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ENGINE GOES TO SMYRNA FOR WORKING HOUSE FIRE
Friday, August 24, 2012 
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Friday morning just before 9:00am the station was dispatched for the engine to assist Sta 44 on a working house fire 709 Severson Neck Rd east of Smyrna. With a crew in the station engine 45-3 w/6, A/C Davis was on the street in two minutes and arrived to find Sta 44 & Tanker Co.53 units with a couple lines in service on a one story SFD with fire showing. The crew from45-3 went to work hooking the ceiling and walls and checking for extension. Crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control. Lt. Hansen from Sta 44 had Command. Engine 3 was back in quarters at 9:49. During the alarm sta 45 had two additional crews that covered the 45 & 44 local’s. Clayton had 22 members respond tothe call.

 Upon returning from the house fire Quint 45 w/6, Lt. Carrow made the 40 minute trip to Sta 50 to cover their local while their membership attended the funeral for Life Member Albert Price who passed away earlier in the week. Engine 44-4 also stood by with Quint 45 for the funeral. While returning from the cover up to Harrington Sta 45 was dispatched to assist Sta 44 on the AFA at JBM Intermediate School on Frazier St in Smyrna. Engine 45-3 w/6, A/C Davis made the response but was cancelled by command after going responding.    The members of Clayton finished up their busy day with a fund raiser for their first Teen Dance of the second half of the year. Photo's courtesy Harrington Fire Co. & Citizens Hose Co. 

 
   
   
 
MVC SENDís 3 TO LOCAL HOSPITAL
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 
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Wednesday afternoon just before dinner at 17:13 Sta 45, and Amb 64 was dispatched for the MVC at Millington Rd & W. Duck Creek Rd. Rescue 45 w/8, Lt. Carrow, Engine 45-4 w/8, FF Kelleher and B64 arrived at 17:18 and found a mvc involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. Crews from Rescue 45 and B-64 began patient care. Command requested a second BLS and ALS. All three occupants of the pickup truck were transported to KGH. Command placed the scene under control at 17:31. Lt. Carrow had the Millington Road Command. Units were back in quarters at 17:40. Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, B-64, B-51, KM6, Clayton PD. Clayton had 30 members respond on the call.  


 
   
   
 
ATV ACCIDENT SEND 2 TO LOCAL HOSPITAL
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 
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Tuesday Evening at 20:27 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6B, KM5, Trooper 4 were alerted for the MVC involving a four wheeler with two patients at 698 Black Stallon Rd. Rescue 45 w/6, Lt. Carrow, Engine 45-4 w/8, Past Chief Whalen, and Brush 45 w/5, Firefighter Mareno arrived at 20:37 to find as reported. The crew from Rescue 45 began patient care, Engine 45-4’s crew established a LZ for Trooper 4. Ambulance B-64 and C-26 (w/KM6B) arrived and transported one patient each to KGH. Command placed the scene placed the scene under control at 20:59. All units were back in quarters at 21:17. Lt. Carrow had Black Stallon Road Command. Clayton had 38 members respond to the call. Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, B-64, C-26, Trooper 4, KM6B, KM5.


 
   
   
 
WELL WISHES SENT OUT TO FIRE MARSHAL BRIAN SHAD & HIS K9 SPARKS
Monday, August 20, 2012 
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The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company send their hopes for a quick recovery to Fire Marshal Brian Schad. Brian was involved in a vehicle accident while on duty Monday night in Dover. Brian is currently recovering from his injuries at Kent General Hospital. Brian’s K-9 “Sparks” was also with Brian when he had the accident and also received minor injuries; Sparks was treated that night and released. Please keep Brian and Sparks in your thoughts.


 
 
COMPANY FINISHES SECOND IN SEAFORD FIREMANíS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 
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Over the past weekend about 15 members of the company attended the 2 day softball tournament in Seaford on August 18 & 19th.  The 32nd Annual Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Crozer-Chester/Camp Barns Burn Camp Benefit Softball Tournament was held to raise funds for the Crozier-Chester Barnes Burn camp. Teams representing 18 fire departments from across the state took part in this year’s event. During the tournament Clayton finished 2nd place out of all the teams there. The team won games against Ellendale (24-3), Talleyville (10-7), Bridgeville (13-3) before losing to Little Creek 13-0 in the championship game. The team consisted of Manager Vernon Berghorn, players Alex Carrow, Kevin Crews, Jack Davis, Robert Davis, Gary Everage, Brian Johnson, Jeff Lightcap, Mike Lucas, Brian Mast, Joe Masten, Wade McNatt, D.J. Rigney, Joe Rigney, Kenny Rife, Dave Ross, Travis Warren. The team dedicated the win to their Honorary Captain and long time supporter Capt. Larry Duhadaway.  Congratulations to the tournament winners for the fifth year in a row Little Creek Vol. Fire Co.  The top four finishers were 1st Little Creek, 2nd Clayton, 3rd Milford, 4th Bridgeville.  Photo's courtesy Jenn Ross


