DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express"

DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express" Washington D.C.'s Finest. First due to "The White House" and much of downtown D.C. to the South and West side of our first due, with a large area of residential high rises and row houses on the Northern and Eastern side of our first due.
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Congrats to Christopher Morris Engine 16 #2 platoon on completing your probation today , welcome to the club !
05/13/2020

Congrats to Christopher Morris Engine 16 #2 platoon on completing your probation today , welcome to the club !

Today we remember and never forget Lt. Kevin McRae.
05/06/2020

Today we remember and never forget Lt. Kevin McRae.

04/25/2020
Back in the day number 1 platoon before the Washington Capitals game.
04/25/2020

Back in the day number 1 platoon before the Washington Capitals game.

Wagon driver Art Tudge above checking the piece out , members at the original watch desk.
04/25/2020

Wagon driver Art Tudge above checking the piece out , members at the original watch desk.

Photos from DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express"'s post
04/25/2020

Photos from DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express"'s post

The old and the new.
04/25/2020

The old and the new.

Family.
04/25/2020

Family.

04/25/2020
Photos from DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express"'s post
04/25/2020

Photos from DCFD Engine16 Tower3 "The Midnight Express"'s post

A reminder that the annual open house has been cancelled due to Covid -19. Hopefully we can hold this again someday. Tha...
04/23/2020

A reminder that the annual open house has been cancelled due to Covid -19. Hopefully we can hold this again someday. Thank you.

Number 1 platoon after a job in SouthWest.
04/23/2020

Number 1 platoon after a job in SouthWest.

Back in the Tiller days first due on the apartment fire 🔥 in the Shaw neighborhood.
04/23/2020

Back in the Tiller days first due on the apartment fire 🔥 in the Shaw neighborhood.

2007 Company of the Year.
04/23/2020

2007 Company of the Year.

**PLEASE READI wanted to share a little more detail regarding my vision for the old Truck Company F firehouse. Our visio...
01/26/2020
Sign the Petition

**PLEASE READ

I wanted to share a little more detail regarding my vision for the old Truck Company F firehouse. Our vision is to convert it into a restaurant with an open concept kitchen that it utilized as a demonstration kitchen for DC Fire & EMS personnel to take scheduled cooking/nutrition classes.

Most nonprofits fail due to lack of consistent funding. The restaurant will allow Food on the Stove to be self-sustainable, with profit generated from the restaurant going directly into the organization's programming.

Most health and safety grants are allocated for SCBA bottles, fire wipes, fire equipment, etc. Since Food on the Stove's focus is more on how food affects the health of firefighters, we don't qualify for most health and safety grants. This leaves us to focus our attention on food bank grants. The problem is that at the moment, we don't have a facility to store a large amount of food if we were to win a (food bank) grant.

The long term goal is to utilize the profit from the restaurant along with grant money to supplement the cost of meals in the firehouse. The #1 excuse for not eating healthier is, "It costs too much." It is our hope that this concept will help us eliminate that excuse. The carriage house in the rear will be utilized as a food pantry where food will be stored and boxed to be delivered to firehouses, think of food delivery companies like Hello Fresh, Sun Basket, Blue Apron, etc. Depending upon profit, we will be able to deliver "Farm to Firehouse" food boxes to 1 battalion per week at no cost to firefighters. Inside each box will be a 30-minute recipe along with locally-sourced organic ingredients that will be needed to prepare the meal. By providing one meal, more money can be put into buying healthier items for breakfast and lunch.

The second floor (bunk room) will be used for event space where rental fees will be waived for retirement and promotion dinners. Catering will be purchased per person which will give us another stream of revenue to go back into programming.

It is my belief that this model and concept can be used around the country for firehouses that become vacant. Let's be the first to do it! If you have any questions, concerns, critiques, etc . . . feel free to leave them below. I am open to hearing your thoughts and opinions. The plans may change, but the vision will stay the same.

Please read and sign the petition @ change.org/foodonthestove

Save A Firehouse, Save A Firefighter

Helping our DCFD family promote their event , if you know of past members of Engine Co. 4 please notify them about the e...
01/23/2020

Helping our DCFD family promote their event , if you know of past members of Engine Co. 4 please notify them about the event. Thank you Engine Company 4 of 150 years of service.

Blast from the past , Burn Foundation Bowling Tournament/Fundraiser ,DCFD Burn Foundation always doing great things.
01/10/2020

Blast from the past , Burn Foundation Bowling Tournament/Fundraiser ,DCFD Burn Foundation always doing great things.

The Wagon at the Lincoln Memorial. Night Ops Engine 16.
01/10/2020

The Wagon at the Lincoln Memorial. Night Ops Engine 16.

#1 Platoon back in the day  on a fire at 13th and Belmont for the basement , great members of the Midnight Express past ...
01/10/2020

#1 Platoon back in the day on a fire at 13th and Belmont for the basement , great members of the Midnight Express past and present.

A blast from the past. Now Lt. Chris Maggi Tower 3 #3 platoon when he was assigned to the side of the truck as a Firefig...
01/07/2020

A blast from the past. Now Lt. Chris Maggi Tower 3 #3 platoon when he was assigned to the side of the truck as a Firefighter , this was the day members picked up S-301 2002 Seagrave Aerialscope from the Richmond plant. Tower 3 Life !

