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09/25/2020
DC Fire And EMS

DC Fire And EMS

An abandoned structure was heavily damaged during a pre-dawn fire in the Trinidad neighborhood on Friday morning, September 25th.

Smoke was pouring from the two story, detached frame house at 1048 Bladensburg Road NE when firefighters arrived in response to an Box Alarm sounded at 5:02 AM.

It was immediately determined the house was vacant and posed no threat to any nearby structures. As a result, firefighting operations proceeded with extreme caution until the boarded up dwelling was opened up and structural stability was determined.

Once it was safe to do so, firefighters conducted an attack on fire burning on both the first and second floors. A search of the house found no victims.

The fire was brought under control with no injuries, and investigators are looking into the cause.

09/20/2020

Congratulations to the newest member of Rescue Squad 1 #4 platoon, Jordan Wiley on the birth of his second child. Health and happiness to you and your family.

Madison Cecelia Wiley - 8 lbs 7 oz - 21.5” - 09/19/2020 @ 10:26 pm @ Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

DC Fire And EMS
09/19/2020

DC Fire And EMS

#DCsBravest express their sincerest gratitude and best wishes to retired Fire and EMS Chief Gregory M. Dean for his five and a half years of service to DC and five decades in the fire service.

Today marked the end of his service as DC Fire and EMS Chief.

Photo: E. Baker

09/17/2020
DC Fire And EMS
09/04/2020

DC Fire And EMS

Earlier today, 9/4/2020, Mayor Bowser nominated Assistant Fire Chief John Donnelly to serve as the next DC Fire and EMS Chief.

Chief Donnelly has served the Department for 28 years and in numerous leadership capacities.

He is a proud DC resident and resides in Ward 4.

#Congratulations, Chief Donnelly!

Fire Chief Gregory Dean has announced his retirement. Congratulations chief we wish you health and happiness in your ret...
09/04/2020

Fire Chief Gregory Dean has announced his retirement. Congratulations chief we wish you health and happiness in your retirement.

09/03/2020
DC Firefighters Burn Foundation

Check out our burn foundation online store.

Enter to win - all month long! For each $25 you donate to the Foundation during the month of September, you get entered a win a great gift pack of Foundation favorites: a trucker hat, long sleeve shirt, t-shirt, oven mitts, mask and decals!! This is value of $100 and all proceeds benefit the Foundation!

Donate today - and all throughout September: https://www.dcffburnfoundation.org/product/donation/
(Colors of product subject to change, the Foundation will contact the winner on October 1 to get sizing)

Here in the DCFD candidates who qualify get a 90 day detail to the rescue squad to learn the skills it takes to be assig...
08/16/2020

Here in the DCFD candidates who qualify get a 90 day detail to the rescue squad to learn the skills it takes to be assigned to the back step of the rescue. Yesterday Firefighter Jordan Wiley formerly of Engine Company 9 passed his test. He is the newest member of Rescue Squad 1. He should also be recognized for a perfect score. Way to kick ass brother Wiley.
With our tradition here at squad 1 once you pass your 90day test we sneak your new helmet shield onto your helmet. He must have been really tired, only took him 12 hours to notice.
The members of Rescue Squad 1 congratulate and welcome you to the company. Job well done.

Welcome back to special ops Lt. Hutchins. We look forward to your leadership. Now the boss on platoon #2.
08/14/2020

Welcome back to special ops Lt. Hutchins. We look forward to your leadership. Now the boss on platoon #2.

Congratulations to Lt. Bozarth on his promotion to captain. And Pvt. Cooper on his promotion to sgt. Today is their fina...
08/14/2020

Congratulations to Lt. Bozarth on his promotion to captain. And Pvt. Cooper on his promotion to sgt. Today is their final tour at rescue squad 1. Good luck fellas
Photo by Elliott Goodman

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08/03/2020

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Three men are missing and presumed dead after a boating incident on the Potomac River Sunday evening, August 2nd.

DC Fire and EMS received a distress call over a maritime frequency reporting three people in the water vicinity of Capitol Cove Marina at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. DC’s Fireboats and Metropolitan Police harbor units responded at 5:37 PM.

