DC approves private ambulance services for low-level transports

The decision came after two infants in the same week were transported to the hospital in fire trucks


WASHINGTON — The D.C. city council unanimously passed legislation allowing the city to hire private ambulance companies to help with the ambulance shortage problem, WUSA9 reported.

The legislation came after two infants in the same week had to be transported to the hospital in a fire truck because there was no ambulance available. One of the infants didn’t survive.

The new bill will allow private companies to handle low-level transports while DC Fire and EMS ambulances will handle more emergent cases.

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