DCFD Engine 26 / Truck 15

DCFD Engine 26 / Truck 15 Located in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., 26 Engine and 15 Truck protect the Brentwood neighborhood in DCFD's First Battalion. Established on September 18, 1908 as the second Chemical Company #3, and later becoming Engine 26 on July 9, 1913, 26 Engine's quarters originally was located at 2700 22nd Street NE.
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Truck 15 was organized and placed in service on April 21, 1937 at 1340 Rhode Island Ave NE. Here it remained as a single truck house while Engine 26 resided on 22nd Street NE. On June 10, 1940, after a consolidation of fire companies and houses throughout Washington, DC took place, the quarters of Engine 26 was disbanded and Engine 26 joined Truck 15 in their current location at 1340 Rhode Island Ave NE, in the Brentwood Neighborhood in NE DC, where both have resided since.

Operating as usual

Members of Engine 26 and Truck 15 honoring the Cherry Rd. LODD’s of Firefighters Anthony Phillips and Louis Matthews 20 ...
05/31/2019

Members of Engine 26 and Truck 15 honoring the Cherry Rd. LODD’s of Firefighters Anthony Phillips and Louis Matthews 20 years later. Thanks to all the members, families and Local 36 for making it a first class remembrance of their sacrifice.

This evening the members of #4 platoon placed our new 2018 Seagrave Wagon in service. The Wagon is outfitted with all br...
07/18/2018

This evening the members of #4 platoon placed our new 2018 Seagrave Wagon in service. The Wagon is outfitted with all brand new hose and equipment to serve the citizens and visitors of DC.

Only one more week until this beauty is in service.
07/08/2018

Only one more week until this beauty is in service.

Engine 26 was honored to have this young lady come past after a successful cardiac arrest resuscitation.
07/08/2018

Engine 26 was honored to have this young lady come past after a successful cardiac arrest resuscitation.

Getting the hose ready for the new wagon
07/08/2018

Getting the hose ready for the new wagon

Number 2 Platoon is eating good as always.
03/07/2018

Number 2 Platoon is eating good as always.

Good work by number 3 platoon in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Ave NE
03/04/2018

Good work by number 3 platoon in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Ave NE

A busy week city-wide sent the members of Engine 26 / Truck 15 to two first due fires and multiple other working fires i...
12/24/2017

A busy week city-wide sent the members of Engine 26 / Truck 15 to two first due fires and multiple other working fires in the 1st Battalion.

-Just before daybreak on Sunday 12/23/17 (Platoon #1), Engine 26 and Truck 15 were sent first due for the reported building fire at the corner of 12th and Hamlin Streets NE. Engine 26 arrived to find heavy smoke and fire pushing from a large commercial building and funeral home. Engine 26 stretched a preconnect through Side-A for attack and Truck 15 began opening up and assisting with the search. Fire was knocked and searches were negative. ***this fire occurred while two other 2nd Alarm fires were going on in the city.***

-On 12/21/2017 (Platoon #4), 1st Battalion units were alerted to a house on fire in the 3000blk of 10th Street NE. T15 was initially sent as the 1st due truck. Engine 26 was nearby clearing a medical local, heard the dispatch location and requested to be placed on the box. BFC 1 advised Engine 26 to respond as the 2nd due engine. E17 and T15 arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of a 2-story single family detached. Engine 26 arrived to the C-side with the same conditions and stretched a preconnect to the C-side to assist with attack. T15 opened up and searched with results negative.

-On 12/18/2017 (Platoon #1), around 9pm, 1st Battalion units were sent to the reported apartment fire with possible victims trapped. Engine 26 and Truck 15 were sent as the first due engine and truck. Engine 26 arrived to find heavy smoke pushing from an apartment in a three story building. Engine 26 stretched a line and Truck 15 immediately began opening up and search. During the initial search, members of Engine 26 and Truck 15 located a victim in the fire apartment and removed her to awaiting EMS. The victim was unresponsive and transported to the Burn Center in critical condition where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Pictured below - Platoon #4 Firefighters Delaney and Thomas are reunited with Ms. Yarborough and her children. Two month...
12/22/2017

Pictured below - Platoon #4 Firefighters Delaney and Thomas are reunited with Ms. Yarborough and her children. Two months ago, the members along with the crew from Medic 10 assisted Ms. Yarborough with delivering her baby boy Jazz. The members were excited to see Jazz and they even provided him with his own DCFD shirt.

