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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

Number of Vacancies in DCFEMS Vary

Recruits expected to fill a varied number of vacant positions.

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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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