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SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION PLEASE USE CAUTION
   
Thursday, August 27, 2015 
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With a new school year started the Clayton Fire Company would like to remind everyone to please use caution while traveling especially during the early morning and mid afternoon hours when school children will be coming and going to and from school. 


 
ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB/SHRIMP FEAST
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:30
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Clayton Fire Company will be hosting an All You Can Eat Crab/Shrimp Feast on Saturday August 29th, 2015. Ticket price includes: crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and draft beer from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Tickets are $40.00 for adults, $15.00 for children 10 and under with under the age of 2 being free. From 7:00pm to 10:00pm a cash bar will be available as well as we will be playing music. Please come out and support the fire company!


 
   
   
MIKE HINES & THE LOOK COMING TO CLAYTON
   
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 
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TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!! The Clayton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Mike Hines & The Look Fundraiser on September 12, 2015. The doors will open at 7:30 and the dance party will be from 8pm-Midnight. The cost is $25 per ticket in advance and $30 per ticket at the door. For your convenience, you can also pay by credit card by clicking on the following link: https://ticketriver.com/event/16280. Anyone that pays by credit card using this link will get an exclusive ticket for a chance to win a special door prize! Complimentary snacks and desserts, as well as, one drink from the bar are included in the price of the ticket. A cash bar will also be available. The location is at the Clayton Fire Hall, 300 East Street, Clayton, DE 19938. Don't miss out on a fun night! We anticipate this event to sell out quickly!!!! Must be 18 to attend and 21 to drink alcohol. ID's will be checked at the door and the bar. Please contact Tammy at (302) 653-3934 or any Auxiliary member for more information. All proceeds benefit the Clayton Fire Company. Thanks so much in advance for your continuous support!!!!


 
SOFTBALL TEAM BRINGS HOME FIRST PLACE IN THEIR BRACKET AT SEAFORD FIRE COMPANY ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Sunday, August 23, 2015 
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The fire companies softball team once again took part in the Seaford Fire Companies Softball Tournament to benefit the Delaware Burn Camp.  After being knocked out early in last years tournament this years team finished first in their bracket bringing home first place in the Lower Division,  The team started the tournament with wins over Blades (bad news Bears) and Gumboro before being being beaten by Little Creek that evening.  They returned Sunday to win 3 more times beating Laurel,  Talleyville and finally beating Dagsboro for the 1st place win.  This years team consisted of Alex Carrow, MIke Lucas, Frank Sacco IV, Kenny Rife,  Dave McGuire, Jack Davis, D.J. Correll, Ryan womax, John Barkley, Matt Jacobs, Dakoyta Correll, Jake Lucas, Ryan Owens, Jeff Manges and Honorary Manager Vernon Berghorn.  A Huge Thank You to the Team Sponsor Mac McKinney of McKinneys Towing Service of Dover. 


 
   
   
LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO CHESTERTOWN FOR 4 ALARM FIRE
Saturday, August 15, 2015 
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Saturday evening as the annual picnic was winding down the station was dispatched at 8:09pm on the second alarm for the ladder company to assist Kent County Md Sta 6 Chestertown on a commercial structure fire 515 Washington Ave.  The building was currently being used as Administrative and IT Offices for Washington College.  Quint 45 w/5, Assistant Chief Alex Carrow and Engine 45-3 w/7, Deputy Chief Mike Lucas made the 25 minute trip and arrived to find 1st alarm engine companies with several lines in service and truck companies working on opening the roof up.  Quint 45 was assigned the A/B corner and was assisgned to assist with ventilation.  As crews were working on opening the roof heavy fire conditions took hold of the void space under the roof and both interior and roof crews were ordered out and off of the building.  Ladder pipes from Chestertown Tower 6, Church Hill Tower 5, Quint 45, Sudlersville Quint 6 and Rockhall Ladder 7 went into service along with several large handlines.  The fire quickly went to a 4th alarm with several special calls.  As heavy fire vented through the roof the crews from Clayton along with several other engine companies were assigned to protect another commercial structure just feet away from the fire building. The fire took several hours to control.  Fire Companies from Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, and Cecil Counties in Maryland and Kent & New Castle Counties in Delaware responded to the call.  Chief Neal from Chestertown had the command.  The building was approximately 15,000 sq ft and damage is estimated at 3.5 million dollars.  Four firefighters including one from Clayton recieved minor injuries while fighting the fire.  The Clayton firefighter was treated and released from Chester River Hospital In Chestertown. The last Clayton Unit was back in quarters at 01:08.   Clayton had 24 members respond on the call.  Special thank you to the crew from Bowers Engine 40 along with Sta 44 for covering our first due. Photo's courtesy Sarah Davis.


