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Sunday, December 7, 2014 
The Clayton Fire Company will be holding its 17th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 8:00-11:00am at the Clayton Fire Hall at 300 East St in Clayton.  The event will be an all you can eat event serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, pancakes, oj and milk.   The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-13 years of age, children 2 and under are free.  Each child will have a chance to visit with Santa Have their picture taken and will recieve a special treat from him. Kids will also have a chance to shop for mom, dad and that brother or sister in the santa's workshop.  Each gift is $2.00 each and includes wrapping.  Reservations are required for this event and fills up quick. For information or to make reservations call 302-632-3445.  

Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders
   Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee
Thursday, November 20, 2014 
The Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders have advanced to the National Cheerleading Championship in Orlando FL.  The championship will be held in December of this year and will include teams from across the country.  The Smyrna/Clayton team is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and this marks the first time in their history that they have ever advanced to the national championship.  The girls are in the mist of raising funds for this trip and will be holding several fund raising events.  The next fund raiser for the girls will be a quarter auction on Saturday Nov 22 @ the Cheswold Vol. Fire Company quarter Auction starts at 7pm doors open at 6pm, .  You may also go to the attached web site to make a donation towards the girls trip and expenses.  The Officers and Members of the Clayton fire company would like to congratulate the Pee Wee Cheerleaders and wish them success at the Nationals in December!!!  

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Monday, November 17, 2014 
Monday evening, just before the start of the last in service training of the year, at 18:51 Ladder Co. 45 along with Tanker Co 44 were dispatched to assist Sta 43 on the working building fire at 71 Lenora Dr off Bryn Zion Rd.  With several crews in the station Quint 45 w/6, AC Alex Carrow and Engine 45-3 w/7, Capt Wes Davis were on the street in seconds.  Command 43 with Deputy Chief Josh Dempsey arrived at 18:55 and reported a 40'x40' detached garage involved with exposure to a camper.  Chief Dempsey established command.  Quint 45 and Engines 45-3 & 43-2 arrived together with 45-3 taking the first in engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching a handline.  The crew from 43-2 stretched the second line while the crew from Quint 45 opened up for the engine companies.  Crews make a quick knock on the fire and the scene was placed under control at 19:19.  Crews from the remaining units assisted with overhaul while Tanker 44 supplied water to the scene.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 20:33.  The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshals Office. Clayton had 31 members respond on the call.  Units responding; Command 43, Engines 43-2,43-4, 45-3, 44-3, Rescue 43, Quint 45, Tanker 44, B-43, A-51, KM6, FM13 (Schad).   

Saturday, November 15, 2014 
Friday morning at 10:58 Sta 45 for the ladder and engine and Sta 44 for the engine and tanker were dispatched to assist NCC Sta 26 on the commercial building fire at 502 Blackbird Forest Road at the Blackbird State Forest main office.  Quint 45 w/4, Firefighter Ray Johnson was on the street in minutes and arrived first to find the one story commercial building and took the first in engine assignment securing a water supply and stretched a handline.  The crew from Quint 45 encounter smoke conditions on the first floor and smoke coming from the HVAC vents inside the building.  Engine 45-3 w/5, PC Carrow arrived just behind the ladder and took the first due special services.  Crews from both pieces went to the crawl space under the building to locate the HVAC units.  Engine 44-3 w/ Capt. Ratledge arrived and was assigned to check division 1 and the attic area's.  Rescue 27 w/6, AC Schusteritsch staged and sent their crew to the scene.  All remaining units staged on Blackbird Forest Road.  Crews isolated the problem to the heater in the crawl space and secured them.  Command placed the scene under control at 11:23.  Firefighter Ray Johnson had the Blackbird Forrest Road Command.  All Clayton units were back in quarters at 11:50.  Clayton had 19 members respond on the call.  Units respnding; Engines 45-3, 44-3, 26-3, KCCMD Eng 3 (Galena), Quint 45, Tanker 44, Rescue 27.     

Monday, November 3, 2014 
The company held its last structual firefighting class of the year on Monday night.  Each interior firefighter must attend at least one structual class a year.  This was also a good chance for newer members to get some additional training.  There were approximately 18 members that attended the class.  The line officers would like to thank everyone that took the time to attend the structural classes this year to keep up their skills. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014 
Remember the days when everyone had a real Christmas Tree?  Do you remember having to walk miles to find that perfect tree?  Now you can have that real tree experience without having to spend a whole afternoon walking around hundreds of trees looking for that perfect one.  The Clayton Fire Company will once again be selling Christmas Trees and fresh wreathes for the holidays.  The tree lot will again be located at the corner of Main St & Railroad Ave in Clayton.  All trees are locally grown and freshly cut and ready to go home with you.  Tree will start at $20 and go up from there.  Trees will be sold starting on Tuesday November 25 and conclude on Tuesday December 23 (please note we will be closed on Thnaksgiving Thursday November 27.  The tree lot will be open on weekdays from 5:00pm until 8:30pm and weekends from 10:00am til 8:00pm.  Note on Saturday December 7th the tree lot will open at 8:00am and close at 8:00pm that evening because of holiday events taking place in and around the fire station.  If you are not able to make it to the lot during one of times listed and would like to make an appointment to get your special tree during a different time or for questions please contact Joey O'Neal at 302-363-2964.    

Sunday, November 2, 2014 
Mark your calenders for the 7th Annual Clayton Fire Company Toys for Tots Flag Football Game.  This years game will be held on Saturday November 29th starting at 10am at the Charles V. Williams Stadium at Smyrna High School.  This years game will pit the Clayton Fire Company and Police Department taking on their counter parts from the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna and the Smyrna Police Department.  In last years event the Dover Fire Dept. & Police team pulled out a 28-21 win over the Clayton team.  This year the Clayton team hopes to get back on the winning side.  Kick off is at 10am with the gates opening at 9am.  Admission is a new unwrapped gift for either a boy or girl or a monitary donation.  All toys collected will go to the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots program.  All money donated will go to the Smyrna & Clayton Police Departments  "Shop with a Cop" program.  There will be food also available for sale during the game.  Sponsors for this years game are; Smyrna School District, i3a LLC, Data Storage Solutions, RWM Embroidery, DbyD Printing.  So take a break from the holiday shopping and support your local first responders and a great cause. 

Smyrna Fire/Police and Clayton Fire/Police
   Smyrna Fire/Police and Clayton
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 
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).

Saturday, October 25, 2014 
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.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014 
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 45 covering Millington for building fire
   quint 45 covering Millington for
      building fire
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
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  

Monday, October 20, 2014 
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.    

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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.    

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
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.

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