DC Fire & EMS Department History

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

DC Fire DepartmentPlease join the staff of the DC Fire & EMS Museum in the Washingtoniana Room (Room 307) on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for a  panel discussion on the history of the DC Fire & Medical Emergency Service Department. Historians Jim Embrey, Jim Lloyd, Mark Tennyson and Walter Gold of the DC Fire and EMS Museum will discuss 150 years of firefighting in the District, including its establishment as a paid department, segregation and integration of the force, and its critical role in the community. Photos and stories from DC’s biggest fires will be featured.

Photo Credit: Feb 25, 1965--Tennis Club of Washington arranged tour for 1st and 2nd grades of the C. Melvin Sharpe Health School. Firehouse at the 1000 block of 13th St, Truck 3. Pvt. Robert McGowan slides down pole. From The Washington Daily News. Washington Historical Image Collection, DC Public Library Special Collections.