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ENGINE GOES TO MILLINGTON FOR COVERUP AND IS PICKED UP ON 3RD ALARM FOR MULTI RESIDENTAL FIRE IN BETTERTON
Thursday, January 9, 2014 
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Early Thursday morning just after midnight at 01:17 Sta 45 was dispatched for the engine to cover Kent County Md Sta 2 Millington.  Kent County units were working a Multi Residental fire at 207 Main St in Betterton.  First alarm units arrived to find a 3 story in front and 4 story in the rear apartment building with heavy fire throughout.  Engine 45-4 w/7, A/C Lucas responded and while enroute command requested a 2nd alarm adding units from Queen Annes, Cecil and New Castle County De.  Engine 45-4 stood by at Sta 2 until 02:57 when they were picked up on the 3rd alarm for additional manpower.  Third alarm companies staged at Sta 5 Betterton (which was only a couple blocks from the scene) until command requested their manpower to the scene to assist with various tasks.  Chief Price from Betterton had the Command.  Approximately 25 companies from Kent, Queen Annes, Cecil, Caroline, Talbot in Maryland, New Castle, Kent in Delaware were involved at either the scene or with coverups.  The fire displaced 7 families and is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office.  One resident was flown by MSP Aviation to Shock Trauma after jumping from a upper floor window to escape the flames.  Engine 45-4 was back in quarters at 08:16.  Clayton had 15 members respond on the call.  Photo's courtesy of Nevin Steffy of Millington Md.  


 
   
   
 
HOUSE FIRE BRENFORD WOODS
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 
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Wednesday afternoon at 12:42 Sta 45 and Sta 43 were dispatched for the house fire at 19 Grayton Dr in the Brenford Woods Development.  Command 45 w/ D/C Davis arrived at 12:48 and found a 2 story SFD and established Brenford Woods Command.  Engine 45-3 w/5 A/C Carrow and 43-2 w/ D/C Dempsey arrived together 45-3 took the first due engine assignment, while 43-2 stoodby a second hydrant.  Both crews encountered a odor of smoke and light smoke condition on the second floor.  Quint 45 w/3 P/C Hurlock arrived and took the first due special services.  Rescue 45, Engine 43-4 and 45-4 w/4, P/C Carrow arrived and were assigned  various tasks.  Crews were able to finally isolate the problem to the heater in the basement.  Command placed the scene under control at 13:35.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 14:08.  Clayton had 19 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, engine 45-3, 45-4, 43-2, 43-4, Quint 45, Rescue 45.    


 
   
   
 
LOCAL FIRE PREVENTION ESSAY WINNER IS AWARDED 3RD PLACE IN STATE CONTEST
Sunday, January 5, 2014 
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Gabby Davis a 5th grader at Clayton Intermediate School was recently awarded 3rd place for her essay in the State of Delaware Fire Prevention Awards which was held in Hartly on January 5th.  After winning on the local level within the Clayton Fire District Gabby went on to compete in the county contest where she went up against other 5th graders from all schools in Kent County.  In that contest which was held on December 18th at Carlisle Fire Company in Milford she was awarded 1st place within the county. Gabby then went on to compete against other 5th graders from across the State of Delaware.  The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company would like to congratulate Gabby on ner numerious awards.  


 
Gabby Davis 3rd Place State of Delaware winner
    Gabby Davis 3rd Place State of Delaware winner
1st Place Kent County winner Gabby Davis pictured with Kent County Firefighters Assoc. Representatives Ralph Satterfield, Ken Rider, Clayton Intermediate School Principal Dave Palteinwei and Clayton Assistant Chief Alex Carrow
    1st Place Kent County winner Gabby Davis pictured with Kent County Firefighters Assoc. Representatives Ralph Satterfield, Ken Rider, Clayton Intermediate School Principal Dave Palteinwei and Clayton Assistant Chief Alex Carrow
 
AFA MAMIE WARREN SENIOR CENTER
Saturday, January 4, 2014 
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Saturday afternoon at 12:42 the station was dispatched for the AFA at 1775 Wheatleys Pond Rd the Mamie Warren Ctr.  Command 45 w/ Capt. Harrington arrived ahead of the other units and established Wheatleys Pond Road Command.  Engine 45-3 w/6, D/C Davis, Quint 45 w/5, A/C Carrow and Rescue 45 w/7, P/C Lightcap arrived and after making entry into the building found a busted water line in the ceiling in a utility room off the kitchen.  Crews secured the water and electric to the building and turned the building over to facilities management.  Command placed the scene under control at 13:06.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 13:53.  Clayton had 29 memebrs respond on the call.


