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D.C. Fire, EMS Crews Honored for Navy Yard Response

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe presented medals to first responders.

Posted Monday, September 30, 2013

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D.C. Fire Truck Transports Sick Child to Hospital

Nearest ambulance was five miles away.

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Shooting at Washington, D.C. Navy Yard; 13 People Killed

A police officer and two female civilians were wounded.

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013

ACLU Asks D.C. Fire Chief for Explanation of Paramedic’s Reassignment

Whistle blower protection and first amendment pointed out in letter.

Posted Friday, September 13, 2013

D.C. Paramedic Disciplined Over Letter to City Council

Paramedic Botwin was taken off the streets despite medic shortage.

Posted Friday, September 6, 2013

D.C. Deputy Chief in Charge of Fleet Maintenance Demoted

Deputy transferred over improvised repairs done by public works mechanics.

Posted Thursday, September 5, 2013

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D.C. Medic Unit Operates for Months with Known Brake Problem

Air leak and delayed response documented for months by EMS crew.

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013

D.C. Fire Chief’s Changes Ignore Earlier EMS Task Force Recommendation

2006 patient death recommended all employees be cross-trained.

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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D.C. Hires Single-Role Medics

Nine new paramedics and several new ambulances join the department.

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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