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Squad runs Vehicle into a Boat

Wednesday, January 8, 2014   Rescue 1, the Fire Boat and other units were dispatched for a boat in distress near Water St SW. Units arrived on scene and found a vehicle into a boat. Units assisted the driver of the vehicle off the barge and to awaiting EMS. No one was on the boat at the time of the accident. Units cleared shortly after. 

Photos Courtesy of Photographer E. Goodman



Engine and Squad run fire in SW

Saturday, January 4, 2014   Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to the 300 Block of M St SW for the report of a house fire. Units arrived on scene with smoke showing from side charlie. Units quickly began advancing hoselines and locating the source of the fire. Engine 2 arrived on scene and assumed position as the third due engine company and backed up the first due engine company. Rescue 1 also arrived  on scene, completing a search and assisting in fireground operations. Once the fire was extinquished, Engine 2 and Rescue 1 returned to service. The Firefighting Deputy had command of the incident. 



Squad runs First Fire of the New Year

Wednesday, January 1, 2014   Just minutes after the New Years Ball dropped at Time Square, DC Firefighters were dispatched for a building on fire at 4th and Morse St's. N.E.

Upon arrival, units found a warehouse with heavy smoke showing, the fire appeared to be on the 1st floor extending to the 2nd floor. It was a very tough fire to get at as the building was well sealed with metal facing on all windows as well as all doors. Firefighters immediately went to work opening up the building and getting lines in place to extinguish the fire. A special alarm for two additional trucks and a working fire dispatch was sounded. DC Firefighters had the fire under control in about 45 minutes, given the conditions upon arrival, it was another spectacular and professional job by D.C.'s Bravest and Best.

Story and Pictures by #1 Platoon Photographer E. Goodman



In Rememberance

Thursday, December 19, 2013   Today marked the 29th anniversary of the tragic death of John T. Williams of Rescue 1. John or "Big John" as many knew him, was operating on a fire at 806 14th St NW and fell through the roof claiming his life. In honor of John the quarters of Rescue 1 at the time was Engine 6 and Truck 4 was named in his honor. Today his family stopped by to lay a wreath and spend some time with the members of Rescue 1, Engine 6 and Truck 4. May John RIP and we will never forget his ultimate sacrifice.



Fundraiser for FF Boston

Thursday, October 24, 2013   See the attached for more information on the class being held for FF T. Boston and all proceeds will be going to help a fund for his family. There will also be a Christmas Party for FF Boston's Family. 



National Arson Dog Monument

Wednesday, October 23, 2013  The National Arson Dog Monument had is unveiling/dedication yesterday. A journey that started back in June when it made a tour from Denver to Washington DC, to its finally resting place here on the grounds of the firehouse. The monument is to all the four-legged friends who assist in arson fires around the country. The members of Engine 2 and Rescue 1 are honored to have the monument on the grounds of the firehouse.

Click for more pictures and news coverage of the unveiling. 



Early Morning Door Pop for Rescue 1

Sunday, October 20, 2013  Around 0430 hours Rescue 1 responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision in the area of Florida Ave and South Dakota Ave NE with reports of people trapped. Initial units arrived on scene and confirmed there was a motor vehicle collision with people trapped. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and quickly extricated the pts from the vehicle. The occupants were handed over to awaiting EMS. Rescue 1 returned to service.



Thoughts and Prayers

 The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief would like send our thoughts and prayers to the members of Engine Co. 23 for the untimely death of FF T. Boston of Platoon #1. FF Boston died after sustaining injuries from a motorcycle accident. We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the family and friends left behind. We offer any assistance needed to Engine Co. 23. 

We would also like to send our thoughts and prayers to the members of Engine Co.10/Truck 13 for loss of Retired Lt. L Handley who for many years was the heart and soul of the "House of Pain". We also send our prayers to the family and friends. Also extending any assistance needed.

Arrangements for FF T. Boston of Engine Co. 23: September 4th, 2013 Viewing from 10-11, Service will be at 11am. At From the Heart Ministries at 4949 Allentown, Rd Suitland, MD. Interment to follow at National Harmony Memorial Park at 7101 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD.  (Hodges -Edwards Funeral Home)

Arrangements for Ret. Lt L. Handley:Viewing August 30th 2-4/ 6-8. Brinfield-EcholsFuneral Home inCharlotte Hall, MD. Mass atImmaculate Conception Church on August 31st at 10am. Burial at ReaurrectionCemetery in Clinton MR. Repast at American Letion in Hughesville, MD.             

FF T. Boston

FF T. Boston

Ret Lt L. Handley

Ret Lt L. Handley


Squad runs fire in SE

Thursday, August 8, 2013   Just after being placed in service from another box Rescue 1 was dispatched for a house on fire with reports of people trapped in the 2800 Block of Denver St SE. Units arrived on scene with fire showing. Rescue 1 arriving shortly after, began a search, once in the back of the house Rescue 1 found a family trapped. While ladders were being putting in place members from Rescue 1 placed there face pieces on the mother and children. Once the ladders were in place Rescue 1 handed the family to the awaiting truck company and continued the search. No other occupants were found. Once the fire was extinguished Rescue 1 returned to service. The Firefighting Deputy had command of the incident. A good job goes to all who operated on Denver st especially the crew from Rescue 1.



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