Washington, DC Deputy Chief Kevin Byrne’s statement from STATter911:
Lt. Porter Lawson’s statement:
DC has had problems for a long time. I remember reading about their mishaps the whole time I was in paramedic school. I could not even believe the crap some of their medics did on calls. Meanwhile I can only imagine how it is to run calls in DC at all, especially in a department that’s run the way that one must be.
Dave Statter’s blog has more coverage.
My armchair quarterback’s take on this, FWIW: DC Byrne jumping on a grenade for his troops.