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ABOUT THE HOUSE OF PAIN

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". 

1st DUE FIRE IN THE NORTHEAST FARMERS MARKET

Thursday, October 20, 2011  Around 2000 hrs 911 calls began coming in to the Office of Unified Communications reporting that there was smoke coming from the Northeast Farmers Market located in the 1300 blk. of 5th Street NE.  A Box Alarm was struck bringing Engine Company 10 and Truck Company 13, First Due.

The Trinidad Fire Department arrived to find Smoke Showing from the extremely large, three story, type II structure.  13 Truck went to work forcing entry into the location which is fortified at night.  Once access was gained companies were able to locate a fire involving a produce stand in the middle of the Market.  The Dime made quick work of the fire with the 400 and 13 Truck coordinated the difficult task of ventilating the building. Due to the size of the building and conditions a Second Alarm was sounded.

     
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ANOTHER 1st DUE FIRE FOR #1 PLATOON

Monday, August 8, 2011  Minutes before 1900 hours a Box Alarm was struck for a reported Apartment Fire in the 1000 blk. of 18th Street N.E. bringing Engine Co. 10 and Truck Co. 13 First Due.

The Dime arrived to find a two story, ordinary, middle of the row, 2x2 apartment building with Smoke Showing from Side Alpha.  In service with Engine Co. 56, Engine Co. 10 Laid and Used 300' of 5" and 150' of 1.5" to extinguish the blaze. The members quickly located a fire in the apartment on the first floor, knocked it down and moved in to finish it off.  13 Truck went to work opening up and ventilating the building both horizontallty and vertically. 

The fire burnt out the one apartment and was contained to that unit due to the efforts of the House of Pain Fire Department.  Engine Co. 9 filled the quarters of Engine Co. 10 and was greeted with some medical locals prior to the companies returning to service.

     



 

FIRE FOR #3 PLATOON

Saturday, August 6, 2011  Minutes after 0100 hrs. a Box Alarm was transmitted for a reported House On Fire in the 1200 blk. of East Capitol Street S.E. bringing The Dime 3rd due and 13 Truck 2nd Due. 

Units located a fire in a room and Engine Co. 10 extinguished the same.  13 Truck went to work opening up to verify there was no extension after checking the basement and laddering the building via the aerial ladder, the 30' and the 24'. 

Units were picked up and back in service quickly allowing the after midnight runs to rack up for the members of the House of Pain.

   


 

ANOTHER DAY - ANOTHER FIRE FOR #2 PLATOON

Friday, August 5, 2011  Around lunch time a Box Alarm was struck for a reported House On Fire in the 300 blk. of 47th Street N.E.  This Alarm brought Engine Company 10 third due and Truck Company 13 second due. 

First arriving units discovered a single story, wood frame, detached home with Fire Showing from Side Charlie.  The Dime laid out and advanced the 250' of 1.5" and backed up Engine Company 27.  13 Truck went to work ventillating, opening up and securing the utilities to the building.  The fire was quickly knocked down and the assignment was scaled back. 

     
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FIRST DUE FIRE FOR #1 PLATOON

Sunday, July 31, 2011  Around dinner time the Office of Unified Communications began to receive calls for a reported House On Fire in the 1300 blk. of Florida Ave. N.E. while other citizens ran to the Fire Station beating on the doors with the infamous "fire knock" reporting the house across the street was on fire. 10 Engine and 13 Truck opened the doors and pulled off the front ramp to discover a two story, ordinary, end of the row home with Fire Showing from the first and second floor. THE DIME secured its own hydrant and quickly ran lines to knock down both the first and second floor while working with 13 Truck to get the house opened up. The fire did extend to the Bravo 1 exposure but ultimately was quickly contained and knocked down. The assignment was quickly scaled back to The House of Pain Fire Department as well as Truck Co. 7 for overhaul of the two structures. This fire occurred on yet another day when the temperatures passed 95 degrees and was just one of multiple fires in the city during #1 Platoon.

