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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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Wash. Gov. Signs Bill to Put CPR in School

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed SHB 1556 into law today ensuring that all high school students receive CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training before they graduate.

Posted Monday, May 13, 2013


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