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Metro Smoke Incident Briefing Prompts Questions About Radios, Ventilation

The D.C. area's congressional delegation heard from investigators, and the lawmakers emerged with concerns about firefighter communications and air control in the Yellow Line tunnel.

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D.C. Council Sets Hearing On Metro Smoke Incident

The city's probe of the deadly Jan. 12 accident will continue at a Council hearing on Feb. 5.

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D.C. Report Says Firefighters Had Trouble Communicating During Metro Incident

An initial report on the response by D.C. firefighters to the smoke-filled Yellow Line train on Monday confirms that first responders had difficulty communicating by radio as they traveled through Metro tunnels on their way to evacuating the passengers.
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Metro Smoke Incident: Calls For Information Intensify, More Details Emerge

The NTSB pledges to keep politicians updated, new information about the incident comes to light, and legal action by passengers begins to stir.

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Md. Security Pick Is Wrong For Job, ACLU Warns

The state chapter of the civil liberties group is expressing concerns about appointee Thomas Hutchins' track record with the state police.

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Safety Board Will Report On Metro Smoke Incident Within 30 Days, Lawmaker Says

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says there's a promise from the federal agency to provide a preliminary report soon on the deadly incident.

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How To Evacuate A Metro Car In The Event Of An Emergency

The Metro incident Monday evening that left one woman dead and more than 80 people in the hospital has raised a natural question among riders:  how does one evacuate a Metro car?

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Maryland Fire Department Makes The Rounds To Give Out Smoke Detectors

Fatal fires over the holiday are driving home the point that every home needs a smoke detector, says the Prince George's County fire department.

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Lanier: Shooting Of 2 NYPD Officers Reminds Us Police Are 'Vulnerable'

The fatal shooting of two New York Police Department officers on Saturday has hit home for police departments around the country, including the District.

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D.C.'s Animal Control Officers Say More Rights Mean More Protection

The animal control officers at Washington Humane Society say having some of the rights and responsibilities as police officers will help them better perform their duties.

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