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Dr. Marion Jordan

 

September 28, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you of the passing of Dr. Marion H. Jordan, MD who passed away early this morning following a traffic accident.

Dr. Jordan was a long-time member of the medical staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he began his career as the director of the Burn Center in 1978. Under his leadership, the burn and trauma teams received world-wide recognition for their expertise and skills, particularly after the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Dr. Jordan was an active member and past president of the American Burn Association and an honorary member of the DC Firefighters Association IAFF Local 36. He was a close friend of the fire service and well respected by the firefighters from the Washington metropolitan region as well as around the U.S. His loss will be felt by firefighters, burn teams, and burn survivors around the country.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Jordan family, and to burn and trauma staff at MedStar WHC who were close to Dr. Jordan.


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Active Member Robert Marshall

April 23, 2018

It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of active firefighter Robert Marshall. Robert a 20 year veteran of the department who was appointed to Engine Company 19 in 1998 and at the time of his passing was assigned to 29 Engine Platoon No. 2. 

There will be a visitation Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Brown Funeral Home located at 287 Arden Nollville Road, Inwood, West Virginia 25428 from 1400 to 1600 hours and 1800 through 2000 hours. 

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Brown Funeral Home. Following the service, members are invited to gather at the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Company, located at 4217 Hedgesville Road, Hedgesville, West Virginia 25427.

Fraternally,

Dabney S. Hudson

President


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Remembering John Carter

October 24th, 2017 -

In Memory of Sergeant John Carter who died in the line of duty while operating at Box #872 on October 24th, 1997. Rest in Peace John, you are not forgotten by your brothers and sisters of Local 36. 

 


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Dane Smothers Jr.

August 11, 2017:

Brothers and Sisters,

Just over one week ago, an unfortunate incident took place on the fire ground at 819 F Street N.E. leaving Brother Dane Smothers Jr. in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.  The staff at Medstar has performed three surgeries on Dane to date, with more scheduled in the coming days.  Although his condition remains critical, the team of Doctor’s and staff responsible for his care are second to none and are working around the clock to make sure that Dane has the best care possible. We will continue to pass on updates as they become available, however, we ask that the membership continue to respect the family’s request for privacy at this time, as Dane is not ready to receive visitors.  We also ask that you keep both Dane and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Dane’s family is overwhelmed at the amount of support they have received from our membership and the community.  As most of you are aware, the Scorched Souls MC hosted a fundraiser this past Wednesday at the Tune Inn.  The attendance was unbelievable and donations poured in throughout the day.  As the event concluded, Dane’s family was presented with a sizable donation on his behalf to assist with his impending expenses.  The members of the DC Fire Fighters Burn Foundation continue to provide 24-hour support for Dane’s family and their needs.

The events that left our brother hospitalized were extremely traumatic for everyone involved in the response.  As a department, we must ensure that all of our members are taken care of both physically and emotionally.  If anyone is in need of help through these difficult times, please do not hesitate to reach out.  There are many resources available to every member of the department and these programs are in place to assist all of us.

Recently, the Department published a special order outlining a committee which has been formed to review the entire incident. Although the review process commenced prior to the publication of the special order, members can expect to see the committee make visits to firehouses, conduct interviews with members that were involved in the response, and correspond with partner agencies that were all involved in the review process. Updates outlining progress of the committee will be provided to the membership as they become available.  Members of Local 36 have, and will continue to have, a presence on the committee throughout the entire review process.

Fraternally,


Dabney Scott Hudson

President


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