The D.C. Fire Department has launched an investigation into its handling of a recent 911 call for help after a 50-year-old woman died just hours after she was seen by the department’s EMTs.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is standing by his fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety amid calls for their resignation.
D.C. Councilmember and mayoral candidate Tommy Wells is calling on the city’s embattled fire chief to resign.
The District of Columbia fire department is considering encrypting its radios in the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
An investigation into fires in three District of Columbia fire department ambulances in August says the blazes were accidental.
Just weeks after the District of Columbia’s fire chief had to apologize for failures that led to slow ambulance response times, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander is calling recent delays in 911 calls being picked up “unacceptable” and “disturbing.”