October 28, 2019

The members of the Emerald Society Firefighters of Washington are saddened by the loss of Firefighter Wayne Drapeau of Truck Co. 8 (Highlands). Wayne passed away on October 28, 2019. 

October 27, 2019

The members of the Emerald Society Firefighters of Washington are saddened by the loss of Firefighter Technician Alex Graham of Engine Co. 21 (Adams Morgan). Alex suffered a critical medical emergency while on duty Thursday, October 24, 2019. 

September 14, 2019

Thank you to all who came out for this year's Emerald Society Crab Feast. We enjoyed seeing all of you and your families!  Attendance was up at this years feast! We hope everyone enjoyed the fun, food, and fraternity.  If you didn't make it, make sure you mark your calendars early for next year and don't miss out on the next Emerald Society event or meeting.  We'll see you soon!

March 1, 2019

The 2019 James E. Reilley Irish Innkeeper Award was presented to the American Legion Jameson-Harrison Post 238 in Hughesville, MD. Post 238 has been the major contributor to our wounded warrior efforts through their annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner. Special thanks to Joe and Charles Goldsmith, Jeff Sheriff, Ricky Moore and everyone else who makes the dinner a success. Post 238 is also the host location for the monthly DC Retired (and not yet retired) Firefighters lunch on the last Wednesday of every month.

July 17, 2018

The Emerald Society Firefighters of Washington presented a check for $6,500 to the ALS Association of DC/MD/VA. These funds were the proceeds from our 2018 golf tournament.  Thanks to everybody who helped make this possible by working or playing at the event!  Under the leadership of Robert Hottinger the Emerald Society golf tournament has raised over $100,000 in donations to help fight this horrible disease.

May 29, 2018

 With Memorial Day fast approaching, the Emerald Society was proud to donate $15,000 to Operation Second Chance to help our Wounded Warriors. Operation Second Chance is a small, home-grown charity based in Germantown, MD and it operates with extremely low overhead to maximize their ability to provide assistance to wounded troops through activities, trips and retreats, financial support and assistance, hospital support visits and scholarship and mentoring programs. We are very grateful to the hardworking members of the American Legion Jameson-Harrison Post 238 in Hughesville, MD for helping to make this possible with a big donation from their St. Patrick’s Day dinner and auction fundraiser. And a huge salute to our wounded warriors and to the great people at Operation Second Chance!

May 7, 2018

The 2018 Emerald Society Golf Tournament was a big success with over 130 golfers enjoying a beautiful day.  We raised $6500 for the ALS Association to help fight this horrible disease.  This year's donation has raised the total amount of our donations to over $100,000!  A big THANK YOU to everyone who golfed or worked with this event  over the years for helping us to reach this milestone.

July 24, 2017

Fish On!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the Annual Emerald Society Fishing Tournament.  Dozens of boats made their way through the bay in search of the Biggest Fish.  The members of E30/T17 returned victorious receiving the 2017 Biggest Fish award.  We would like to thank the teams that came other jurisdictions and joined us on this annual tradition within the DCFD.

As A special thanks to the North Beach VFD for their continued support of the Fishing Tournament and their hospitality, the Emerald Society presented Matt "Mad Dog" Webber (Ret. T16) and Bobby "Frank" Wyatt (Ret. RS2) with a plaque.

July 24, 2017

The Emerald Society Firefighters of Washington are proud to award the 2017 Guy Moorman Gael of the Year to Captain (ret.) Larry Settle.  Larry has been an instrumental part in contributing to the success of the Emerald Society Fishing Tournament for many years.  Thank you for all you do for the Emerald Society!

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