DC Fire and EMS is an all-hazards, emergency response & life-safety agency protecting the Nation's Capital.
1 Alarm fire 2300 block 14th St NW. Units on a smoke investigation located an apartment fire contained by activated sprinkler system. Additional units requested while they check for extension. No injuries. Sprinklers save lives and property.
Certain fireworks are legal in DC. Anything that explodes or flies IS NOT. District residents should only purchase fireworks from a licensed vendor at a legal stand. They are carefully monitored by #DCsBravest fire inspectors. Report illegal sales or use at fireworks.fem @dc .gov.
Our Rehab Unit is responsible for firefighter health and safety at fire incidents. #DCsBravest kicked off #SafetyStandownWeek by honoring the members who work on the Rehab Unit, providing hydration and cooling. These are some of 64 members being recognized across the Department.
#DCsBravest were operating at a fire in the 4000 block of South Capitol St SE when 2 dogs began attacking civilians outside. Firefighters from Truck 8 threw their bodies on the animals to hold them down and prevent further attacks pending @DCPoliceDept arrival.
#DCsBravest were grateful to host 7 year old Reagan and her family, along with @DCPoliceDept , for a reunion at Engine 27. She is doing well after she was shot over the weekend. "I'm thankful that those people were on that shift and helped save my baby's life," her mom said.
Shortly after midnight, #DCsBravest received a call for a report of 2 military personnel suffering the effects of a nearby lighting strike within the Lafayette Park perimeter. Both were transported with non life threatening injuries.
Water rescue 600 block R.I. Ave NE. Several vehicles submerged in underpass beneath the RR tracks. Awaiting arrival of zodiac boat to check on any occupants.
After declining the vaccine, Capt. Joe Boling caught COVID-19. He spent 6 days in the hospital with a severe respiratory infection, and is still in recovery. Today, he regrets not getting the shot. He shares his story to encourage all of #DCsBravest to #GetVaccinated .
Update outside fire 100 block of H St SE. Fire involved a homeless tent beneath freeway. #DCsBravest quickly extinguished fire. Occupant indicated she was using propane, which may explain report of “explosion “. 1 individual with non life threatening injury.