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APRIL HISTORY POSTER
On April 25, 1864, legislation was passed to create a part-time paid fire department. The following is an excerpt from the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1864
April 28, 1904, Truck Company "G" was organized and placed in service at 414 8th Street S.E. with an 1891 LaFrance/Hayes 75' aerial ladder truck.
April 29, 1965 Lt. Eugene B Davis of Fire Prevention died as a result of a heart attack while on duty. His death was ruled a line of duty death.
April 30, 1965 Rescue Squad 3 moved to the quarters of Engine 8 at 1520 C St. S.E.
April 30, 1987 HazMat Unit and Engine Co. 12 moved to new quarters at 2225 5th Street N.E
Fri. Apr 24th 2015
Around 8 a.m. Friday morning, firefighters from the Second Battalion responded to the 3400 block of Benning Road NE for a report of a building fire,First units on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story building with everyone out safely.Fire crews quickly enter the building and located a f...
Sat. Apr 18th 2015
Shortly after 1: 30 a,m,. early Saturday morning firefighters from the District of Columbia Fire Department along with unit from Prince George's County Fire Department responded the 1300 block of Southern Ave along the DC /PG line for a reported motor vehicle accident with people trapped. U...
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday night, firefighters from the Third Battalion were called to the 4300 block of Halley Terrace Southeast for a reported apartment building on fire.First arriving units reported smoke and fire showing from the top floor of two-story apartment building with all residents ou...
Wed. Apr 15th 2015
DC firefighters rescued a man and a woman early Wednesday morning after a fire erupted in a two-story rowhouse in the 400 block of 16th Street SE only a block away from a DC firehouse.The fire was reported shortly after 5:30 a,m,, When firefighters arrive on the scene they encountered heavy fire com...
Mon. Apr 6th 2015
One person is dead, and another person has life-threatening injuries in a two-alarm house fire in Northwest D.C. on Monday morning.The fire was reported around 6 30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Kenyon Street NW in the Columbia Heights section of the city.Firefighters from the Fourth Battalion arrive on...