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DC’s Bravest at Work

This section on our website will highlight the stories about our work by those we serve, as well as local media.

2017 Stories of DC’s Bravest at Work

Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "Officials: Firefighters rescue man who fell down trash chute while looking for cellphone." ABC7, July 23, 2017
Domen, John. "Man gets stuck inside trash chute in NW DC." WTOP, July 23, 2017
Ramirez, Stephanie. "DC's Busiest Engine: Who's behind the helm may surprise you!" WUSA9, July 21, 2017
Bensen, Jackie. "Firefighters Fight to Stay Hydrated During Heat Wave." NBC Washington, July 21, 2017
Staff. "Firefighter hurt in Northeast DC rowhouse fire." FOX5, July 21, 2017
Moyer, Justin Wm. "D.C. fire department searches home for possible victims after basement is inundated with water." The Washington Post, July 20, 2017
Tschida, Stephen. "Water main break on E. Capitol St. floods basements in nearby homes." ABC7, July 20, 2017
Fitzgerald, Meagan. "Warning Signs of Dehydration to Know During Extreme Heat." NBC Washington, July 20, 2017
Rule, Kelly. "A month after crash, woman reunites with off-duty D.C. firefighter who saved her life." DCW 50, July 19, 2017
Segraves, Mark. "'He Jumped Into Action': Woman Reunited With DC Firefighter Who Saved Her Life." NBC Washington, July 19, 2017
Staff. "Report: 2 firefighters hurt, around 14 people displaced after fire damages 4 DC homes." ABC7, July 18, 2017
Hedgpeth, Dana. "Firefighter injured while fighting blaze in Northwest Washington." The Washington Post, July 17, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "Firefighters putting out basement blaze in World Bank Building on Pennsylvania Avenue." The Washington Post, July 14, 2017
Staff. "Residents evacuated after strong storm knocks tree onto house in Northwest DC." ABC7, July 14, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "In the steps of his father: New D.C. firefighter follows a legacy." The Washington Post, July 11, 2017
Collins, Pat. "Woman Struck by Dump Truck in NE DC." NBC Washington, July 11, 2017
Staff. "Fire destroys house in Northwest DC; 2 residents evaluated." FOX5, July 11, 2017
Staff. "2 evaluated after DC house fire." WUSA9, July 11, 2017
Staff. "2 Evaluated After Rowhouse Fire in NW DC." NBC Washington, July 11, 2017
Spencer, Darcy. "Arson is Cause of SE DC House Fire That Displaced Family: Fire Department." NBC Washington, July 09, 2017
Staff. "D.C. firefighters say arson is to blame for an overnight house fire." FOX5, July 07, 2017
Staff. "Son follows in late father's footsteps, becomes DC firefighter." FOX5, July 07, 2017
Cho, Aimee. "New Firefighter Honors a Proud, Painful Legacy." NBC Washington, July 07, 2017
Quander, Michael. "Man becomes firefighter after family members killed in line of duty." WUSA9, July 07, 2017
Hassan, Sharif. "‘We got our lives’: No injuries in multiple rowhouse fire in Northeast D.C." The Washington Post, July 02, 2017

