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August was a very slow month in DCFD history. Not much, happen

August 2, 1968 Pvt Hunter L Vaughan of Rescue Squad 1 died as a result of a heart attack while on duty. His death was ruled a line of duty death.

August 3, 1980 Rescue Squad 2 became a combination unit with Engine 4 each retaining their apparatus.

August 14, 1864, the Potomac Hose Company was organized and located in the house of the former Western Star Engine house

August 15, 1949 Pvt Edward G. Williams of Truck 12 died as a result of a heart attack while on duty. His death was ruled a line of duty death.

August 27, 1925 Pvt James L. Mann of Engine 21 was killed in a collision with a street car while responding to 14th & Harvard St NW.

Recent Calls
Three peoople and a firefighter injured at a NE fire
Sun. Aug 17th 2014
Just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, firefighters from the First Battalion responded to the 1000 block of Rhode Island Ave NE, just three blocks from Engine 26, Truck 15's fire house for a house on fire.Firefighters arrived on the scene with minutes of dispatched and reported heavy fire showin...

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Northeast Shed Fire
Tue. Aug 12th 2014
As firefighters were mopping up from a fire on Burroughs Ave, they saw smoke a few blocks away. When they arrived on the scene in the 700 block of 55th ST NE they a shed in backyard of a house well off.DCFD firefighters went to work quickly to extinguish the fire, No injuries were reported &nbs...

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DCFD Firefighters make a quick attack at a SE house fire
Mon. Aug 11th 2014
Firefighters from the Second Battalion were called to the 4000 block of D Street SE for a reported house fire.First units on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story rowhouse and requested a Working Fire Dispatched to be transmitted.With heavy smoke coming from the front door, firefighters ...

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Second Alarm Fire on Belmont St NW
Fri. Aug 8th 2014
On Thursday afternoon, firefighters from the Fourth Battalion responded to the 1400 block of Belmont St NW for a reported apartment building on fire.First units on the scene reported a  four story apartment building with fire on the second floor with all residents out.As firefighters were mount...

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Firefighters Honored for Heroic Effort in March House Fire
Sun. Jul 27th 2014
story by FOX 5 WTTGThe DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) honored 11 firefighters for their bravery that resulted in the rescue of three people who were trapped in a house fire on the 1200 block of Stevens Road SE in March 2014."Our mission is to preserve life through fi...

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