     



 

NO SURPRISE #2 GOES TO ANOTHER FIRE

Friday, July 8, 2011  Shortly after the official shift change a Box Alarm was struck for a reported House On Fire in the 100 blk. of 16th Street N.E. bringing 13 Truck 1st Due and 10 Engine 2nd Due. Units arrived to find a two story, ordinary, middle of the row home with Smoke Showing from Side A and Fire Showing from Side C. Units located a fire on the second floor that had extended through the cockloft and the roof of the home. 13 Truck went to work laddering the building and opening up for the Engine Companies while THE DIME checked the basement and proceeded up the stairways to knock down the Second Floor and the Cockloft. The fire was quickly contained and the assignment was scaled back. A good way to start the day for the members of Number 2 Platoon.

     



 

#2 PLATOON GETS ANOTHER FIRE

Thursday, June 23, 2011  Minutes after midnight a Box Alarm was struck for a reported House On Fire in the 5000 blk. of Hayes St. N.E. First arriving Engine Co. 27 advised they had a two story, ordinary, detached, single family home with Smoke and Fire Showing.

The Alarm brought 10 Engine third due and 13 Truck second due.  Units encountered high heat conditions in a complicated sectioned house that was difficult to access the fire.  The Dime was assigned to back up 27 Engine on Division I while 13 Truck was assigned to the Ventilation Group.  The Officer of 13 Truck located the fire and guided companies to it so that it could be quickly extinguished.  The scene was complicated due to this being a vacant structure that was boarded up tight. 

During this Alarm Companies were transferred to the Quarters of Engine Company 10 for a fill in but were redirected to a House Fire in the 1700 blk. of Bay St. S.E. Earlier this tour The Dime and 13 Truck went to the 300 blk. of Penn. Ave. S.E. for another fire as apart of the Working Fire Dispatch. Another busy 24 hours for the members of the House Of Pain...

     
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300 blk. of Penn. Ave. S.E.

300 blk. of Penn. Ave. S.E.



 

FIRST DUE FOR #3 PLATOON

Sunday, June 19, 2011  Just before 1930 hrs. a Box Alarm was transmitted for a reported Apartment Fire in the 2100 blk. of I St. N.E. bringing Engine Co. 10 and Truck Co. 13 First Due. Companies located and extinguished a fire in the bedroom of a three story, ordinary, middle of the row apartment building. The fire was rapidly knocked down and the assignment was quickly scaled back holding the Trinidad Fire Department. The Dime laid and used 200' of 3" and 250' of 1.5" while racking up 1 hr of pump time. 13 Truck raised the 100' aerial ladder along with the 30' and 24' ground ladders. Just another day at The House of Pain...

   


 

HEAVY FIRE SHOWING FOR #1 PLATOON

Tuesday, June 14, 2011  Around 0045 hrs. a Box Alarm was transmitted for reported House On Fire in the 4500 blk. of Grant St. N.E. brining 13 Truck 2nd Due. First arriving 27 Engine arrived on location to find a single story, wood frame, detached, single family home with Heavy Fire Showing. This brought 10 Engine on the Working Fire Dispatch as they were clearing a previous run. After an attempt to make a push on the house 27 Engine advised that units were going to have to go Heavy Duty to get this fire knocked down as it was already extending to the Bravo-1 exposure. 13 Truck arrived in the rear and quickly set up to use its Bed Pipe with a supply line established from 30 Engine. The Truck was instructed to go Heavy Duty while also getting into the Bravo-1 Exposure and work with the Companies inside. With the bulk of the fire being in the area of the rear fire building members were unable to access the exposure building until Wagon Pipes and 30 Engine's line could knock down the free burning area. Afterwards the members forced entry to the rear of the exposure and opened up; the extension to exposure was limited. The Dime arrived before most of the original Box Alarm Companies and after laying out from an independent hydrant was assigned to the Safety Group as the leader. The fire was quickly contained and The House of Pain Fire Department was packed up and back in service within an hour and a half.

     
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#3 PLATOON GOES TO SOUTHEAST ROW HOME FIRE

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Saturday, June 11, 2011  Shortly after 2130 hrs. a Box Alarm was transmitted for a reported House On Fire in the 1300 blk. of G St. S.E. brining Truck Co. 13 - 2nd Due and Engine Co. 10 - 4th due. First arriving 18 Engine arrived on scene of a two story, ordinary, middle of the row home with Fire Showing from the first floor. 13 Truck and 10 Engine made there way to the rear forced entry and assisted holding the fire on the first floor and opening up while it had already extended to the second floor. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained and units were released shortly there after.

   


 
 
 

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