 
   
   
 
HOUSE FIRE W/INJURY SEWELL BRANCH RD
Monday, December 30, 2013 
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Monday afternoon at 15:35 Sta 45, Tanker Co 51, KCCM Sta 2 for the RIT, Amb64 and KM6 were dispatched for the house fire with a subject reported trappped at 716 Sewell Branch Rd.  Responding units were advised that at the end of the call the rp was reporting the subject was now out of the residence.  Just prior to the arrival units were advised that a firefighter from Sta 45 was on scene reporting a fire in a rear bedroom and that the occupant had re-entered the residence again and that they were attempting to get them out.  Engine 45-3 w/5, A/C Hurlock and Engine 51-3 w/ A/C Morris arrived at the same time, 45-3 took the first due engine assignment, the crew from 51-3 also stretched a handline.  As the first handlines were making the front door firefighters R. Faulkner & Joe Jones who were in the area and responded to the scene were exiting the house with the occupant that had gone back inside.  Interior crews found hoarding conditions inside the residence as they tried to make access to the fire area.  Quint 45 w/5, P/C Lightcap arrived and took the first due special services. Tanker 51 w/ A/C Norris arrived and was assigned to supply 45-3.  Rescue 45 w/6, FF S. Hudson and 51-7 w/ D/C Kelly arrived and assisted with overhaul.  Crews were finally able to make access to the fire area and made a quick knockdown.  Primary and secondary searches came up negative.  Fire damage was confined to a rear bedromm.  Ambulance D-64 transported the occupant to KGH for treatment of smoke inhalation.  The scene was placed under control at 16:10.  Chief Johnson had the Sewell Branch Road Command.  The fire is being investigated by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 17:15.  Clayton had 42 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 51-3, KCCM E2, 51-7, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 51, D-64, A-51, KM6, FM 28 (Brode), Red Cross.  


 
   
   
 
HOUSE FIRE BLACKSTON CHURCH RD
Thursday, December 26, 2013 
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The day after Christmas Sta 45 and Tanker Co. 51 were dispatched at 12:36 for a house fire 1709 Blackiston Church Rd. While enroute units were advised the caller was reporting smoke coming from a vacant farmhouse.  Assistant Chief Hurlock was was in the area arrived ahead of the engine and found a partially collapsed farmhouse with smoke coming from the roof area and established Blackistons Church Command.  Engine 45-3 w/6, A/C Lucas arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment.  The crew found a trash fire that had spread to the vacant farm house.  Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Carrow arrived and took the first due special services and positioned the quint so the main could be used to extinquish fire that had extended to the roof area.  Command reduced the assignment to 45-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45 and Tanker 51.  Rescue 45, w/5, Firefighter Staats and Tanker 51 with Career FF West arrived and assisted with water supply and manpower.  Command placed the scene under control at 13:18.  Engine 45-4 w/4 and FF Brian Johnson and Engien 51-3 w/ A/C Norris also made the response but were cancelled enroute.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 13:40.  Clayton had 30 members respond on the call.  Units responding Engine 45-3, 45-4, 51-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 51, Sta 45 Fire Police, 


 
   
   
 
OPERATION SANTA 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 
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Once again this year the jolly ole man made his annual trip around the Town of Clayton to wish all the children of Clayton a Merry Christmas.  His trip began from the station at 5:30pm and was completed this year about 9pm.  The company had about 30 members help take Santa around town.  The officers and members would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.


 
   
   
 
CHIMNEY FIRE BLACKBIRD FOREST RD
Sunday, December 22, 2013 
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Sunday evening just before dinner Station 45 and Tanker Company 44 were dispatched for the structure fire at 2077 Blackbird Forest Rd. while enroute units were advised the caller was reporting their chimney on fire with possible extension into the resdience.  engine 45-3 w/6, D/C Davis arrived at 17:37 Engine 3 took the first due engine assignment and D/c Davis established Blackbird Forest Road Command.  Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Carrow arrived behind the engine and took the first due special servces.  Interior crews reported light smoke condition in the attic but no extension.  Rescue 45 w/7, P/C Lightcap, 45-4 w/6, A/C Hurlock, Tanker 44 w/ P/C Parsell and Engine 44-3 w/ A/C Jarrell arrived on scene and were given various assignments.  Fire was confined to the chimney and crews remained on scene for an hour clearing a blocked flue.  Command placed the scene under control at 18:10.  The last Claytn unit was back in quarters at 18:38.  Clayton had 38 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding engien 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 44, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police.  


 
   
   
 
THANK YOU HARRINGTON AND HARTLY FIRE COMPANY FOR COVERING OUR FIRST DUE FOR OUR BANQUET
Saturday, December 21, 2013 
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Once again this year our brothers and sisters form the Harrington and Hartly Fire Companies covered our first due so our members could enjoy our annual banquet.  The crew from Hartly staffed our engine while the crew from Harrington staffed our special service unit.  On behalf of the officers and members of the company would like to thank the crews for covering our first due for us.


 
Crew with Harrington
    Crew with Harrington
Crew from Hartly
    Crew from Hartly
 
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. 


 
   
   

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