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REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM CARSON NAMED HONORARY LIFE MEMEBR OF THE COMPANY
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During this years banquet the company got the opportunity to thank one of our local community members by presenting them with an Honorary Life Membership in the company.  Rep. William Carson of Smyrna has been a long time supporter of the Smyrna/Clayton Communities.  He has through the years been very active in the Smyrna/Clayton Little League holding several positions on its board and coaching teams.  Rep. Carson has also been a very good friend of the fire service having served the Citizens Hose Company Since the late 60's and served as Chief and President of the Citizens Hose Company.  After having been elected to the House of Representatives Rep Carson has been a strong supporter of the area and especially the fire service on a whole in Delaware.  Rep. Carson has also had a family tie to the Clayton Fire Company with his Uncle Jim Carson served as President and nephew Robert Carson served as Chief at the same time as Bill served in Smyrna.  The officers and members would like to congratulate Rep. Carson on his recognition and thank him for his years of support to the Clayton Fire Company. 


 
   
   
 
JOHN BARKLEY JR RECIEVES LIFE SAVING AWARD FOR CPR SAVE
Saturday, December 21, 2013
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During the annual banquet 16 year old Junior Member John Barkley Jr. received one of the companies highest awards when he was awarded the companies Life Saving Award for the June 2013 CPR save of a small child that had drowned in a neighbors swimming pool.  On June 1 of this year Junior Member John Barkley Jr was visiting relatives in the Cheswold neighborhood of Moores Meadows when he heard people screaming for help.  John immediately race across the street where he found a 4 year old boy being pulled from a pool lifeless.  John immediately identified himself as knowing CPR took charge and assisted by a family member of the child began CPR while 911 was called.  After the arrival of the first EMS units the child began breathing on his own.  The child was transported to the hospital by EMS and made a full recovery.  John becomes the 11th member of the company to be awarded its Life Saving Award.  The offices and members of the company would like to congratulate John on his award. 


 
   
 
COMPANY RECOGNIZES COMPANY CHAPLIN FOR SERVICE TO THE COMPANY AND COMMUNITY
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During the annual banquet company Chaplin Kris Shonewolf or Pastor Kris as she is known was honored for her 4 years of service to the company.  Pastor Kris came to the Clayton community on Fall of 2009 having been assigned to the Ewell St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clayton.  As is customary the pastor assigned to Ewell St Paul is asked to serve as Chaplin for the company.  Pastor Kris worked diligently during her years to improve the interaction between the church and the company.  She began a yearly appreciation dinner where the members of the company were invited to the church for an appreciation dinner.  Pastor Kris along with her family will be leaving the Clayton community in 2014 to move to Florida to care for a sick family member.  The officers and the members of the company would like to thank Pastor Kris for her support over the last 4 years.     


 
   
   
 
2013 APPRECIATION BANQUET
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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On Saturday December 21 the company held its annual appreciation banquet where we recognized several members for their achievements through the year.  A great dinner was served by the members of the Cheswold Vol. Fire Company.  The company would like to thank everyone who attend this years event. 


 
   
   
 
JOHN SIMMONS AWARD STEVEN TURNER AWARD FOR JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR FOR 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During the annual banquet John Simmons was award the Steve Turner Award for Junior Firefighter of the Year.  During 2013 John attended the following; 166 out of 292 fires, 32 fund raiser events, 66 misc. events, 28 in service drills, 7 uniformed event, 13 company meetings for a total of 360 points.  But like the name sake of the award Johns never give up attitude and pleasant smile is what helped John obtain this special award.  Named after Junior Firefighter Steve Turner who at the age of 17 lost his courageous battle with cancer this award recognizes that junior member who never gives up and does everything to make their self and the company better.  The officers and members would like to congratulate John on his award.      


