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MVC cHANGE RD & BLACKISTON RD
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
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CLAYTON MEMBER HONORED BY THE IAFS
   
Friday, June 17, 2016 
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On June 17th life member James E. (Jamie) Turner was presented the IAFC Level A award for service to the Hazmat community nationwide. The award was presented during the IAFC Hazmat conferene held in Baltimore. Jamie retired after almost a 50 professional career serving the citizens of Delaware. Please join the members of the Clayton Fire Company.

 
LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO TOWNSEND FOR HOUSE FIRE
Thursday, June 16, 2016 
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Thursday morning at 02:14 station 45 for the ladder company and station 44 for the tanker company were dispatched as part of the 1st alarm assignment on the house fire at 144 Massey Church Rd. Quint 45 w/6, Deputy Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 w/7, Past Chief Lightcap along with tanker company sta 44 arrived to find Rescue 26 & Tanker 26 with a line in service on a single family dwelling with fire throughout the residence. Quint 45 was assigned the RIT while the crew from 45-3 assisted with fire attack and overhaul. Chief Rickie Clark Jr. had the Townsend Command. Units responding; Engine's 26-3, 27-3, 24-3, 45-3, 44-3, Rescue's 26, 1, 24, 4-6, Quint 45, Ladder 1-7, Tankers 26, 44, 24, 29, D-64, B-26, NCC Medic 5, DSFM.

 
   
   
J.J. BURNETT MAY MEMBER OF THE MONTH
   
Thursday, June 16, 2016 
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During the June Clayton Fire Company meeting J.J. Jonathan Burnett was named as the May fire company member of the month. J.J. attended 16 of 21 fire calls, 5 fund raising events, 12 misc. functions, and 2 drills, and 1 fire company meeting. J.J has accumulated 43 points for the month and a total of 231 for the year. Please join with the members on thanking J.J for his dedication to the Clayton Fire Company.

 
FATAL MOTORVEHICLE ACCIDENT WHEATLEYS POND RD
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 
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Tuesday morning just before lunch at 11:44 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6, KM5, Trooper 2 & 4 were dispatch for a motor vehicle with CPR in progress at 974 Wheatley's Pond Rd. Command 45 w/ Deputy Chief Robert Davis and Rescue 45 w/7, Captain Alex Carrow were on the street in two minutes and arrived to find BLS & ALS on scene with a 2 vehicle MVC with CPR in progress. Medical units on scene quickly packaged the patient and transported to KGH on B-64 with both of KM6 medics on board. The other operator was transported to KGH also. Engine 45-4 w/5, Captain Ray Johnson and Brush 45 w/4, Firefighter Dave Carroll also responded. Deputy Chief had the Wheatley's Pond Road Command. Clayton had 23 members respond on the call. Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-3, Brush 45, A& B 64, KM6, KM5, Trooper 2, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police, DELDOT, DSP, CPD.

 
COMPANY WELCOMES TWO OF ITS NEWEST MEMBERS
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 
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At Tuesday nights company meeting the company welcomed two of its newest members to the family. The membership was introduced to and welcomes Probationary Firefighter Daniel Stewart and Cadet Rebecca Lubbers. Both Dan and Rebecca will now join the ranks of the company and begin their career of service to the community.

 
Rebecca Lubbers
   Rebecca Lubbers
Daniel Stewart
   Daniel Stewart
CLAYTON FIRE CO. JOINS MEMBERS FROM THE TOWNSEND VOL. FIRE COMPANY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF CLARENCE A. SCHWATKA
   
Sunday, June 12, 2016 
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The officers and members of the company are joining the Townsend Vol. Fire Company family and the Delaware Fire Service in mourning the passing of Life Member Clarence A. Schwatka. Mr. Schwatka passed away today surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Schwatka who was very active not only in his department but also in the Delaware Fire Service on the local county and state organizations. Mr. Schwatka was President of the DVFA in 1964. Arrangements will be posted once complete

 
CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY JOINS MEMBERS OF HARTLY VOL. FIRE COMPANY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF FIRE POLICEMAN TOM MCGUIRE SR.
Thomas McGuire Sr.
   Thomas McGuire Sr.
Friday, June 10, 2016 
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The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company is joining the members of the Hartly Vol. Fire Company in mourning the passing of Fire Policeman Thomas McGuire Sr. Mr. McGuire was a very active member of the Hartly Fire Company at the time of his death. He will be sorely missed by his family and the Hartly Fire Co. family. We ask that you please keep the members of Hartly Fire Co. and the McGuire Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 
THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY JOINS MEMBERS OF THE SUDLERSVILLE FIRE COMPANY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF LIFE MEMBER MICHAEL EMBERT
Michael Embert
   Michael Embert
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 
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The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company are joining the members of the Sudlersville Fire Company in mourning the passing of Life Member Michael Embert. Michael was a 22 year member of the Sudlersville Fire Company. He was also a member of several other fire companies through the years include a member of the Citizens Hose Co. of Smyrna Marching Band. Michael will be sorely missed by all. We ask that you please keep the Sudlersville Fire Co and the Embert family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 
TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS TRAINING
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 
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30 members of the fire company were involved in a multi station training session on June 6th. The members were cycled through 3 stations involving truck company operations. Station 1 was searching for victims, station 2 was roof cutting operations from the tip of Quint 45, and the final station was a bailout station. Each station was supervised by a Clayton officer and as each member rotated through the station they were given instruction on what the station in important, what the student needed to take away, and how to successfully conduct the evolution. Past Chief and lead instructor for the evening addressed the members before and after the training stressing "Truck work is hard, squirting water is easy. If you are not able to do this work please stay on an engine". Chief Hurlock thanked the members for coming out on a hot humid evening.

