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CAMPER FIRE DAISEY ROAD
   
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 
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Wednesday morning just after midnight at 00:09 the station was dispatched for a fire nature unknown in the 900 Blk of Daisy Road.  Command 45 w/AC Carrow went responding immediately and was advised the caller was now reporting a camper on fire next to a residence at 979 Daisy Rd.  Engine 45-4 w/6, A/C Lucas and Rescue 45 w/6, PC Lightcap made the response.  Command 45 arrived and reported a 40' 5th wheeler camper next to the house with fire showing, he also requested a tanker company from the next due, KCMD Sta 2 Millington was dispatched.  Engine 45-4 arrived stretched a supply line and placed 2 handlines in service.  The rescue arrived behind the engine and their crew checked the residence for extension and assisted attack crews.  Quint 45 w/5, Chief Johnson also made the response and their crew assisted with overhaul.  Command had Tanker 2 continue in and returned Engine 2.  The scene was placed under control at 00:45.  Assistant Chief Carrow had the Daisy Road Command.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 02:04.  The fire in under investigation by the Delaware fire marshals Office.  Clayton had 23 members respond to the call.  Units responding; Command 45, Engine 45-4, Rescue 45, Quint 45, KCMD Engine 2, KCMD Tanker 2, FM13 (Schad).


 
CONGRATULATIONS BRITTNEY & DYLAN
Saturday, October 25, 2014 
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The officers and members of the fire company would like to congratulate firefighter Dylan Chambers and his new bride Brittney Chambers on their wedding on Saturday October 25.  The wedding was held outside on the Wilson Farm east of Smyrna.  The bridal Party was carried away to the reception on board Rescue 45 and arrived at the Clayton Firehouse were family and friends came together to celebrate the union of these to great people.  The bride is the daughter of Past Chief Rodney Whalen and his wife Beverly.  The new couple will reside in Clayton.  Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Chambers.  


 
   
   
MEMBERS VISIT DUCK CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPLAY AT SMYRNA MUSEUM
Thursday, October 23, 2014 
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Thursday evening about a dozen and a half members of the company visited the Duck Creek Historical Society's Museum in Smyrna to see the fire display that is being prsented during the month of October as part of Fire Prevention.  The display has many historical items from both the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna and the Clayton fire Company and takes up several rooms.  The members were given guided tours of the building by several members of the Historical Society.  The display had many great items of interest and will continue into November.  The museum is open every Saturday from from 10am until 1pm are also for group tours.  The museum is located at 11 S. Main St in Smyrna.  Special thanks to Past Chief Brooks Keen and Past Chief Wes Davis for all their work on the display and for lining up our visit.   


 
Smyrna Museum
   
   
QUINT GOES TO CHESTERTOWN ON 2ND ALARM FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE
quint 45 covering Millington for building fire
   quint 45 covering Millington for
      building fire
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
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Tuesday morning October 21 at 09:54 the station was dispatched for the ladder to assist Kent County Md Sta 6 Chestertown on the 2nd alarm for the commercial building fire.  With a crew in the station Quint 45 w/4, AC Lucas made the response in under a minute follwed by Rescue 45 w/6, Capt Davis.  Chestertown and mutual aid units arrived to find a one story 30'x70' commercial building involved with a burn patient.  First alarm units were able to make a quick knock on the fire and command returned the second alarm units just prior to Quint 45 entering Chestertown.  The ladder was then requested to transfer to Kent County Sta 2 Millington to handle the east side of the county while those units were committed on the fire, Rescue 45 returned.  Chief Neal from Chestertown Fire Co. had command of the fire.  Units responded to the building fire were Kent Cty Md 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, QAMD 5,6,7 Cecil Cty Md 1, Kent Cty De 45.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 11:46.  Clayton had 19 members respond on the call  


 
TIME CHENGE TIME TO CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES
   
Monday, October 20, 2014 
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Sunday morning November 2 at 2am the time changes and goes back an hour.  This is a perfect reminder and time for everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and check their smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.  If anyone does not have a smoke detector or needs batteries they can contact your local fire department who has free detectors and batteries.    


 
BRUSH UNIT AND GATOR GO TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY TO ASSIST TOWNSEND WITH TRAUMATIC INJURY
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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Wednesday morning at 09:24 the station was dispatched for the brush unit and gator to assist New Castle County Sta 26 Townsend with a traumatic injury in the area of 203 LLoyd Guessford Rd in the Blackbird Forest.  EMS units from Townsend and New Castle County Paramedic arrived to find a injuried horse rider in a secluded area with access problems.  Brush 45 & Gator 45 w/4, DC Davis arrived at 09:48 and after unloading the Gator were able to make access to the injuried person and remove them to an awaiting ambulance for transport.  The brush and gator were back in quarters at 10:23.  Clayton had 15 members respond on the call.    


 
   
   
BUILDING PROGRESS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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We continue to get closer to our completion of the building.  Within the last week the floors in all the engine rooms and storage rooms off the engine rooms have been stripped and the new floor has been put down.  All the loockers were removed and the engine bay walls in the old engine room have been painted and the locker re-installed.  The elevator has been installed and is just about hooked up.  All cement has been completed around the building.  The drop ceiling  in the training room is being installed.   The second floor has dry walled and is just about ready to be painted.  The area for our memorial has beem readied for the monument and we are ordering the engraved brick pavers that have been purchased.  We still look forward to a December completion date.


 
elevator being installed
   elevator being installed
second floor hallway
   second floor hallway
AMBER JOHNSON NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
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During the regular monthly meeting President Sawyer named Firefighter Amber Johnson as member of the month for September 2014.  During the month of September Amber attended the following 18 out of 25 alarms, 3 fund raiser events, 25 misc events, 1 drill, 2 uniform events, the company meeting for a total of 54 points.  She has accumilated 277 points for the point year 2014.  This marks the second time that Amber has been awarded the member of the month the other being in April 2014.  Congratulations to Amber for her award.


