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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 
With just over a week until Christmas the volunteers at Clayton are making plans to help Santa make his annual trip around Clayton on Christmas Eve.  The tradition which began in the early 50's when children of the area would come to the firehouse to see Santa and recieve a gift.  In the late 60's it was decided to bring santa to the children of Clayton instead of having them come to the firehouse.  Since the late 60's every Christmas Eve with the exception of one has Santa made the annual trip around town.  In that one case a snow storm struck the area on Christmas Eve morning and by the time it came to make the trip close to a foot of snow had fallen.  The volunteers still tried to take Santa around but became stuck several times before cancelling the trip.  So come rain, snow or even like one year with the wind chill factor was -27 degrees has Santa made his trip.  Santa and his elfs will begin their trip this Christmas Eve starting at 5:30pm and should be done by 10pm that night. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014 
The officers and members of the company are extending their congratulations to firefighter Steve Marynowicz and his wife Violet who were united in marriage on Saturday December 13 at Ewell St. Paul Church in Clayton.  We wish Steve and Violet a long and happy marriage. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014 
Saturday afternoon the company held a Masonic Corner Stone Ceremony as part of our celebration for nearing the completion of our building project.  The ceremony was put on by the Grand Lodge of Delaware assisted by our local lodge Harmony Lodge #13 in Smyrna.  Over fifty people attended the ceremony that was held in doors.  The company had almost 30 members in attendance.  Thank you to the Grand Lodge of Delaware for administering our event and for everyone who attended. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
Following the regular monthly meeting in December the company installed both administrative and fireline officers for 2015.  Installing the fireline officers was Past Chief Dave Mast and installing the Administrative officers was Past Chief Kevin Wilson.  Also attending the ceremony was several memebrs of the officers families. 

2015 Administrative Officers;  President Robert P. Faulkner, Vice President Samuel N. Sawyer, Seretary Harry B. O'Neal, Treasurer James L. Cubbage Jr., Directors Gary A Faulkner, James J. Hurlock, Cheryl Hurlock.

2015 Fire Line Officers;  Chief Robert Davis, Deputy Chief Michael Lucas, 1st Assistant Chief Alexander C. Carrow, 2nd Assistant Chief Jeffrey A. Hurlock, Captains John W. Davis Jr., John P. Pridemore, Ray Johnson, Frank Sacco IV, appointed officers to asist the line officers are; Chief Engineer Roland Timmons, Crewleader Connor Mahoney, EMS Officer Beth Evans, Fire Recorder Noah Williams, Assistant Fire Recorders Deny Demczak and Amber Johnson.

2015 Fire Police; John W. Davis Sr., Ron Burnett, Samuel N. Sawyer, Alan Dutton, Ron Ivory, Harry B. O'Neal 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
During the regular company meeting President Sawyer and Chief Johnson named Firefighter Joey O'Neal as member of the month for November 2014.  during the month of November Joey attended the following; 3 out of 17 alarms, 15 fund raiser events, 19 misc events, 1 uniform events, the company meeting for a total of 41 points for the month and 235 points for the year.  The company officers would like to congratulate Joey and thank him for his dedication and service to the company and community.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
Remember the days when everyone had a real Christmas Tree?  Do you remember having to walk miles to find that perfect tree?  Now you can have that real tree experience without having to spend a whole afternoon walking around hundreds of trees looking for that perfect one.  The Clayton Fire Company will once again be selling Christmas Trees and fresh wreathes for the holidays.  The tree lot will again be located at the corner of Main St & Railroad Ave in Clayton.  All trees are locally grown and freshly cut and ready to go home with you.  Tree will start at $20 and go up from there.  Trees will be sold starting on Tuesday November 25 and conclude on Tuesday December 23 (please note we will be closed on Thnaksgiving Thursday November 27.  The tree lot will be open on weekdays from 5:00pm until 8:30pm and weekends from 10:00am til 8:00pm.  Note on Saturday December 7th the tree lot will open at 8:00am and close at 8:00pm that evening because of holiday events taking place in and around the fire station.  If you are not able to make it to the lot during one of times listed and would like to make an appointment to get your special tree during a different time or for questions please contact Joey O'Neal at 302-363-2964.    

