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Death Notice From The RFA

The Retired Firefighter's Association regrets to notify our members of the death of Robert E. Stefl on November 17. 2014.

Brother Stefl was appointed on 9/29/63 to Truck 6 and retired on 2/1/88 as Captain of Truck 3.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing and Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4101 Norbeck Road (corner of Norbeck Road and Muncaster Mill Road) Rockville, Md. on Monday, December 1st, Viewing at 10:30 AM, Memorial Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery immediately following Ceremony.

312 Tennessee Avenue N.E.

November 19, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Photos Courtesy Retired Wagon Master Greg Thompson

It only took a box alarm assignment to control a kitchen fire in Northeast DC on Wednesday evening, November 19th.

The fire broke out around 9:30 PM on the first floor of a two story row dwelling at 312 Tennessee Avenue NE.

First arriving units had smoke showing. There were no injuries.

208 T Street N.E.

November 18, 2014: Story & Video By Vito Maggiolo

Bitter cold temperatures and raging flames were a tough combination for DC firefighters as they battled a two alarm blaze in Northeast late Tuesday night, November 18th.

The fire broke not long after 11 PM in a two story apartment building under renovation at 208 T Street NE.

A working fire dispatch was sounded as heavy smoke oozed from the structure, where fire was burning within the walls on both floors. Eventually, flames engulfed the cockloft and broke through the roof.

Confronted with exposure problems, command requested a second alarm. Despite adverse conditions, firefighters were able to maintain an interior attack, successfully protecting the adjacent, attached similar type apartment building and eventually beating down the fire.

Searches of the structure proved negative. The canteen and rehab units of the Friendship Fire Association both responded to the scene and provided comfort in the frigid weather.

4801 4th Street N.W.

November 17, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Flames blowing from the second floor of a Petworth neighborhood building were no match for the Fourth Battalion on Monday morning, November 17th.

Engine 24 arrived at 4801 4th Street NW shortly before 9:30 AM to encounter fire showing from the A and D sides of the two story, 2 up and 2 down apartment building.

The working fire dispatch was sounded as units went to work on the blaze. There was some extension to the cockloft before the fire was brought under control.

All occupants were able to safely escape.

814 4th Street N.E.

November 15, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Photos Courtesy: Jarrid Gaston, DC Fire & EMS, Trinidad House

The weekend crowd on the bustling H Street corridor got an unexpected show Saturday evening, November 15th, as they watched firefighters do battle with a raging row house blaze.

The fire broke out shortly after 6:30 PM in a two story structure at 814 4th Street NE. A working fire dispatch was sounded when Engine 6 reported fire showing from the second floor rear.

The flames spread upwards to fully engulf the cockloft and roof. Further complicating the fire fight was a large amount of debris on the second floor.

Despite these challenges, units on the box and WFD put up a stiff fight and finally conquered the blaze before it spread to exposures.

All searches of the fire building proved negative.

2116 F Street N.W.

November 14, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Two employees were transported to the hospital with burns after a kitchen fire in a West End hotel on Friday afternoon, November 14th.

The blaze took place around 2 PM at the State Plaza Hotel, 2116 F street NW.

Flames were confined to the kitchen area ‎and the incident was brought under control with a box alarm assignment.

Firefighter / Technician Pat Boone Retires

November 13, 2014: By Vito Maggiolo

Firefighter Patrick "Make it happen" Boone enjoys his last on duty firehouse meal at Squad 1 on Thursday November 13th, ending 31 years of service to the citizens of the District of Columbia.

Patrick was joined by scores of his friends and fellow firefighters to celebrate his retirement.

Pat started his career in 1984 at Engine 12 and become a member of Squad 1 in 1991, where he eventually became the senior technician on #2 platoon.

New Apparatus For DCFD

November 12, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Photo Courtesy DC Fire EMS

RFK Stadium served as the stage for Fire Chief Eugene Jones as he and other city officials touted the progress being made by the department.

On display at the event were six new wagons that will soon be placed in service, as well as an additional three EMS transport units and the latest in field medical technology.

4960 Eads Place N.E.

November 11, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Photo Courtesy DC Fire EMS

The report of people trapped gave added urgency to firefighters responding to a midnight blaze in Northeast DC on Tuesday, November 11th.

The flames erupted on the top floor of an occupied, three story apartment building at 4960 Eads Place NE. Truck 7 reported fire showing on arrival.

A working fire dispatch was sounded as search and rescue efforts and an interior attack were initiated.

Quick work confined the blaze to the apartment of origin, and fortunately all searches proved negative.

Rhode Island Avenue & Monroe Street N.E.

November 11, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Veterans Day proved no holiday for the owner of a vehicle that caught fire on Rhode Island Avenue Tuesday morning, November 11th.

Engine 26 arrived at Rhode Island Avenue and Monroe Street NE to find the car fully engulfed. They proceeded to make quick work of the fire.

