DCFD Engine 10


The HOUSE OF PAIN is located at 1342 Florida Ave N.E. in the Trinidad section of the District of Columbia. The call box assigned to the house is Box 6229. The House Of Pain is composed of Engine Company 10 and Truck Company 13, both companies have been some of the busiest companies in the District of Columbia since their organization. Engine Company 10 was organized in the year of 1895 by Special Order of the Fire Chief and originally housed at 1341 Maryland Ave. N.E. before being later consolidated with Truck Company 13 at their quarters located on Florida Ave. N.E. Engine Company 10 has been the BUISIEST COMPANY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA for many years as well as being the BUISIEST SINGLE PIECE ENGINE COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES according to Firehouse Magazines National Run Survey. Engine Company 10 has lead the District of Columbia Fire Department in amount of hose laid, equipment used, and pump-time for many years. The members of the House Of Pain are highly motivated and extremely aggressive making it a highly sought after assignment, however, only a few get to live it. It is not the name of the companies but the members that make the"HOUSE OF PAIN FIRE DEPARTMENT". 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013  2/5/13- Just after 10am the Box Alarm was transmitted for 1704 R St SE for the building on fire. This brought 10 Engine 3rd due and 13 Truck 2nd due. Units arrived moments later to find a 2 story apt building with heavy fire blowing from the Alpha and Charlie sides. The blaze resulted in two firemen injured and two civilian fatalities.




Saturday, February 2, 2013 1854 Engine Company 10 and Truck Company 13 went 1st due to 536 Oklahoma Ave NE and found SMOKE SHOWING from the 2nd floor of a 2 story, ordinary, middle-of-the-row home.  Engine Company 10 stretched a line to the 2nd floor where they found a room off in the rear of the building. The Dime put a knock on the fire while 13 Truck laddered the building, searched and vented for interior crews. 




Monday, January 28, 2013 0134 1st Battalion Companies responded to 1323 Downing Place NE and found FIRE SHOWING from the 2nd floor of a 2 story, ordinary, end of the row apartment building.  Engine Company 10 responded as the 4th due engine and backed up Engine Company 12 with the 400' preconnect.  Truck Company 13 responded as the 2nd due Truck Company and threw multiple ground ladders, gained access to the rear of the fire building and opened up for interior crews. 



Another First Due House For #2 Platoon

Saturday, January 26, 2013  Story & Photos by Vito Maggiolo

A stubborn fire complicated by electrical arching and fed by gas gutted a Trinidad row house Saturday night, January 26th. First arriving box alarm units encountered heavy fire in the basement of the two story row dwelling at 1281 Penn Street NE.

Power arching in the basement forced firefighters back as fire rushed up into the first floor. Eventually, all units had to be ordered out of the building due to
deteriorating conditions and the need to control utilities.

Flames also buried themselves in the walls, and it was a see-saw battle before the incident could finally be placed under control.




Wednesday, January 23, 2013  Two years ago today, Private Marc E. Dancy passed away off duty.  Marc was an active member of Engine Company 10 #1 Platoon at the time he passed and is greatly missed. Please keep Marc's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers today.

Marc will forever be apart of the House of Pain.




Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1910 At 1910 hours, the Office of Unified Communications began receiving numerous calls for a house fire at the corner of 9th Street and K Street NE.  Engine Company 10 and Truck Company 13 arrived first due to find a 2 story, ordinary, MOR home with smoke showing from the first floor.  Engine 10 stretched and extinguished the fire on the first floor while 13 Truck searched and opened up.  The box was scaled back to 1 and 1 and companies cleared the scene in under an hour.



Sergeant Lehan Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Wednesday, January 16, 2013   Story & Photos By Elliot J Goodman

Last evening, DC Fire Sergeant Edwin Lehan surrounded by family, true friends, fellow firefighters and his close fire department family of Engine 10 and Truck 13 together celebrated his 30 years of dedication and service to the citizens and visitors of the District of Columbia.

Eddie appointed in 1983, served in some of the busiest companies within the DCFD and has received many awards during his career. He also served the citizens of Prince Georges County as a volunteer for many years. Chief Tony Kelleher of PG's busiest station, Kentland 33 presented Eddie with a plaque as well.

We all wish Eddie the very best and thank him for these past 30 years and for the next 20 as well.

Thanks to retired Sergeant Mike "THE DOG" Skahill of the worlds greatest Barbecue team for making up such a grand meal.



10Engine.com BACK IN BUSINESS!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013  After a long break, we have broken our silence.  Stay tuned for updated House of Pain fires, stories, fables, and good ole wives tales.




Monday, January 14, 2013 1924 Units with the 2nd Battalion were dispatched to 426 15th St NE for a reported house fire. 13 Truck arrived first due and found a 2 story, ordinary, MOR with fire on the 1st floor. The crew from 13 Truck forced entry, searched for trapped occupants, laddered the building and opened up for interior crews. 10 Engine went 2nd due, stretched from the rear of the building and put a knock on the fire. 




Wednesday, May 30, 2012  Thirteen years ago (May 30, 1999), Private Anthony "SAUCE" Phillips was killed in the line of duty while operating on BOX 6178. The members of The House Of Pain will never forget Sauce and the sacrifice he made that day. Please take the time to honor Sauce's memory by learning about the events that occurred on that incident.



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