Dennis Rubin
Dennis Rubin

Friday afternoon breaking news from WTOP and the Post, D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin is stepping down to be a fireman in the Dominican Republic resort town of Sosua be a consultant until he figures out what he wants to do next.

Rubin has decided to let the city know by sending out this mass email to his contacts:

From: Rubin, Dennis (FEMS) []
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:37 PM
Subject: Contact Information For Dennis Rubin
Hello Everyone:

Attached is my new contact information. Please start using this information immediately. I will be leaving the District of Columbia Fire Department effective January 2, 2011 as the new Administration takes over. My current plan is to provide consultant services until I find a full time position that is a good fit for me. I wanted everyone to know how to maintain contact with me and thank everyone for their support during the last four years. What a great opportunity that Mayor Fenty has provided and I will leave this great City without regret.

In other public safety news, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said on the Kojo Nnamdi Show today that she likes her current gig and would like to keep it.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery