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D.C. Breaks Policy, Begins Hiring Civilian Paramedics

Latest effort to fix problems moves away from cross-trained personnel.

Posted Friday, August 16, 2013

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IAFF Official Claims D.C. EMS One of the Worst in the Country

Lack of money, like in Detroit, doesn’t appear to be the problem.

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Police Requested to Investigate D.C. Ambulance Fires

Two ambulances catch fire on the same day in the latest fleet problems.

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013

D.C. Ambulance in Presidential Motorcade Runs Out of Gas

New maintenance and security concerns over a faulty fuel gauge.

Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Majority of D.C. Ambulances Out of Service in July

Summer heat blamed for problems with air conditioning.

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013

Baseball Game Highlights Latest in D.C. Ambulance Shortage

Eight medic units downgraded due to lack of paramedics.

Posted Monday, July 22, 2013

D.C. Rescue Squad Responds to Unusual Ambulance Call

Patient unable to get out of ambulance due to stuck doors.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

D.C. Councilman Reports “No Confidence” in Ambulance Re-deployment Plan

14 medic units are planned to go out of service after midnight.

Posted Friday, June 28, 2013

D.C. Councilman Finds Few Ambulances Available During 911 Center Tour

Only three units available in one part of the city highlight readiness problems.

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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