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90-Year-Old Transported By Fire Engine After 30-Minute Wait For Ambulance

A 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital on a fire engine after she waited 30 minutes for a D.C. ambulance to arrive.

05/27/2014

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Deputy DC Fire Chief Describes Culture of Fear

An outgoing District of Columbia deputy fire chief has delivered a scathing assessment of Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.

03/07/2014

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With Closest Ambulance Across Town, Child Transported to D.C. Hospital in Fire Truck

A D.C. paramedic had to transport a toddler suffering from seizures to a hospital in a fire truck Friday because the closest available ambulance was across town.

02/24/2014

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DC Fire Lieutenant Retiring Following Investigation Into Man’s Death Near Station

The officer in charge of the D.C. fire company that didn’t offer immediate aid to a man who collapsed across the street is retiring.

01/31/2014

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Councilmember Laments DC Fire Dept. Management

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says the city’s fire and EMS department has been responsible for “one inexcusable catastrophe after another.”

09/05/2013

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Best Resources For Emergency Preparedness In Washington DC

Becoming aware of emergency preparedness procedures is critical as there is often little warning when a disaster or emergency strikes.

02/01/2013

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