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MedSTAR Helicopter Service Celebrates 30 Years

Medevac from Virginia county to D.C. hospital was first of many flights.

Posted Friday, July 5, 2013

Medical Calls Spur Call for DC Fire Chief's Resignation

A D.C. councilmember is calling on Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to step down amid questions about the department's ability to handle medical calls.

Posted Tuesday, July 2, 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

Mechanical Failure Caused D.C. Ambulance Shutdown

Faulty valve interrupted transport to hospital with gunshot patient.

Posted Friday, June 7, 2013

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Terror Fears Keep Toxic Plants Hidden from Public

Fear of attack and poor communication leaves first responders in the dark about hazards.

Posted Thursday, May 30, 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

Washington, D.C. Transit Police Arrest AED Thief

Transit employee allegedly stole 13 AEDs and began selling them on online.

Posted Friday, May 24, 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






 

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