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D.C. firefighters didn’t aid man who later died, report finds

WASHINGTON — Five District of Columbia firefighters were aware that a man needed medical attention across the street from a fire station, but none of them went to help the man, who later died, according to an internal investigation released Friday.

The investigative report recommends disciplinary action against the five firefighters as well as four employees of the city’s 911 call center, for their roles in sending an ambulance to the wrong address.

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Medric Cecil Mills Jr., 77, a longtime city employee, went into cardiac arrest in a shopping center parking lot across from a fire station on Jan. 25. According to the report, at least two people went across the street to the fire station and asked for help, but Mills did not receive aid until a police officer flagged down a passing ambulance. More than 22 minutes after he collapsed, he was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Associated Press

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