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CONGRATS TO KCVFA AND THE KENT COUNTY LADIES FIREFIGHTER AND LADY OFTHE YEAR
Monday, February 27, 2012 
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During the annual KCVFA Annual Ladies Night in Felton on Saturday February 25, 2012 Willard "Bill" Betts of Frederica was awarded the Williarm R. "Ace" Carrow/ Morris King Fireman of the Year Award. Bill was recognized for his 47 years of servcie to the community, local, and state fire service. Bill has served as chief of his department as well as presidnet of the county and county chief's association as well as president of the state fire chief's. Bill also served as a Fire Commissioner of the Delaware Fire Prevention Commission for 14 years. The officers and Members of the company would like to congratulate Bill on his award.


 
Bill coming to accept his award
    Bill coming to accept his award
Bill receiving his award from Steve White the President of the County Association
    Bill receiving his award from Steve White the President of the County Association
 
CLAYTON MEMBERS SUPPORT KENT COUNTY LADIES NIGHT
Monday, February 27, 2012 
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On Saturday February 25, 2012 many members of the Clayton Fire Company attended the Kent County Volunteer Firefighter's Association Annual Ladies Night Dinner hosted Felton Fire Co. The Clayton delagation supported John Pridemore a member of Clayton who is serving as 1st Vice Presidnet of the KCVFA. Thanks to all who attended.


 
Past Presidnet Steve Hudson and his wife Louise
    Past Presidnet Steve Hudson and his wife Louise
Clayton Tres Harvey Scott and his wife Cindy
    Clayton Tres Harvey Scott and his wife Cindy
 
MEMBER PROFILE DAVID J. MAST
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Dave Mast continued a long family tradition of members from his family serving the fire service when he joined the fire company 42 years ago as a junior member.  Once he joined it became his passion.  

Through the years Dave has held many offices and served on many committees’. Within the company Dave has held the office of Director and Vice President. Leading the fire suppression side of the company Dave held several line officers positions including Deputy Chief and lead the company as Fire Chief in 1980, 81, 83, 84 & 85. On the county and state level Dave is a Past President of the Kent County Fire Chief Association and a Past President of the Delaware State Fire Chief’s Association in 1985. He has also been an instructor with the DSFS for numerous years.

Through the years Dave has received several awards including; his Life Membership, an award for responding to the most alarms, and was named Fireman of the Year on two separate occasions.   When asked what event in the fire service that he remembered most Dave gave several; first he remembered the company hosting the DVFA Conventions in 1983 & 1986. This was a very large undertaking for a small department. He also fondly remembers the Massey Moore barn fire on July 20, 1969, it was the night the first Apollo mission landing on the moon. He also remembered a fatal house fire on Clayton-Greenspring Rd north of town in July 1979. Two of the more memorable fires when Dave was chief were the Campbell Soup Co. plant fire in 1984 when a large fire burned the roof area over main production area of the plant. Companies from over 6 companies fought the stubborn fire for several hours before bringing it under control. The other was the Eastburn barn fire on Underwoods Corner Rd. The fire was reported at dinner time on a Saturday night in January 1984 in a very large barn and took several hours to bring under control. Companies spent over 14 hours on this fire and didn’t clear until the next morning. The barn to this day is still standing.   Dave has had many members of his family serve the fire company. His Grandfather Fred J. Burke was a Past President of the DVFA. His Uncle Fred Burke was a Past Chief of the company. His mother Julia was very active in the ladies auxiliary; she was a Charter Life Member and Past President. Julia also served as a Past President of the Kent County Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary and DVFA Ladies Auxiliary Associations. His brothers Charles & Mike both served in the company. He also has several aunts and cousins who have served in either the auxiliary or the company.   Dave is married to his wife Rosemary. He has 4 children; Davey Ann Davis, Chrissy Mast, Steve Mast and Brian Mast. Grandchildren; Kaylee Davis, Kolby Davis, Brian Mast, Lukas Mast, Mackenze Mast, a son-in-law Robert Davis and daughter-in-law Jill Mast. The company would like to thank Past Chief Mast for his years of dedicated service to the company and community.