Last night we were honored to celebrate Fireman Eric Delaney's 25th year anniversary with the DCFD. Fireman Delaney has ...
10/16/2017

Last night we were honored to celebrate Fireman Eric Delaney's 25th year anniversary with the DCFD. Fireman Delaney has worked his entire career at The Farm and to this day, he is still the hardest working and most respected Fireman in the house.

Below, Truck 15 Lt. Chuck Jones is presenting Fireman Delaney with a plaque in recognition for his service to the DCFD and The Farm.

Congratulations Fireman Delaney!

Condolences to our brothers and sisters at Engine 22 / Truck 11 on the passing of active firefighter/technician Andy Col...
09/21/2017

Condolences to our brothers and sisters at Engine 22 / Truck 11 on the passing of active firefighter/technician Andy Collins after his fight with occupational cancer. Technician Collins was the Wagon Driver on Engine 22, platoon #4. Rest easy, Andy.

We are saddened to announce the passing of active Firefighter Technician Andrew Collins, the Wagon Driver of Engine Company 22 number 4 platoon. Tech. Collins passed yesterday surrounded by family after a long hard fight with cancer. He loved the job & wanted nothing more than to get back to work driving the engine and being with the brothers. He took immense pride in his apparatus, take time today to polish something, fix a minor issue on the unit or go over something with the rookies in his honor. We will miss our brother from across the bay but never forget him.
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A couple weeks ago, three neighborhood kids stopped into the firehouse to ask the duty crew for a drink of water and to ...
09/12/2017

A couple weeks ago, three neighborhood kids stopped into the firehouse to ask the duty crew for a drink of water and to inflate a tire on their bike. It was a hot day and the kids found some shade in the bays around the watch desk while we helped them out with what they needed. A few members struck up a conversation with the kids and realized they all had dirty, broken, torn shoes and none of them fit properly. The kids took off to play again and after they left, the members of E26/T15 passed the hat and took up a collection for new shoes for kids. The other day we were able to track down the three kids in the neighborhood and give them each a new pair of shoes just in time for the new school year. The Farm isn't just a firehouse; it's a cornerstone of the Brentwood neighborhood and has been for over 80 years. The neighborhood has taken care of us and we are fortunate to be able to give back to them when needed.

09/05/2017
Photos from DCFD Engine 26 / Truck 15's post

Members from platoon #1 work with their new Probationer FF/Paramedic. Today is the Probationer's first tour of duty. Following official lineup and inspection, he was greeted promptly with company drills, Probationer expectations and a tour of the watch desk--where he'll spend the majority of his time while on duty.

Say a prayer for our brother from Engine Company #3, critically injured on a fire overnight in Capitol Hill.
08/03/2017

Say a prayer for our brother from Engine Company #3, critically injured on a fire overnight in Capitol Hill.

One of our firefighters was critically injured at the scene of a 2 Alarm fire in the Capital Hill neighborhood on Wednesday night, August 2nd.

Probationary Firefighter Dane Smothers Jr., 28, was among the crew aboard Engine Company 3 when they were dispatched at 11:31 PM to a house fire at 809 F Street NE.

Firefighter Smothers was pulling an attack hose line from the apparatus when he was struck by another responding unit.

Smothers was rushed to the Medstar Trauma Center, where he remains in critical condition after surgery with severe upper body trauma.

Probationary Smothers recently graduated from our Training Academy and had been in the field for approximately two months at the time of the accident. He has two Uncles who are also DC firefighters.

The fire to which Engine 3 was dispatched involved the first floor and rear porches of a two story row home. A second alarm was sounded due to the extent of the fire and immediate threat to the adjacent dwellings.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters.

A busy day on Friday, 7/21/17, for Platoon #3 in the 1st Battalion.  While Engine 26 was out of service for maintenance,...
07/24/2017

A busy day on Friday, 7/21/17, for Platoon #3 in the 1st Battalion. While Engine 26 was out of service for maintenance, Truck 15 took in 2 first due fires back-to-back, within two hours of each other and also made a rescue.

At 1741 hours, alarm bells rang at 3001 Bladensburg Rd NE for the apartment fire. Truck 15 arrived 1st due to find a 10-story apartment building with a fire in a second floor apartment. Forcing entry, T15 found a victim and removed her as Engine 12 stretched a line for fire attack. Fire was extinguished and kept to the apartment of origin. In addition to the civilian rescued, a FF was transported with minor injuries sustained.

