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MVA On Route 395

July 4, 2014: Courtesy Of Engine 32 Truck 16

July 4th proved to be another crazy day for the members of Engine 32 and Truck 16. Units responded to multiple boxes, multiple outside fires, as well as the usual compliment of medical locals.

At approx 0300 the house was dumped for an MVA with one trapped on Route 395. Engine 32, Truck 16 and Ambu;ance 32 worked alongside Rescue Squad 3 to bring the situation under control.


1334 Levis Street N.E.

July 2, 2014


3208 Brothers Place S.E.

June 30, 2014: Story & Photos By Elliot J Goodman

Monday afternoon, June 30th, around 1500 they were banging on the door at Engine 25 and OUC was in the process of dispatching the box for a house on fire directly behind their quarters on Brothers Place S.E.

Engine 25 arrived on the scene with heavy fire on the first floor which was extending to the 2nd floor and attic. DCFD companies did another professional and expeditious job as usual getting those lines in place and super truck work by trucks 16 and 7 bringing the fire under control within 30 minutes.


Dumpster Fires

June 29, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Two dumpster fires at the same time, once inside and one outdoors, kept DC firefighters busy in the noon hour on Sunday, June 29th.

The first call was for 1239 Vermont Avenue NW, where a box alarm assignment encountered a burning dumpster in the P-1 level of a 10 story commercial building. Sprinklers contained that blaze, but heavy smoke had to be ventilated from the structure.

While Vermont Avenue was being dealt with, a box alarm was sounded for smoke coming from 4303 Connecticut Avenue NW. Units on that call found a large industrial dumpster ablaze in the rear of the building, but far enough away to pose no real threat. An engine and truck were put to work extinguishing that fire.


17th & Constitution Avenue N.W.

June 26, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

A woman is lucky to be alive after a large tree crashed down on her car during the morning rush hour on Constitution Avenue NW Thursday, June 26th.

The tree fell over just west of 17th Street NW, striking the back of the SUV and blocking all westbound lanes of the busy roadway.

Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle’s occupant shaken but uninjured. She was checked out by EMS personnel but refused hospital transport.

Truck 3 assisted US Park Service personnel in removing some of the large branches.


North Capitol & Irving Street's

June 25, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

An early morning wreck involving a taxicab required extrication efforts on Wednesday, June 25th.

The crash occurred on North Capital Street in the area of Irving Street around 6:30 AM. The cab involved struck a light pole.

A roof removal was among the techniques required to get to the patient, who was transported to a nearby trauma center.


Water Rescue Assignment In Georgetown

June 23, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

A woman found floating in the Potomac river near the Georgetown Harbour complex was pulled to shore Monday afternoon, June 23rd.

Witnesses reported talking to the woman not long before she was seen unconscious in the river. Land units from the water rescue assignment were able to get a line on the victim and brought her to shore, where CPR was initiated. She was than transported to the hospital.

Fire boats 2 and 3 also initiated a grid search to assure there were no other victims.


Pin Job C Street N.E. Near RFK

June 22, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

An early morning wreck left four people pinned in their vehicle on Sunday morning, June 22nd.

The one car accident took place shortly before 7 AM on C Street NE next to RFK Stadium. A pick up truck hit a guard rail and pole, overturning and leaving four occupants trapped inside.

Rescue Squad. 1 responded on the initial assignment, and Rescue Squad 3 also became available and was ordered to also continue in. Both squads had to put their tools to work in order to extricate the victims.

All four patients were alive but appeared to have critical injuries when transported to the hospital.

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