 
Past Chief David J. Mast
    Past Chief David J. Mast
 
VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH CAR OVERTURNED
Thursday, February 23, 2012 
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Thursday afternoon February 23 at 16:23 Sta 45, Amb 64, Km6, KM5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC vehicle overturned with a subject reported trapped at 235 Duck Creek Parkway. Rescue 45 w/5, Lt. Carrow and D/C Lightcap arrived at 16:30 confirming vehicle overturned with the operator still in the vehicle. D/C lightcap established Duck Creek Pkwy Command. The crew from Rescue 45 stabilized the vehicle and assisted ALS/BLS with removing the victim from the vehicle. Engine 45-4 w/8 Lt. Crews and Utility 45 w/3 Firefighter Steve Hudson arrived and assisted crews on scene and established an LZ for Trooper 4. The patient was transported to CER by Trooper 4. Command placed the scene under control at 16:52. the last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 16:59. Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Utility 45, A & B 64, Km6, KM5, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police, Clayton PD, DSP.


 
 
MEMBER PROFILE RICHARD W. LOCKE
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Richard W. Locke joined the company 38 years ago as a way to give back to the community. Always the community minded person he thought this would be anexcellent way to achieve this. At 65 years young he is still very active in the company. 

Today Richard splits his time between his house in Smyrna and a summer home in up-state New York so he and his wife Sally can be close to their daughter and her family.

 Through the years Richard has kept busy within the company having held several offices to include; serving on the Board of Directors, serving as a trustee, and he served several years as a Lieutenant. He has served on numerous committees’ through the years. During his 38 years Richard has received several awards to include the member of the month award and received the Fireman of the Year Award in 1997.   When asked what event during his fire career that he remembered most, he answered in 1997 when he was named Fireman of the Year. The award recognizes the outstanding member above all other members.   Not only has Richard been very active within our department, but he has also supported many other organizations including; Richard and his wife Sally regularly attend Ewell St. Paul Church in Clayton. Richard was an Eagle Scout and a former Boy Scout Leader. He is a Charter Member and also served as President of the Fun Seekers Camping Club. He served his country in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve for 37 years. He also served on the Kent County Levy Court Personnel Board as Co-Chair.   Richard and his wife Sally have been married for 45 years. They have a daughter Amy who is married William Pond and live in Cape Vincent NY (Richard & Sally’s summer home also). They have 3 grand-daughters and 1 great grand-daughter.         The company would like to congratulate and thank Richard for all the years of faithful service.  

 
Richard W. Locke
    Richard W. Locke
 
QUINT 45 COVERS WESTERN PART OF KENT COUNTY MARYLAND DURING 2 ALARM CHURCH FIRE
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Tuesday morning February 21 at 07:09 Sta 45 was dispatched for Quint 45 to transfer to Kent County Md Sta 4 Kennedyville. All Kent County Md stations along with units from Queen Anne’s County Md were working a 2 alarm church fire in Chestertown. While at Kennedyville Quint 45 was the ladder company covering several stations in Kent County Md since several ladders were operating at the church fire. Quint 45 w/4, Firefighter Dave Ross made the 30 minute trip to Kennedyville. Quint 45 was back in quarters at 10:56. 


 
Kennedyville Rescue-Engine 4
    Kennedyville Rescue-Engine 4
 
LUCAS NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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During the regular monthly meeting President Sawyer named A/C Mike Lucas as member of the month for January 2012. During the month of January A/C Lucas attended the following; 12 out of 19 alarms, 1 Fund Raising Event, 6 Misc Events, 3 In-service Drills, a Uniform Function, and the company meeting for a total of 29 points for the month of January. He has accumulated 49 points for the year 2012. The officers would like to congratulate A/C Lucas for his dedication to the company.  


