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Ambulance Shuts Down On Way To Hospital

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — DC Fire and EMS officials are explaining why an ambulance had to stop, in the middle of the transport of a suspect who was shot by police.

The ambulance the suspect in stopped short of the hospital, where he later died. Fire officials say it wasn’t because of an attempt to let a suspected cop shooter die in their care, but because a new piece of equipment on their truck meant to reduce diesel emissions forced the ambulance to shut down.

The device which is mandated by the EPA to be on all newer model diesel vehicles is designed to burn of diesel toxins. It does it either automatically or manually. If neither of those happens during a common cycle known as a “re-generating cycle” warning lights will go off and eventually force the vehicle to lose power and shut off.

It a rare occurrence but DC Fire Deputy Chief John Donnelly says that’s appeared to have happened to Medic 19.

Donnelly said, “To my knowledge it’s never created a problem for us, but something different happened on this call.”

Critics of this EPA mandate say there should be exemptions for emergency vehicles so this won’t happen.

However, Deputy Chief Donnelly says their challenge is to work within the federal agencies restrictions.

Donnelly added, “We’re not in a position¬† to fight the EPA regulations and we’re not even going to try.”¬† MORE

» 11 Comments

  1. Alxandro

    May 31st, 2013

    KEEP THE EPA AWAY FROM THE FAA!

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  2. Johnny Freedom

    May 31st, 2013

    Exemptions my ass… there should be no additional equipment on diesel engines since they’re 90% more combustion efficient than gasoline engines and get way better mileage. This is simple-minded heavy handed bullshit.

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  3. historicus

    May 31st, 2013

    Where will the “if it saves one child…” shrieking libs come down on this one?

    And it seems to me that Deputy Chief Donnelly is a career paper shuffler with no experience in ever handling a working job. Probably started his career in a house, then was moved to administration when it was apparent he was going to get someone killed.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    May 31st, 2013

    The victim was black so we can surmise that the liberals will ignore any mention to their vaunted EPA. You’ve heard their outcry regarding dead birds vis a vis their precious wind mills, haven’t you? No?

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  5. Moe Tom

    May 31st, 2013

    Scientists have told us the the EPA ban on DDT in 1972 has caused the deaths of over 50 million earthlings due to malaria.
    The EPA like the DOE and the IRS should be banned.

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  6. thirdtwin

    May 31st, 2013

    Just a speed bump on the road to Obamacare.

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  7. Bill

    May 31st, 2013

    government regulations.

    if they don’t make you go broke they kill you.

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  8. Troy

    May 31st, 2013

    Actually Diesel engines typically emit twice the level of nitrogen oxides (NOx) compared with that of gasoline engines.
    That said, Fuck the EPA.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    May 31st, 2013

    …but something different happened on this call.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    May 31st, 2013

    Damn!!!! Double-clutched the mouse when I was moving it! Damn!!!

    What I meant to say was that the ambulance probably got behind another diesel vehicle and those exhaust emissions probably caused the device to go into its politically correct spaz attack.

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  11. Tim

    June 1st, 2013

    Socialists are grotesquely racist and …

    The EPA mainly kills Negroes, so, as Hillary likes to ask: “What difference does it make?”

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