“Our goal is to get patients with nonemergency conditions to more appropriate health care, to preserve the department and hospital resources for those patients with life-threatening illnesses and injuries,” said D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean.
“Currently we do not have a reserve ladder fleet.” D.C. has no backup ladder trucks if one goes out of service and it’s getting more emergency calls then ever before, the city’s fire chief said.
A newly released police report shows that a D.C. firefighter behind the wheel of a fire truck that crashed into a car last March, killing its intoxicated driver, was traveling nearly 25 miles an hour over the speed limit.
The fire that engulfed a Southeast D.C. house in which the bodies of two people, including a retired D.C. police employee, were discovered over the weekend was intentionally set as was another house fire about a block away.
One person is dead and another in critical condition following a crash near the National Mall on the Sunday before Christmas.
One person died Wednesday night in a fire at a Northeast D.C. multi-story apartment building for senior citizens, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
A D.C. senior who was rescued from the Capper Senior Housing complex fire got the chance to thank the firefighter who helped guide her to safety.
Investigators will examine why the main alarm system did not sound throughout the four-story apartment complex for senior citizens, as a huge fire broke out Wednesday afternoon near the Washington Navy Yard.
Officials said every resident of the senior home is accounted for and that residents have been sent to nearby shelters set up to house them in the interim.
D.C. police are now treating the deaths of a man and a woman in a 1985 house fire as a double homicide. It was originally thought the deaths were accidental.
A man has been sentenced to decades in prison on charges that he set a house fire that led to the death of a 4-year-old girl in 2013.
A woman ran from a burning D.C. rowhouse Monday morning, her clothes on fire. A neighbor, a D.C. firefighter, rushed in to put out her burning clothes and stave off the spread of the flames until more help arrived.
A security threat near the White House early Tuesday morning demanded quick action from the Secret Service, and the D.C. police and fire departments, but a 911 dispatcher sent the fire crew to the wrong address.
Though the frozen Potomac and other icy local waterways make for a serene sight, those conditions are hazardous if there’s an emergency. Here’s how a D.C. fire crew breaks the ice.
Probationary D.C. firefighter Dane Smothers Jr. was critically injured in an accident last week. There are two ways you can help him, and one gets you breakfast!
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.