The debut event for the truck was the Chesapeake Relay for Life event on May 6, 2011. The truck will be used at other cancer awareness events and to support victims and family members of those affected by cancer. This fire engine is a reserve unit and is still fully functional.
The family and I had a chance to stop at the DCFD station near Chinatown and took a picture of the National Fire Dog Monument, titled Ashes to Answers, sculpted by Austin Weishel. The station was busy due to the addition of the crews from Engine 16 and Ambulance 16 as their station undergoing renovations.
By: Tony Hisgett - CC BY 2.0 Engine 16 Tower 3 DC-"The Midnight Express" Engine House 16 was built in 1932 with a total usable floor area of 26,460 sq. ft. on 3 stories and a partial basement. Engine Company 16 is an emergency fire and medical response facility and is located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. The Engine House is currently under renovation. During construction the staff and operations of Engine Company 16 will be housed temporarily at Engine Company 2 (500 F street, NW) and Engine Company 6 (1300 New Jersey Avenue, NW) and will return to Engine Company 16 immediately following completion of construction. Engine Company 16 construction completion is scheduled for end of January 2017.