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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's been almost a month since Medric Cecil Mills Jr. collapsed and died just feet away from a D.C. firehouse, while emergency responders failed to help.

On Monday, that man's son met with District lawmakers to make sure this never happens to anyone else.

Medric Cecil Mills, III spoke out calling the response by firefighters the day his dad died "outrageous" and "indefensible." One after another, family members whose loved ones died after similar circumstances spoke at a public hearing.

Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells called the hearing to get all the players in a room to discuss these high-profile failures on the part of DC Fire and EMS.

Several representatives from EMS got a chance to speak and be questioned by Wells. However it was Mills' son's speech that set the tone, "What happened to my father is unacceptable on any level procedurally, morally or legally. As the deputy mayor's report makes abundantly clear, there were deplorable failures of leadership, gross negligent failures in carrying out the DC fire and EMS duty to deliver emergency medial services to the public, and outrageous lapses in judgment."

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