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Gray, Ellerbe Say D.C. Fire And EMS 'Turning Corner'

The District will take possession of 30 new ambulances by the end of the year, to help alleviate the problems D.C. EMS has been having so far this year.

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D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe joins us in the studio to take your questions and calls.

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Battling Wildfires In The West

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

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Armed Guards To Patrol Worcester County Public Schools

Kids are heading back to school Monday in Worcester County, Md., and will be welcomed by an armed guard in each of the county's schools.

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Fires In D.C. Ambulances Believed To Be Accidental

Internal reports conclude that engine fires in two D.C. fire department ambulances were caused by malfunctions or poorly done repairs.

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Ocean City Mascot To Teach Kids Pedestrian Safety

The Maryland State Highway Administration is using a crab mascot to help teach safety in school programs across the state.

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New Efforts To Curb The Overuse Of Antibiotics In Animals And People

Each year, 2 million people contract antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die. A discussion about the threat of a post-antibiotic age and new efforts to curb the overuse of antibiotics in animals and people.

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Critics Say D.C. Fire And EMS Critically Understaffed

Following a week of scandal for D.C. Fire and EMS after two ambulances caught on fire, critics are saying the department is critically understaffed.

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Officials Suspect Foul Play In Pair Of D.C. Ambulance Fires Tuesday

D.C.'s Deputy Mayor for Public Safety is calling for a police investigation into the two ambulance fires Tuesday, suspecting foul play.

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Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman: "Enemies Within"

Since 9/11, Americans have been engaged in a debate about the extent to which privacy must be given up to make the nation safer. The authors argue that many of our counterterrorism measures are more invasive than we realize and are not effective.