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July 5, 1805, the town was divided into two wards (east &west) in which a fire company was organized in each.

July 5, 1931 Battalion Fire Chief John H. Virstein of the Third Battalion was killed as a result of a roof collapse during a church fire at 2564
Nicholas Ave SE ( now MLK Ave.

July 6, 1906, all truck companies began using numbers instead of letters. Truck A became Truck 1; Truck B became Truck 2, etc., etc

Recent Calls
Mon. Jun 22nd 2015
Around 4 p.m  Sunday, firefighters from the First and Second Battalion was called to the 1900 block of M St NE for a house fire.Engine 10 along with Truck 13 first on the scene reported smoke showing from the top floor of a two-story duplex dwelling.Firefighters from 10 engine quickly enter the...
Fri. Jun 19th 2015
One person was rescued Thursday evening June 18th when a fire erupted on the top floor of a two rowhouse in the southeast section of the city.Shortly before 6 p/m, firefighters from the Second and Third Battalion responded to the 1900 block of P Street SE for a report of a house fire with a person t...
Fri. Jun 12th 2015
One person was killed in a two-car crash on Suitland Parkway in Southeast D.C. early Friday morning.The accident occurred early  around 1 a.m. near Firth Steraling Ave  Firefighters arrive on the scene to find two vehicles, with 1 pinned in one vehicle and 3 trapped in the other with a car...
Fri. Jun 12th 2015
Firefighters from the Second and Third Battalion responded to a apartment building  fire around 7 p.m. on Thursday in the 3400 of Minnesota Ave SE.Units arrive on the scene with smoke showing from a two-story apartment building with a person trapped in a top floor unit.Fire crews quickly went t...
Sun. Jun 7th 2015
Firefighters from the Fourth battalion responded to  the 1400 block of Madison Street NW in the Brightwood Park community of the city Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire.BrightwoodUnits arrive on the scene with smoke showing from a two story detached dwelling with a report of a fire in...