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January 16, 1908 the second Chemical Company 1 was organized and placed in service at 4201 Minnesota Ave. N.E. Benning, D.C. with a 1901 C.T. Holloway 170 gallon double tank chemical engine.
January 16, 1937 Lt. Gilbert W. Fletcher of Engine 20 died of illness, his death was ruled a line of duty death
January 17, 1989 the Cave-In unit was placed in service as combination unit with Rescue Squad 3 with a 1980 Chevrolet Step Van

Recent Calls
Fri. Jan 13th 2017
story/photos by DCFIRE/EMSWednesday, January 11th, was a busy day for DC Fire and EMS, as we fought three fires, dealt with a severe crash and a hazmat incident, and answered hundreds of other calls for service.The first of the three fires took place early afternoon in the 3700 block of Kansas Avenu...
Wed. Jan 11th 2017
photos/video by DCFIRE/EMSJust be fore 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, firefighters from the Third Battalion responded to 1659 W Street SE for smoke coming from an apartment building.Upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke showing from a three- story apartment building with all residents out safely.Fire...
Sun. Jan 8th 2017
Intense cold & icy conditions was a challenge for firefighters in the Fourth Battalion Saturday night as they battle a house fire  in the 1300 blk Madison St NW.Firefighters arrived on the scene and encounter a fire in the walls on the top floor of a two-story dwelling with fire extending i...
Sun. Jan 8th 2017
Firefighters from the 2nd Battalion responded to an apartment building on fire Saturday night in the 300 bk of Anacostia Ave SE.Units arrived on the scene with smoke showing from the two-story  building with all residents out safely.The fire crews located a fire in a top floor unit, with an agg...
Sun. Jan 8th 2017
On Saturday afternoon, firefighters from the Third Battalion was called to the 2500 bk of N Street SE for a reported apartment building on fire.Firefighters arrived on the scene with smoke showing from a top floor apartment building with all residents out safely.Firefighters enter the building to fi...

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