 
   
   
 
CHERYL HURLOCK NAWARDED WILLIAM R. "ACE" CARROW AWARD FOR FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During this years annual banquet Firefighter Cheryl Hurlock was named the 2013 recipient of the William R. " Ace" Carrow Award for Fireman of the Year.  During 2013 Cheryl attended the following events; 194 out of 292 fires, 52 fund raiser events, 126 misc. events, 34 in service drills, 8 uniform events, 14 company meetings for a total of 484 points which was the most among all the members of the department.  As evident by the numbers Cheryl is obviously one of the go to people within the company when something needs to be done.  Her desire to do whatever is needed to help to better the company and the community is what sets her apart from the other members.  Along with being an active firefighter Cheryl also holds a position on the board of directors.  The officers and members with like to congratulate Cheryl on her award. 


 
   
   
 
JOEY RIGNEY JR. NAMED FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR FOR 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During the annual appreciation banquet Firefighter Joseph Rigney Jr. or Joey as he is known was named the 2013 Firefighter of the Year by Chief Johnson.  During 2013 Joey attended the following events;  171 out of 292 fires, 17 fund raiser events, 60 misc. events, 26 in service drills, 6 uniform functions, 11 company meetings for a total of 334 points.  As evident by the numbers Joey was a very active member.  But what set Joey apart from the rest was his never take no for an answer attitude.  During 2013 Joey worked very hard to obtain his interior firefighter certification and also marched in his first firemen's conference parade in September. As stated by Chief Johnson Joey would never take no as an answer and when confronted with obstacles worked harder then any other member to obtain his goal.  The officers and members would like to congratulate Joey of his award.


 
   
   
 
JACK DAVIS IS HONORED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During the annual banquet held on Saturday December 21 Life Member John W. " Jack" Davis Sr. was honored for completing 50 years of service to the company.  Jack joined the company in 1963 and has been an active member every year since.  Jack has held offices in the administrative branch and has been a fire policeman for numerous years.  He currently holds the office of President of the fire company's holding company which administers the real estate property the company owns.  Practically all of Jack's family is involved in the company or auxiliary; his wife Georgia is the current President of the auxiliary while his son Wes is a Past Fire Chief, His grand kids Jack and Sarah are both members of the fire company.  Jack was presented several gifts from the company in honor of his accomplishment.  The officers and members of the fire company would like to congratulate Jack on his recognition and thank him for his years of service.


 
Chief Johnson, Jack Davis Sr., President Sawyer
    Chief Johnson, Jack Davis Sr., President Sawyer
Jack Davis Sr., President Sawyer, Mrs. Georgia Davis, P/C Wes Davis
    Jack Davis Sr., President Sawyer, Mrs. Georgia Davis, P/C Wes Davis
 
TAMMY FAULKNER NAMED LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBER OF THE YEAR FOR 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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During the annual appreciation banquet Ladies Auxiliary Vice President Tammy Faulkner was named the 2013 Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year.  Recognized by President Davis for her outstanding commitment to the organization Tammy is always willing to help out where ever needed.  The officers and members of the auxiliary would like to congratulate Tammy on her award.      


 
   
   
 
RESCUE GOES TO TOWNSEND FOR RIT ASSIGNMENT ON HOUSE FIRE
Thursday, December 19, 2013 
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Thursday night at 22:36 Sta 45 was dispatched for the RIT as part of the upgrade to assist Sta 26 (Townsend) on a working house fire at 949 Blackbird Landing Rd.  Rescue 45 w/7, D/C Davis was on the street in minutes and arrived to find Townsend, Odessa, Middletown and Smyrna units with several lines in service on a single family dwelling with heavy fire from the Charlie and delta sides.  The crew from Rescue 45 established RIT while the officer did his 360.  The crew assisted with placing several ground ladder.  The fire was quickly knocked down and the rescue was released in about 45 minutes.  There was extensive fire and heat damage to the residence.  The rescue was back in quarters at 23:43.  Chief Raymond Barcus Jr. had the Townsend Command.  Clayton had 28 firefighters respond on the call.  


 
   
   
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR CHRISTMAS TREE SALES
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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The company has completed what we hope will be the first of numerious years to come of our Christmas tree sales.  What was put together rather quickly in mid November blew up and really took shape.  The company sold over 250 Christmas trees from Black Friday until December 14.  The response from the public was beyond what we could have imagined.  The members really stepped up and helped working the tree sales many times we had 6-8 members there to help.  The company would like to thank the public and especially everyone who came out and supported us.  Watch out for our tree sales next year.  