Sherwood, Tom. "D.C. Fire Dept. Will Check That Your Fireworks are Legal." NBC Washington, June 28, 2017
Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "Fire crews rescue worker hanging from building in DC after scaffolding breaks." ABC7, June 27, 2017
Barber, Tim. "DC Fire officials rescue 2-year-old boy from hot car, father arrested." ABC7, June 26, 2017
Staff. "Westin Hotel at DC's Thomas Circle Evacuated After Fire." NBC Washington, June 25, 2017
Silverman, Ellie and Siddiqui, Faiz. "‘Fuego!’ Witnesses describe scene of massive Northwest apartment blaze; 1 body recovered." The Washington Post, June 24, 2017
Spencer, Darcy. "Fire Displaces 200 DC Residents." NBC Washington, June 24, 2017
Hughes, Ryan. "DC Fire: Man dies in 3-alarm fire in DC apartment that displaced 200." ABC7, June 24, 2017
Staff. "Deceased male found after northwest DC apartment fire." FOX5, June 24, 2017
Yurus, Matt. "Woman helps save daughter and grandmom from DC fire." WUSA9, June 24, 2017
Gailhard, Stephanie. "5 firefighters injured, 200 displaced after DC apartment fire." WUSA9, June 24, 2017
Williams, Clarence; Ruane, Michael and Silverman Ellie. "Massive blaze at Northwest D.C. apartment building displaces more than 100." The Washington Post, June 24, 2017
Staff. "D.C. firefighters rescue children from burning apartment building" The Washington Post, June 24, 2017
Vitka, William. "Fire engulfs Northwest apartment building." WTOP, June 24, 2017
Staff. "New member of the DC Fire Department." NBC Washington, June 21, 2017
Staff. "Arson dog Bandel joins DC Fire Department." FOX5, June 21, 2017
Kelly, John. "It’s a changing of the guard for the District’s fire investigation team." The Washington Post, June 21, 2017
FB Live. "Arson dog chat with handler Scott." Insurance Fraud Facebook Fan Page, June 21, 2017
Smith Larry. "DC Fire and EMS will introduce its newest member of the arson investigation team." ABC7, June 21, 2017
Staff. "Washington nightclub evacuated after roof deck collapse." The Washington Post, June 12, 2017
Ortiz, Jennifer. "Roof deck collapses at DC nightclub." WTOP, June 12, 2017
Leon, Kristyn. "DC nightclub evacuated after deck problems." FOX5, June 11, 2017
Staff. "DC Club Evacuated After Part of Roof Deck Buckles, Shifts." NBC Washington, June 11, 2017
Chibbaro Jr., Lou. "D.C. Fire & EMS issues trans ‘general order’" Washington Blade, June 10, 2017
Staff. "Georgetown | Zip Trip: First Responders Friday." Fox5, June 09, 2017
Watts, Lindsay. "DC firefighters see huge spike in number of opioid overdoses." FOX5, June 05, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "At least six passengers suffer minor injuries in Metro bus accident." The Washington Post, June 05, 2017
Staff. "5 Adults, 2 Children Hurt After Car Cuts Off DC Bus Near Howard University." NBC Washington, June 05, 2017
Staff. "Several evaluated after Metrobus accident in Northwest DC." FOX5, June 05, 2017
Heghpeth, Dana. "10 injured after D.C. streetcar and bus collide." The Washington Post, June 02, 2017
Gordon, Chris and Stabley, Matthew. "Streetcar Hits Metrobus in Northeast DC; 10 Hurt." NBC Washington, June 02, 2017
Suiters, Kimberly. "Fire Trap Fix: 7 On Your Side Responds to an Urgent Call for Action." ABC7, June 01, 2017

Watts, Lindsay. "Firefighters honored for response to largest fire in Prince George's County history." FOX5, May 24, 2017
Carter-Conneen, Mike. "Sheriff's deputy thanks D.C. firefighters who saved his life." ABC7, May 23, 2017
Wright, Kristin. "Deputy Thanks Off-Duty First Responders for Life-Saving Effort." NBC Washington, May 23, 2017
Staff. "Deputy thanks DC firefighters for saving his life after suffering heart attack during hockey game." FOX5, May 23, 2017
Roussey, Tom. "Off-duty D.C. firefighter saves woman's life after crash in Prince George's County." ABC7, May 15, 2017
Staff. "Off-duty DC firefighter helps save woman trapped in car after horrific crash." FOX5, May 15, 2017
Staff. "Eight Ducklings Rescued From DC Storm Drain." NBC Washington, May 08, 2017
Staff. "DC first responders rescue 8 ducklings from storm drain." FOX5, May 08, 2017
Staff. "Ducklings rescued from DC storm drain." WUSA, May 08, 2017
Alim, Teta. "A duck in need: DC first responders rescue ducklings from storm drain." WTOP, May 08, 2017
Moyer, Justin Wm. "8 ducklings rescued by D.C. fire department after falling into storm drain." The Washington Post, May 8, 2017
Staff. "DC crews rescued eight ducklings." DCW50, May 8,2017
Fredman, Joelle. "WATCH: DC Fire and EMS Rescue Eight Ducklings from Storm Drain." WMAL, May 08, 2017
Prince of Petworth. "Judging New Architecture – Squash on Fire." PoPVille, May 07, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "Manhole explodes on street on Capitol Hill; one residence evacuated." The Washington Post, May 05, 2017

