Safety
Videos
Type of Membership
and Applications
New Fire Station News
Standard Operating
Guidelines
Mission Statement
Our Photographers &
Videographers
Holding Company
Fire Company Yard Sale
 

 
WEST END AMBULANCE PA PARAMEDIC KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Friday, March 6, 2015 
-
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 
-
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!

 
   
   
CLAYTON TRAINING ROOM USED TO CONDUCT PIO TRAINING
   
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 
-
On February 26-28 the Delaware Emergency Management Agency conducted it's annual Basic Public Information training program at the Clayton Fire Station. Several members of the response community including police officers, Maryland County Public Health Officials, Civil Air Patrol, a Charter school, and the Delaware Department of Ag attended this training. The program is designed to give new PIO's the basics in how to perform their job and PIO's who may have been in the business a refresher.

 
BERTHA HUDSON NAMED KENT COUNTY LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Sunday, March 1, 2015 
-
It is with great pride that the Clayton Ladies Auxiliary announces that Life Member Bertha Hudson was chosen as the Kent County Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year Award at the Kent County Ladies Appreciation Night in Felton, Delaware on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Bertha joined our Auxiliary in 1974 and has been an extremely active and dedicated member for 40 years. She is a Life Member and has served terms as our Vice President and Assistant Secretary which she served with total commitment and loyalty. She has also served on every committee in our organization throughout the years, many times as the Chairperson and always got the job done in a very efficient way. Bertha has also served terms as a delegate or an alternate for our County and State organizations. Berth was also named the Clayton Ladies Auxiliary member of the Year in 2009. This is our top honor given to one of our own that shows great pride, respect, and goes above and beyond for our organization. She has always been dedicated to working in harmony with all of her fellow auxiliary members, whether it be in her own organization or on the County or State levels. She has been a very active member of her Church, Ewell’s St. Paul, located in Clayton, DE. for over 22 years. She is a loving wife of 60 years, mother of three sons, a grandmother, and also a great grandmother. She is a very gracious lady & the backbone and the stable pillar needed to keep us moving forward! The Clayton Fire Company Auxiliary would like to congratulate Bertha on this prestigious award and we would like to thank her for her many years of dedicated service to our organization!!!! Photo's courtesy Karen Porterfield from CFC Ladies Aux. & Jim Woznicki from Sta 53. 


 
   
   
GLENN GILLESPIE FROM CARLISLE FIRE COMPANY NAMED KENT COUNTY FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
Saturday, February 28, 2015 
-
During the annual Kent County Firefighters Association Appriciation Dinner Presdient Glenn Gillespie from the Carlisle Fire Company in Milford was named the 2014 winner of the William R. "Ace" Carrow & Morris King Memorial Award for Fireman of the Year.  The award is presented yearly to the member who has dedicated theirself to the fire service not only in their company but also in Kent County and the State of Delaware.  It is sponsored annually by the Clayton and Hartly Fire Companies to honor their former members William R. Carrow and Morris KIng. Cngratulations to President Gillespie on his award.  Photo's courtesy Jim Woznicki from Sta 53.


 
   
   
I LOVE SMYRNA SCHOOL DISTRICT DAY
Saturday, February 28, 2015 
-
The Clayton Fire Company has a booth at Smyrna School District Day. Stop by and support all the great organizations in our community.

 
   
   
PA FIREFIGHTER LODD
   
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 
-
The Clayton Fire Company pays its respects to Firefighter Edward Roddy of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Company of Somerset, PA Fire Company Firefighter Roddy suffered from a heart attack on November 5, 2014 while at the scene of a fire and did not recover. He passed away on February 22, 2015. RIP brother

 
SNOW, ICE AND RAIN MAKE FOR BUSY SATURDAY
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
-
A mix of snow, ice and rain made for a fairly busy Saturday for the volunteers of Clayton. The day started with a gas leak inside a residence 147 Tracer Dr. in Hunting Mils at 09:29. Command 45 W. capt. Sacco, Engines 45-3 w/5 AC Hurlock, 45-4 W/7 Capt Davis, Quint 45 w/6, Capt Ray Johnson and Rescue 45 w/8 FF Kevin Crews along with Ladder Company 44 responded and found a malfunctioning stove. Capt Sacco had the command. As units were backing in quarters the station was dispatched for an assist Sta 26 Townsend on a residential fire at 244 Avonbridge Dr. in the Odessa National Dev. Quint 45 w/6 DC Lucas and Engine 45-3 w/8, AC Hurlock made the response and were cleared as they arrived on scene. Clayton had 38 members respond on both of these calls. Later in the evening as several inches of snow had fallen and began mixing with freezing rain the station was dispatched at 18:10 for the transformer fire at Millington Rd. & Alley Mill Rd. Command 45 & Engine 45-4 w/8, Capt. Davis made the response. Crews quickly cleared that. Finally around 20:44 the station was dispatched to assist Sta. 44 on the building fire at JBM Intermediate School on Frazer St. with a crew in the station Quint 45 w/6, DC Mike Lucas was on the street in seconds followed closely by Engine 45-3 w/6, Capt. Wes Davis and Rescue 45 w/8, AC Alex Carrow. Arriving units found an odor of smoke in the building. Crews from all units checked the entire building including, narrowing the odor down to a possible coffee machine in a lounge. Crews placed the scene under control within a short time. Lieutenant Neeld from Sta. 44 had the command. Units were back in quarters just before 10pm. Clayton had 28 members that responded on this call.