 
   
   
MEMBERS ENJOY ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
Saturday, August 15, 2015 
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Saturday afternoon the company held its annual company picnic.  This is one of a couple a times a year the company is able to thank the membership for all their hard work throughout the year.  As in year past the members and their families enjoyed food fellowship and fun with the brothers and sisters.  Again this year the event was held at Director Jay Hurlock and his wife's Theresa's house and had use of their pool.  The company would like to thank Bouncer Boys for the inflaitables, Honey Dipper for the portible bathroom and JJ Party Rentals for the tents.  A special Thank You for the crew from Engine 43-3 from Cheswold who covered our first due while we enjoyed the afternoon.


 
   
   
DANIEL
   
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 
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During the regular company meeting for August President Faulkner introduced Daniel "Rich" Walton as the new Chaplin for the fire company.  Pastor Walton replaces Pastor Kris who served the company for several years but who recently moved to Florida.  Pastor Walton's regular duties encompass his charge at the Ewell St. Paul Church in Clayton.  Pastor Walton also brings experience in the emergency service field where he retired from the Wilmington Fire Department.  The company would like to welcome Pastor Walton into our family and wish him luck as he serves the community of Clayton.  


 
CRAIG SNYDER NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
   
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 
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During the regular company meeting in August President Faulkner named Firefighter Craig Snyder as Member of the Month for July.  During the month of July Craig attended the following; 17 out of 26 fire calls, 7 misc events, 1 drill, and the company meeting for a total of 28 points for the month and 164 points for the year.  Congratulations to Craig on his award.   


 
ROLAND TOIMMONS NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
   
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 
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Unable to present the member of the month award at last months meeting President Faulkner presented the June Member of the Month Award to Chief Engineer Roland Timmons.  During the month of June Roland attended the following 13 out of 22 fire calls, 2 drills, 2 misc events, 2 uniformed functions and the company meeting for a total of 25 point for the month and 161 points for the year.  Congratulations to Roland on his award.  


 
ACCIDENT REPORTED WITH ENTRAPMENT AND VEHICLE INTO THE BUILDING
Thursday, August 6, 2015 
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Thursday afternoon at 3:35 Sta 45, Ambulance 64, Km6, Km5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the automobile accident reported a subject trapped and into a building @ The Eagle Group at 100 Industrial Blvd. The Kent County Special Ops unit from Sta 43, 51, 53 and Kent County Emergency Services was requested with the report of the vehicle into the building. Command 45 w/ Deputy Chief Mike Lucas arrived and established Industrial Blvd Command. Rescue 45 w/5, Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock arrived and began stabilizing the structure to gain entry to the victim. Engine 45-4 w/6, Capt Ray Johnson arrived behind the rescue and secured a water source from a hydrant at Industrial blvd and N Reed St. That crew placed a hand line in service for a protection line and assisted with victim removal. Engine 45-3 w/5, Capt Frank Sacco picked up the hydrant to 45-4 and their crew assisted crews on scene. Brush 45 w/4, Firefighter Ryan Womax arrived and also assisted crews on scene. The operator who was egress challenged was removed in about 15 minutes. Command cancelled Trooper 4 per ALS on scene and also returned the Special Ops units. The operator was turned over to EMS. Clayton had 29 members respond on the call. Units responding Rescue 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, Brush 45, B-64, Km6, Km5, Trooper 4, Kent County Special Ops Team, CPD.

 
   
   
TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT SEND 4 TO LOCAL HOSPITAL
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 
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Wednesday evening at 8:20pm Sta 45, Sta 44 and ambulance 64 were dispatched for the automobile accident with injuries at Wheatley's Pond Rd & School Ln. Station 44 was added due to the company having two units on a parade in Cecilton MD. Responding units were advised DSP was on scene reporting 4 subjects injured. This information added a second ambulance from Amb 64 and a BLS unit from Sta 43. Rescue 45 w/5, Past Chief Robbie Johnson, Engine 45-4 w/7, Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock, Engine 44-4 w/Lt. Hammond and BLS units arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident. Crews went to work stabilizing and securing the vehicles and assisting with patient care. ALS was requested for 2 of the patients, KM6 responded. American Legion Ambulances B & D 64 transport 2 patients each to Bayhealth Medical Ctr in Dover each with half of KN6 on board. Cheswold B-43 received a patient refusal from the operator of the other vehicle. Past Chief Johnson had the Wheatleys Pond Road Command. Clayton had 24 members respond on the call. Units responding Rescue 45, Engines 45-4, 44-4, B&D 64, B-43, KM6, CPD, DSP. Photo's courtesy Gene Shaner (Sta 45) and Jerry Hull (Sta44)