 
Past Chief Hurlock addressing the members
   Past Chief Hurlock addressing the
      members
Raising ladders, discussing the proper ways to raise and ladder.
   Raising ladders, discussing the proper
      ways to raise and ladder.
CLAYTON MOURNS THE LOSS OF PAST DVFA PRESIDENT ROBERT SWEETMAN
Robert Sweetman
   Robert Sweetman
Thursday, June 2, 2016 
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The members of the Clayton Fire Company today mourns the loss of Robert "Tater" Sweetman past DVFA President 1987-88 and a member of the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company of Newark. No details are available at this time. Bob was known for his handlebar Moustache and his deep voice. He will be missed not only in Delaware, but the entire fire service.

 
VEHICLE FIRE
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 
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Tuesday afternoon at 4:45pm Sta 45 was dispatched for the vehicle on fire with exposure to a field in the 3000 block of Underwoods Corner RD. Command 45 w/Chief Skip Carrow, Engine 45-4 w/6, Captain Wes Davis, Rescue 45 w/4, Firefighter Jason Sacco and Brush 45 w/4 made the response. Past Chief Jeff Lightcap arrived ahead of responding units and found a pickup truck in a ditch with a fire around the wheel areas and the engine compartment. Rescue 45 arrived and placed a line in service for extinguishment. The fire was reduced to Rescue 45. The vehicle was being towed by another vehicle when the tires caught on fire. Past Chief Lightcap had the Underwoods Corner Road Command. Clayton had 27 members respond on the call. Units responding Engine 45-4, Rescue 45, Brush 45, Command 45, Sta 45 fire police, DSP. Photo's couresy Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
   
   
QUINT 45 ASSISTS LADDER 44 WITH CROSSED LADDERS
Monday, May 30, 2016 
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On Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016 Quint 45 assisted Ladder 44 with a crossed ladder detail at Rommel's Harley in Smyrna. The dealership was conducting a Memorial Day ceremony that would dedicate a POW/MIA Memorial Chair at the dealership, 1 of only 2 in the county. Quint 45 was staffed by Crew Leader Jack Davis, Engineer Past Chief Kevin Wilson, FF's J. Simmons, R. Womax and the Correll brothers. Pictures courtesy Kevin Wilson & Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
POW/MIA Memorial Chair
   POW/MIA Memorial Chair
First State Military Academy Color Guard Presenting Colors
   First State Military Academy Color Guard
      Presenting Colors
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Monday, May 30, 2016 
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A little rain didn't stop the Smyrna Clayton community from paying respect to the men and women of the United States Military that paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. Usually the community comes together for a parade that is followed by a memorial service at the Smyrna Clayton Veterans Memorial but because of rain the parade was cancelled and the ceremony was held in that the Clayton Fire Company. Representatives from different community based organizations took part in the ceremony that honored each branch of the military. Pictures courtesy of Mike Carroll and Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
   
   
FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Saturday, May 28, 2016 
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Saturday evening at just before 5pm Station 45, Ambulance 64, KM6, Km5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC involving motorcycle at Delaney Maryland Line Rd & Delaney Church Rd. With a crew in the station Rescue 45 w/6, Capt. Alex Carrow was on the street in under a minute followed by Command 45 W/Captain Wes Davis, Engine 45-4 w/6, DC Robert Davis and Brush 45 w/3, Firefighter Ryan Womax. While enroute additional resources were added to the call. Units arrived to find 3 motorcycles had run together at the intersection. Crews along with EMS crews went to work treating the injured and establishing an LZ for both Trooper 4 & Trooper 2. Two patients were transported to CER via DSP Aviation. The remaining victim was priority 4 at the scene. Crews remained on the scene for a little over an hour to assist DSP. Captain Wes Davis had the Delaney Church Command. Clayton had 26 members respond on the call. Units responding; Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, A & D 64, B-51, B-53, KM6,KM5, NCC Medic 5, Trooper 4, Trooper 2, Sta 45 fire police, DSP and DELDOT.

 
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