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The District of Columbia fire department is hiring nine new paramedics as it continues to address a shortage that has led to slow responses to some medical emergencies.
There are claims that the D.C Fire and EMS Department's ability to respond to emergencies has deteriorated under the current fire chief. But he's saying ambulances and fire trucks now are responding to critical calls faster.
D.C. police are investigating an allegation that a female firefighter was sexually abused inside the M Street fire house on Friday, May 31.
Five D.C. firefighters have been placed on desk duty after one of them made a Facebook post that criticized the D.C. police.