 
   
   
ICY ROADS CAUSE NUMERIOUS ACCIDENTS
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
-
Tuesday morning residents woke up to icy roads throughout the area from an overnight ice event.  At 08:27 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6B, KM5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC with a vehicle overturned at 2797 Millington Rd.  Command 45 with Chief Davis arrived and found a 2 vehicle accident with one vehicle on its side down an embankment.  Rescue 45 w/5, AC Jeff Hurlock, Engine 45-4 w/7, AC Alex Carrow and Brush 45 w/4, Capt Wes davis arrived behind the chief handled patient care and secured the vehicles.  Command cancelled ALS units after evauating the patients and cleared Brush 45.  Trooper 4 which was overhead when cancelled but was requested to transport due to limited ems resources in the area from the numerious incidents taking place.  Ambulance B-64 transported one to Kgh while Trooper 4 transported the other injuried to CER.  Command placed the scene under control at 09:00.  Chief Davis had Millington Road Command. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 09:19.  Clayton had 28 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD, DSP.     


 
   
   
TOP FIRE RESPONDERS FOR 2014
2014 Top Fire Responders
   2014 Top Fire Responders
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
-
During the regular company meeting in February Chief Davis recognized the top fire responders for 2014.  The top reponders were #10. Gary Faulkner, #9. Cheryl Hurlock, #8. Roland Timmons, Michael Lucas, #7. Robert J. Lightcap, #6, Jeff Hurlock, #5. Amber Johnson & Joanthan Burnett, #4. John Davis Sr., #3. Vernon Berghorn #2. Alex Carrow  #1. Skip Carrow.  Congratulations to all on their awards.  


 
WES DAVIS NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY
Chief Davis, capt. Davis, Pres. Faulkner
   Chief Davis, capt. Davis, Pres. Faulkner
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
-
During the regular monthly meeting for February President Faulkner & Chief Davis named Captain John W. Davis Jr.  as member of the month for January 2015.  During the month of January Capt Davis attended the following; 23 out of 25 alarms, 1 fund raisier event, 4 misc events, 2 drills, the company meeting for a total of 34 points and a total of 78 points for the point year.  Congratulations to Capt Davis on his award.   


 
MEMEBRS RECOGNIZED AT FEBRUARY COMPANY MEETING
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
-
During the regular company meeting in February several members were recognbized by State Representative William Carson for the recent company awards.  Rep. Carson read and presented resolutions to Junior member D.J. Correll for his Stephen Turner Memorial Award for Junior Firefighter of the Year, to Firefighter Connor Mahoney for his Firefighter of the Year Award and to Amber Johnson for her william R. "Ace" Carrow Memorial Award for Fireman of the Year.  Congratulations to D.J., Connor and Amber and thank you to Rep Carson for honoring our members and his tirelss support of our company. 


 
Firefighter D.J.Correll & Rep. Carson
   Firefighter D.J.Correll & Rep. Carson
Firefighter Connor Mahoney & Rep. Carson
   Firefighter Connor Mahoney & Rep. Carson
CLAYTON JUNIOR MEMBERS TRAIN
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
-
Training new firefighters and old firefighters is something that has been an issue since Ben Franklin was our nations first fire chief. Training makes our members better. Our members attend the Delaware Stat Fire School, our in company training that is scheduled the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. In addition our officers have been for the past several years taking our junior members on Sunday mornings out and conducting training with them. Simple things like how to stretch a hose line to a door, laying in from a hydrant, or how to conduct a search of a building in fire conditions. This just makes them better, but the great thing about this training it is not limited to just our junior members. Any Clayton firefighter can attend so you get a nice mix of younger members regardless of age and a mix of experienced members. This past Sunday the members conducted training with Quint 45. The junior members learned how to work with a truck operation and what a truck company did at a fire scene.

 
   
   
DEMA CONDUCTS TRAINING AT THE CLAYTON FIRE STATION
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 
-
February 3-5 the Delaware Emergency Management Agency presented a 3 day All Hazards Position Specific Strike Team Task Force Leader Course at the Clayton Fire Station. This course presented to 10 members of the emergency response community included 4 members of the Charles County Maryland Incident Management Team, 2 members of the Sussex County Paramedic's, 1 member of the Dover Air Force Base Fire Department, 1 New Castle County Police Officer, 1 member of Delaware Civil Air Patrol, and a member of the Delaware City Refinery. The Course presented information to the 10 on how to lead crews working on large scale events or how to better do your day to day job. Instructors of the course was Capt. Jim Gestwicki of the Wilmington Police Department and Kevin L. Wilson of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

 
   
   
TRAINING CONTINUES WITH A REVIEW OF SEVERAL AREAS
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 
-
On Monday evening February 2, 2015 46 members of the fire company spent a few hours going over several topics. The members reviewed how to work with the gas meters used if we respond to a gas leak, the members reviewed radio procedures and how our radios worked, how to put on SCBA while seatbelted in your seat, and how to properly put on the SCBA and be ready to attack a fire. The little things sometimes get over looked, so getting back to basic things really can make the difficult things a bit less difficult.  


 
Dep Chief Mike Lucas explain the radio system
   Dep Chief Mike Lucas explain the radio
      system
Capt. Ray Johnson discusses the use of gas meters
   Capt. Ray Johnson discusses the use of
      gas meters
Search for News stories: RSS FEED
Search by : Month | Year | Keyword | Category

 
For more stories, click here.