Box: E12, E8, E10, E14, E6, T15, T4, R1, B1, B2

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At 1905 hours, Truck 15 went first due to the reported fire in a 2-story, middle of the row and found fire and heavy smoke from the top floor and roof at 1927 Summit Pl NE. A confirmed fire in the cockloft brought the working fire dispatch and all companies working as the fire was extinguished, and damage contained to the original building. No reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Box: E12, E6, E4, E17, E9, T15, T4, R1, B1, BFCSO
WFD: E10, T6, DFC Ops

On Sunday morning, 7/2/17, at 0846 hours, 2nd Battalion units were sent to the 300 blk of 18th Street NE for the reporte...
07/03/2017

On Sunday morning, 7/2/17, at 0846 hours, 2nd Battalion units were sent to the 300 blk of 18th Street NE for the reported row house. Engine 8 arrived 1st due and reported fire showing on the first and second floors of a 2 story row, already extending into two adjacent exposures, and began fire attack. The second alarm was sounded by the 2nd Battalion Chief.

Engine 26 and Truck 15 responded on the second alarm and assisted with exposures and ventilation.

Fire in all three row houses was knocked down; primary and secondary searches were negative and there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

Box: E8, E10, E18, E3, E27, T13, T7, R1, BFC2, BFC1
WFD: E30, Tower 3, DFCOps, Support Units
2nd Alarm: E26, E2, E13, E15, T15, T10, R3, BFC3, HMU1

In the early morning hours of 6/23/17, Engine 26 was sent to the 3600 blk of New York Avenue NE for the reported traffic...
07/03/2017

In the early morning hours of 6/23/17, Engine 26 was sent to the 3600 blk of New York Avenue NE for the reported traffic accident. While en route, communications received multiple calls describing a major traffic accident with numerous vehicles on fire and possible entrapment of more than one victims. The assignment was upgraded to a rescue assignment and multiple companies responded, including Truck 15.

Engine 26 arrived on scene to find a four vehicle accident with three cars on fire and two patients still pinned in their vehicles. Firefighting operations commenced and EMS units tended to other patients already freed from the wreckage. One patient was extricated in critical condition and transported to the hospital with three other patients with non-life threatening injuries. One other entrapped driver was pronounced dead on the scene. Fire was extinguished and MPD took possession of the scene for further investigation.

Response: E26, E27, E10, E17, T15, RS1, BFC1, Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, EMS1, EMS2, EMS8, M10, A6

Congrats to Firefighter Mike Mav, who recently completed his 18-month probation and treated the men to the DCFD traditio...
06/29/2017

Congrats to Firefighter Mike Mav, who recently completed his 18-month probation and treated the men to the DCFD traditional end of probation dinner, and was able to remove the red probationer tag from his duty uniform. Upon graduating from the fire academy, probationer firefighters follow a strict and deliberate course of study which includes monthly written exams, practical evolutions, area familiarization, and knowledge of boxes and running routes for the duration of their probation. The end of probation dinner is a long standing tradition with DCFD and continues to this day.

Truck 15 assisting with the 4th alarm fire in the 4th Battalion.
06/25/2017

Truck 15 assisting with the 4th alarm fire in the 4th Battalion.

The 4th Battalion had their hands full this morning with the 4th alarm fire. Strong work, Lads.
06/24/2017

The 4th Battalion had their hands full this morning with the 4th alarm fire. Strong work, Lads.

1300blk Peabody St NW, ultimately 3rd alarm sounded. Entire top floor off and running the cockloft, numerous rescues made early on & an aggressive interior attack mounted by units from the 4th battalion but ultimately pulled back to exterior heavy duty operations. Fire dispatched around 03:00 on #3 platoon and #4 platoon relieving on fire ground at shift change. 3 minor injuries to our engine company, Engine 22, also first due all treated and released from ER at this time. Units still on scene monitoring hot spots

Today, the members of Engine 26 and Truck 15 placed a wreath at the scene of Box 6178 where Firefighters Louis Matthews ...
05/29/2017

Today, the members of Engine 26 and Truck 15 placed a wreath at the scene of Box 6178 where Firefighters Louis Matthews and Anthony Phillips made the ultimate sacrifice on May 30th 1999. We will never forget our fallen brothers and may they continue to rest in piece.

More life-saving recognition for the members of Engine 26 and Truck 15. This time, Platoon #2 is recognized for their ef...
04/03/2017

More life-saving recognition for the members of Engine 26 and Truck 15. This time, Platoon #2 is recognized for their efforts in a cardiac arrest save of a patient at the US National Arboretum, presented by Medical Director Dr. Robert Holman.

