d.c. fire and ems department
A 19-year-old who has only been with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department for a few months is being hailed as a hero after battling an intense house fire to save an elderly woman trapped in her room.
A District of Columbia paramedic has been temporarily barred from contact with patients after he sent a letter to the D.C. Council about staffing shortages that he says are endangering city residents.
The District of Columbia Fire and EMS department is bolstering its depleted ranks with new ambulances and nine new paramedics.
The D.C. Fire and EMS Department is touting improved response times in recent months.