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Congress Orders Military to Justify Using Animals in Combat Medic Training

The Pentagon must present lawmakers with a written plan to phase out "live tissue training."

Posted Monday, February 25, 2013

CDC Chief: Spending Cuts Threaten Public Health

"Our threats aren't getting cut but our ability to respond to them is."

Posted Monday, February 25, 2013

D.C. Fire and EMS Refutes Reports About Man Who Died Waiting for Ambulance

A paramedic was on scene providing appropriate care in 10 minutes.

Posted Friday, February 22, 2013

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Biden Honors Public Safety Officers with Medals

It's the nation's highest level of recognition.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013

D.C. Medical Examiner Representative, Police Monitor Rail System during Inauguration

Official says plan is to provide quick response in case of death and to get trains moving.

Posted Monday, January 21, 2013

Changes Made in D.C. Sick Leave Policies after Death

After resident’s death, supervisors will be required to immediately fill vacancies.

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Flu Season Has Struck Early and Hard

Flu was widespread in 47 states last week, up from 41 the week before.

Posted Friday, January 11, 2013

Controversial D.C. Paramedic Staffing Plan on Hold

EMS plan opinions mixed; pulling paramedics off shifts appears unique to D.C.

Posted Monday, December 3, 2012

D.C. Paramedic Staffing Plan Met with Skepticism

Chief says call volume, not manpower, is the issue.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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