 
One of the trees bought from our tree sales this year.
    One of the trees bought from our tree sales this year.
 
Operation Santa Kenton
Saturday, December 14, 2013 
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Merry Old St. Nick toured the Town of Kenton in the pouring rain on Saturday December 14 with the help of the Clayton Fire Company. Quint 45 with a crew of 5 and Command 45 with a crew of 2 picked santa up at the Kenton School and drove him through town before he entertained many Kenton Town Folks back at the school. The crews were served hot cocoa and cookies before departing the town.


 
Santa staying dry in the pouring rain
    Santa staying dry in the pouring rain
The Clayton Crew and Santa
    The Clayton Crew and Santa
 
Clayton Fire Company Presents the Ladies Gifts at the Company Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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During the joint installation service held at the fire station during the December company meeting the Clayton Men presented a few gifts to the ladies as a small tokin for the service they have provided during 2013. The men presented the ladies 4 new step stools for the kitchen and will pay 1/2 the cost of a new walk in Refridgerator/Freezer when the station renovations are complete. A big thank you goes out to the ladies for all of the support during the year. THANK YOU!


 
Left to Right Chief Johnson Ladies President Davis and Men's president Nick Sawyer
    Left to Right Chief Johnson Ladies President Davis and Men's president Nick Sawyer
 
Clayton Ladies Install their 2014 Officers
Thursday, December 12, 2013 
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During the December fire company the Clayton Ladies Auxliary installed it's officers for 2014. This installation is part of a joint fire company and ladies instalation. The ladies also cooked a fantastic meal that was enjoyed by all after the meeting. The officers were installed by Past Ladies President and 54 year charter member Nancy Scotten. President Georgia Davis, Vice President Tammy Faulkner, Treasurer Past President Mary Ellen Debendictis, Secretary Margo Orlando, Asst. Secretary Carol Davis, Asst. Treasurer Danielle Lamborn, Financial Sharon Staats, and Pension Officer Peggy Ivory.


 
Sitting Installing Officer nancy Scotten, from Left to Right President Davis, VP Faulkner, Tresurer DeBendictis, Finanical Sec Staats, and Pension Officer Ivory. Not Pictured Secretary Margo Orlando, Asst. Sec Davis, and, Asst Treas Lamborn
    Sitting Installing Officer nancy Scotten, from Left to Right President Davis, VP Faulkner, Tresurer DeBendictis, Finanical Sec Staats, and Pension Officer Ivory. Not Pictured Secretary Margo Orlando, Asst. Sec Davis, and, Asst Treas Lamborn
Ladies President Davis calling up her 2014 officers with VP Faulkner
    Ladies President Davis calling up her 2014 officers with VP Faulkner
 
Company Installs it's 2014 Administrative Officers
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Durig the December meeting of the fire company the administrative officers of the Clayton Fire Company were installed to their respective offices. This year the company is lead by President Nick Sayer, Vice President Gene Shaner, Treasurer Harvey Scott, and Secretary Robert Faulkner Directors for 2014 are Gary Faulkner, Cheryl Hurlock, and Jay Hurlock, appointed officers for 2014 are Asst Secretary Ken Virdin, Asst. Treasurer Kevin Wilson, and Parlimentarian's Bob Berghorn, Jim Cubabge, and Rodney Whalen. The officers were installed by fire company past chief Kevin Wilson.


 
Sitting from LEft to Right Secretary Faulkner, VP Shaner, Pres. Sawyer and Fire Chief Johnson standing from Left to Right Parm. Rodney Whalen, Asst. Tres Wilson, Dir. Hurlock, Dep Chief Davis, Dir's Faulkner and Hurlock, and Parm. Robert Berghorn. Not pictured Tres. Scott and Parm. Jim Cubbage
    Sitting from LEft to Right Secretary Faulkner, VP Shaner, Pres. Sawyer and Fire Chief Johnson standing from Left to Right Parm. Rodney Whalen, Asst. Tres Wilson, Dir. Hurlock, Dep Chief Davis, Dir's Faulkner and Hurlock, and Parm. Robert Berghorn. Not pictured Tres. Scott and Parm. Jim Cubbage

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