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Subject:  Bills come even when your dead.... Date:  2/21/2013  8:00 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  672586 of 875648

no-show ambulance that resulted in a bill for nearly $800 has motivated tens of thousands of people to sign an online petition to drop the charge.

On the night Durand Ford Jr. called for an ambulance, dozens of D.C. firefighters - about one-fourth of the force that day - called out sick.

It was New Year's Eve, and Ford's 71-year-old father, Durand Ford Sr., was short of breath.

An ambulance finally arrived between 30 and 40 minutes after the call from Prince George's County, at the request of D.C. Fire and EMS.

But Ford's condition was grave and he ultimately died.

The family was stunned and upset by the delay, but what followed only added to the exasperation: a bill for $780.

"Just to think that the D.C. Fire and EMS would send a bill for work and service that they did not provide is appalling and hurtful," says Ford Jr.


Legally they could probably get away with not paying the bill...... the guy probably had no estate to speak of......and it would cost the city more to 'sue' that they would recover.....

Could have been the difference between life and death , too...

Aren't you glad you don't live in dysfunctional DC? Where taxpayers fund about 2/3rds the cost of DC government..... that's you and me, Hayseedian.....where they elect crack-heads as Mayor.....

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