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In Memory of Sgt. John Carter Died in the line of duty while operating at Box #872 on October 24th, 1997. Rest in Peace John, you are not forgotten by your brothers and sisters in Local 36.

 

 

TODAY IN DCFD HISTORY

NEW DCFD D/C BUGGY

October 20, 1970 Joseph R. Criscuolo of Rescue Squad 1 died from injuries while on duty.

October 21, 1960 Engine 13 and the Foam Unit moved to new quarters with Truck 10 at 450 6th St. S.W...

October 22, 1976 Engine Company 4 and Rescue Squad 2 moved to new quarters at 2531 Sherman Ave. N.W.

October 23, Pvt. Joseph R. Criscuolo of Rescue Squad 1 died from injuries while on duty

October 24, 1904, the first Chemical Company 1 was disbanded and replaced by the organization of Engine Company 16 at the same location. Engine 16 went in service with an 1886 Amoskeag 700? GPM steam fire engine (with an 1893 Clapp & Jones boiler) and a hose reel carriage (make and year unknown).

October 24, 1966 Engine Company 9 moved to new quarters at 1617 U Street N.W

October 24, 1997 Sgt. John M. Carter of the First Battalion was killed while fighting a fire at 5th & Kennedy St NW



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