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TODAY IN DCFD HISTORY

November 18, 1905 Engine Company 18 was organized at 1001 9th Street S.E. with a 1905 American La France Metropolitan 600 GPM steam fire engine and an 1898 McDermott Bros. hose reel carriage.

On November 20, 1862 the Common Council and the Board of Aldermen reorganized the volunteer departments to be headed by one Chief Engineer, divided into seven engine companies, known as the Union, Franklin, Vigilance (?), Perseverance, Western Hose, Columbia, & Anacostia and two hook & ladder companies known as the Metropolitan and the American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Calls
Tue. Nov 21st 2017
story/photos DCFIREEMS DC's Bravest spent a busy two days Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th, dealing with seven significant incidents, as well as over a thousand other calls for assistance.The first incident began just before 11AM on Friday, with the report of a house fire at 2112...
Wed. Nov 8th 2017
story photos by dcfireems Two firefighters were injured and several civilians removed by ground ladder during two separate blazes battled by DC's Bravest on Tuesday, November 7th.The first fire broke out shortly before 4 AM on the second floor of an occupied, three story apartment building ...
Tue. Nov 7th 2017
story/photo dcfdfieemsDC firefighters had a busy Saturday on November 4th, battling three working fires in less than 12 hours, in addition to the hundreds of other routine responses during the course of the day.The first blaze erupted shortly before 3 AM at 2205 Champlain Street NW, a 2 story occupi...
Tue. Oct 17th 2017
story/photos dcfireemsDC firefighters safely removed 2 people from a burning apartment building in Northeast on Sunday morning, October 15th.The fire was reported around 7:15 AM at 933 52nd Street Northeast, a three story apartment building. First arriving units found fire showing from a second floo...
Fri. Oct 6th 2017
No one was injured in an early Friday morning fire in the Northwest section of the city.Firefighters from the Fifth Battalion were called to the 1600 block of Foxhall Road NW for a reported house fire.Units arrived on the scene of the two-story house with heavy fire coming from the basement of the h...
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