 
Clayton Fire Company 2012 Seaford Softball Tournament Team
    Clayton Fire Company 2012 Seaford Softball Tournament Team
   
 
COMPANY BEGINS PREPARING FOR 2012 CONFERENCE PARADE ****Parade Practice Schedule****
Saturday, August 18, 2012 
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The company has begun its quest for its 8th straight Best Appearing w/o Music award. The first parade practice for the season was held Tuesday night prior to the company meeting. 

The members will start Monday Aug 20th with cleaning apparatus. Help is needed every Monday – Thursday starting at 7pm each night. The rescue and quint will be going to pre-judging this year. 

Any questions about helping with cleaning the apparatus should be directed to A/C Davis.

 Attached is the parade practice schedule for the conference parade. Any questions about the parade or practices should be directed to Chief Johnson. 

Members are reminded to check their uniforms now.  Uniforms need to be cleaned before the parade please do not wait to the last minute.  If you have an questions about cleaning your uniform please contact Chief Johnson or Lt. Carrow.  If any members need anything for their uniforms please contact Lt. Carrow.    


 
   
   
 
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAULLS, DUHADAWAY AND CHRISTIANA FIRE COMPANY FAMILIES
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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The Clayton Fire Company sends its thoughts and prayers out to the family of Sandy Faull’s of Wilmington. Mrs. Faull’s passed away suddenly on Monday August 13, 2012.  She was a member of the Christiana Fire Company. Mrs. Faull’s is the daughter if Clayton Fire Company Life Member “Capt” Larry Duhadaway of Clayton. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Christiana Fire Company, 2 E. Main St., Christiana, DE 19702 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am followed by a service in celebration of Sandra’s Life at 11:00am. Burial will be in Silver Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to the Christiana Fire Company in memory of Sandra. For directions and to express an online condolence please visit www.strano-feeley.com

 


 
   
 
ROBERT DAVIS NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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During the regular company meeting for August 2012 Pres. Sawyer named A/C Robert Davis as member of the month for July 2012. During the month of July A/C Davis attended the following 20 out of 40 alarms, 1 fund raising event, 1 misc. event, 2 in service drills, 1 uniformed function for a total of 28 points for the month. A/C Davis has obtained a total of 197 points for the year so far. Along with receiving his certificate and reserved parking space for being named member of the month A/C Davis also received a $50 gift card.  The gift card is part of a recent retention grant that the company was awarded through the DVFA, for the next year each member of the month will be awarded a gift card.


 
Pres. Sawyer, A/C Davis, D/C Lightcap
    Pres. Sawyer, A/C Davis, D/C Lightcap
 
COMPANY TOURS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Monday, August 13, 2012 
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Tonight about 35 members toured the new Clayton Intermediate School that is just about completed in Old Country Farms Development at 86 Sorrento Dr. The 85,000sq foot 2 story building will be opening at the end of the month. The school has a capacity of approx. 600 students.  Will have about 25 classrooms, a 1000 person capacity gym, cafetorium, computer labs, library/media center, administrative area's, art rooms, band room. Special thank you to Superintendent Debbie Wicks and new Principal David Paltrineri for the tour. 


 
   
   
 
COVER UP ENGINE FROM SUDLERSVILLE HANDLES FIELD FIRE
Saturday, August 11, 2012 
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     Saturday afternoon at 17:26 the cover up engine from Sudlersville (who was covering while members attended the company picnic) was alerted for a field fire at 2806 Millington Rd. Engine 6-5 w/4 officer 605 quickly made the response. Kent Center advised the officer the caller was reporting a 100’x 200’ area burning and they would be dispatching Sta 45 for the field fire response also. Officer 605 also requested that Kent Center add a tanker to the response, Kent County Md Sta 2 Millington was alerted. Brush 45 w/4, Past Chief Whalen and Engine 45-3 w/7, Lt. Carrow also made the response. Engine 6-5 arrived and confirmed the report and established command. Command requested an additional Brush Unit, Sta 2 also handled this request. Crews went to work controlling the fire prior to reaching some exposures and a wooded area. The fire was placed under control at 17:49. Sudlersville Captain Chad Angelini had the Millington Road Command. All units were back in quarters at 18:32. Units responding Engine 6-5, 45-3, Brush 45, Brush 2, Tanker 2, Deputy 45 (Lightcap).          


