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Rookie DC Firefighter Saves Woman's Life

July 24, 2014


1836 N. Capitol Street N.W.

July 20, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

The quiet of a Sunday afternoon was interrupted as fire struck a DC row house on July 20th.

The blaze involved a two story, middle row dwelling at 1836 North Capitol Street NW around 4:45 PM.

Engine 6 arrived to find fire showing from the second floor rear, and a working fire dispatch was requested.

The flames were contained before they could spread to the adjacent homes. No injuries were reported.


1765 Lang Place N.E.

June 13, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

It was a miserable hot summer evening on July 13th when a box alarm was sounded around 7:30 PM for fire in a Northeast dwelling.

The blaze involved the second floor of a two story, end row dwelling at 1765 Lang Place NE. A working fire dispatch was requested to assist in bringing the fire under control.

The rehab unit was also called for due to the hot weather Engine 10's wagon driver had to use some creative thinking in order to get water.


2420 39th Street N.W.

July 10, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Flames leaping from the roof of a Glover Park neighborhood home greeted firefighters shortly before midnight on July 10th.

The blaze took place in a two story dwelling at 2420 39th Street NW. Despite the amount of fire visible on arrival, it was all contained to the roof itself and quickly knocked down.


I-295 Near S. Capitol Street S.E.

July 7, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

An overturned dump truck on busy I-295 brought a DC fire rescue assignment to the scene of July 7th.

The accident took place in the southbound lanes prior to S. Capitol street S.E.

DC firefighters extricated the driver and mitigated hazards involved with the accident. The S/B lanes were closed for several hours.


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.