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Key D.C. Metro fire position running out of funding

Posted on December 29, 2015

WMATA/Larry Levine
WMATA/Larry Levine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fire department position within Metro, created after the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza in January, could end this spring if the region does not find new funding for it, reported WTOP.

Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik says the two firefighters who have been working 40 hours a week, one from Fairfax County and one from Prince George’s County, only have the funding from Metro to continue work at the Rail Operations Control Center for a few more months.

He and new Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld are scheduled to meet with representatives of the region’s fire departments on Jan. 21 to figure out where future money could come from.

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