 
   
   
AFA IN A RESIDENCE
Monday, October 13, 2014 
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Monday evening at 21:01 the station was dispatched for a automatic fire alarm in a residence at 304 Christiana River Dr.  Command 45 w/ AC Carrow arrived at 21:05 and after giving his size up established Providence Crossing Command. Engine 45-3 w/7 DC Davis and Quint 45 w/5, AC Lucas arrived behind the command unit are were assigned to check the residence.  Engine 45-4 w/7, Capt. Harrington staged at the hydrant.  Crews found a malfunctioning smoke detector and placed the scene under control at 21:11.  All Clayton units were back in quarters at 21:20.  Clayton had 31 members respond on the call.   


 
45-3 arriving at the scene
   45-3 arriving at the scene
   
MEMORIAL BRICK SALE
Memorial Area
   Memorial Area
Monday, October 13, 2014 
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The end of our construction project is quickly coming to a close.  We are expecting the project to be completed by the end of November.  Part of that project is a memorial area to be placed at the front of the station.  The company is in the process of selling memorial bricks to be placed in the memorial area.  There are two different types of bricks that can be purchased.  Individuals can purchase a brick for $75 for 1-3 lines on a 4"x8" brick or $125 for 1-6 lines on a 8"x8" brick.  Business or organizations can also purchase a brick.  Their cost is $125 for 1-3 lines on a 4"x8" brick or $250 for 1-6 lines on a 8"x8" brick.  What better way to remember or honor that special person or person's then for eternity.  Brick orders will be excepted until September 30th.  For questions contact John Pridemore at 302-670-9298. 

*******ORDER YOUR BRICKS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.  DEADLINE IS THE END OF SEPTEMBER*****************************************


 
BUILDING PROGRESS
Saturday, October 11, 2014 
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The building is progressing nicely and we are still looking forward to being done with the building by late November.  The floors in both engine rooms, compressor room, engineers office, and several storage rooms were painted this week.  The painters will be coming in to paint the walls in both engine rooms next week then the lockers will be put back up and our members will be able to bring their gear back to the station.  The elevator is going in and will be completed next week this will finish the work in the lobby.  The rest of the side walks were poured on Thursday.  The walls in the training room have been painted and they are beginning to put the drop ceiling in.  The drywall is pretty much up on the second floor.  The rest of the exterior windows went in this week.  In the weeks to come the second floor will be painted, doors hung, the walk in cooler will be installed, carpet and flooring will be installed and bathroom fixtures installed.  

 Mark your calenders we have scheduled to have our offical dedication of the new buiding and remodeling of the old building on Saturday December 27, 2014.  We will also have a Masonic Corner Stone Ceremony on Saturday December 13 at 1pm.   


 
   
   
SMALL STORAGE BUILDING
Thursday, October 9, 2014 
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Thursday afternoon October 9th at 1400 Sta 45, Engine Company 44, Tanker Company 26, KCMD Sta 2 for the Rescue and the RIT, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the building fire 2929 Clayton Delaney Rd.  The address is about 13 miles from the closes station.  Units responding were advised the caller was reported a 12'x20' storage building on fire.  Engine 45-3 w/5, PC Carrow arrived at 14:13 and reported the structure on the ground.  Command 45 w/ AC Lucas arrived behind the engine and requced the assignment to Sta 45 units.  Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Davis and Engine 45-4 w/5, FF Shaner arrived and staged on the roadway.  The scene was placed under control at 14:18.  The fire in under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  The last Clayton unit was in quarters at 15:32.  Clayton had 23 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 44-4, Quint 45, Tanker 26, KCM Rescue 2, A-64, KM6, Fm28 (Brode).


 
   
   
FIRE PERVENTION VISIT TO CLAYTON ELEMENTARY
Monday, October 6, 2014 
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Once again Fire Prevention Week has arrived and as every year fire departments arround the country are busy with taking their fire prevention message to the millions of school kids and adults across the country.  On Monday Oct 6, the company made their annual trip to Clayton Elementery School to meet with Kindergarden and 1st graders.  The children were given the chance to look over the equipment squirt the fire hose and learn several things about fire prevention.  The company will be visiting Providence Creek Academy on Tuesday Oct 7.  The company had 10 memebrs help each day with this visits. 


 
   
   
STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING TRAINING WEST CHESTER
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
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Saturday October 4 the company held their annual structual firefighting class at the west Chester Training Center in West Chester Pa.  Annually the company makes the hour and a half trip which gives the members a different aspect toward structual firefighting.  This year 19 members attended the class.  A special thanks to the crew from Engine 24 for covering our first due while we were attending the class. 


 
   
   
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
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October is Breast Cancer Awreness month.  Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer in women.  According to the American Cancer Socirty it estimates that there will be approximately 190,000 new cases of breast cancer each year, of that almost 40,000people will die.  The most common risk actors are; sx- the highest risk of breast cancer is in women, however there are cases of breast cancer in men.  Age-the risk of cancer increases as women get older, the risk is especially high for women over 60 years of age.  Family history - the chances of getting breats cancer increases in women who have a history of cancer in their family.  It is recomended that all women have regular mammograms to detect early any possiblity of breast cancer.  To support Breast Cancer Awareness all of Clayton's apparatus has a pink maltese crosswith a pink ribboin on it.     


 
Firefighter Sarah Davis helmet front she had made to suppert Breast Cancer Awareness
   Firefighter Sarah Davis helmet front she
      had made to suppert Breast Cancer
      Awareness
   
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