"I would be willing to support it if you can show it's not just less calls but also lesser call severity, but right now there is not enough information to support it," Mr. Werfel said. "Right now it just seems like this is a whim."
Pulling paramedics off shifts appears unique to D.C.
"If I live in Crystal City, my level of EMS resources is higher than for a person who lives in the District," he said. "I think that stuff is unconscionable."