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A consulting gig on 15th and East Capitol, NE.

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4:06 a.m. – Engine 8 is dispatched on a single-engine local alarm for smoke in the area. 4:15 a.m. – Everyone else is dispatched to deal with what they found. A great video clip can be found at this link; credit to Vernard Green on Medic 8 at the time. (As usual, click for full-size […]

Shanghai apartment fire: simply amazing photos.

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, spectators watch an apartment building on fire in the downtown area of Shanghai on Monday Nov. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Xinhua); via The Big Picture. N.B. – in order to give due respect to’s The Big Picture, higher-resolution images will not be made available on RaisingLadders. […]

DCFD's own in Haiti, plus picture compilations.

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First and foremost, I’m proud to see one of DCFD’s own searching for survivors after the terrible earthquake in Haiti. From’s All Eyes feature: Christopher Holmes from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue searches for survivors in the rubble of a building after a massive earthquake on January 14, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. […]