New Jersey Avenue & Q Street N.W.

November 11, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

A van being chased by police crashed and burst into flames in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 11th.

The wreck and subsequent fire took place at New Jersey Avenue and Q Street NW, a few blocks north of Engine 6's quarters, around 3 AM.

One individual fled the burning wreckage on foot and continued to be pursued by MPD.

Firefighters arrived to extinguish the flames and found no one else inside the burning van.

New Jersey Avenue & H Street N.W.

November 9, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

DC firefighters came to the assistance of their brothers in blue after a police involved collision at New Jersey Avenue and H Street NW on Sunday afternoon, November 9th.

The accident left the occupants of a civilian vehicle trapped. Rescue Squad 1 had to remove the roof in order to assist the injured.

3210 Warder Street N.W.

November 9, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

A basement fire in the Fourth Battalion brought a box and working fire dispatch to the scene on Sunday morning, November 9th.

The blaze broke out shortly after 11 AM in a two story, middle row dwelling at 3210 Warder Street NW.

Quick work by firefighters contained the flames to the area of origin with no further extension. All searches of the home proved negative.

DCFD Celebrates 150th Anniversary

November 8, 2014: Story & Photos By Elliot J. Goodman

150 years ago the City of Washington established a paid fire department consisting of Engine Companies 1, 2, 3 and Truck Company 1.

In a ceremony attended by both active and retired members, a ceremony was held at the quarters of Engine Company 3 to remember and commemorate that great moment in the fire service of our Nations Capital.

The department then consisting of the 4 companies was the predecessor of the DCFD started a few years later.

A special Thanks to Jim Embrey for heading up this event and Walter Gold and certainly all that attended this great event.

North Capitol & H Street's

November 6, 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

A collision between two metrobuses presented DC Fire with a potential mass casualty situation Thursday afternoon, November 6th.

The accident took place at North Capitol and H Streets NW. At the onset, at least 12 riders presented with possible injuries, and Engine 3 upgraded the call to an MCI, bringing a battalion chief and EMS supervisor and activating the north mass casualty bus.

Eventually six patients were transported by several EMS units, and 9 were evaluated and released on the scene.

1280 Raum Street N.E.

November 6 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

One victim was removed by firefighters from a burning Trinidad neighborhood apartment building early Thursday morning, November 6th.

Flames were reported shortly before 2 AM coming from the two story occupied building at 1280 Raum Street NE. Calls also indicated possible people trapped.

A working fire dispatch was sounded when fire was reported showing on arrival. The blaze was controlled in about 15 minutes via an interior attack.

Other than the one victim, all other searches proved negative.

1428 Morse Street N.E.

November 4 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

An election night call brought DC firefighters to a Trinidad neighborhood home in potentially dangerous condition on Tuesday, November 4th.

Neighbors of the dwelling at 1428 Morse Street NE called after noticing movement of the rear and side walls of the home, which recently had some basement work done.

DC Fire and EMS units responded to the scene, secured the area and set up a safety zone, and requested DCRA to respond.

Congratulations Cadillac

420 7th Street N.W.

November 4 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

An automatic fire alarm from a downtown hi-rise turned into a full box on Tuesday morning, November 4th.

Engine 2 arrived at 420 7th Street around 8:30 AM and requested that the box be filled after encountering fire in the elevator machine room.

The small blaze was confined to equipment in the machine room and held by the box alarm assignment.

1709 Capitol Avenue N.E.

November 3 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

Photos Courtesy of Chris Oliphant

One civilian had to be taken to the hospital following an apartment fire in Northeast DC on Monday, November 3rd.

The small blaze erupted in a back bedroom at 1709 Capitol Avenue NE, a two story apartment building. It was reported shortly after 2 PM.

EMS was requested when the injured resident was located in the rear of the building. The fire was controlled with a box alarm assignment, and the remaining searches proved negative.

5545 Connecticut Avenue N.W.

November 2 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

The second working fire of Sunday, November 2nd disrupted shoppers at an upper northwest Safeway store.

The fire was reported shortly after 11:30 AM at the Chevy Chase neighborhood supermarket at 5545 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Firefighter encountered a burning refrigeration unit and a working fire dispatch was sounded as the store was evacuated.

The small blaze was electrical in nature and quickly controlled.

1509 17th Street N.W.

November 2 , 2014: Story By Vito Maggiolo

The quiet of a Dupont Circle area Sunday morning was shattered by the sound of sirens as fire erupted from a building November 2nd.

The blaze involved the top floor rear and roof of a three story mixed occupancy structure at 1509 17th Street NW around 9:15 AM.

First arriving units encountered heavy fire and a working fire dispatch was immediately requested. After a stubborn battle, the fire was knocked down but ‎persistent hot spots remained in the roof membrane.

Searches were negative and there were no injuries.



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