 
   
   
 
ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
Saturday, August 11, 2012 
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   With intermittent showers and thunderstorms that occurred throughout the afternoon the members still had a great time at the annual company picnic. The event was held again at the residence of Director Jay Hurlock and his wife Theresa’s house. As in years past the members had a chance to relax, enjoy some great food, music, the pool and an inflatable slide for the kids. Special guests at this year’s party were our friends from the Blue Jay Fire Dept. from North Carolina. Everyone as usual had a great time!  Thanks to Director Cheryl Hurlock and her committee for the outstanding job with the picnic. A special thanks to the crew from Sudlersville Engine 6-5 for covering our first due.

 
   
   
 
COMPANY DONATES BREATHING APPARATUS TO OUR BROTHERS AT BLUE JAY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Friday, August 10, 2012 
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     Continuing a friendship that began back in 2007 with the donation of our old 1980 Ward La France engine the company donated 21 MSA SCBA’s units and spare bottles to the Blue Jay Fire Dept.  After replacing all the companies MSA breathing apparatus in late 2010 with new Scott units the company had the surplus equipment and wanted to give them to a deserving company. On Friday evening Aug. 10 Chief Robert Cherry and 5 other members from Blue Jay made the 6 hour trip to Clayton. With a group members awaiting their arrival the guys from Blue Jay had a few minutes to meet our members and share something to eat before settling in for the night. The members from Blue Jay were back with us Saturday morning to go over their new breathing apparatus, and had a chance to meet the membership. They than spent the afternoon as our guest at our annual company picnic. After spending the night the members from Blue Jay made the 6 hour trip back to Bertie County North Carolina. The membership would like to congratulate Blue Jay Fire Dept. on their new scba units and wish them luck in the future. 


 
   
   
 
QUINT 45 TAKES PART IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 
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Quint 45 and its crew took part in the annual night out event held in Smyrna on Tuesday Aug. 7th from 6pm – 8pm. The event is a national event that has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada.

  The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.   A large crowd attended this year’s event and got to take part in numerous displays and exhibits. The crew of Quint 45 was Lt. Chambers, Lt. Crews, Firefighters; DJ Rigney, Joey Rigney, Josh Klingler, Dj Correll. 

 
   
   
 
BASIC ROPE RESCUE CLASS
Monday, August 6, 2012 
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Monday evening members took part in a basic rope rescue class. Members went over several aspects of basic rope rescue including the set up, raising, and lowering of a person in the stokes basket.  Approximately 19 members attended the class. Special thank you to Firefighter Mike Mareno for instructing the class. Mike is also a member of the Kent County Special Operations Unit.         


 
   
   
 
1ST ANNUAL SMYRNA/CLAYTON PAST CHIEFíS & PRESIDENTíS ASSOCIATION GATHERING
Saturday, July 28, 2012 
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What began 6 years ago as a chance for the Past Chief's of Clayton and Smyrna Fire Companies to come together to reminisce and discuss “war stories” has grown into the Smyrna/Clayton Past Chief’s & President’s Association.  In years past the event was always hosted by a past chief from Clayton & Smyrna.  While planning for this year’s event several past chiefs discussed the opportunity to include the past presidents from both companies.  After conferring with current past chiefs from both departments the decision was made to bring both groups together for an annual event.  The association is made up of only past and the present chief’s and presidents from both companies. 

This year’s event was held on Saturday July 28th at Past President John Pridemore from Clayton’s house and was hosted by Past President Pridemore, current Smyrna Fire Co. President Chris Hudson, and Past Chief’s Tate Coulbourne of Smyrna and Skip Carrow of Clayton.  The group gathered for a little over 2 hours, enjoyed great food and some adult beverages and got a chance to mingle with their counterparts.  Approximately 30 members for both departments attended this year’s event.  During the event the group discussed future plans to meet annually, establish by-laws, and continue to sponsor a trophy at the annual conference parade and elect officers.  Also during the event a special presentation was made by Clayton's Chief Johnson to Past Chief's Bob Berghorn and Jim Cubbage Jr.  Both men are Chief Emeritus for Clayton and were presented their Chief Emeritus Badges.  A special thank you to the hosts, the wives that attended, the Pridemore Family for the use of their house, and Lt. Alex Carrow for serving as cook for the afternoon.      

 


 
Chief Johnson presenting badges to Past Chief's Berghorn & Cubbage
    Chief Johnson presenting badges to Past Chief's Berghorn & Cubbage
   

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