DC Fire & EMS preparedness called into question

10:39 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The DC firefighters Union tells WUSA 9 that a total of 9 emergency response units were downgraded from advanced life support status to basic life support during the Navy Yard shooting.

In others words there was no paramedic on board those units. That means the personnel on board could only provide minimal emergency care on the scene.

Medic units 7,8, 27, 30, 19, 24, 31 were all downgraded.
Paramedic engines 20, 31were also downgraded and didn't have a paramedic on board.

It's unclear how many of those units responded to the scene of the massacre. DC Fire & EMS didn't return any of WUSA 9's phone calls or e-mails.

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