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FIrefighters' gear hangs in firehouse Engine 36 during a community rally April 12, 2003 against the closing of the company on Harlem's 125th Street in New York. Engine 36 is one of eight firehouses that received a 45-day notice of closure from the city. New York City officials joined local residents in front of the firehouse to show support for the engine company.  (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Fire Officials in Prince George’s County Hosting Fun Day

Officials in Prince George’s County are hosting a family fun day at a former fire station where residents can get rid of unwanted electronics and documents.


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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3 Hurt at Six Flags America as Park Lets Out

A fire department spokesman says three people were injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest.


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Md. Fire Department Cuts Response Times Through New Dispatch System

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says it has cut its response times in half and is crediting a new way of dispatching calls.


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Audit Finds Poor Management of D.C. Fire Vehicles

An outside consultant has issued a scathing audit of the District of Columbia fire department’s management of its fleet of vehicles.


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D.C. Hires 9 New Paramedics to Address Shortage

The District of Columbia fire department is hiring nine new paramedics as it continues to address a shortage that has led to slow responses to some medical emergencies.


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D.C. Fire Department May Be Encrypting Radios

The District of Columbia fire department is considering encrypting its radios in the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.