Department of General Services

DC Agency Top Menu

Heat Emergency: A heat emergency is in effect for the District of Columbia.
Find information on cooling centers, spray parks and libraries.

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

RFS DCFEMS Apparatus Facility Documentation

The DCFEMS Fleet Ready Reserve facility is required to support the Commissioning of new Fire and Emergency Medical apparatus being deployed throughout the city. The department will be receiving 5 pieces of new equipment every month for the next 4 to 5 years. This equipment will require additional equipment installations such as, radios, computers, supplies, etc. and commissioned prior to being deployed and put into service. This commissioning takes on average 30 days once a new piece of equipment is received. Inversely, when a piece of equipment is removed from service and replaced with a new piece of equipment it requires and extensive decommissioning. This process involves the removal of radios, and other salvageable equipment. Once the equipment is de-commissioning it is removed from inventory and placed into the City PDA process.   This apparatus is expected to be housed in this same building.