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EMS Director Bob Mixter
Resigns after Misuse of MCI Bus

The longtime director of Berkeley County's Emergency Medical Services has resigned amid accusations that he allowed a mass casualty transport unit to be used to take guests to a wedding. Bob Mixter resigned from his position March 18, according to county spokesman Chip Boling. Boling would not comment on what prompted the move. He did say that Mixter's resignation was unexpected and that he was not asked to leave.Mixter's resignation came three days after he authorized using an EMS mass casualty transport unit to shuttle guests to and from a wedding March 15, Boling said. Mixter could not be reached for comment.

Firefighters Face Trial Board

The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday. Kellene Davis is facing six separate neglect of duty charges, including failure to command her unit and making false statements. Kellene Davis is facing six separate neglect of duty charges, including failure to command her unit and making false statements. Mills collapsed across the street from the firehouse on Rhode Island Avenue on January 25 and no one left the building to help him.

Paramedics Killed in Fatal Ambulance Accident

A report on the emergency response to a shooting last year at Los Angeles International Airport, which left a security screener dead, cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response. An early copy of the report to be presented Tuesday to airport commissioners was obtained by The Associated Press. Nothing has been blacked out for security reasons in the single report that will be presented, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

Rural/Metro Employees Walk off The Job in Tennessee County

Eight Blount County Rural/Metro ambulance employees resigned Monday morning, officials said. Jerry Harnish, a Rural/Metro regional director, said the general manager, a supervisor and six ambulance workers quit at about 9 a.m. “They essentially left and gave no reason,” he said. “We replaced those folks on the schedule and are up and running.” Harnish said the Blount County Rural/Metro Ambulance Service had plenty of both part-time and full-time workers to pick up the slack.