Fire and EMS Department

DC Agency Top Menu

Heat Emergency - A heat emergency is in effect for Washington, DC. Residents are urged to take precautions against the heat.
Find cooling centers, spray parks and more information about heat emergencies.


-A +A
Bookmark and Share


Starting on March 28, 2016, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) began using American Medical Response (AMR) as a third party provider (TPP) to supplement the number of ambulances available for responding to EMS calls. The initiative was implemented to improve the availability of FEMS ambulances for responding to high priority emergent calls and to reduce the time FEMS ambulances and crews are continuously operating.