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LINE OF DUTY DEATH IN NJ
   
Monday, March 30, 2015 
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Please join with the Clayton Fire Company in offering our support for the family and fire company of Firefighter Horn. Firefighter Van Horn of the West End Hose Company #3 Somerville, NJ responded to a fire alarm call at 07:25 hours on March 25, 2015. After the call, he returned to his office to fill out the fire report of the incident (Firefighter Van Horn was also the municipal Fire Official). He felt ill and went home. Shortly thereafter, around noon, Firefighter Van Horn suffered a heart attack. He was transported by ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center where he remained until his death on March 27, 2015.

 
CINCINNATI FIREFIGHTER LODD
   
Friday, March 27, 2015 
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Please join with the Clayton Fire Company in morning the death of Cincinnati Fire Department fire apparatus Operator Gordon, who is assigned to Cincinnati Fire Departmentís Heavy Rescue 14, who died in the line of duty from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. An investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities. Please keep FF Gordon's family in your thought's and prayers.

 
CLAYTON AND CITIZEN'S HOSE TRAIN AT THE STATE FIRE SCHOOL
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 
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On March 23rd the combined companies of Clayton and Smyrna trained together at the Delaware State Fire School on fire tactics related to high rise facilities. Both companies have worked together on many fires over the years so it just makes sense to train together. Citizen's Hose of Smyrna provided a ladder and an engine and Clayton provided an engine and a rescue. The members trained on search and rescue, locating and fighting a fire, and well as laddering a structure. Many of the same principles taught are used in other fire fighting related activies. This classs is part of a 4 class series that is taking place over several weeks.


 
   
   
SMYRNA CLAYTON PAST CHIEF'S AND PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATION MEETS
   
Monday, March 23, 2015 
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Several years ago to promote fellowship the past chief's of the Citizen's Hose Company of Smyrna and the Clayton Fire Company got together to discuss issues and break bread together. A few years ago the association was expanded to include the past presidents of both companies. On Sunday March 22nd the group met at Sheridan's in Smyrna to discuss issues that related to the fire service and may affect our companies. Some of the items discussed were the DVFA, new things happening with each company and any new business. The association decided to sponsor a trophy at the 2016 St. Patrick's Day parade in Smyrna and voted to include Clayton Fire Company Life Member and currant director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency Jamie Turner as a Honorary Member. The meeting was lead by the association president past president Chris Hudson of the Citizen's Hose Company. Over thirty members were present making this the largest gathering since the association was organized many years ago.


 
LODD IN ASHLAND MISSISSIPPI
   
Monday, March 16, 2015 
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While working at the scene of a structure fire on March 7, 2015, Firefighter Shoup of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Company Ashland, MS complained to other firefighters that he wasnít feeling well and departed for home. Several hours after returning home, Shoup was taken by his wife to the hospital where he was treated for a heart attack and his condition stabilized. Subsequently, Firefighter Shoup was transferred to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he succumbed to his injury on March 15, 2015. Please join the members of the Clayton Fire Company and pray for FF Shoup's family and the Ashland Volunteer Fire Company

 
CLAYTON PARTICIPATES IN THE SMYRNA CLAYTON 4TH OF JULY ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE
Sunday, March 15, 2015 
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Members of the Clayton Fire Company particapted today Sunday March 15 in the annual Smyrna Clayton 4th of July Committee parade in Smyrna. Just a fun parade to bring our community closer together. Thanks goes out to the committee for putting this together.


 
   
   
REMEMBERING PAST DVFA PRESIDENT 1996-97 JOE HOJNICKI, SR
   
Sunday, March 15, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company would like to pay our condolances to the Hojnicki family of Minquindale. Joe was a past president of the DFVA in 1996-97 and served in may offices in his company Station 22 Minquindale. We were informed that Joe died this morning. Joe's family is very active in the fire service and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We also ask that you leep Joe's other fire service family Station 22 in your thoughts and prayers.


