Ambo shortage: Firefighters rush seizing child to hospital in ladder truck
Nearest ambulance was five miles away; parents are pleased and perturbed
WASHINGTON — Firefighters in the District had to use a ladder truck to take a sick toddler to the hospital Saturday night when they were told the nearest ambulance was at least five miles away.
The child was having a seizure and the men on the truck did not want to wait. It is a decision that has left the boy’s parents both pleased and perturbed.
Derrick and Denise Jones are praising the actions of the firefighters who came to their Northeast D.C. home Saturday night to care for their sick toddler, but they are confounded by the fact an ambulance was not there when they needed one.
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