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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - 9News' Bruce Johnson reports that he has been told the D.C. Fire Chief will eliminate most ambulances from 1 a.m. until 7.a.m. Fire trucks are to cover the overnight shifts.

An announcement may be made on Tuesday, Bruce Johnson reports.

Chief Kenneth Ellerbe of the D.C. Fire Dept. spoke with Derek McGinty on Monday night about the coming changes. He said he believes the department is at full strength with paramedics, and "We are hiring people as quickly as we can."

He said the plan for change is not completed as yet. He said the union that represents the EMS is "enthusiastic."

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