Apr
4
2016

Engine and Rescue run first due building

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Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to the report of a building fire at the Internal Revenue Service. Engine 2 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Engine 2 and Rescue 1 quickly found it to be a transformer fire in the B-1 level of the building. Units had to wait for Pepco to arrive to
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Jan
20
2016

A Full House

Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief have welcomed Engine 16 and Ambulance 16 to 500 F St NW. Due to the current renovations of the quarters of Engine 16, Tower 3, BFC 6 and Ambulance 16, the units have been moved temporarily till renovations are complete. Tower 3 and BFC
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Oct
4
2015

Rescue runs early morning row house

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Rescue 1 responded to the report of house fire in the 1600 Block of Riggs Place NW, units arrived on scene and found a kitchen on fire. Rescue 1 arrived on scene, performed a search of the residence and assisted in fireground operations. The search of the residence was negative. The DFC responded on the
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Sep
28
2015

IAFF Burn Camp Luncheon

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Today members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief hosted the annual IAFF Burn Camp Luncheon. Over 100 attendees were present, the attendees are burn survivors from all around the United States and Canada. Every year they come to Washington DC to visit numerous landmarks in DC. The food
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May
28
2015

Cafritz Award

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The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership along with The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees is an annual program designed to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees. Established in 2000, the Awards are presented generally to five individuals who play a critical, yet in
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May
15
2015

A Fitting Tribute

Today thousands gathered to honor our fallen brother Lt. Kevin “Lightbulb” McRae. Many members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief attend the services, for a Rescue 1 Alumni. Members of Engine 2 Platoon # 1 remained in service paying tribute to Lt. McRae by responding to calls as
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May
6
2015

Tragic Loss

The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the Office of the Deputy Fire Chief send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Lt. Kevin McRae of Engine Co. 6, who passed away while operating on a 2nd Alarm fire in the 1300 block of 7th St NW, earlier this morning.
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Nov
20
2014

Christmas comes early for Engine 2

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For the past month members of Engine 2 have been working to get the new wagon in service, well this evening the members of Platoon #1 officially put the new wagon in service. The old Engine was the oldest frontline Engine in the department, it was 12 years old. Thanks to all who assisted in
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Nov
14
2014

Congrats Technician Boone

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The members of Engine 2, Rescue 1 and the office of the Deputy Fire Chief would like to congratulate Technician Patrick Boone of Rescue 1 #2 on his retirement. Technican Boone retires after 31 dedicated years to the citizens and vistiors of the District of Columbia. Technician Boone was appointed to Engine 12 on January
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Nov
4
2014

Engine runs small first due fire

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Engine 2 responded to an automatic fire alarm at 420 7th St NW. Engine 2 arrived on scene and investigated the alarm and found a fire in the elevator machine room. Engine 2 requested the box be filled. The fire was contained to the elevator equipment. Engine 2 returned to service shortly after.