On 1/06/2020 members of Engine 16 #2 platoon updated the attack lines on the wagon. A  250’/1.5” attack line was placed ...
01/07/2020

On 1/06/2020 members of Engine 16 #2 platoon updated the attack lines on the wagon. A 250’/1.5” attack line was placed on the right side hose bed and a 2.5” attack/leader line also. Engine 16 takes a lot of pride in their wagon and it shows. #midnightexpresspride

A presentation was made to the members of Tower 3 the evening of Mike Rogers retirement dinner from Retired Tillerman Jo...
01/07/2020

A presentation was made to the members of Tower 3 the evening of Mike Rogers retirement dinner from Retired Tillerman John Doyle of Truck 3. The original company journal of Truck “C” Company dates October 6, 1891 the year Truck “C” Company was established. The very first journal. Thank you John Doyle for preserving our company history.

On Sunday January 5th 2020 @5pm Engine 16 and Tower 3 hosted the retirement dinner of Technician “Iron Mike “ Rogers of ...
01/07/2020

On Sunday January 5th 2020 @5pm Engine 16 and Tower 3 hosted the retirement dinner of Technician “Iron Mike “ Rogers of Platoon #1 with 31 years of service. We thank you Mike and we will miss you..... who’s going to make the eggs ?

Merry Christmas from the Midnight Express.
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas from the Midnight Express.

12/24/2019

We would like to welcome to Tower Ladder 3;

Lt. Oleg Pelekhaty T-3-2
Sgt. Jack Lescure T-3-3
Sgt. Jason Stadler T-3-2

Welcome and Congratulations!

A bittersweet time for the Midnight Express. Great ones always come and go, but we are glad you were, and will always be...
12/24/2019

A bittersweet time for the Midnight Express. Great ones always come and go, but we are glad you were, and will always be apart of us.

Congratulations on your promotion to Sergeant “J.P.”, and good luck to you in your transfers to Dave and Karen, you each will be greatly missed.

Sgt. J.P. Seavey, Jr. to Truck Company 4
Sgt. Karen Brown to the Hazardous Materials Unit
Lt. Dave Pylar to Rescue Squad 1

Back in the day before the Tower
12/23/2019

Back in the day before the Tower

Congrats Ryan on completing your probation and a wonderful dinner. Keep up the great work and enjoy your career.
12/23/2019

Congrats Ryan on completing your probation and a wonderful dinner. Keep up the great work and enjoy your career.

12/22/2019
Company of the year 2007
12/21/2019

Company of the year 2007

87 years of service to the community.
12/20/2019

87 years of service to the community.

The Watch Desk a DCFD Tradition.
12/20/2019

The Watch Desk a DCFD Tradition.

Water Tower racing down 7th st.
12/18/2019

Water Tower racing down 7th st.

On Saturday #2 platoon held their annual Christmas shift party at Wagon Driver Adam Corkran’s residence in beautiful Cam...
12/15/2019

On Saturday #2 platoon held their annual Christmas shift party at Wagon Driver Adam Corkran’s residence in beautiful Cambridge Md , a wonderful time with family and friends ! PS the prime rib and homemade Maryland crab cakes were to die for !

#4 platoon Christmas Bash held at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub , a great time had by all !
12/15/2019

#4 platoon Christmas Bash held at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub , a great time had by all !

Address

1018 13th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20005

McPherson Square Metro stop. Take 14th and I st. (eye street) exit to street level. Walk 1 block east to 13th, turn 1 1/2 blocks north to 1018 13th St. (just across K St.) Or just cut diagonally from the metro stop, in a NE direction through Franklin Square Park.

General information

Our house on 13th St., quarters Battalion Chief 6, Engine Company 16, Tower Ladder 3, Firefighter Ambulance 16, EMS Captain 6, Water Supply Engine 56, Ready Reserve Engine 76 and "Old Face". Living together as Brothers in the "New Quarters" @ 1018 13th St. since 1932.

Telephone

(202) 673-3216

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My annual post, late 1930's Engine 16 and Truck 3 Cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Looking forward to serving in the 2F08 Single Member District as the new ANC2F08 Commissioner-Elect (Janice Ferebee, MSW) and working with Engine 16. Thank you for all you do. Be Well & Safe😊
Long long time ago I had the pleasure of doing a ride along with Capt Seivey. I'll never forget it. It was a great experience for a 20yo firefighter. I got some good photos and lost a few. The one that breaks my heart is losing the picture of the Claude bench. I would sit on that when 16 engine would return and they backed in full throttle. We ate ribs on the rigs when a bomb threat came into the white house. The one picture is all that's left of my shirt they gave me. 20 some years later, no longer in the fire service, cancer survivor, two children one gone one almost graduating, ups and downs of life and I can still play back my shift at the midnight Express like it was yesterday. I'll never forget this house. A better house I've never seen. Best wishes brothers. One day i'll make it back up there to get a new shirt. It's still my favorite.
Saws with the rookie.
I understand a new Tower is on order. Will it be stationed at E-16/Tower3? I understand it will be a Seagrave as well.
Did Tower 3 got replaced with a Tiller?