A man who stole an ambulance from a Delaware hospital and led police on a chase into Maryland that included a stretch going the wrong way on Route 50 has been sentenced to more than two years in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.
The rules regarding Medicare payment for ambulance services can be complex. Medicare will pay for the emergency transportation to a hospital or a skilled nursing facility when other transportation could endanger your health.
Relatives of a man who died while waiting for an ambulance in the District of Columbia on a day when dozens of firefighters called in sick have filed a $12 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city’s Fire and EMS Department.
A D.C. councilmember is calling on Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to step down amid questions about the department’s ability to handle medical calls.
The D.C. Council appears poised to reject a proposal by the city’s fire department to deploy more ambulances during the daytime and reduce the number on duty during the overnight hours.
The District of Columbia’s fire chief apologized Thursday for recent failures that led to slow ambulance response times and for failing to maintain accurate information about the readiness of the department’s fleet, but he insisted that the department has the resources it needs to handle major emergencies.
Three District of Columbia fire department ambulances could have transported a seriously injured police officer who had to wait 15 minutes for an ambulance from Prince George’s County, Md., city officials said in a report that placed the blame for the delay on individual employees.
D.C. Deputy Mayor Paul Quander says officials are still investigating whether some fire department rescue units inappropriately went out of service when a police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash.
A District of Columbia police officer seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash had to wait at least 15 minutes for an ambulance from Prince George’s County because none were available in Washington.
A Maryland corrections official says four men were taken to hospitals after a stabbing at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
District of Columbia police say a Waldorf woman was killed in a fiery crash after the van she was driving collided with a D.C. ambulance.
Four young people are struck as they cross the ramp to a major interstate in Anne Arundel County. Emergency crews describe the scene as chaotic.