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Day in and day out, Local 36 members are putting themselves in harms way to protect life and property. Ultimately, we are protecting the quality of life and the economic viability of our city. The public counts on us and our members will always rise to the occasion to ensure we are there when they need us most.

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Statement From The Family Of Brother Eric McComas, Engine Company 21 Platoon 1

Eric suffered a severe medical emergency on Sunday, March 3rd. All medical interventions have not been able to address his health; therefore, the family has made the brave decision to donate his organs since his life's work was dedicated to helping others. ---------- Per the family's request, members wishing to participate in his Last Alarm Ceremony are welcome to attend in full dress uniform. The Last Alarm Ceremony will be the only event held in honor of Eric’s life that will be open to both the public, DC Fire & EMS personnel, and members of Local 36 as the family has...

DC Fire/EMS Foundation Fundraiser

Please see the invite from the DC Fire/EMS Foundation for an unpcoming fundraiser in March! https://www.allinenterprises.o...

Oversight Hearing Testimony

Today, President David Hoagland testified before the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety about the challenges and priorities facing the members of the DC Firefighters Association Local 36. Staffing, training, and resources are paramount as we strive to protect our community. President Hoagland emphasized the urgent need for sustainable solutions to address violence against responders, staffing shortages, and training deficiencies. Here's a short video clip where President Hoagland discusses the critical issue of our incorrect staffing factor and its impact on our department's ability to respond effectively. Together, we're advocating for solutions to better serve our members and...

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