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WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT LODD
   
Sunday, December 4, 2016 
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The company along with the entire fire service in Delaware is joining the Wilmington Fire department in mourning the passing of Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope. Firefighter Hope passing away this past Thursday from injuries she sustained while operating at the Canby Park row house fire that also claimed the lives of 2 other WFD members on September 24th. Services will be posted once they have been made public. We ask that you please keep the Hope family along with the families of Capt. Chris Leach, LT Jerry Fickes and the WFD family in your thoughts and prayers.

 
TOYS FOR TOTS ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
   
Saturday, December 3, 2016 
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Annually for the last several years the Clayton Fire Company has sponsored a Charity Flag Football Game to support the Marines Toys for Tots toy drive. This years event was scheduled for Saturday Dec 3rd. Because of several conflicts the game has been forced to be cancelled and not rescheduled. However in keeping with the spirit of the Toys for Tots program the Clayton Fire Company will still be collecting toys starting Monday November 28 at our Christmas Tree Lot at Main St. & Railroad Ave. Please drop off your unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. Anyone who drops off a toy will receive a $5 discount on any tree on the lot. Limit one per family. Please help us make a boy or girls Christmas special this year.

 
GOOD LUCK SMYRNA HIGH EAGLES FOOTBALL
Thursday, December 1, 2016 
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The Smyrna High School Football Team will be in search of their second State Championship in Football This Saturday when they take on Middletown High School at 1pm at Tuby Raymond Field at the University of Delaware Stadium. Smyrna will be taking their 20 game win streak into the game after going perfect all year. The Eagles who are ranked at #2 behind Middletown will be trying for the schools first back to back championship. The football team will be escorted from the high school for their trip north at 9am accompanied by Clayton & Smyrna Fire Co, Clayton & Smyrna Police and hundreds of well wishes. Good luck Smyrna Eagles!!!! Eaglesup!!

 
   
2015 State Football Champions Smyrna Eagles
   2015 State Football Champions Smyrna
      Eagles
CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY SELLING CHRISTMAS TREES
   
Sunday, November 27, 2016 
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Starting this Friday the Clayton Fire Company will be once again selling Christmas Trees from their lot at the Corner of Main St & Railroad Ave. This is the 3rd year that the company has sold trees. Along with Christmas we will also be selling real wreathes made locally. The company will begin selling trees on the Friday after Thanksgiving and will sell them up to the weekend before Christmas. The lot will be open 7 days a week, week nights from 6pm until 9pm and weekends from 9am until 6pm. Christmas trees start at $18 and up to $50 depending on size, wreathes are $20 while grave blankets are $35 for small and $40 for large.

 
THANK YOU DOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR USE OF THE ENGINE
Dover Engine 46-7 running as Engine 45-5
   Dover Engine 46-7 running as Engine 45-5
Monday, November 21, 2016 
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Recently the company was dealt a little set back when one of our engines developed mechanical issues and had to be placed out of service. With the likelihood that the engine would be out of service for about 3 weeks and only having one other engine in service to protect the area the company contacted the Dover Fire Department about the possibility of being able to use one of their engines. In the true brotherhood of the fire service the brothers and sisters were glad to allow us to use one of their engines while our truck is being repaired. The use of the engine ensures that we can continue to provide the level of service to the citizens of Clayton and surrounding areas. While we use Dover's Engine 46-7 it will be known as Engine 45-5. The officers and members of the company would like to thank Chief Carey and the Dover Fire Department for their help.

 
GETTING READY TO SELL CHRISTMAS TREES
Sunday, November 20, 2016 
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Under cold winds about 20 members of the company went about picking and cutting the first round of Christmas trees for this years tree lot. This year the company will be getting their trees from Hickman's Christmas Trees just south of Townsend. it took about 4 hours for the members to pick, cut and pack the trees. Also present were members from the Harrington Fire Company who will be selling Christmas trees this year in the southern part of the county. Thank you to those members who came out to help and those members who will be helping at this years tree lot.

 
   
   
MULTI RESIDENTAL STRUCTURE FIRE
   
Sunday, November 20, 2016 
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Sunday evening at 9:32pm Station 45 and Ladder Company 44 were dispatched for the townhouse fire in the 100 block of Preston Ln in the Winds of Wheatley's Pond. With a crew if the station Command 45 w/Captain Alex Carrow and Engine 45-4 w/5, Firefighter Austin Moorhead were in the street in an minute, Station 44 who had just responded to an assist to NCC and had a additional crew in their station for Engine 44-4 w/Lt. Brian Ferguson was also on the street at the same time. Command 45 arrived to find a 3 story middle of the row townhouse and established command with 45-4 arriving and secured the water supply and stretched the line. Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Ray Johnson and 44-4 arrived behind 45-4 both crews threw ladders while the remainder assisted the interior crew with investigation a burning odor on the 2nd floor. Ladder 44 w/ Capt Eric Neeld was cancelled from the first call and made the response. Engine 45-5 (46-7) w/6, Captain Wes Davis and Rescue 45 w/8, Past Chief Jeff Lightcap also made the response and staged when they arrived on scene. Crews isolated the odor to a ceiling fan on the second floor. Captain Carrow had the Preston Lane Command. Clayton had 36 members respond on the call. Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-4, 45-5, 44-4, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescue 45, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police, Clayton PD. Photo courtesy Jerry Hull.

