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COMPANY WINS 3 AWARDS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE PARADE
Saturday, September 14, 2013 
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During the annual DVFA Conference Parade held on Saturday September 14 the company brought home 3 awards.  The company had 64 members take part in this parade.  The company was award trophie for Best Appearing Marching Unit w/o Music, 3rd Best Appearing Color Guard, 3rd Best Appearing Rescue/Pumper.  The company has been preparing for the conference parade since early August cleaning apparatus and marching practice.  This marks the 9th straight year the company has been awarded the trophy for Best Appearing Marching Unit w/o Music.  Congratulation to all the memebrs who helped with this years parade.  Also congratulation to Chief Hankins and the memebrs of the Citizens Hose Company for being award the Governors Cup for Best Appearing Fire Company with Music.


 
   
   
 
MEMBERS ATTEND HOTS TRAINING DURING ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Friday, September 13, 2013 
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During the annual firemans conference held during the week of 9/8-9/14 about a dozen of our members attended the HOTS training Class Engine & Truck Company Operations.  The two day class was held the first day at DSFS in Dover with the second day being a more hands on day at an acquired structure in our first due.  Members and apparatus from all three counties attended the class that was taught be Traditions Training.  Those that attended were able to increase their skills in both engine company and truck company operations.  Great job by all those that attended the class!!


 
Some of the members of Clayton that attended class
    Some of the members of Clayton that attended class
   
 
LADIES AUXILIARY MOURNING PASSING OF HELEN GREGORY
Friday, September 13, 2013
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The fire company joins our ladies auxiliary in mourning the passing of Helen Gregory.  Helen was born September 2 1955 and passed away on September 13th at her home.  Helen was an active memebr of the auxiliary for many years before becoming ill.  A memorial service will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 at 7pm at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints at 310 Clark Farm Rd in Smyrna.  The company would like to express our sincerely sympathy to Helen's family and friends on her passing.     


 
Helen Gregory
    Helen Gregory
 
JOHN BARKLEY JR RECIEVES RECOGNITION FROM DVFA FIRE CHEIFS ASSOCIATION FOR CPR SAVE
Thursday, September 12, 2013 
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Thursday evening Sept 12 the Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association at its annual meeting at the conference held in Cheswold recognized Clayton Junior Firefighter John Barkley Jr for his CPR save of a 4 year at the beginning of the summer.  The crowd of 500 people heard of the events of John's CPR save.  Congratulation again to John on his recognition  


 
   
   
 
JACK DAVIS HONORED FOR 50 YEARS SERVICE
Thursday, September 12, 2013 
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During the opening ceremonies at the DVFA Conference today in Dover Fire Policeman & Life Member John W. "Jack" Davis Sr was recognized by the DVFA for 50 years of service to the Clayton Fire Company.  Present when Jack received his award was his wife Georgia, granddaughter Sarah Davis, President Sawyer, Chief Johnson and DVFA President Charles Boyer.  On behalf of the entire Clayton Fire Company we would like to congratulate Jack for his award.


 
   
   
 
ARSON FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 
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In the early morning hours at 00:56 of September 11 Sta 45 and Tanker Co. 26 were dispatched for the house fire at 186 McKays Corner Rd n/w of town.  As units were responding they were advised the call came thru NCC 911 as a 911 disconnect from a person reporting their house was on fire.  Units arrived at the dispatched address to find no fire.  After further questioning of the homeowner and Kent Center it was found that the fire was a couple doors down from the reported address and located at 188 McKays Corner Rd.  Units were redirected to that address and Command 45 w/ Chief Johnson, Rescue 45 w/8, Capt Carrow, Quint 45 w/6 A/C Hurluck, Engine 45-4 w/5, FF DJ Rigney and 45-3 w/6, D/C Davis along with Tanker 26 and 26-3 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions in the residence.  The crew from Rescue 45 stretched the line and handled the first due engine assignment along with crew from 26.  Quint 45 was assigned the 1st due special services.  Crews located one of the occupants of the house after entering the residence and removed him.  A second occupant could not be immediately located but was later found outside the residence in the rear yard.  Crews located an area were the fire was located that had self extinquished.  Remaining crews checked for extension and assited with venting the residence.  The state fire marshall and DSP responded and took one subject into custody at the scene.  Command placed the scene under control at 02:00.  Damage was estimated at $2,000.00.  The last Clayton Unit was back in quarters at 02:59.  Clayton had 34 members respond on the call.  Chief Johnson had the McKays Corner Road Command.  Units responding Command 45, Engines  45-3, 45-4, 26-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 26, FM-13 (Schad), DSP. 