FEMS Interim Medical Director Dr. Robert Holman presents the Department's Cardiac Arrest Save Coin to our members at Engine 26 this morning. The eight members this morning are credited with saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest at the US National Arboretum on August 18, 2016. The patient, at one point, had no pulse. Our lifesaving members changed that, giving the man a second chance in life.

Oh, and by the way, for members Captain Jeffery Patton, FF/Paramedic Kevin Belcher, FF/EMT Cyprian Lee, FF/EMT Joseph Tate and FF/Paramedic Zakarij Wright this was the second patient on the same shift who they were able to return a pulse from a pulse-less patient.

Real life heroes and lifesavers.

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04/02/2017

Truck 15's most senior man, Eric Delaney, working with Truck 15's newest member and Probationer on proper procedures for backing. During probation, rookies are required to obtain certification on their assigned piece of equipment and will be placed in the fill-in driver rotation when a regularly assigned technician (driver) is off. On the truck, that means learning to drive the rear first.

Members of Engine 26, platoon #2, drilling with their Probationer FF on pump operations and emergency driving.  Rookies ...
03/31/2017

Members of Engine 26, platoon #2, drilling with their Probationer FF on pump operations and emergency driving. Rookies are on an 18-month probation from their date of hire. Upon graduation from the fire academy, they are assigned to a company and are responsible for daily training tasks and objectives with monthly evaluations and exams from the assigned technician, company officer and Battalion Fire Chief for the duration of their probation. These make up nine exams in total that are completed in company. Once the probationer completes all required studies and is deemed ready to sit for his/her final review and passes, he/she loses the red probationer tag and is a full member of the company to which assigned and is officially off of probation.

Members of Truck 15, Technician Blair Kramer and Firefighter Eric Delaney where recognized today for their life saving e...
03/29/2017

Members of Truck 15, Technician Blair Kramer and Firefighter Eric Delaney where recognized today for their life saving efforts on a run on April 22nd 2016 at 1905 9th St.. N. E. Also recognized were Sgt. Rodney Taylor, Firefighter Ronald Payton and (not pictured) Truck 15 Technician Eric Kolarick and Truck 15 Firefighter Shanetra Brown. Job well done by the members of Truck 15 and Medic 24!

It's with great pride we issue congratulations to Firefighter/EMT Eric Delaney (pictured left), member of Truck 15, on b...
03/21/2017

It's with great pride we issue congratulations to Firefighter/EMT Eric Delaney (pictured left), member of Truck 15, on being named the 2017 D.C. Fire and EMS Firefighter of the Year.

FF Delaney was assigned to Engine 26 in 1993 and later slid the floor to Truck 15, where he remains the longest active member of The Farm to date with 24+ years of service to the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia and the Brentwood neighborhood. FF Delaney remains one of The Farm's most dedicated and hardest working members,
always striving to keep the house and its members operating at full speed and potential across all four platoons.

FF Delaney will be honored and presented with the 2017 Firefighter of the Year award at the annual DCFEMS Conspicuous Service Awards ceremony on April 28, 2017. Congrats, E!

On 2/17/17, just after 2100 hours, Engine 26 and Truck 15 were sent as the 1st due engine and 2nd due truck to Box 6395 ...
02/18/2017

On 2/17/17, just after 2100 hours, Engine 26 and Truck 15 were sent as the 1st due engine and 2nd due truck to Box 6395 in the 1500 blk of Montello Ave NE for the reported building off with people trapped. Multiple calls poured into 911 reporting various buildings off. Engine 6 was in the area and requested 1st due position, moving E26 to 3rd due. Truck 13 arrived on the scene and reported a 2-story end of the row with heavy fire throughout the first and second floors of an occupied row home.

Engine 26 arrived with Engine 6 and began fire attack from the A-side of the building with Truck 15 operating on the C-side as the second due truck. Fire was going throughout and through the roof in some portions on arrival.

Fire was extinguished without incident. Searches proved negative. No injuries to civilians. Two firefighters were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Box: E26, E8, E6, E3, E12, T13, T15, R1, B2, B6
WFD: E17, T4

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Greetings from Germany and many thanks for your help to make Daniel Brose a great pleasure. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=582786538819367&l=984db7b374
I want to personally thank the entire Engine 26 and Truck 15 family for all of the tremendous love, care and support that you all have shown me and my family during this grieving time with the passing of my grandmother. From the moment of my grandmothers passing up until the day of the service you all have been in my corner and I'm forever grateful to be with a brotherhood of guys. Again, thank you and my family appreciates you all. God bless.