DC Fire and EMS

Smoke Report Suspends Metro Service on 3 Lines for HoursMetro suspended service on several lines between Foggy Bottom in Washington and Rosslyn in northern Virginia for about three hours after a report of smoke.
D.C. Fire Lieutenant to be Laid to Rest on FridayA District of Columbia firefighter who died after battling a high-rise apartment fire will be laid to rest on Friday.
15 Students Transported to Hospital After Pepper Spray IncidentFifteen students have been transported to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after a pepper spray incident at a D.C. school.
90-Year-Old Transported By Fire Engine After 30-Minute Wait For AmbulanceA 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.
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.
With Closest Ambulance Across Town, Child Transported to D.C. Hospital in Fire TruckA 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.
DC Fire Lieutenant Retiring Following Investigation Into Man's Death Near StationThe 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.
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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