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ENGINE COVERS LEWES AS THEIR MEMBERS PREPARE TO BURY ONE OF THEIR OWN
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
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With hearts broken in the Delaware Fire service and more so in the Lewes Fire Dept. companies from up and down the state have been covering the Lewes Fire District for their members as they mourn the passing of Fire Fighter Tim McClanahan. Fire McClanahan was killed during a training accident on Monday evening with the Delaware Air Rescue Team for which he was a member of. On Wednesday Engine 45-3 with a crew of 6 made the almost 1.5 hour trip to Lewes Station 2 where they stood by from 12 noon to midnight. During that time the engine handled 5 calls. The officers and Members would like again express their deepest sympathy to the Lewes Fire Dept. and the McClanahan Family.

 
   
   
HONORING OUR FALLEN BROTHER
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 
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The Delaware Fire Service came out in full force following the LODD of Firefighter Tim McClanahan from Lewes Fire Dept. on Monday evening. On Tuesday morning the members of the Lewes Fire Dept. lead by members of the DSP motorcycle unit escorted the body of Firefighter McClanahan to Wilmington. During that trip companies from up and down the state showed their sympathy and honor for Firefighter McClanahan by lining the roadways and over passes along the way. On Wednesday this again was done as Firefighter McClanahan's body was returned to Lewes to be prepared for burial. On Wednesday the motorcade stretched out for miles as almost 100 pieces of equipment joined the Lewes Fire Dept. in bring him home. Services are scheduled for Saturday evening with a view at the Parsell Funeral Home in Lewes and a Firefighters Funeral on Sunday at the Cape Henlophen High School.

 
   
   
ALAN DUTTON NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
   
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 
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During the regular company meeting in July President Faulkner named Life Member Alan Dutton as the member of the month for June 2016. During the month of June Alan attended the following; 8 out of 21 alarms, 1 fund raiser event 7 misc. events, 2 in service training and the company meeting for a total of 22 point for the month. Alan has accumulated a total of 134 points for the year 2016. The officers and members would like to congratulate Alan on his award and his dedication to the community.

 
LODD DEATH LEWES FIRE DEPT.
Monday, July 11, 2016 
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The Delaware Fire Service is joining the Lewes Fire Department in mourning the passing of Firefighter Tim McClanahan. Firefighter McClanahan died during a training exercise with the Delaware Air Rescue Team in Georgetown Monday Evening. Firefighter McClanahan was a life long member of the Lewes fire Department. Arrangements are not complete yet and will be posted when they are. The officers and members of Clayton would like to express our deepest Sympathy to the Lewes Fire Dept. the Delaware Air Rescue Team and the McClanahan Family.

 
   
   
4TH OF JULY PARADE
Monday, July 4, 2016 
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Once again this year the company took part in the Smyrna Clayton July 4th parade. This years parade was held in Clayton. a huge crowd showed up to watch this years parade. The company again marched with the Citizens Hose Company as one unit. Also taking part in this years parade were a special group from Germany. The company is responsible for putting on the parade each year as part of their membership in the Smyrna Clayton July 4th Association. The company had 28 members march in the parade and another 15 who helped put on the parade or assisted with traffic.

 
   
   
JULY 4TH HOUSE FIRE
Monday, July 4, 2016 
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July 4th morning before the start of the annual Smyrna Clayton July 4th Parade Station 44, Station 45 for the ladder company Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the working multi residential family structure fire at 42 Salerno Dr. in Smyrna. With a crew in the station getting ready for the parade Quint 45 w/5, Assistant Chief Robbie Johnson and 45-3 w/6 Deputy Chief Robert Davis made the response. Smyrna Engine 44-2 w/Chief Brian Jarrell and Quint 45 arrived together, the crew from 44-2 stretched the line while the crew from Quint 45 handled the primary search. Additional crews checked for extension in the primary townhouse and the exposure and assisted with overhaul. The fire cause minor damage to the exterior of the townhouse. Chief Jarrell had the 44 Command. Clayton had 29 members respond on the call. Units responding Engines 44-2, 44-3, 45-3, Ladder 44, Quint 45, Rescue 44, A-64, KM-6, FM-28 (Brode). Pictures courtesy Gene Shaner & Jerry Hull.

 
   
   
MVC SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL
Saturday, July 2, 2016 
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An early afternoon accident sent two people to hospital. At 12:46 Station 45 and Ambulance 43 were dispatched for the MVC with multiple patients at Millington Rd & Blackiston's Rd. Command 45 w/Deputy Chief R. Davis, Rescue 45 w/6, Captain W. Davis, Engine 45-4 w/5, Past Chief J. Lightcap and Brush 45 w/4, Crew Leader J. Davis arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 2 injuries. The crews from all three units began patient care and secured the vehicles. One operator was transported to KGH by B-43 the other was transported to SCER by KCMD A-2. Deputy Chief Davis had the Millington Rd Command. Clayton had 25 members respond on the call. Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, 45-4, Brush 45, B-54, KCMD A-2, KM6, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police. Earlier that morning the company responded to a CPR on Alley Corner Rd and later after this call they responded to another MVC with wash down at Blackiston's Rd & Underwoods Corner Rd. Photo's courtesy Jerry Hull.

 
   
   
MVC BLACKISTONS RD & CHANCE RD
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
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Sunday evening at 6:21pm Station 45 and Ambulance 64 were dispatched for the MVC with injuries at the intersection of Blackistons Rd * Chance Rd. Rescue 45 w/6, Capt. Wes Davis, Engine 45-4 w/6 Capt. Alex Carrow and Brush 45 w/3, Crew Leader Jack Davis arrived just behind EMS. crews from all units assisted with patient care and secured the vehicles. an additional BLS units was requested for a second patient ambulance 51 responded. Two patients were transported to local ER's by 64 and 51 units. Assistant Chief John Pridemore had the Blackistons Rd command. Clayton had 24 members respond on the call. Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, A-64, B-51, Sta 45 Fire Police, DSP. Photos courtesy Mike Carroll.

 
   
   
CLAYTON MEMBER HONORED BY THE IAFC
   
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.

 
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