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On encryption, area fire chiefs talk it out

Just a week removed from a regional row over encrypted radio channels, fire chiefs from across the region met to smooth out concerns and make plans for mutual responses.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, encryption, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services

D.C. radio communications lost after power failure

For five minutes Tuesday, D.C. police radios were all but silent due to a major power failure at the city's communication center.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 09:05am EDT

Tags: 911 failures, power outage, MPD, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services


D.C. woman leaves ambulance when paramedics argue (Video)

A woman claims she was being taken by ambulance to get medical treatment, but got out because the paramedics were having such a heated argument that she didn't feel safe.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 07:38am EDT

Tags: ambulance, Rose Preston, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, d.c. fire department, D.C.

Media demand DC open hearing related to Mills

Media outlets are demanding the D.C. government open the administrative hearings concerning the death of Medric "Cecil" Mills.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 01:22pm EDT

Tags: Medric Cecil Mills, D.C., D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Colleen Kelleher

DC ambulance on White House call runs out of gas

The D.C. fire department says an ambulance was taken out of service while on a run to the White House because it ran out of gas.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: White House, ambulance, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, gas

D.C. Council blasts ambulance scheduling plan

After a series of problems with the District's ambulance fleets, the D.C. Council signaled Friday that it wants to take a closer look at manpower and staffing levels and repudiated an attempt by the Fire Department to rebalance the number of ambulances available during the course of a day.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 07:29pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, ambulances, thomas warren

D.C. ambulances and fire trucks out of service for years

D.C. Fire & EMS is coming under fire after a new report raises questions about whether the department is prepared for emergencies.

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 11:40am EDT

Tags: Jamie Forzato, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, ambulance, fire truck, Kenneth Ellerbe

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