 
 
COMMUNITY REMEMBERS ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 
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The Smyrna/Clayton Community Celebrated the 12th Anniversary of the terrorists attacks on our country at the World Trade Center, The Penagon, and Flight 93.  The event is held annually at the Citizens Hose Co. in Smyrna.  The event is attend by Fire/EMS/Police from the area including; Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna, Clayton Fire Company, Cheswold Vol. Fire Co., Leipsic Vol. Fire Co., Townsend Fire Co., Odessa Fire Company, Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, American Legion Ambulance, Smyrna Police Dept., and the Clayton Police Dept.  The event was also well attended by the community.  The guest speaker for this years event was Firefighter/Photographer Lou Angeli of Wilmington who in the hours following the attacks responded to New York City and photographed for several days the ealy events of those days.    


 
   
   
 
CRAIG SNYDER NAMED MEMEBR OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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During the regular monthly meeting on September 10 Vice President Gene Shaner on behalf of President Sawyer name Firefighter Craig Snyder as memebr of the month for August.  During the month Craig attended the following;  11 out of 23 alarms, 9 misc events, 1 in service drill and the company meeting.  He accumilated 24 points for the month of August and has 29 points for the the year 2013.  Craig just recently joined the company a month or so ago after having served in Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown previously.  Congratulation to Craig for his dedicated service. 


 
Vice President Shaner, Craig Snyder, Chief Johnson
    Vice President Shaner, Craig Snyder, Chief Johnson
 
SMYRNA/CLAYTON PAST CHIEFS & PAST PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2ND ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, September 8, 2013
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The Smyrna/Clayton Past Chiefs & Past Presidents Association recently held their 2nd Annual meeting.  The association is made up of current and past chiefs & presidents from both departments.  The association at the meeting adopted by-laws for the association, elected officers and welcomed an honorary member.  The officers for the next year will be President Chris Hudson (current Pres.) of the Citizens Hose Co., Vice President William R. "Skip" Carrow II (Past Chief/President of the  Clayton Fire Company, Secretary/Treasurer Steve Hudson (Past President of the Clayton Fire Company).  The association welcomed John Fox of MIll Creek as an honorary member.  Special Thank you to Past Chief Dave Mast of Clayton & his wife Rose Mary and Past Chief Greg Parsell of Smyrna and his wife Amy for hosting this years event,   


 
Past Chief's and Past President Members
    Past Chief's and Past President Members
 
NATION PREPARES TO REMEMBER EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11
Saturday, September 7, 2013 
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As the nation is about to remember the 12th Anniversary of the terriorists attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001 we pause to remember those that made the extreme sacrifice on that day.  The nation remembers the close to 3000 people killed in the attacks on the Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksvile Pa.  The Emergency Services remember the 343 Firefighters, 37 Port Authority Officers and 23 Police Officers of the NYPD that were killed that day.  Like many area's around the nation the Smyrna/Clayton area will be holding their annual memorial on Thursday September 11 beginning at 7pm at the Citizens Hose Company.  Any member that will be attending the memorial service is asked to please be at the station prior to 6:30pm in Class D Uniform (BDU's and company T-shirt).  The company will be attending the event as a group.  The public is also invited to attend.   