 
   
   
BOAT FIRE EXTENDS INTO HOUSE
Saturday, August 1, 2015 
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Saturday afternoon at 3:23pm Sta 45 was dispatched for the boat on fire at 206 N Canvasback Ct in the Pheasant Point Development. Command 45 w/ Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 W/4, Capt. Ray Johnson marked up. While enroute Kent Center advised units that they were now recieving calls reporting the fire had extended into the residence. Command 45 went on scene a moment later confirmed a trailered boat on fire next to the residence with extension into a 2 1/2 SFD and requested the working fire upgrade. The working fire upgrade brought Sta 44 for the Ladder Co and Tanker, Sta 51 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6. Engine 45-3 arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment stretching an attack line. Quint 45 w/6, Fireifghter Jack Davis arrived behind the engine and took the first due Special Services. Engine 45-4 w/3 Firefighter DJ Correll, Tanker 44 w/Lt. Hufford and Engine 44-3 w/Asst. Chief Neeld arrived the tanker supplied 45-3 while the engine crew from 44-3 was assigned to check the residence for extension. Rescue 45 w/4, Firefighter Joey Rigney and Ladder 44 arrived and assisted with various tasks on the scene. Crews made quick work of the fire. Command reduced the assignment to Sta 45 & 44 units and had 51-3 reassign to cover Sta 45. EMS units staged on the scene. The fire did moderate damage to the Bravo side of the residence with only smoke extending into the residence. The scene was placed under control at 15:54. EMS evaluated one resident who refused treatment. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office. Clayton had 28 members respond on the call. The Last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 16:33. Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 51-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescue 45, Tanker 44, D-64, KM6, FM14 (Coulbourne), Clayton PD. Sta 26 was dispatched to cover Sta 45 but was cancelled when 51-3 was cleared to cover Sta 45. Photo's courtesy Gene Shaner and Jerry Hull.


 
   
   
NEW ADDITION TO THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY FAMILY
Kendal Jane Jacobs
   Kendal Jane Jacobs
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company is happy to welcome Kendal Jane Jacobs in the family Kendal is the daughter of Associate Member Matt Jacobs and his girlfriend Morgan Lucas and is also the granddaughter of Deputy Chief Mike Lucas. Kendal came into this world on todays date at 10:45 this morning. Kendal weighted in at 8 Lbs and was 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing fine. The company would like to congratulate Morgan and Matt and wish them much happiness as they start their new family.

 
CONGRATULATIONS DJ RIGNEY ON GRADUATION FROM THE US ARMY BASIC COMBAT TRAINING
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
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The officers and members of the company are happy to announce the graduation of Firefighter DJ Rigney from the US Army Basic Combat Training in Waynesville Missouri.  DJ was surrounded by his family and wife as he graduated with the rest of his class.  DJ will now be going to Fort Lee in Virgina to further his training.  We wish DJ good luck has he continues his service to the United States.  


 
Private DJ Rigney
   Private DJ Rigney
Private Rigney and his wife Niki
   Private Rigney and his wife Niki
LIFE MEMBER JAMIE TURNER TO RETIRE AS DIRECTOR OF DELAWARE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
   
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 
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The company and it's members are extending their whole hearted congratulations to Life Member James E. Turner III who recently announced his retirement as the Director of the Emergency Management Agency.  Jamie has held that position for the last 13 years.  Jamie began his emergency service career as a junior member with our company in the mid 60's before working his way up the ranks to the office of Deputy Fire Chief.  Jamie worked as a dispatcher for sometime with the Delaware State Police before taking a position with the Delaware State Fire School as a Senior Instructor.  After retiring from the fire school Jamie took on the position as the DVFA Executive Secretary which he held for several years.  He was appointed to the position of Director of DEMA in 2002 by then Governor Ruth Ann Minner.  Jamie will be replace by A.J. Schall Fire Chief of the Atena Hose Hook & Ladder of Newark.  We wish Jamie happiness as he enters retired life and hope to see him around the station has he now has more time on his hands.


 
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