More woes for the District’s troubled D.C. Fire and EMS department. New DCFEMS medical director Jullette Saussy, once touted as part of Chief Gregory Dean‘s plans to reform the department, resigned today after just a little more than six months on the job.

DCFEMS spokesman Timothy Wilson confirmed Saussy’s departure, but declined to offer a reason. LL couldn’t reach Saussy for comment.

That’s a big change from June, when Dean touted Saussy’s hire in a confirmation hearing. Whatever is behind Saussy’s exit, she leaves behind a department that’s still struggling after more than a decade of dysfunction. Just a few days ago, for example, firefighters didn’t notice that one patient in their care had been shot.

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