About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

You’ve seen these odd-shaped metal posts on the streets in Petworth and around DC, even if you didn’t know what they were. Almost all are painted and some, like the ones in Mt. Pleasant, have been converted to miniature art installations. (There’s one on 16th Street that has tennis balls stuffed inside.)

So what are they?

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Updated: Worker was stuck on tower by MPD 4th District, rescued by DC Fire & EMS [video]

Updated: Worker was stuck on tower by MPD 4th District, rescued by DC Fire & EMS [video]

A maintenance worker is currently stuck on the towers up by the Fourth District police station.

Reportedly, the worker went up the tower at 10am this morning to do maintenance. Around 1:30 this afternoon he made a distress call, saying he was suffering from hypothermia.

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Mad props to the women and men behind the Pride of Petworth Fire & EMS

Mad props to the women and men behind the Pride of Petworth Fire & EMS

Petworth's own DC Fire & EMS company Engine 24 and Rescue Squad 2 were recently featured on a student film documenting their work in a short film. US Air Force Airman Delano Scott needed a subject for a class project and picked our local firehouse, which proudly drives engine 24, known as the "Pride of Petworth." See the video...

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