DC fire and EMS announce new hires, purchase of new ambulances
They're trying to make do with less than half the medics employed by departments that respond to similar numbers of medical calls
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Fire and EMS department is bolstering its depleted ranks with new ambulances and several new paramedics.
City leaders will announce the new hires and purchases on Tuesday.
The department has struggled to provide timely emergency care. Dozens of paramedics have resigned in the past two years, and some ambulances have fallen into disrepair. The Associated Press reported that the department is trying to make do with less than half the paramedics employed by departments that respond to similar numbers of medical calls.
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