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D.C. fire points to faster response times, union says safety an issue

There are claims that the D.C Fire and EMS Department's ability to respond to emergencies has deteriorated under the current fire chief. But he's saying ambulances and fire trucks now are responding to critical calls faster.

Sunday - 08/04/2013, 08:05am EDT

Tags: dc fire department, Kenneth Ellerbe, firefighters union,

Man steals D.C. ambulance

A patient who stole a D.C. ambulance Saturday morning following a minor crash will face a felony theft charge.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 04:25pm EDT

Tags: ambulances, police, Crime, theft, Kenneth Ellerbe

Some ambulances to Nats Park pulled for faulty AC

D.C. Fire and EMS has been pulling ambulances because of faulty air conditioning. The move left Nationals Park without half the ambulances on hand as normal.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 08:18am EDT

Tags: D.C., ambulances, Nationals Park, Colleen Kelleher


15 people injured after Metrobus collides with van

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 06:57pm EDT

Tags: Metrobus, crash,

D.C. fire department disputes ambulance bill claim

A late ambulance that resulted in what's been called a bill for nearly $800 has motivated tens of thousands of people to sign an online petition to drop the charge.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 11:36am EST

Tags: firefighters, New Years Eve, Durand Ford, andrew mollenbeck

D.C. man says father died awaiting ambulance

A Washington man says his father died while he was waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive -- on the same night that dozens of city firefighters called out sick.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 08:48am EST

Tags: D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, WRC-TV, tommy wells, ambulance

Ruling: Fire chief retaliated against union head

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 10:21am EDT

Tags: Kenneth Ellerbe,

Metrobus crash on Capitol Hill leaves 17 injured

At least 17 people were taken to hospital following the serious accident involving a bus and at least one other car on 8th Street Southeast at Pennsylvania Avenue at roughly 9:30 a.m.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:03pm EDT


D.C. fire finds nothing following reports of overturned boat

At least D.C. Fire and D.C. police are responding with water rescue and haz-mat crews.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 10:25am EDT

Tags: D.C. police,

Body found in Potomac River near Wilson Bridge

A body was spotted in the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:08am EDT

Tags: wilson bridge,

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