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D.C. Hires 9 New Paramedics to Address Shortage

The District of Columbia fire department is hiring nine new paramedics as it continues to address a shortage that has led to slow responses to some medical emergencies.

11/26/2013

Mayor Vincent Gray stands in front of two of the city's 30 new ambulances. (Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

New Ambulances, More Paramedics Coming to D.C.

The beleaguered fire and EMS department in the nation’s capital is adding new paramedics and ambulances to its ranks.

09/01/2013

Mayor Vincent Gray stands in front of two of the city's 30 new ambulances. (Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

D.C. Announces New Ambulances, Paramedic Hires

The District of Columbia Fire and EMS department is bolstering its depleted ranks with new ambulances and nine new paramedics.

08/27/2013

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Report: 3 Ambulances Could Have Helped D.C. Officer

District of Columbia officials say there were three city fire department ambulances that could have transported a seriously injured police officer who had to wait 15 minutes for an ambulance from Prince George’s County.

03/21/2013

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DC Officials Still Investigating Ambulance Absence

District of Columbia officials are continuing to investigate whether some fire department rescue services were inappropriately out of service at a time when a police officer was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash, Deputy Mayor Paul Quander said Friday.

03/08/2013

In this handout provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, accused movie theater shooter James Holmes poses for a booking photo in Centennial, Colo. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Officers Lacked Sufficient Medical Support For 30 Minutes In Colo. Movie Massacre

As the horror unfolded for police first on the scene of the Colorado theater massacre, the officers repeatedly sent out urgent pleas for more ambulances even as a two-man crew and their rig were idling just a few miles away.

07/27/2012

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