Friday, June 28, 2013
The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief congratulate FF Shane Ridgeway on the birth of his son Hudson Phillips Ridgeway 8.37 pounds. 20.5 inches. We can't wait to meet the newest addition.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Firefighting Deputy would like to welcome the newest member to the family Brady Gervais, father Phil Gervais of Rescue 1 #2. Brady was born at 7:48pm weighs 6lbs 14oz. Both Brady and mom are doing fine. We again welcome the newest addition and can't wait to meet Brady and see the rest of the Gervais Family.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Around 0200 hours Engine 2 and Truck 3 responded for the report of a automatic fire alarm in the 1000 Block of 7th St NW. Units arrived on scene with nothing evident and alarm bells ringing. The owner of the building stated smoke was coming from the rear of the building. Upon inspection units found a smoke charged building and fire in the walls around the back window. At that time the box alarm was requested bringing other units and Rescue 1. Truck 3 began opening up, while Engine 2 placed an attack line in service extinguishing the fire. Rescue 1 performed a search, both searches negative. After the fire was extinguished, Engine 2 and Truck 3 remained on scene for the fire investigator. 6th BFC had command of the incident.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rescue 1 responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision at Rock Creek Parkway and Ohio Dr SW. Units arrived on scene and found one into a pole with one trapped. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and quickly went to work extricating the patient. Once the patient was extricated, the patient was handed over to awaiting EMS. BFC 6 had command of the incident.Photos Courtesy of RS-1-2 Lt. Walko
Monday, February 11, 2013
The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Firefighting Deputy would like to welcome the newest addition to the family Matthew Basti Jr, son to Firefighter M. Basti of Engine 2 Platoon #3. Basti Jr weighs 9lbs 5oz and is 20.5 in long. Mother and baby are doing great, and we can't wait to meet Basti Jr. Congratulations to Firefighter M. Basti and his family.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Units responded to the report of a house on fire in the 1700 Block of R St SE, upon arrival units found fire coming from the second floor. The working fire dispatch was sounded bringing the Firefighting Deputy and Engine 2. While Engine 2 and the Firefighting Deputy were responding, a second alarm was also sounded due to the amount of fire, bringing Rescue 1. The Firefighting Deputy declared exterior operations only due to the conditions. Engine 2 arrived on scene and was able to position on side one of the house and placed the wagon pipe in service, assisting in the extinquishment of the fire. Rescue 1 assisted in search and other fireground operations. Two civilians were unable to be rescued due to the conditions and two firefighters received minor injuries.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Shortly after A/Sgt Martenas gave his promotion dinner, Rescue 1 responded to the report of a house fire in the 1200 Block of Penn St NE. Units arrived on scene with fire showing. Rescue 1 arrived on scene with other units and found a fire on the first floor and in the basement. Rescue 1 performed a search and assisted in fireground operations. The Firefighting Deputy had command of the incident.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Firefighting Deputy of Platoon # 2 enjoyed a promotion dinner for FF Matthew Martenas. FF Martenas has been promoted to Acting Sergeant and will be headed to T-12-1. The dinner was a success and was enjoyed by all. Today also marks the last day for Sergeant Barnes at Rescue 1, he has been re-assigned to the Special Operations Battalion Aide on #1 Platoon. The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Firefighting Deputy wish both Sergeant Barnes and Acting Sergeant Matthew Martenas the best of luck and both will be missed.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1, the Office of the Firefighting Deputy of Platoon # 1 and other guests enjoyed a promotion dinner for Captain Mack. Captain Mack has been promoted to BFC Sp/Ops on # 2 Platoon. The dinner was a huge success and was enjoyed by all. Also today is newly promoted Lieutenant Ronnie Kalinowski last tour with the members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Firefighting Deputy. We wish them the best of luck.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
On January 20th, 1925 Rescue 1 was placed in service at the quarters of Engine 2 at 719 12th St NW. Rescue 1 went into service with a 1913 Seagrave Hose Wagon that was converted into a squad, along with a 1921 Cadillac 7 passenger touring car that was converted into an ambulance. Rescue 1 has protected the Nation's Capital for 88 years.
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