Williams, Clarence and Hermann, Peter. "D.C.’s rank-and-file police officers and firefighters honored for courage, rescues." The Washington Post, April 29, 2017
Staff. "D.C. Fire: Dunbar High School evacuated for hazmat situation." ABC7, April 27,2017
Quander, Michael. "New DC firefighter has emotional journey to graduation." WUSA, April 26, 2017
Carter-Conneen, Mike. "Good Samaritans reunite with D.C. firefighter they saved." ABC7, April 25, 2017
Hermann, Peter and Hedgpeth, Dana. "Four workers injured, one seriously, after excavation area collapses in Northeast D.C." The Washington Post, April 24, 2017
Staff. "Crews rescue injured workers from collapse at D.C. construction site, 1 seriously injured." ABC7, April 24, 2017
Isaacs, Anna. "Partial DC trench collapse injures 4 construction workers." WTOP, April 24, 2017
Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "Firefighters rescue squirrel from small house fire in D.C." ABC7, April 23, 2017
Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "D.C. Fire crews rescue 14 people stuck in elevator at Jefferson Memorial." ABC7, April 19, 2017
ABC7. "Fire breaks out at 'Fish in the Neighborhood' on Georgia Ave. in D.C." ABC7, April 14, 2017
Thompson, Cameron. "D.C. firefighters save life at hockey tournament." DCW50, April, 08, 2017
Domen, John. "US Capitol Police hockey team goalie suffers heart attack, saved at rink." WTOP, April 08, 2017
Spencer, Darcy. "DC Firefighters Save Deputy's Life During Hockey Game." NBC Washington, April 08, 2017
Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "D.C. Fire hockey team saves man who went into cardiac arrest while playing hockey." ABC7, April 08, 2017
Ford, Sam. "Roof ripped off church at Gonzaga College High School in D.C. due to severe weather." ABC7, April 06, 2017

Lewis, Tisha. "2 construction workers rescued from disabled boom lift in Southeast DC." FOX5, March 28, 2017
Moyer, Justin Wm. "D.C. fire department rescues construction workers stranded 10 stories above ground." The Washington Post, March 28, 2017
Weil, Martin. "Cat rescued from up a tall tree in DC." The Washington Post, March 28, 2017
Barnes, Daniel. "DC Firefighters Rescue Exhausted Cat Stuck in Tree Overnight." NBC Washington, March 27, 2017
Staff. "DC Rowhouse Fire Displaces 4 Adults, 3 Pets." NBC Washington, March 17, 2017
Williams, Clarence. "District firefighters handle Kalorama-area fire." The Washington Post, March 17, 2017
Moyer, Justin Wm. "Man and dog rescued from icy incline in Rock Creek Park." The Washington Post, March 15, 2017
WUSA. "Person, dog stuck on icy incline in NW, DC." WUSA, March 15, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "At least 17 residents displaced by fire at rooming house in Northwest Washington." The Washington Post, March 11, 2017
King, Kristi. "Historic DC fire station reopening after $9M upgrade." WTOP, March 06, 2017
Associated Press. "DC Fire Station to Reopen After $9 Million Renovation." NBC Washington, March 05, 2017

