Problems with 9-1-1 and Emergency Medical Services

9-1-1 Services

My son saw a crime and called 911. No one came. (Washington Post, Mar. 3, 2016)

D.C.’s 911 center is getting more calls, but it’s not always getting them right (Washington Post, Feb. 3, 2016) (“[T]he city’s dispatch times are much longer than a national standard of 90 seconds. The city routinely clocks in between 120 and 130 seconds . . . .The center that handles 911 calls for the District’s police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel recorded the largest number of calls in the city’s history last year.”)

Emergency Medical Services

DC shooting victim waits almost 30 minutes before being transported to hospital (Fox5, Mar. 10, 2016)

EMS panel advising mayor stonewalled by D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, fire department (Washington Times, Mar. 3, 2016)

Private Ambulances Will Handle Non-Life-Threatening Calls in DC (NBC Washington, Feb. 29, 2016)

Councilman vows to hold D.C. Fire/EMS accountable for improvements (WTOP, Feb. 25, 2016)

Family of man who waited 19 minutes for help will ask Justice Dept. to investigate DC Fire and EMS (Fox5, Feb. 23, 2016)

A changing D.C. Fire and EMS Department will make the city safer (Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2016)

D.C. fire, EMS data devices break down daily, battalion chief says (Washington Times, Feb. 17, 2016)

DC Fire and EMS Chief Defends Reform Efforts (NBC4, Feb. 17, 2016)

Nation’s Capital Grapples With EMS Challenges (US News & World Report, Feb. 17, 2016)

Councilmembers Express Deep Concern About The State Of D.C. Fire and EMS (, Feb. 17, 2016)

‘I Was Unable To Hold Them Accountable’: Outgoing Medical Director Blasts Dysfunction At D.C. Fire And EMS (WAMU, Feb. 11, 2016)

DC Fire-EMS is the shame of EMS (, Feb.10, 2016)

Latest ambulance delay puts new focus on D.C. fire chief (Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2016)

DC fire department medical director resigns, calls department ‘toxic’ (WUSA, Feb. 10, 2016)