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COMPANY WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER
   
Friday, July 25, 2014 
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The officers and members of the company would like to welcome its newest member into the fire company family.  Kaleigh Emma Martin was born on todays date at 11:18am at the Christiana Hospital.  Kaleigh Emma entered this world at 5Lbs 13oz and was 18 3/4" long.  She is the first daughter of Firefighter Sean Martin and his fiancee' Kelly Chillas.  Both mom and daughter are doing fine.  Kaleigh Emma is also the grand daughter of Kent County Paramedic Bruce Chillas.  Congratulations to the Martin/Chillas families.


 
LADDER COVERS MIDDLETOWN FOR THEIR ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
   
Saturday, July 19, 2014 
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Quint 45 covered the Middletown local on Saturday July 19 from noon til about 8pm while their members enjoyed their annual picnic.  While there the crew didn't handle any calls however had a great time.  The crew consisted of Driver Joey O'Neal, Officer Lt. John Pridemore and Fireifghters Dylan Chambers, Joey Rigney, Josh Klinger and Amber Johnson.  The crew would like to thank Middletown for their hospitality and the invite to cover their district.


 
MVC HARVEY STRAUGHN RD
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 
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Wednesday evening just prior to dinner at 17:53 Sta 45 and Amb 64 were dispatched for the MVC with injuries at 1727 Harvey Straughn Rd.  Command 45 w/ Capt Harrington, Rescue 45 w/7, AC Lucas and B-64 arrived to find a single vehicle in the ditch with one subject injured.  The crew from the rescue secured the vehicle while BLS treated the patient.  The subject was transported to Smyrna/Clayton ER by B-64.  Command returned Engine 45-4 w/7, PC Lightcap and Brush 45 w/4, FF Joey Rigney prior to arrival.  Capt. Harrington had the Harvey Straughn Road Command.  Clayton had 34 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, A&B 64, Sta 45 Fire Police. 


 
   
   
COMPANY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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The company welcomed its newest members at the company meeting.  Associate member John Lightcap joined the company during the July company meeting   During the June company meeting the company welcomed Associate Member Heather McKelvey and Firefighter David McGuire.  We would like to again welcome all three into the fire company family and wish them success for years to come. 


 
Heather McKelvey
   Heather McKelvey
David McGuire
   David McGuire
BENNY O'NEAL NAMED MEMEBR OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
   
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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During the regular monthly meeting in July President Sawyer named Life Member Harry B. O'Neal as member of the month for June 2014.  During the month of June Benny attended the following; 13 out of 24 calls, 5 misc events, 4 in service training, 1 uniformed event and the company meeting for a total of 30 points for the month of June and 184 points for the point year.  The officers and members would like to congratulate Benny for his award and his dedicated service to the company and the community. 


 
COMPANY MORNS PASSING OF FDNY LT. AMBELAS
Saturday, July 5, 2014 
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The fire service community is morning the passing of FDNY Lt. Gordon Matthew Ambelas of the 28 battaion who was detailed to Ladder 119.  Lt. Ambelas and his crew were searching the 19th floor fire apartment for a possible person trapped when he became over come by flames.  Lt. Ambelas was rescue by fellow firefighters and transported to the hospital where he later died.  Lt. Ambelas was 40 years old and a 14 year member of the FDNY.  He was just recently honored by the mayor of New York for a rescue of a 7 year old boy that he and his company made.  Lt. Ambelas is the first memebr of the FDNY to die in the line of service since April 20112.  He leaves behind a wife and 2 daughters.  Services will be held Tuesday, Wednesday with Thursday of this week.  


 
   
Lt. Gordon Ameblas
   Lt. Gordon Ameblas
FIREWORKS STAND BY
Saturday, July 5, 2014 
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With the annual July 4th Parade and Festival cancelled due to bad weather from Hurricane Arthur.  The fireworks planned for July 4th evening were also moved to July 5th for fear of winds being over the exceptable limit. Saturday evening July 5th the company stood by with Rescue 45 w/8 A/C Carrow, Brush 45 w/4, FF Marynowicz and Command 45 w/ A/C Lucas at the annual fire works at the Smyrna/Clayton Little League.  The crew along with other company members and their families had an enjoyable evening having a cookout and playing corn hole before the start of the fireworks.  While there the Brush and Rescue along with Command 45 responded to a small outside fire on Underwoods Corner Rd.