McDermott, Ryan M. "D.C.’s emergency services department sees improvement one year later." The Washington Times, Feb. 28, 2017
Williams, Clarence and Hermann, Peter. "D.C. mayor wants insurance companies to pay for ambulance service in District." The Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2017
King, Kristi. "Ambulance times down, DC aims to improve emergency medical service." WTOP, Feb. 22, 2017
Segraves, Mark. "DC Fire Response Times Improving, Fall Short for Critical Care." NBC Washington, Feb. 22, 2017
Hedgpeth, Dana. "Fire forces 5 people, 4 dogs from apartment in Northwest Washington." The Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2017
Staff. "5 displaced after apartment fire in NW, DC." WUSA, Feb. 21, 2017
Lazon, Luz. "Residents displaced after fire at building in Southeast." The Washington Post, Feb. 20, 2017
Ford, Sam. "5 people displaced after apartment fire in D.C., firefighters rescue guinea pigs." ABC7, Feb. 20, 2017
Staff. "D.C. Fire on the scene of a row house fire in Northeast." ABC7, Feb. 17, 2017
Bui, Lynh and Williams, Clarence. "‘Urgent care on wheels’: Fire departments rescuing patients from costly ER trips" Feb. 15, 2017
Moyer, Justin Wm."Retired fire official helps evacuate residents during T Street blaze." The Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "Starbucks catches fire in downtown Washington, office building evacuated." The Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2017
Koslof, Evan. "Roof blows off after strong winds in DC." WUSA, Feb. 13, 2017
Vitka, William. "DC house fire injures 3, including firefighter." WTOP, Feb. 10, 2017
Yu, Annie. "2 victims taken to the hospital after DC house fire" FOX5, Feb. 10, 2017
Ward, Derrick. "2 Critically Injured After Fire Tears Through Capitol Hill Rowhouse." NBC Washington, Feb. 10, 2017
Spence, Darcy. "95-Year-Old Woman Pulled From Southeast DC House Fire." NBC Washington, Feb 08, 2017
Marraco, Marina. "DC firefighters rescue elderly woman trapped inside burning home." FOX5, Feb. 08, 2017
Staff. "Firefighters work to put out blaze in large Northwest D.C. apartment building." ABC7, Feb. 06, 2017

Pimpo Jr., Stephen. "Fire crews rescue person trapped in car after crash in D.C.." ABC7, Jan. 29, 2017
Hedgpeth, Dana. "Here, kitty kitty. D.C. firefighters rescue cat that got stuck in a tree in Georgetown." The Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2017
Hermann, Peter. "Vehicle goes off road, plunges into Anacostia River near 11th Street Bridge." The Washington Post, Jan. 17, 2017
Hedgpeth, Dana. "Man saved after severe asthma attack gives thanks to rescuers." The Washington Post, Jan. 17, 2017
Cho, Aimee. "Man Credits DC Firefighters With Saving His Life." NBC Washington, Jan. 16, 2017
Hughes, Ryan. "DC man shows gratitude to first responders who 'brought me back from the dead'." ABC7, Jan. 16, 2017
Staff. "Firefighters resuscitate dog caught in fire." The Washington Post, Jan. 16, 2017

2016 Stories of DCFEMS at Work

Hughes, Ryan. "8-year-old transplant recipient receives hero's welcome from D.C. firefighters." ABC7, Dec. 30, 2016
Limon, Alexandra. "Aspiring 8-year-old firefighter receives surprise visit at hospital." FOX5, Dec. 30, 2016
King, Kristi. "DC firefighters visit sick boy in hospital." WTOP, Dec. 30, 2016
Ward, Derrick. "Firefighters Save Christmas for Family After Fire in Southeast DC." NBC Washington, Dec. 24, 2016
Limon, Alexandra. "DC Fire House Engine Co. 28 turns 100." FOX5, Dec, 04, 2016
Ward, Derrick. "Cleveland Park Celebrates Fire Station's 100 Years." NBC Washington, Dec. 04, 2016
Hughes, Ryan. "D.C. Fire celebrates 100 years of service." ABC7, Dec. 04, 2016

