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DC Fire & EMS Department Receives Large Donation to Expand Their Community Outreach Program

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer of the D.C. Fire Department: 

It is often said that education is our most powerful tool.  Fire safety education programs, which teach people how to prevent fires and how to react in the event of an emergency, are extremely powerful in preventing avoidable injury and even death. In order to better educate their community around fire-safety, the DC Fire & EMS Department will expand their current education program.

Fireman’s Fund is donating $16,000 to the DC Fire & EMS Department so they may purchase fire safety training equipment, including audio and visual training equipment and “take home” fire safety brochures.

Poll of the Week: DCPS Doing Enough To Keep Violence Out of Schools?

Last week, we wrote of a fight that began in the cafeteria of Anacostia High School that extended onto the streets of D.C.

Our poll of the week asks how you feel regarding DCPS' effort to keep violence out of city schools.  Chime in below! Write your own answer in the comments bar below.

Capitol Hill Crime: Assault Reported at 12 St. in NE

An assault with a deadly weapon was reported on August 23 to the Metro Police Department. 

The assault took place on the 700 block of 12 St. NE in Capitol Hill.  Assault with a deadly weapon, which in this case was a knife, is described as:

"Knowingly or purposely causing serious bodily injury to another person, or threatening to do so; or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, knowingly engaging in conduct that creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causes serious bodily injury."