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.
Two emergency self-rescue techniques are shown as a means of escaping a flashover or similar emergency situation. One using a firefighter utility rope to descend from a window, and one using a ladder to a window to bail out onto and slide down to safety. Captain Donna McCracken - Instructor