 
President Sawyer, Michael Lucas, Chief Johnson
    President Sawyer, Michael Lucas, Chief Johnson
 
MEMBER PROFILE LARRY DUHADAWAY Sr.
Friday, February 10, 2012
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Larry Duhadaway Sr. or Capt. Larry as he is known throughout the fire service has been fighting fires for a very long time. In fact it has been about 63 years that he has been doing it. Today Capt. Larry, even at the young age of 83 can be seen helping out around the firehouse and up until about a year or so ago was an active fire policeman with the company. Beginning as a volunteer firefighter with the Christiana Fire Company in New Castle County Capt. Larry quickly found his calling and joined the City of Wilmington Fire Dept in 1950 where he served as a Firefighter 1st Class with that department until 1958. During that time Capt. Larry served on Engine Co’s 6 & 8 and was instrumental in establishing the Wilmington Fire Departments Marine Rescue units in its early days, including Fire Boat #7.  

After leaving the Wilmington Fire Department Capt. Larry still kept busy with his volunteer companies in Christiana and than at Indian River Fire Company when he moved to Sussex County. With the Christiana Fire Co. Capt. Larry served as an Assistant Chief Engineer and is a Life Member. While in Indian River he served as an Assistant Fire Chief.  Upon moving to the Clayton area in the mid 90’s Capt. Larry quickly found himself apart of our company. Through the years he has been very active helping out while responding to calls, attending parades and helping raise funds. He was a fire policeman for many years before retiring in 2011 when he was made an honorary fire policeman for the company. He is a prior Firefighter of the Year recipient at Clayton. Capt. Larry is also a life member of the Clayton Fire Company. He was also made an Honorary Member of the Citizens Hose Company for his many years of service assisting them as a fire policeman. 

When asked what event in the fire service that he remembered the most Capt. Larry noted a fatal house fire in 1956 on West St in the City of Wilmington when 2 small children perished in the fire and he helped carry both children out of the house. The other would be the Wilmington Sash & Door fire on Palm Sunday April 3, 1950. His engine company was the first company in on that fire and he spent many hours on scene trying to bring the fire under control.  Capt Larry is a member of several organizations outside the fire companies he is a member of including; Masonic Lodge #25 – Christiana, and the Kent County Fire Police Association. Capt. Larry has also spent a lifetime on the water having sailed up and down the east coast.   Capt. Larry has many family members who are associated with the emergency services including his son Larry Sr who is a life member of Christiana, daughters Holly Duhadaway Queen & Sandy Faulls and a grandson Larry III (Bub) who is a member of Christiana and a paid firefighter in Maryland. Capt. Larry currently lives in Clayton with his partner Jane Coulbourne. The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company would like to recognize and thank Capt. Larry for his many years of service to not only the citizens of Clayton but the State of Delaware.        

 
Capt. Larry Duhadaway
    Capt. Larry Duhadaway
 
FIRST DUE WORKING HOUSE FIRE - CLAYBOURNE
Sunday, February 5, 2012 
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Sunday afternoon at 16:08 Sta 45, Tanker Co and Rescue 44, Sta 26 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the structure fire with a possible subject trapped at 304 Christine Ln in the Claybourne Dev.  Command 45 w/ D/C Lightcap arrived to find a 1 1/2 story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing from the delta end of the house.  Engine 45-3 w/5, Lt. Conrad arrived established a water supply point for incoming tankers and placed a 1 3/4" handline in service, Quint 45 w/5, Lt. Crews, Rescue 45 w/7, Firefighter Brian Johnson, Engine 45-4 w/5, Firefighter Jason Durham along with Tanker Co. and Rescue 44 arrived and were assigned primary & secondary searches as well as ventilation. Command requested additional tankers from Sta 26 and Kent County Md Sta 2 Millington.  Crews were briefly with drawn from the structure after the roof began to collapse.  With heavy fire in the attic and now through the roof the ladder pipe for Quint 45 was placed in service to knock down the fire in the roof area.  Crews later re-entered the structure to complete extinquishment.  The scene was placed under control at 17:14.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 19:06.  The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  There were no injuries. Clayton had 51 members respond on the call.  Engines 43-3 and 27-5 covered Sta 45.  While on the Christine Ln house fire Engine 43-3, KCM Rescue 2 and Sta 51 units handle a house fire at 1133 Deer Antler Rd.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 26-2, KCM E-2, Tankers 44, 26, KMC2, Rescues 45, 44,& KCM R-2, B-64, B-43, KM6, FM-28 (Brode). Photo's courtesy Jeff Eisenbrey from Sta 43


