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Tag Archives: BLS
Deputy mayor had been concerned that something untoward was happening.Read More »
Navy Yard rampage update: TV station questions DC paramedic staffing. Efforts of U.S. Park Police crew highlighted.
TV station reports seven medic units and two paramedic engine companies did not have paramedics on board Monday when shooting spree occurred.Read More »
The ACLU has a long history of winning freedom of speech cases for DC firefighters.Read More »
DC update: Firefighter/Paramedic Botwin speaks out about desk duty as investigation is underway over HIPAA concerns over staffing letter.
Botwin says he is buzzing in people at headquarters rather than serving the citizens as a paramedic.Read More »
UPDATED: One less paramedic on DC’s streets. FF/PM Jon Botwin under HIPAA investigation after staffing shortage letter to council.
Botwin barred from patient contact.Read More »
Your DC update: Chief Ellerbe gets rid of another dep. chief in charge of apparatus maintenance. Council member reacts to paramedic’s letter.
Deputy Chief John Donnelly transferred and demoted to battalion chief.Read More »
DC paramedic warns City Council of ‘dire situation’. Explains impact of paramedic shortage on death of little girl.
Letter says closest paramedic resources were downgraded from ALS to BLS because of shortages.Read More »
UPDATED: DC announces new ambulances, firefighters & medics. ALS training program plans fall apart. Chief here to stay.
One reporter says Chief Ellerbe's portion of press conference sounded as if he was giving a resignation speech, but Mayor Gray still supports his fire chief.Read More »
DC update: Washington Post editorial again backs Chief Ellerbe. TV station gets documents that confirms department’s staffing issues.
Despite all the headlines, The Washington Post Editorial Board doesn't waver in its defence of Chief Ellerbe.Read More »