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DCFD HISTORY

OLD ENGINE 24 FIREHOUSE

February 19, 1932 Pvt Maurice P.Corbett of Truck 4 was killed as a result of a collision with a street car at 11 & P St's NW.

 February 20, 1891 Pvt. Thomas R. Newman of Truck A died of injuries sustained on February 19, 1891 when the fire unit he was on was struck by a cable car at 7th & D St's NW.

February 21, 1870 the new department expanded for the first time with the addition of "South Washington Fire Company No. 4" located at Virginia Ave. & 4 1/2 Street S.W.  The new steam engine was built by Silsby rated at 600 GPM and was named the "Sayles J. Bowen".  The hose reel carriage was built by McDermott Bros.

  On February 22, 1853 The Western Hose Company was organized and located on 23rd Street between L & M Streets N.W. This company served 1853 – 1864.

February 23, 1933 Captain Robert G. Anderson of Engine 22 died from a heart attack while on duty. His death was ruled a line of duty death.

February 24, 1955 Captain George R, Flaherty of Engine 1 died of smoke inhalation at a five alarm fire at the Union Hardware Store, 700 D St NW Box 124.

 February 27, 1939 Chief Engineer Charles E. Schrom died from heart disease. His death was ruled a line of duty death.

 

Recent Calls
Sun. Feb 25th 2018
story/photo dcfemsA fierce fire swept through a Logan Circle row house in the dawn hours of Thursday, February 22nd, forcing 2 occupants to jump to safety and requiring a 2nd Alarm to bring it under control.The Box Alarm was sounded at 6:50 AM for the 3 story, occupied row house at 1213 Rhode Island...
Mon. Feb 19th 2018
story/photos by dcfemsThe Districts newest state of the art firehouse was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 16th.The new quarters of Engine 22, Truck 11, and Ambulance 22 is located at 6825 Georgia Avenue NW, on land deeded to the city by the United States Army after the ...
Sun. Feb 4th 2018
story/photos dcfemsTwo civilians and a firefighter suffered minor injuries during a fire that gutted a Northeast dwelling on Friday evening, February 2nd.Our units were dispatched at approximately 6:30 PM for the reported house fire at 4603 Hunt Place NE. They arrived to find fire showing from the f...
Tue. Jan 23rd 2018
DC firefighters battled a blaze in a commercial occupancy on Monday afternoon, January 22nd.A Box Alarm was dispatched at approximately 2:15 PM when multiple phone calls were received for a bar on fire in the 1900 block of 9th Street NW.First arriving companies found smoke showing from 1936 9th Stre...
Mon. Jan 15th 2018
story/photos dcfemsA 2 Alarm Fire in a Woodley Park apartment building and an early morning incendiary blaze at a Northeast gas station kept DC firefighters on the go Saturday, January 13th.The first fire took place around 6:30 AM in a Sunoco gas station at 1830 Rhode Island Ave NE. First arriving u...
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