Sunday, December 7, 2014 
Santa visited Clayton on Sunday morning and another great breakfast with Santa event was held.  This years event saw over 250 guest attend the event and dozens of children had the chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus to get their last minute requests in before the Jolly Ole Man makes his annual trip.  The company would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our event.  The company had close to 50 members help with this years event.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 
The Clayton Fire Company will be holding its 17th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 8:00-11:00am at the Clayton Fire Hall at 300 East St in Clayton.  The event will be an all you can eat event serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, pancakes, oj and milk.   The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-13 years of age, children 2 and under are free.  Each child will have a chance to visit with Santa Have their picture taken and will recieve a special treat from him. Kids will also have a chance to shop for mom, dad and that brother or sister in the santa's workshop.  Each gift is $2.00 each and includes wrapping.  Reservations are required for this event and fills up quick. For information or to make reservations call 302-632-3445.  

Friday, December 5, 2014 
The officers and the members of the Clayton Fire Company along with the entire fire service in Delaware are mourning the untimely passing of Bowers Fire Company Junior Member Brittney Ford. Brittney succumbed to injuries on Friday December 5th from injuries she sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday December 3rd, she was 15 years old. The Clayton Fire Company offers our sincere sympathy to Brittney's family and her extended family at the Bowers Fire Company.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 
Under a cloudy cold day Clayton Fire/Police and Smyrna Fire/Police came together for the 7th annual Toys for Tots Charity Football Game.  The game ended up in a tie but the real winners were the kids who are going to have a little brighter Christmas due to the generousity of alot of people.  The game went back and fourth after the Clayton team scored on their opening drive.  At halftime the score was 7-6 favor the Clayton Team.  With Clayton ahead 28 to 20 in the closing minutes the Smyrna Team drove down the field and scored with 20 seconds left in the game making it 28-26.  The Smyrna Team scored on a 2 point try to tie up the game.  Clayton got the ball back with 20 seconds left and drove to the Smyrna 30 yard line as time ran out.  The point of the game was to collect toys for the US Marines Toys for Tots of which we were able to collect almost 2 full pickup trucks load of toys.  we also collected almost $200 that will go towards the Smyrna/Clayton Police Departments "Shop with a Cop" program.  Both teams would like to thank everyone that came out to brave the cold and who donated to our cause.  We would like to again thank our sponsors; RWM Embroidery , i3a LLC, Data Storage Solutions, D by D Printing, Wolfe's Steakhouse, Danielle's Training Center and especially the Smyrna School District and Smyrna High School for the use of the field again.     

