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Ambulance Delays: When Seconds Count

Ambulance Delays: When Seconds Count

After the death of a 53-year-old D.C. man, the News4 I-Team investigated ambulance delays and why it is taking so long for D.C. Fire & EMS to answer questions about long response times. Read More

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About the Series

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.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
I-Team: Seeing Through the Smoke

I-Team: Seeing Through the Smoke

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

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Seeing Through the Smoke: Document List

Seeing Through the Smoke: Document List

A list of -- and description of -- documents the I-Team used for this report. Read More

Friday, Aug 23, 2013
I-Team: Seeing Through the Smoke, Part 2

I-Team: Seeing Through the Smoke, Part 2

The I-Team fact checks how long it really takes D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services to arrive. Read More

Monday, Aug 26, 2013
Will New Recruits Fill Enough D.C. Fire Vacancies?

Will New Recruits Fill Enough D.C. Fire Vacancies?

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

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