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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.
For five minutes Tuesday, D.C. police radios were all but silent due to a major power failure at the city's communication center.
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.
Media outlets are demanding the D.C. government open the administrative hearings concerning the death of Medric "Cecil" Mills.
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.
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.
D.C. Fire & EMS is coming under fire after a new report raises questions about whether the department is prepared for emergencies.
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