DCFEMS is one of the most troubled agencies in our region, with the union and the agency telling very different versions about why things go wrong inside the agency. The News4 I-Team spent a year and a half fighting a legal battle for documents to get to the truth and to find out if decisions being made behind closed doors could be the difference between life and death.
The News 4 I-Team fought a legal battle for more than a year and half for documents from the DCFEMS to shed light on what’s really happening inside the city’s fire department. We explain how staffing, downgrades, sick outs... Read More
A list of -- and description of -- documents the I-Team used for this report. Read More
The I-Team fact checks how long it really takes D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services to arrive. Read More
The News4 I-Team learned the District expects to hire dozens of new firefighters and EMTs by March 2014, but there's concern that all of those new men and women in uniform won't be enough to fill all the empty positions in... Read More