d.c. fire

Photo of apartment building fire in Northeast. (Photo credit: Charles Allen, @CharlesAllenW6)

81-Year-Old D.C. Woman Killed in House Fire

An 81-year-old woman is dead after an early-morning fire on Monday in Northwest, D.C.


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D.C. Increasing Ambulance Deployment During Peak Demand

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is increasing the number of ambulances on city streets during times of peak demand to deal with ever-increasing 911 call volumes.


Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Bowser Orders Fire to Stop Encrypting Radios

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered the District’s fire department to stop encrypting firefighter radios following last month’s fatal Metro smoke incident.


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7 D.C. Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection, Out of Service

Seven of 17 ladder trucks with the D.C. fire department have failed inspection and have been taken out of service.


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Rookie D.C. Firefighter Saves Elderly Woman From House Fire

A 19-year-old who has only been with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department for a few months is being hailed as a hero after battling an intense house fire to save an elderly woman trapped in her room.


A construction worker became trapped under a collapsed wall in southeast D.C. (credit: @DCFDRescue3/Twitter)

Construction Worker Trapped Under Collapsed Wall

A construction worker became trapped when a wall collapsed on top of them Wednesday morning in Southeast Washington.


D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe Retiring After Stormy Tenure

The man at the head of the embattled D.C. Fire Department will be stepping down after three stormy years as chief.


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Three D.C. Firefighters To Face Trial Boards For Cecil Mills’ Death

The three D.C. firefighters on duty the day Cedric Mills died will be officially charged by the department next month, WNEW has learned.


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D.C. EMTs Didn’t Follow Protocol, Woman Later Dies

The D.C. Fire Department has launched an investigation into its handling of a recent 911 call for help after a 50-year-old woman died just hours after she was seen by the department’s EMTs.


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D.C. Fire Lieutenant Faces Disciplinary Board

A District of Columbia fire lieutenant who was in charge of a station when no one went to help a dying man across the street will go before a trial board.