 
CLAYTON FIRE COMMAND LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Sunday, November 20, 2016 
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Clayton Fire Chief Skip Carrow stated "we do a good job of training our firefighters but we need to do a better job of giving our line officers ongoing training" On Sunday Nov 20, 2016 the Delaware State Fire School assisted the Clayton Fire Company officers and three officers from Citizen's Hose Co. worked a train vs. truck accident table top exercise. The officers worked the incident from the start to the finish incorporating the "ICS" incident command system. At the conclusion the exercise was critiqued by the instructors and class. At the conclusion of the exercise most officers stated this training was very useful for helping with our day to day operations. Photo's courtesy of Kevin Wilson PIO.

 
   
   
BRUSH AND ENGINE GOES TO HARTLY FOR LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE
   
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
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Saturday afternoon at 1:32pm the station was dispatched to assist Station 51 with the large outside fire in the 2400 block of Fords Corner Rd. Brush 45 w/3 Assistant Chief Robbie Johnson and Engine 45-5 (46-7) w/6, Captain Alex Carrow arrived to find Hartly units with a field and woods fire. Crews from both units went to work with units to confine and extinguish the remaining fire. Crews operated for a little over and hour. The station had an additional crew in the station while the units were committed on the call. Captain Danny Fox had the Hartly Command. Clayton had 19 members respond on the call. Photo courtesy Alex Carrow

 
CONGRATULATIONS ALEXIS WILLIAMS
Alexis Williams & Emma Grace
   Alexis Williams & Emma Grace
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
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The company would like to congratulate Associate Member Alexis Williams on the birth of her daughter Emma Grace. Emma Grace was born at Kent General Hospital and weighted 7Lbs 4oz. Emma Grace is the first Granddaughter of Firefighter Noah Williams and his Wife Tammi. Both mother and baby are doing fine.

 
NEED A PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY
Saturday, November 12, 2016 
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The Clayton Fire Company not only has the William R. "Ace" Carrow Memorial Hall for your large events but it also has a smaller room for smaller gatherings. The smaller room which is normally used for training and meetings can also be transformer into your special event. The room can seat up to 60 people in a classroom setting but when transformed into banquet tables can hold up to 50 people comfortably. The room is equipped with AV equipment and is also equipped with a small kitchenette with sink, refrigerator freezer and microwave oven. The room is also equipped with 2 bathrooms. The room can be used for a training class, meeting and any type of party you might want to hold. If interested contact Cheryl Hurlock at 270-8943 for further information. Pictures shown were a recent event that was coordinated by events planner Vernae Church of Gifts N' Giggles Posh Parties. Visit her web site at giftsngigglesusa.com.

 
   
   
RESIDENTAL STRUCTURE FIRE
Saturday, November 12, 2016 
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Saturday afternoon at 3:55 the station along with Tanker company 26 were dispatched for the residential structure fire at 2103 Harvey Straughn Road. Command 45 w/ Assistant Chief Robbie Johnson arrived to find a 2 story residence and established command. Engine 45-4 w/6, Captain Alex Carrow arrived behind the chief, secured a water supply and stretched the line. Quint 45 w/6, Crew Leader Jack Davis arrived behind the engine with the crew going to work with the primary search and throwing ground ladders. Interior crews located a chimney fire with extension to the wall behind the stove. Engine crews quickly opened up and knocked down fire in the wall. Tanker 26 w/Capt. Gilchrist and Rescue 45 w/4, Firefighter Carl Troubetaris Sr. arrived the tanker picked up the supply line to 45-4 and crews from both units assisted with checking for further extension and assisting with overhaul. Damage was confined to wall behind the stove and around the chimney. The State Fire Marshal responded and investigated. Clayton had 31 members respond on the call. Units responding Command 45, Engine 45-4, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 26 and FM2. Photo's courtesy Mike Carroll.

 
   
   
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VETS
   
Thursday, November 10, 2016 
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On November 11, 2016 the United State of America will celebrate Veteran's Day. This is just one day a year to say thank you to all who served and for those who served and did not return home. We also want to that their families for allow them to serve. Every day is Veteran's Day, however on this day we set aside 24 hours that is devoted to honoring their memories. The Greatest Generation is not those who served in WWII, but those that served in any war, conflict, or other military action as a part of our military. The Greatest Generation is now, let us honor those who gave us the right to be free. On November 11th please take a minute to say a prayer for all of those who has served or who are serving.

 
NEW MEMBER TYLER GRAHAM
L to R Tyler Graham and Chief Carrow
   L to R Tyler Graham and Chief Carrow
Thursday, November 10, 2016 
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Please welcome the newest member of the Clayton Fire Company Tyler Graham. Tyler was voted in at the November Company meeting as a Junior Member. Welcome Tyler!

 
JUNIOR MEMBER CALEB STEWART PREDENTED HIS BASIC SKILLS CERTIFICATE
L to R Caleb Stewart and Chief Carrow
   L to R Caleb Stewart and Chief Carrow
Thursday, November 10, 2016 
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During the November company meeting Fire Chief Carrow presented Junior Member Caleb Stewart his certificate for taking and passing his Basic Fire Fighting Skills Course at the Delaware State Fire School. The members of the Clayton Fire Company thank Caleb on his dedication to the citizens of the Clayton Fire District.

 
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