Staff. "DC 911: Responding to true emergencies." FOX5, Nov. 22, 2016
Hermann, Peter and Thompson, Cheryl W. "Three injured in food-truck fire in Foggy Bottom near GWU." The Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2016
Kelly, John. "The District’s 1932 Engine 16 firehouse is getting an $8.5 million facelift." The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2016
Staff. ""Staying alive" with Hands on Hearts." WUSA, Nov 10, 2016
Staff. "Construction worker falls at job site." WUSA, Nov. 08, 2016
Hughes, Ryan. "New pediatric system to improve emergency care for D.C. kids." ABC7, Nov. 01, 2016

Segraves, Mike. "DC Fire Chief Proposes Changes to Ambulance Response Policy." NBC Washington, Oct. 27, 2016
Cho, Aimee. "DC Resident Puts CPR Training to Use, Saves Coworker’s Life." NBC Washington, Oct. 19, 2016
Carter-Conneen, Mike. "Good Samaritan helps save man's life using CPR she learned day before." ABC7, Oct. 19, 2016
Henry, John. "Woman learns CPR day before saving life." WUSA, Oct. 19, 2016
Hermann, Peter. "Accountant honored for using new CPR technique to save co-worker’s life." The Washington Post, Oct 19, 2016
Scherer, Jasper and Balingit, Moriah "Fires at elementary school playgrounds raise questions of arson, leave students without monkey bars." The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2016
Staff. "D.C. requires CPR training for high school graduates" American Heart Association News, Oct. 12, 2016
Hermann, Peter "This man had no CPR training. But he saved his co-worker’s life by pumping her chest to ‘Stayin’ Alive.’" The Washington Post, Oct. 11, 2016
McComber, Alfred. "Fire Prevention And Hurricane Preparedness." CodeRed, Radio Show, Oct. 05, 2016

Reeve, Richard. "D.C. man returns to firehouse, thanks firefighters who saved his life." ABC7, Sept. 20, 2016
Fitzgerald, Meagan. "'I Can't Say Thank You Enough': Man Meets DC Firefighters Who Saved His Life" NBC Washington, Sept. 20, 2016

Conner, Cheryl. "3-year-old boy celebrated for visiting every D.C. fire station." ABC7, Aug. 24, 2016
Staff. "3-year-old boy visits every DC firehouse." WUSA, Aug., 24, 2016
Olmos, Dori. "Good Samaritans honored for saving doctor's life." WUSA, Aug., 17, 2016
Barnard, Bob. "Retired doctor thanks Good Samaritans who performed CPR while he suffered heart attack." FOX5, Aug. 17, 2016
Henry, John. "Good samaritans, emergency crews save DC boy." WUSA, Aug., 12, 2016
Hughes, Ryan. "7-year-old boy gets chance to thank rescuers who saved him from drowning at SE, DC pool." ABC7, Aug. 12, 2016
Staff. "14 people honored in DC for saving boy's life." FOX5, Aug., 12, 2016
Regan, Tim. "How D.C. Firefighters Train for Emergencies on the D.C. Streetcar." Borderstan, Aug. 11, 2016
Thomson, Robert. "First responders are trying to clear traffic incidents faster." The Washington Post, Aug., 10, 2016
Murillo, Mike. "Firefighters recount rescue of woman, cat from burning DC apartment." WTOP, Aug., 08, 2016