 
   
   
 
MVC WITH ROLL OVER
Thursday, February 2, 2012 
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Thursday evening at 20:16 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC with a roll over at 2186 Millington Rd.  Units arrived to find a single vehicle overturned with the operator out of the vehicle.  Assist Chief Davis had Millington Rd Command.  The operator refused transport to hospital.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 20:47.  Clayton had 38 members respond on the call.  Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Utility 45, A-64, KM6, KM5, Trooper4.


 
   
   
 
MVC WITH ENTRAPMENT
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 
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Tuesday morning at 10:29 Sta 45, Amb. 64, Km6, Km5, Trooper 4 were dispatched for serious MVC with entrapment 4200 Wheatley’s Pond Rd in Clayton. Medic supervisor KM5 (Mike Bishop) arrived first and advised of subjects trapped in both vehicles with 5 injuries and requested a total of 4 BLS and an additional helicopter. Rescue 45 w/5 A/C Davis arrived at 10:34 with Chief Davis establishing Wheatley’s Pond Rd Command. The crew from Rescue 45 stabilized the black pickup and began extrication on same. Engine 45-4 w/6 Past Chief Carrow arrived and began extrication of the operator of the second vehicle. Utility 45 w/4, Firefighter Martin arrived and established an LZ for Trooper 4. KM5 (Bishop) had the EMS Sector. Extrication on second vehicle (green pickup) was completed at 10:45, extrication on first vehicle (black pickup) was completed at 1053. Three patients transported to KGH one each on A-64, A-51 & C-51, Trooper 4 transported one to CER. The 5th patient refused transport. Command placed the scene under control at 10:57. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 12:10. Clayton had 23 members respond on the call. Units responding Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Utility 45, A & B-64, A & C-51, B-43, KM5, KM6, KM7B, Trooper 4, Trooper 2, DELDOT, Clayton PD, DSP ERU.


 
   
   
 
LARGE CROWD PLAYS AT QUARTER AUCTION
Sunday, January 29, 2012 
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On Friday night January 27, 2012 the Clayton Fire Company held it'S second quarter auction at William R. "Ace" Carrow Memorial Hall. Approx 140 folks attended the auction and had quite a time. Over 110 gifts were auctioned off. The next auction will be in April, so keep an eyes on the web site. Thanks to all who played and enjoyed the auction.


 
Before the Start
    Before the Start
The Crowd Awaits the Start
    The Crowd Awaits the Start
 
FIRST DUE BUILDING FIRE
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Thursday afternoon January 26 at 14:57 Sta 45, Ladder Company and Rescue 44, Sta 26 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the reported trailer fire at 152 Pom Run Dr. in Clayton. Engine 45-3 w/6, Past Chief Carrow arrived at 15:03 reported a 20’x20’ Storage building involved and established Pom Run Command. The crew from 45-3 established a water supply and placed a 1 ¾” hand line in service. Quint 45 w/6, Lt. Carrow and Ladder 44 arrived and placed a second hand line in service for fire that had extended into another storage building. Command was passed to Lt. Carrow upon his arrival. Engine 45-4 w/6, Firefighter Robinsons, Rescue 45 w/8, Firefighter Sawyer, Engine 44-3 and Rescue 44 arrived and assisted with overhaul. The fire was quickly knocked down and command returned Rescue 44, 44-3 and had the Rit from 26 cover station 45. The scene was placed under control at 15:15. Tanker 44 responded for water supply due to a non-hydranted area. The State Fire Marshals Office and DNREC responded and are investigating. The last Clayton unit was in quarters at 16:24. Clayton had 37 members respond on the call.   Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescue 45 & 44, Tanker 44, A-64, KM6, FM-13 (Schad), Clayton PD, DNREC.  Photo courtesy Robbie Watts Sta 48. 