 
FIRE CHIEF LODD IN KENTUCKY
   
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 
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On March 4, 2015 Volunteer Fire Chief Billy Jarvis of the Allen Kentucky Fire Department was responding to a report of a downed power line became ill and had trouble breathing. His son a Captain with the Allen Fire Department was riding with him was able to take over driving the vehicle and drove his father to the Highlands Regional Medical Center upon arriving at the hospital Chief Jarvis went into cardiac arrest and died on March 10, 2015. Please keep Chief Jarvis's family and his department in your thoughts and prayers.

 
CHERYL HURLOCK NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY
   
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 During the March company meeting Director and Asst. Treasurer Cheryl Hurlock was named the member of the month for February. During the month of February Cheryl attended the following 12 out of 22 alarms, 11 fund raising events, 19 misc events, 4 in service drills, the company meeting for a total of 51 points, she has accumulated a total of 107 for the year 2015. The members and officers of the fire company would like to congratulate Cheryl on her very busy month.


 
CAL FIRE LINE OF DUTY DEATH
   
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company would like to pay tribute to CAL FIRE Pilot Jerry Bonner. Pilot Bonner 72 was on Duty March 6th when he suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at the Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County CA. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this tough time.

 
FIREFIGHTER DEATH IN PA
   
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company pays honor to FF Jeffery Scott Buck a firefighter for the Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 in Clearfield, PA. On March 3rd FF Buck was injured while fighting a residential fire when the front porch of the home collapsed on him as he was exiting the home causing a head injury. FF Buck died March 9th at the UPMC Hospital in Altoona, PA. Please keep FF Buck and his department in your prayers.

 
TRAINING TRUCK COMPANY/ENGINE COMPANY OPS
Monday, March 9, 2015 
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Taking advantage of a house that is scheduled to be demolished at 301 Smyrna Ave the company held a couple truck company & engine company ops classes.  This gave the members a unigue apportunity to get more hands on then usual working on roof ops and interior ops.  Approximately members attended the class.   


 
   
   
CLAYTON CONDUCTS FIRST STRUCTURIAL FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING OF THE YEAR
Sunday, March 8, 2015 
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On Sunday March 8, 2015 25 members of the Clayton Fire Company gave up the biggest part of their Sunday to better prepare themselves to better protect our citizens. The first of 4 scheduled structurial fire fighting training classes to be hosted this year at the Delaware State Fire School was conducted. Five Pieces of equipment and 25 members conducted training evolutions in the residental side of the fire training building. Members worked on predetermined assignments depending on the piece of equipment they were assigned to and practiced working together as a team throwning ground ladders, search and resuce, and finding and putting the fire out. If you put the fire out the problem goes away Second Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hurlock told the members. Wwe want to give WMDT a shout out for attending and doing a piece for the 6 PM news.


 
   
   
WEST END AMBULANCE PA PARAMEDIC KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Friday, March 6, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company would like to pay tribute to Janice Livingston and her company. Please take a minute to pray for her. The following is from the web page the Secret List. We regret to pass on to you that a Paramedic was killed in the Line of Duty while operating at the scene of a crash in Cambria County. It happened along Menoher Boulevard in Upper Yoder Township. 38-year-old West End Ambulance Paramedic Janice Livingston, of Johnstown was working the scene after two earlier crashes when a coal truck came around a curve on an icy road and essentially ran through the crash scene---PM Livingston died of multiple traumatic injuries. Apparently there were three different crashes, and in the third one, Paramedic Livingston was killed in the Line of Duty when a coal truck slammed into her.

 
   
   
JUNIOR MEMBER TRAINING
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 
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This past Sunday many of the junior members of the Clayton Fire Company attended the weekly junior member training session. Each Sunday for about 2 hours officers of the Clayton Fire Company training with our junior members to make them better and more effective on the fire ground. This weeks training was conducted by 2nd Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock along with Captain Sacco, and Crew Leader Mahoney. The juniors trained in three areas putting on their breathing mask in a timely manner and advancing a hose line, with covers on their mask how to properly exit a building in zero visibility conditions, and how to properly rack hose on the equipment after an alarm. Dedication by many for service to others!

 
   
   
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