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Exodus of Paramedics Cause D.C. Staffing Concerns

Firefighters' union tells city council the loss has created a crisis

Friday, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (WTTG) - The District of Columbia is losing paramedics at an alarming rate and they are not being replaced. 53 have resigned or retired since Kenneth Ellerbe became fire chief in 2011. It is an exodus that has led to a critical staffing shortage with advanced life support units going unfilled every day.

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Washington, D.C. Faces a Critical Paramedic Shortage

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