 
   
 
LADIES AUXILARY & COMPANY MORNS THE DEATH OF LADIES LIFE MEMBER PAULENA
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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On Tuesday January 24, 2012 the Clayton Fire Company Ladies Auxilary and the Clayton Fire Company is morning the lost life member Paulena"Polly" O'Neal. This marked the second Life Member to pass away just hours apart.  The O'Neal family has a long history of public service. Pauline's husband Jake (deceased) retired from the Delaware State Police after 20 years of service, her son Benny also retired from the Delaware State Police and serves the Clayton Fire Company as a member, her son Roddy has served both the Clayton as president and Hartly Fire Companies and as president of the Kent County Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Mike O'Neal (deceased) served the Clayton Fire COmpany as a member, a grandson Joey and granddaugher  Heather also serve in the fire service. Paulena is survived by her son Benny O'Neal and his wife Bonnie of Smyrna, Son Roddy and his wife Kathy of Hartly, three daughters Lisa Lloyd and husbad Mark of Dover, Beth Pandel and husband Brent of Felton, and Katie Jackson and husband Bryan of Sudlersville, MD, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren Services are Sunday January 29, 2012 at Faries Funeral Home with Visitation from 11-1, with the service to begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Galena, MD. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Clayton Fire Company Ladies Auxilary P.O. Box 674 Clayton, DE 19938


 
   
 
FIRST DUE HOUSE FIRE HERITAGE TRACE
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 17:11
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Tuesday afternoon just before dinner at 17:06 Sta 45, Rescue Co. 43, Sta 51 for the RIT, Amb 64 & Medic KM6 were dispatched for the structure fire at 67 Braxton Terrace in the Heritage Trace Dev. Command 45 w/Chief Johnson & D/C Lightcap in his POV arrived at 17:12 and found an attached 2 car garage to a 2 ½ story single family dwelling, the garage was involved. Chief Johnson established Heritage Trace Command. Engine 45-3 w/5, A/C Lucas arrived established a water supply and placed a 2” hand line in service to the garage area. Engine 43-2 and Quint 45 w/5, Lt. Carrow arrived, Quint 45 was assigned ventilation and throwing ground ladders while 43-2 placed a 2nd hand line in service to the interior of the residence to check for extension. Rescue 43 and Rescue 45 w/8, Lt. Crews arrived and were assigned primary searches. Engines 43-4 and 45-4 w/8, Firefighter R. Timmons arrived and assisted interior crews. Engine 51-3 arrived and established RIT.   Ambulance 64 and KM6 established an EMS sector. Brush 45-1w/4 later responded to the scene with manpower and drinks.  Crews made quick work of the fire, ventilation and searches were completed with negative results. There was minor extension into the residence and moderate smoke damage throughout the rest of the residence. Command placed the scene under control at 17:42. There were approximately 60 firefighters on the scene from all three companies. There were no injuries reported however a family cat perished in the fire. The Delaware State Fire Marshals Office is investigating. Clayton had 47 members respond on the call. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 19:39. Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 43-2, 43-4, 51-3, Rescues 45 & 43, Quint 45, Brush 45-1, Light & Air 51, A-64, B-43, KM6, FM-13(Schad).      

 

 
   
Driver Gary Faulkner sets up Quint 45
    Driver Gary Faulkner sets up Quint 45

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