 
   
   
ENGINE COVERS FARMINGTON FOR FUNERAL
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 
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Wednesday afternoon Engine 45-4 with a crew of 6 stood by at the Farmington Vol. Fire Co. while their members attended the funeral of one of their life members.  The engine was there from around noon until 4:30pm. While there the engine responded along with Brush and Tanlker 47 and Brush and Engine 52 responded to a combine and wheat field on fire at 146 Salandyt Dr in Farmington's first due.  engine 45-4 arrived first and found a combine involved and fire spreading to a cut wheat field.  The engine along with Tanker 47 handled the combine fire wihile the brush trucks handle the field fire.  Capt Harrington (45-19) had the command.  The crew of 45-4 was made up of Driver B. O'Neal, Officer M. Harrington and Firefighters P. Kelleher, J. Burnett, R. womax, D. Chambers.  Pictures courtesy of James Queen Sr from Sta 41


 
   
   
TRAINING WITH MILLINGTON
Sunday, June 29, 2014 
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Sunday June 29 the quint with a crew of 4 went to Millington to attend a water supply in service training.  The ladder pipe on the quint was used a water way for the tanker shuttle.  The crew was also able to get a better understanding of portible tanks and how they work.  Thank you to the Officers and Members of Millington for allowing us to take part in their training.


 
   
   
ENGINE COVERS HARRINGTON'S FIRST DUE
Sunday, June 22, 2014 
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Sunday afternoon Engine 45-4 with a crew of 6 covered the Harrington first due while their members enjoyed their company picnic.  The crew was made up of Operator Robert Faulkner, Officer A/C Alex Carrow and Firefighters: Steve Marynowicz, Will Kinsey, Connor Mahoney and Jonathan Burnett.  The engine remained at Harrington from about noon until about 4pm.  While there the engine along with Command 50, Rescue 50, ambulances A-50, A-52, SC Medic 101 and Trooper 2 responded to an MVC with entrapment at S DuPont Hwy & Milford Harrington Hwy.  The crew from 45-4 arrived behind Command 50 and went to work stabilizing the vehicle and did a side wall removal.  Extrication was completed in 7 minutes.  Two patients were transported to MMH.  Deputy Chief R. Brode had the command.  The company would like to thank our brothers and sisters from Harrington for the chance to cover their first due and "pay back" numerious cover ups Harrington has done for us through the years.  


 
Sta 50
   Sta 50
MVC w/ Subject Trapped
   MVC w/ Subject Trapped
SUMMERTIME FUN FUND RAISER
Friday, June 20, 2014 
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What sounds better then a summertime cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and drinks for your closest friends?  Well now you can have that along with the grill to cook it on.  The Clayton Fire Company is holding a summertime fund raiser.  The winner will get a Charbroil Gas Grill w/gas tank and Utensils, and Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and rolls for 12 of your closest friends.  It also includes a $50 gift card for your favorite salads, a case of soda and a case of beer.  Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and can be purchased from any memebr of the fire company.  The drawing for the summertime fun fund raiser will be held on July 4th.  What better way to celebrate the summer with friends while supporting your local firefighters!!!!  Get your tickets today.


 
   
   
CLAYTON AUXILIARY MALTESE CROSS CORN HOLE FUNDRAISER
Sunday, June 15, 2014 
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The Clayton Fire Company Auxiliary is having a fundraiser and the winner will get a Deluxe Fireman Maltese Cross Corn Hole Game Set. The set includes the Fireman Maltese Cross Corn Hole Set, 8 Premium All Weather Bags, Score Tower/Drink Holder Combo Set, White Night Lights and Carrying Case. The set is valued at $250.00!!!! Tickets will go on sale starting June 15th and the winning ticket will be drawn on September 14, 2014. Ticket prices are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 12 for $20 and can be purchased from any Auxiliary member. Don’t miss out on winning one of the most entertaining and popular games around! Thanks so much for your support!!!!   


 
   
   
MVC BLACKBIRD FOREST ROAD
Thursday, June 12, 2014 
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Thursday evening just after dinner the Sta 45 and Amb 64 were dispatched for the MVC at 1842 Blackbird Forest Rd.  Command 45 w/ DC Davis, Rescue 45 w/5, Capt Harrington, Engine 45-4 w/8, AC Lucas and Brush 45 w/4 FF Simmons arrived to find a single vehicle in the ditch with one injury.  Crew from Rescue 45 treated the patient while awaiting BLS.  Command requested ALS to the scene for Altered Mental Status, KM6 was dispatched.  Command placed the scene under control, EMS did a patient refusal.  All Clayton Units were back in quarters at 19:48.  Clayton had 36 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, B-64, KM6, Sta 45 Fire Police.


 
   
   
MEMBERS TOUR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BUILDING
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 
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After the monthly meeting Tuesday night several members took a tour of the construction that was going on in the new building.  Recnetly all the metal stud walls have gone in and the contractors have started putting the siding elements on. In the future the electrican will start putting in the rough wiring and the plmbers will begin roughing in the plumbing.  Check back for information as we go forward.


 
new engine room
   new engine room
Office area
   Office area
JONATHAN BURNETT NAMED MEMBER OF MONTH FOR MAY
   
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 
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During the regular monthly meeting Past President on behalf of President Sawyer named Firefighter Jonathan Burnett as Memebr fo the Month for May 2014.  During the month Jonathan attended the following 18 out of 18 alarms, 2 fund raiser events, 6 misc events, 3 drills, 2 uniform events and the company meeting for a total of 38 points.  He has accumilated 125 point s for the point year 2014.  The officers and members would like to thank Jonathan for his dedicated service.


 
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