The February death of a two-year-old girl after a call to 911 renewed demands for closer scrutiny of the District’s emergency response services. The similar death of a New York Times reporter in 2006 prompted the creation of a task force that recommended changes, but four years later, thorny issues remain.


  • Toby Halliday District EMS taskforce member
  • Joseph Barbera Associate Professor of Engineering Management (Crisis & Emergency Management, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University

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