D.C. EMS Personnel Strike Out for Nats Fans

No ambulances or crews were assigned to the stadium for fans Sunday.


Thousands of Nationals fans Sunday had no idea that if they became injured or ill, there may not have been an ambulance readily available to help them.

In the midst of the sweltering heat wave last week, D.C. Fire and EMS officials didn't add extra personnel. Instead, they pulled units off the street, according to WTTG.com.

During the game Sunday, there were two ambulance stationed at the ballpark -- one for the home team and one for the Dodgers. 

The two usually designated for fans were out of service, the station reported.

In addition to ambulances, there's also a shortage of paramedics. With none avaiable Sunday, officials downgraded eight medic units, reporters noted.