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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

Mechanical Failure Caused D.C. Ambulance Shutdown

Faulty valve interrupted transport to hospital with gunshot patient.

Posted Friday, June 7, 2013

D.C. Ambulance Shuts Down On Way to Hospital

Crew continued CPR while waiting for another ambulance to arrive.

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Washington, D.C. Faces a Critical Paramedic Shortage

Union president says leadership is playing medic unit roulette.

Posted Friday, May 17, 2013

D.C. 9-1-1 Dispatching Mistakes Blamed on Training Shortfall

Proposed shift change will reportedly lead to greater burnout.

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Allegations of Sabotage against D.C. Ambulances

Cameras were considered being installed to catch employees tampering with vehicles.

Posted Monday, March 25, 2013

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Seven Disciplined Over D.C. Ambulance Delay

Report finds multiple protocol failures when officer was struck.

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013

D.C. Fire Officials Address Recent Ambulance Response Issues

Recent concerns about response times addressed.

Posted Friday, March 8, 2013


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