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 
The Clayton Fire Company is mourning the passing of Past Chief and Life Member Harvey W. Scott III. Past Chief Scott passed away on Monday November 24 surrounded by his family at Christiana Hospital in Newark. Past Chief Scott lead the firefighting forces of the fire company from 2006-2007. He was also a life member of the department. Chief Scott was a prior recipient of the companies Firefighter of the Year Award in 1994 and its William R. "Ace" Carrow Award for Fireman of the Year 2001. He was a prior member of the Wilmington Manor Fire Company. He served his country with honor as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was a Exalted Ruler of the Newark Elks Lodge. Chief Scott is survived by his loving wife Cindy, a son Harvey Scott IV and his wife Jennifer, 2 grandchildren Anna & Harvey V "Will" who he cherished, 2 brothers James and Jeff, his Maternal Grandmother Lena Hodges. Services will be held at the Clayton Fire Company 300 East St at 1:01pm on Sunday November 30, 2014 with a visitation from 12:00 to 1:00pm. There will be a celebration of his life immediately following the services also to be held at the Clayton Fire Company. At Harvey's request everyone attending should be in casual attire. He also requested that all Philadelphia Eagles fans wear their jersey to his services but that no Cowboy Fans wear their jersey.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 
Sunday evening at 22:32 Station 45 and Ambulance 64 were dispatched to the MVC with injuries 305 Hillyard Road.  Responding units were advised that police were on scene and now reporting 4 injuries with a subject trapped.  Command 45 with AC Alex Carrow arrived at 22:40 and confirmed the reports and established Hillyard Road Command.  Rescue 45 w/7 DC Davis arrived behind the chief and went to work stabilizing the vehicles and placed several extrication tools in service on the driver that was trapped in the vehicle and placed a handline inservice.  Engien 45-4 w/7, PC Lightcap and Brush 45 w/4, FF N. Williams arrived behind the rescue with their manpower assisted with extrication and patient care.  Command requested 2 additional BLS units to the scene Ambulance 43 and 51 were dispatched.  EMS units handled patient care and transport.  Extrication was completed at 22:55.  Three patients from one vehicle transported to the hosptial by A & D 64 with ALS onboard while the remaining patient was transported to the hospital by B-51.  Command placed the scene under control at 23:!5.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 23:34.  Clayton had 29 members respond on the call.  Unist responding; Command 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, A & D 64, B-43, B-51, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD,DSP.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 
Sunday evening just before dinner at 17:34 the station along with Tanker Company sta 26 were dispatched for the small storage building on fire at 860 Sawmill Road.  The address was located at the most western portion of our first due.  Command 45 w/ AC Alex Carrow arrived at 17:50 and reported a small storage building involved with exposure to a detached garage.  Quint 45 w/6, AC Lucas arrived first and took the first due engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching a line.  Rescue 45 w/7 PC Lightcap and Engine 45-3 w/7, DC Davis arrived behind the Quint with 45-3 picking up the supply line to Quint 45.  Townsend Engine 26-3, Tanker 26 and Engine 26-2 arrived behind the Clayton units with 26-3 and Tanker 26 suipplying 45-3.  Manpower off all units assisted with extinquichment, overhaul and checking the garage for extension.  Command placed the scene under control at 18:05.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 18:59.  The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office.  Assistant Chief Carrow had Sawmill Road Command.  Clayton had 34 members respond on the call.  Unist responding; Command 45, Engines 45-3, 26-2, 26-3, quint 45, Rescue 45, FM 13 (Schad). 

Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders
   Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee
Thursday, November 20, 2014 
The Smyrna/Clayton Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders have advanced to the National Cheerleading Championship in Orlando FL.  The championship will be held in December of this year and will include teams from across the country.  The Smyrna/Clayton team is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and this marks the first time in their history that they have ever advanced to the national championship.  The girls are in the mist of raising funds for this trip and will be holding several fund raising events.  The next fund raiser for the girls will be a quarter auction on Saturday Nov 22 @ the Cheswold Vol. Fire Company quarter Auction starts at 7pm doors open at 6pm, .  You may also go to the attached web site to make a donation towards the girls trip and expenses.  The Officers and Members of the Clayton fire company would like to congratulate the Pee Wee Cheerleaders and wish them success at the Nationals in December!!!  

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Monday, November 17, 2014 
Monday evening, just before the start of the last in service training of the year, at 18:51 Ladder Co. 45 along with Tanker Co 44 were dispatched to assist Sta 43 on the working building fire at 71 Lenora Dr off Bryn Zion Rd.  With several crews in the station Quint 45 w/6, AC Alex Carrow and Engine 45-3 w/7, Capt Wes Davis were on the street in seconds.  Command 43 with Deputy Chief Josh Dempsey arrived at 18:55 and reported a 40'x40' detached garage involved with exposure to a camper.  Chief Dempsey established command.  Quint 45 and Engines 45-3 & 43-2 arrived together with 45-3 taking the first in engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching a handline.  The crew from 43-2 stretched the second line while the crew from Quint 45 opened up for the engine companies.  Crews make a quick knock on the fire and the scene was placed under control at 19:19.  Crews from the remaining units assisted with overhaul while Tanker 44 supplied water to the scene.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 20:33.  The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshals Office. Clayton had 31 members respond on the call.  Units responding; Command 43, Engines 43-2,43-4, 45-3, 44-3, Rescue 43, Quint 45, Tanker 44, B-43, A-51, KM6, FM13 (Schad).   

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