May 6th, 2016 -
April 22nd, 2016 - On Friday May 6th, 2016 we will mark the one-year anniversary of Lt. Kevin McRae's untimely death in the line of duty by dedicating a fire alarm box at the intersection of Seventh and O Streets NW. This alarm box will serve as a permanent reminder of Lt. McRae's sacrifice. The dedication ceremony will begin at 0810 that morning. All members are encouraged to attend and are asked to meet in the 700 block of O Street NW at 0730. Fire department members in attendance are requested to wear full dress uniform.
Kevin McRae Memorial Edition
August 11, 2015
This edition is going to print and should be delivered to your mailboxes shortly. We want to thank the Magazine team for an outstanding job designing this fitting tribute for our fallen brother. This is part of our commitment to "Never Forget".
LODD Anniversary: Pvt Maurice "Tommy" Turner
June 26, 1971 Pvt Maurice T Turner of Engine 16 was killed at a four alarm fire when a wall fell on him at 472 L St NW. Box 298
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Lt. Kevin McRae Survivor Fund
May 8th, 2015 - On Wednesday May 6th, 2015 the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department lost one of it's best and bravest members - Lt. Kevin McRae on the fire ground at 1330 L St. NW.
Lt. McRae was a 24 year veteran of the department assigned to 6 Engine, No. 4 platoon. He leaves behind his wife Trell, and 5 children. There has been an overwhelming show of support for the family of Lt. McRae. We are asking that anyone who would like to help the family, make donations through the DC Fire & EMS Foundation in the name of Kevin. All donations go directly to his family, to assist with the expenses which occur as they go through this difficult period.
Any check or money orders should be made out to and mailed to the following:
DC Fire & EMS Foundation
Kevin McRae Survivor Fund
439 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Reporter covering Local 36 gets the Gold!
October 9th, 2014 - The International Association of Firefighters has issued a First Place Award in it's annual Media Awards contest to MyFoxDC reporter Paul Wagner, for his coverage of the apparatus debacle plaguing the Department. Local 36 President Ed Smith was interviewed, and quoted throughout the story. Please click on the link above, for more information, as well as a link to the original broadcast of the story.
October 3rd, 2014 - Several questions have surfaced around the rise in Ebola Virus (Hemorrhagic Fever), and the potential for cases here in North America. Please click on this link, to read what the IAFF has learned about Ebola Virus.
DC Firefighter's Burn Foundation gives back!
September 30th, 2014 -
Members Assistance Program
June 17th, 2014 - Local 36 is working on a new program: The Membership Assistance Program. It is aimed specifically at members suffering from addiction issues, and is geared towards firefighter. Participation in the program is voluntary, and confidential. Please take a few moments to read the information brochure, by clicking on the image below:
Members Assistance Program
San Francisco Firefighters LODD's
June 3rd, 2011 - The members of the San Francisco Fire Department, & San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 have lost two of their members in the line of duty. Lt. Vincent Perez, was killed while fighting a fire in the Diamond Heights district; a second member, Firefighter Anthony Valerio has succumbed to injuries sustained while operating at that fire. Both men were assigned to Engine 26, and responded to a house fire in the Diamond Heights district of San Francisco. Please keep the men and their families in your thoughts & prayers, as well as our fellow brothers & sisters of the San Francisco Fire Department and L-798. A link to the San Francisco Examiner news story is available here.
Update: June 4th, 2011 - The official media release from the SFFD.