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.
Frederick County’s rescue service says account information from the ambulance billing system was stolen and given to a theft ring.
A man has been arrested after stealing an ambulance and leading police in a pursuit on Route 50.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association is ending its effort to put a controversial ambulance fee to a public vote.
Baltimore fire officials say five people, including one member of the fire department, were injured in an accident involving a city ambulance.
The Montgomery County Council has approved a countywide ambulance fee, reviving a law that was struck down by referendum.
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