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Smoke Report Suspends Metro Service on 3 Lines for Hours

Metro suspended service on several lines between Foggy Bottom in Washington and Rosslyn in northern Virginia for about three hours after a report of smoke.


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D.C. Fire Lieutenant to be Laid to Rest on Friday

A District of Columbia firefighter who died after battling a high-rise apartment fire will be laid to rest on Friday.


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15 Students Transported to Hospital After Pepper Spray Incident

Fifteen students have been transported to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after a pepper spray incident at a D.C. school.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.