Emergency personnel arrived to find an boat whose occupants reported 3 people from the vessel were in the water and had not resurfaced. None of the three were reported to be wearing personal flotation devices.

An immediate search and rescue operation was initiated. DC Fire and EMS units included the Fireboats, inflatables launched from land based rescue squads, other land units, and a search and rescue K-9. Several other departments and agencies also provided rescue assets.

After an almost three hour search in the river, along the shoreline, and from the air, the Special Operations Battalion Chief, who was incident commander, transitioned from a rescue to a recovery operation.

At that point, most of the units were released, but several vessels continued the search into the night.

This event serves as a stark reminder for boaters and their on-board companions to always wear flotation devices.

This was the second water rescue of the day for DC’s Bravest. An earlier call involved a boat taking on water that was successfully assisted to safety.

(All photos by Elliot Goodman)

Platoon #4. Story and photos by Elliot GoodmanDCFD Firefighters with Special Operations were dispatched Wednesday aftern...
07/22/2020

Platoon #4.
Story and photos by Elliot Goodman

DCFD Firefighters with Special Operations were dispatched Wednesday afternoon for several reports of people in the water between Thompsons and Fletchers Boathouse on the Potomac. A sudden storm came with winds in excess of 50 MPH.Squad 1 responded to Thompsons Boathouse and Squad 2 to Fletchers Boathouse. Assisted by DCFD Fireboat 3 , MPD Harbor, and the USCG all people that had been in the water had been rescued and returned to land. Great effort by all agencies again.... By E

07/22/2020

Platoon #4 had a nasty little storm come through. Came across these manhole covers dancing on the way to a stranded kayaker. Always be prepared if they would have been completely submerged they become a deadly hazard to us if we have to enter the water on foot.

07/21/2020
Rescue 1  platoon #3 member Jason woods helping bring a dog out.
07/21/2020

Rescue 1 platoon #3 member Jason woods helping bring a dog out.

Platoon #2 responded to a multi-agency hazmat incident. DCFD responded to the 600 blk of 21st ST NW for the report of a ...
07/20/2020

Platoon #2 responded to a multi-agency hazmat incident.

DCFD responded to the 600 blk of 21st ST NW for the report of a radiation leak at the campus of GW University. Because of the possible seriousness of the incident , various govt. agencies redponded , FBI , Secret Service , Metro Transit Police and of course MPD Special Operations . In addition the response of the Navys Hazmat unit at the Naval Research Lab responded as DCs was on another call , but eventually did respond . After an evaluation it was discovered the leak came from a vehicle near a construction site with s slight amount of residue and all units cleared ....Staging area was E-23s station....By E
Report and pictures by Elliot Goodman

07/14/2020
DC Fire And EMS

DC Fire And EMS

Two injured workers were safely removed using a crane and rescue basket technique after they were injured at a Southwest construction site on Tuesday morning, July 14th.

DC Fire and EMS was called to the scene in the 600 block of Maine Avenue SW shortly before 7:30 AM. Firefighters found two adult males with serious but non life threatening injuries who had been struck by fallen construction material.

Both of the injured were given primary care inside the construction pit. Then, one by one, they were lifted out in a rescue basket attached to a crane, with a firefighter riding along for safety.

Once back on the ground, both victims were transported to area hospitals.

Platoon #4 had an injured worker with zero access for a stretcher. Performed a crane operation. Old school photos courte...
07/10/2020

Platoon #4 had an injured worker with zero access for a stretcher. Performed a crane operation.
Old school photos courtesy of Elliot Goodman

Missing a fire this morning due to training didn’t slow down #4 platoon. With squad 3 OOS we picked up a working fire. O...
07/06/2020
DC Fire and EMS #StayHomeDC on Twitter

Missing a fire this morning due to training didn’t slow down #4 platoon. With squad 3 OOS we picked up a working fire. Our thoughts are with injured members. Speedy recovery guys

https://twitter.com/dcfireems/status/1280272638758322177?s=21

“Update Working Fire 2900 block Knox Pl. SE. #DCsBravest have placed this fire under control. 1 firefighter transported minor injury and 2nd firefighter being assessed. Multiple displacements anticipated. Investigators on scene to determine cause.”

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