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Busy start for August

The first few days of August have been eventful for Engine 2 and Rescue 1. Rescue 1 responded to an MVC with people trapped. Both Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to an incident involving people who expressed their first amendment rights and also a first due fire. Rescue 1 responded to the MVC in the 200 Block of K St NE, once on scene crews worked quickly to stabilize the vehicle and extricate the patient to awaiting EMS. Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to Freedom Plaza NW, which is a few blocks away from the White House, for some people who had to be brought down from the flag poles in Freedom Plaza. Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to a small fire in the 400 Block of 5th St NW. Units arrived on scene Engine 2 quickly pulled a line and began to extinquish the fire, while Rescue 1 performed a search of the building and also assisted in fireground operations. Time will only tell what else is in store for the members Engine 2 and Rescue 1 in the month of August.



90 Days

Starting July 27th the following members begin a training period learning everything about Rescue 1. These members have 90 days to learn as much as they can before they are tested on it. Once they complete and pass they will be officially assigned to Rescue 1. We wish these members the best of luck. FF Ignacio McDougal FF Donald Adkins FF David Williams FF Edward Mizenko FF John Hoover FF Richard Sullivan FF Justin Bassford




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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. 



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