Dasgupta, Sonia. "Worker rescued after falling down elevator pit at Foggy Bottom metro." WUSA, July 28, 2016
Watts, Lindsay. "Apartment building fire displaces 12 people in NW DC." FOX5, July 26, 2016
Barber, Tim. "3 firefighters injured fighting massive 2-alarm fire in downtown D.C." ABC7, July 26, 2016
Hermann, Peter. "Two-alarm fire damages Logan Circle apartment building." The Washington Post, July 26, 2016
Swalec, Andrea. "Apartment Building Fire Near Logan Circle Hurts 3 Firefighters, Dog." NBC Washington, July 26, 2016
Hughes, Mallory. "12 people without a home after NW DC fire." WUSA, July 26, 2016
Wagner, Paul. "DC activates heat emergency plan." FOX5, July 22, 2016
Pilgrim, Eva. "Scorching Heat Wave Across the Country." ABCNEWS, July 22, 2016
Segraves, Mark. "DC Emergency Crews Prepare for Heat Wave." NBC Washington, July 21, 2016
Ackland, Matt. "Cooling centers set up around DC for extreme heat." FOX5, July 21, 2016
Segraves, Mark and Swalec, Andrea. "DC EMS Department Considering Uber for Transporting Some 911 Callers." NBC Washington, July 11, 2016
ABC7. "DC Fire: 3 boaters rescued on the Potomac River." ABC7, July 09, 2016
Segraves, Mark. "DC Theatergoers Save Man Having Heart Attack." NBC Washington, July 06, 2016
Ford, Sam. "Retired doctor shows gratitude to CPR heroes who saved his life ." ABC7, July 06, 2016
Hermann, Peter. "A lesson learned in minutes may save lives: ‘Hands-Only CPR’." The Washington Post, July 04, 2016
Bensen, Jackie. "Local Authorities on Lookout for Illegal Fireworks." NBC Washington, July 01, 2016

Aubert, Amy. "D.C. fire officials test firefighters in 3-day course." ABC7, June 27, 2016
ABC7 "DC Fire/EMS rescues 2 workers stranded 40 ft. above downtown street." ABC7, June 24, 2016
Collins, Pat. "DC Firefighters Rescue Mom, 2 Kids From Burning Building." NBC Washington, June 22, 2016
Staff. "Several rescued from apartment fire in southeast DC." FOX5, June 22, 2016
ABC7 "Officials: 2 extricated, 3 injured in 2 vehicle crash in NE, DC." ABC7, June 19, 2016
Ford, Sam. "ONLY ON 7: DC Fire/EMS Chief says private ambulances improve emergency services." ABC7, June 14, 2016
Hermann, Peter. "D.C. firefighters’ quick diagnosis of stroke victim helps save life." The Washington Post, June 07, 2016
Lokay, Jim. "Stroke victim's wife thanks DC first responders who saved her husband's life." FOX5, June 07, 2016
Ackland, Matt. "Several families, turtles displaced after Southeast fire." FOX5, June 03, 2016

Simmons, Sarah. "Motorist suffering from medical emerg able to steer veh to DC firestation." FOX5, May 31, 2016
Lenghi, Mola. "DC fire saves man from heart attack in front of fire station." WUSA, May 31, 2016
Office of Cable Television, DC. "DC Fire & EMS 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony." YouTube, May 18, 2016
Stone, Shomari. "Victims Thank First Responders for Saving Them." NBC Washington, May 17, 2016
Spencer, Darcy. "Little Boy Shot, Wounded on Southeast DC Sidewalk." NBC Washington, May 16, 2016
Cho, Diane. "Off-duty EMT rushes to help 7-year-old boy shot in southeast Washington." ABC7, May 15, 2016
Jones, Nelson. "DC Fire and EMS holds river rescue training." FOX5, May 10, 2016
Carter-Conneen, Mike. "With Potomac levels rising, police, firefighters train for river rescues." ABC7, May 10, 2016
Bryan, Ellen. "Mom thanks DC firefighters for special delivery." WUSA, May 3, 2016
Carter-Conneen, Mike. "D.C. firefighters reunite with newborn baby they delivered in home." ABC7, May 2, 2016