0400, 09/04/2013…Engine and Truck 14 were sent to 2701 Military Road in the Northwest section of DC for the automatic fire alarm. Truck 14 arrived to find a room going in the assisted-living facility. They reported several people unable to escape. Truck 14 requested the box alarm be filled out.
A short time later command reported “fire knocked down” but Rescue 2 had about 13 residents sheltered in place in need of EMS evaluations.
Tony Carroll, Captain
Truck Co. No. 9, DCFD
It is CRITICAL that companies are fully prepared even for alarms and not let complacency creep in! Do your job; gear up, pack on, tools in hand, & be ready!