Ed Smith

415 Flips | 7 Magazines | 7 Following | 47 Followers | @EdSmith225j | President of The District of Columbia Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 36

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D.C.’s fire chief quietly works to put out hotspots in his troubled agency

As gray smoke rose from the burning condo building on U Street, D.C. Fire Chief Gregory M. Dean circled the block, talking with battalion chiefs and paramedics standing ready to treat anyone who was injured.<p>He didn’t assume command. Instead, Dean kept his eye trained on the grunt work of …

Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago


DC Fire and EMS Response Vehicles

DC Fire and EMS helps homeless veteran stranded in snow

- FOX 5's Matt Ackland captured a touching photo of a member of DC Fire and EMS helping a homeless veteran in the blizzard.<p>.@dcfireems helping a …

At the Supreme Court, a Big Threat to Unions

A case the Supreme Court will hear on Monday morning threatens to undermine a four-decade-old ruling that upheld a key source of funding for public-sector unions, the last major bastion of unionized workers in America.<p>In the 1977 decision Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the justices ruled that …

B21-143 Carcinogenic Flame Retardant Prohibtion Amendment Act of 2015

IAFF Safety Stand Down: Surviving The Fire Ground

NFPA Safety Tips - Home Heating Safety

crane hoist rescue 1700 Euclid Street NW

Firefighter leader remembered

The line stretched from the firefighters’ union headquarters down Hallet Street in Dorchester yesterday as far as the eye could see, all to pay last …

The Pope of Florian Hall

About a year ago, not long after he buried his brother Neal, Mike Mullane was standing at the elbow of the bar at Florian Hall, the firefighters’ …

A ‘legend’ in the fight for benefits of firefighters

Firefighters from coast to coast are mourning the death of Michael Mullane, a longtime labor leader remembered as a legendary old-school negotiator …

Fire in Northwest Washington displaces three families on New Year’s Day

Three families were displaced early Friday in a two-alarm fire that burned through an apartment in Northwest Washington, according to District officials. No injuries were reported.<p>The fire broke out shortly after 4 a.m. at a dwelling in the 2200 block of 40th Street NW, near Glover-Archbold Park. …

3 families displaced after NW DC fire

Three families were displaced after a two-alarm fire in Northwest, D.C. Friday.


DC Fire Fighters L36 (@IAFF36) | Twitter

Replying to @<b>dcfireems</b><p>DC Fire Fighters L36 Retweeted DC Fire and EMS<p>Public Safety—Your Safety is what our members strive to ensure on a daily basis. …

No firefighters injured after battling NW DC house fire

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- No firefighters were injured Monday night while battling a house fire in Northwest D.C.

Close Call for Firefighters in Northwest DC

A crew of D.C. firefighters is safe Monday night after they briefly were feared to be trapped inside a burning house.<p>A century-old, wood-frame house …

IAFF Kitchen Table - December 2015

Union president takes mayor into burning building & comes out with $45 million

D.C. Fire and EMS offers chance to be firefighter for a day

How many of us growing up wanted to be a firefighter? The danger. The excitement. The heroism. Recently, D.C. Fire and EMS gave a small group - made …

911 abuse threatens public safety in nation's capital

911 is supposed to be there for you when you need it. But District officials say 911 abuse is threatening public safety.<p>The lack of ambulances for …