 
   
   
 
MEMBERS COMPLETING WORK ON FLOOR COLLASPE PROP
Thursday, September 5, 2013 
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Several members of the company lead by Deputy Chief Davis are nearing completion on a "Floor collaspe prop" that they have been working on for the up coming fall training period.  The group has worked hard for many hours in trying to complete the prop.  Once completed the prop will give the firefighter the experience of falling thru a collasped floor and entanglement area's also.  Any department that is interested in using the prop may do so by contacting Deputy Chief Davis to schedule. 


 
   
   
 
MVC HOLLETTS CORNER & SALTER RD
Saturday, August 31, 2013 
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Saturday evening at 21:57 Sta 45 and Amb 64 were alerted for the MVC at Holletts Corner Rd & Salter Rd.  Units responding were advised it was reported as a single vehicle into a telephone pole with wires down.  Command 45 w/ A/C Lucas arrived at 22:04 and confirmed same.  Rescue 45 w/8, D/C Davis & engine 45-4 w/7, Captain Harrington arrived and secured the vehicle and assited with patient care.  Ambulance B-64 transported the operator to KGH.  Comannd placed the scene under control at 22:15.  Assistant Chief Lucas had the Holletts Corner Rd Command.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, A & B-64, Sta 45 Fire Police, DP&L.  Clayton had 28 members respond on the call.


 
   
   
 
MVC WITH A ROLLOVER
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 
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Wednesday afternoon at 13:28 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6, KM5, and Trooper 4 were dispatched for a MVC with a rollover Blackbird Forest Rd & Vandyke Greenspring Rd.  Command 45 w/DC Davis arrived at 13:35 and reported a vehicle on it's top with the operator out of the vehicle.  Rescue 45 w/4, A/C Hurlock arrived behind the chief and assisted with patient care and secured the lone vehicle in the accident.  Engine 45-4 w/3, A/C Lucas also made the response and staged when they went on scene.  The patient was transported to KGH by A-64 with KM6A on board.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 13:55.  D/C Davis had the Vandyke Greenspring Road Command.  Clayton had 15 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, A & B 64, KM6A, KM5A, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police.


 
   
   
 
LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO NEW CASTLE FOR FIRE
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 
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Monday night just after midnight at 01:19 Sta 45 for the Ladder and Engine and Sta 44 for the Tanker Company were dispatched to assist Sta 26 Townsend on a utility trailer on fire next the residence at 190 Paddock Rd.  Quint 45 w/6, D/C Davis arrived first at 01:32 to find a 16' utility trailer involved next to a residence.  Workers on scene advised crews there were several 55 gallon drums containing a hazmat inside the trailer.  The crew from Quint 45 placed two 1 3/4" lines in service one for fire attack and one for exposure protection.  Engine 45-3 w/7. A/C Lucas arrived behind Engines 26-2 and 44-3.  Crews quickly knocked the fire down in the trailer and checked the residence for extension.  Command reduced the assignment to Sta 26 & 45 units.  Crews remained on scene for over an hour cooling the drums in the trailer until they were deemed safe.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 03:05. The fire in under investigation of the State Fire Marshals Office.  Units responding; Engines 26-2, 45-3, 44-3, Quint 45, Tankers 26 & 24, Rescue 24, DNREC, DSP.  Capt. Jeff Dawson had the Townsend Command.  Clayton had 27 members respond on the call. 


 
   
   
 
JULY 4TH ASSOCIATION THANKS COMPANY FOR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 
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Tuesday night at the beginning of the Company meeting, along with presentations from representatives from Citizens Hose Company, the company also recognized representatives from the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Association who were present to make a presentation to the company.  President Masten from the July 4th Association took a few minutes to read a letter and express their sincere appreciation to the members of the Clayton Fire Company for all their support over the past years.  From the normal durties of putting the parade on to the help with ticket booths for the carnivals, to the use of the hall for the associations monthly meeting and the annual Queens Contest and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to hosting a welcoming party for visiting bands to their parade the company has always been there to support the July 4th Association as much as possible.  President Sawyer accepted the presentation on behalf of the company.  


 
   
   

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