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February 20, 1891 Pvt. Thomas R. Newman of Truck A died of injuries sustained on February 19, 1891 when the fire unit he was on was struck by a cable car at 7th & D St's NW

February 21, 1870 the new department expanded for the first time with the addition of "South Washington Fire Company No. 4" located at Virginia Ave. & 4 1/2 Street S.W.  The new steam engine was built by Silsby rated at 600 GPM and was named the "Sayles J. Bowen".  The hose reel carriage was built by McDermott Bros



Recent Calls
Tue. Feb 21st 2017
photos/video by DCFIREEMSJust after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, units from the Third Battalion responded to 3037 Stanton Road Southeast for smoke coming from an apartment building.Engine 19, First on the scene reported smoke showing and fire from a rear porch on the the second floor of a three-story ap...
Sat. Feb 18th 2017
video/photos by DCFIREEMSTwo DC firefighters was injured late Friday night while battling a massive house in the Trinidad section  of the city.Firefighters arrived on the scene in the 1500 block Montello Avenue  with heavy fire showing from a two-story dwelling with all residents out safel...
Wed. Feb 15th 2017
photos/video by DCFIREEMSJust after 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, unit from DCFD responded to the 200 block of T St NE fire smoke coming from a house.Units arrived  on the scene and encounter a fire on the top floor of a two-story house with all residents out safely.With a quick attack on the fire,...
Fri. Feb 10th 2017
video/photos by DCFIREEMSFive people including two firefighters were injured early Friday morning after a fire erupted at a Northeast townhouse.Firefighters were called to the 700 block of Maryland Avenue NE for a reported house fire with several people trapped.Units arrived on the scene with smoke ...
Wed. Feb 8th 2017
video by DCFIREEMSA 92-year-old woman was rescued by DC firefighters  Wednesday evening from a southeast house fire.Just before 6 p.m., firefighters were called to the 800 block of Xenia St SE for a reported house fire with a person trapped.Upon arrival, firefighters encounter smoke coming from...

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