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DCFD HISTRORY

 

OLD ENGINE 26 FIRE HOUSE

June 18, 1927 Rescue Squad No. 2 was organized and placed in service as a combination unit with Engine Company 11.  When dispatched as a Rescue Squad, Engine 11's hose wagon was used as the Rescue Squad.  Engine 11's pumper would then be staffed by extra men from nearby Truck Company 6 and then Engine 11 would be back in service running as a single piece engine company until the wagon returned.  The hose wagon was a 1926 Seagrave hose wagon with added rescue equipment by DCFD repair shop.

June 17, 1911 Driver Lee Beall of Engine 22 was thrown from a horse while exercising then he was hit by a truck and killed

June 17, 1927 a site at 16th & Webster Streets N.W. was acquired for the organization of Engine Company 30.  However due to zoning restrictions in the deed, the company was not formed.

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Calls
Sun. Jun 18th 2017
photos by DCFIREEMS A DC firefighter was injured and a family is displaced after fire erupted Sunday morning in the  2400 block of Massachusetts Avenue NorthwestThe fire was around 10:45 a.m.   When units arrived on the scene they reported a fire on the second floor of a three st...
Sun. Jun 18th 2017
Story/photos DCFIREEMSThursday, June 15th, was a busy one for DC firefighters, as they battled 4 significant fires, in addition to answering hundreds of of other calls for EMS service and other emergencies.The first blaze erupted shortly after 1:30 AM in an apartment building in the 1500 block of 28...
Thu. Jun 15th 2017
photos by DCFIREEMSAround 1:30 p.m. Friday, firefighters from the Third Battalion responded to the 1600 block of Fort Dupont Street SE for a reported house fire.First units on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story row house with all residents out safely.Firefighters advanced an attack li...
Sun. Apr 30th 2017
story/photos by DCFIREEMSShortly after 3 PM on Saturday, April 29, Ambulance 33 was dispatched for a reported assault in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace SE. That initial call was to take an unexpected turn.When Ambulance 33 arrived, they encountered smoke pouring from the second floor of a two stor...
Mon. Mar 27th 2017
Around 1 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters from the Third Battalion responded to the 400 block of Newcomb Street Se for an apartment building on fire.First on the scene Engine 25 reported fire showing from the first floor of a two-story vacant apartment building.Fire crews mounted a quick and aggressiv...
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