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Holder: Heroin An ‘Urgent Public Health Crisis’ Across US

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.


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Family Calls For Firings After Elderly Man’s Death Near Station

Relatives of a man who died after he collapsed across the street from a Washington fire station are calling for the firefighters involved in his case to be fired.


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Report: 3 D.C. Ambulance Fires Were Accidental

An investigation into fires in three District of Columbia fire department ambulances in August says the blazes were accidental.


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Officials Ask D.C. Police to Probe 2 Ambulance Fires

D.C. officials are asking police to investigate after two D.C. fire department ambulances caught fire on the same day.


The D.C. fire department says an ambulance was taken out of service while on a run to the White House because it ran out of gas.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

D.C. Ambulance on White House Call Runs Out of Gas

The D.C. fire department says an ambulance was taken out of service while on a run to the White House because it ran out of gas.


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D.C. Councilmember Wants Fire Chief to Step Down

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.


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Man Dead After DC Ambulance Shut Down During Transport

A man who D.C. police say exchanged gunfire with officers Wednesday is dead after a city ambulance was shut down while he was being taken to a hospital.


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Va. Woman Charged with Stealing Ambulance from Hospital

A Scottsville woman faces charges of taking an ambulance from a parking bay at the University of Virginia Medical Center’s emergency department.


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D.C. Fire Chief Apologizes For Ambulance Failures

The District of Columbia’s fire chief has apologized for recent failures that led to slow ambulance response times, but two D.C. councilmembers say they remain concerned about the chief’s management of the department given its staff and equipment shortages.


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170K Sign Petition to Overturn Bill for Ambulance After Man Dies Waiting

A Washington man who was billed after his father died while waiting for an ambulance says he has gathered more than 170,000 signatures online protesting the charge.




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