victim refused treatment. 

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