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MVC ROLLOVER SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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Saturday night June 9 at 21:27 Sta 45, Amb 64, KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4 were alerted for a MVC with rollover at 1340 Underwood’s Corner Rd. Deputy Chief Lightcap arrived at 21:36 and confirmed no entrapment and established Underwood’s Corner Rd command. Rescue 45 w/8, Firefighter Chillas, engine 45-4 w/9, Lt. Crews and U-45 w/4 along with EMS units arrived and began patient care and packaged the lone occupant for transport to the hospital. Ambulance B-64 & KM6A transported the operator to Bayhealth. Command placed under control at 21:52. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 22:10. Clayton had 38 members respond to the call. Units responding R-45, 45-4, U-45, Deputy 45, A & B-64, Km5, Km6, Trooper 4, Sta 45 fire police, Clayton PD, DSP. 


 
   
 
RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL IS A HIT
Saturday, June 9, 2012 
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For the second year the Clayton railroad days Festival was held in and around the firehouse.  This year was a special event because it was the 125th Anniversary of the Town of Clayton.  The day started with a short parade from Clayton Elementary School to Metal Masters.  As soon as the parade finished a short opening ceremony was held in the engine room which was followed by many vendors, exhibits and entertainment.  The festival concluded around 2:30pm.  The company had a booth during the festival where they sold crab cake and hot roast beef sandwiches as a fund raiser.  The company had about 45 members help out with the events. 


 
   
   
 
BACK TO BACK TRIPS TO KENT COUNTY MD FOR MULTI ALARM FIELD FIRES
Friday, June 8, 2012 
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For the second time in three days the company was dispatched to assist Kent County Md on a large field fire. The first call came in on Wednesday June 6 at 16:06 when the station was dispatched for a field piece and engine to assist KCMD Sta 2 Millington on a field fire at 34323 Delaware Line Rd. Brush 45 w/5 A/C Davis and Engine 45-4 w/6 D/C Lightcap made the response and arrived to find KCMD units working a multi acres field fire. Units assisted with extinguishment and overhaul before being released. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 17:08. Clayton had 15 members respond on that call.  

On Friday June 8 at 13:41 Kent Center dispatched Sta 45 & 44 for brush pieces to assist KCM Sta 3 Galena on a field fire at 12500 Chesterville Rd outside Galena. Brush 45 w/5, Chief Johnson made the response and arrived to find companies from KCMD, QACMD and CCMD working a large multi acre wheat field fire. Again units assisted with extinguishment and overhaul of the field. Ranger 44 also made the response as did units from several NCC companies. A/C Scott Duhammell from Galena had the Chesterville Rd Command.  After the field piece arrived on scene the station was dispatched at 14:07 for an engine to cover KCMD Sta 2 Millington. With a crew in the station from the first call Engine 45-4 w/8, Lt. Carrow quickly made the response. The engine was canceled while enroute to Millington. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 15:13. Clayton had 23 members respond on these calls.   Photo's courtesy of Galena Fire Company website. 


 
   
   
 
IN SERVICE STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING TRAINING AT DSFS
Monday, June 4, 2012 
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Monday night the company held their 3rd of several in service structural firefighting training at the DSFS.  The company had 23 members attended and held several simulated fire evolutions where crews were broken into groups that handled fire attack, search & rescue, and ventilation.  A special thanks to the instructors Gary Moore & Dwayne Newnam and their assistants.  The next structural class will not be until later this year during the fall.


 
   
   
 
COMPANY TO AGAIN TAKE PART IN RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL
Friday, June 1, 2012 
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If your looking for something to do for the whole family come out on Saturday June 9 from 9:00am to 3:30pm to the 2nd Annual Clayton Railroad Days Festival. This year will be extra special celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Town of Clayton with an old fashion parade down Main St at 9:00am. After the parade there will be just about everything for the family on the festival grounds on Railroad Ave and on Main St. The firehouse will again be center stage for several of the events including a large toy train display from Delaware Seaside railroad Club in our banquet hall. Immediately after the parade there will be a short opening ceremony in the engine room of the firehouse followed by a concert by the Citizens Hose Company Band. Other performances during the day will the MOT Line Dancers, singer Sol Knopf, the group “The Mix”.  The Firehouse Dolls will be on hand throughout the day selling 50/50 & raffle chances. There will be games for the kids; a moon bounce, dunking booth, Kids Craft Zone, a petting zoo, ponies rides and rides on Lil Toot, a toy train ride. There are too many other vendors to name them all, close to 30 total. There will be cars on display. Hometown boy Bill Voshell will be on hand at the Young Bean on Main St. telling stories and pictures of Old Clayton. If your hungry there is something for everyone’s taste. The fire company will again have a food booth in front of the firehouse selling Roast Beef and Crab Cake Sandwiches. Last year they were a very big hit and sold out.  You will be guaranteed to have a great time. Parking will be provided at several locations around town; the parking lot at Ewell St Paul Church 400 West St., the towns lot (grass lot) at the corner of S. Bassett St & Smyrna Ave, there will also be parking at Clayton Elementary School 510 Main St. & Metal Masters 100 Industrial Blvd. there will be a shuttle running from Clayton Elementary School & Metal Masters throughout the day. For additional questions visit the Clayton Railroad Days Festival on face book.       


 
   
   
 
MULTI RESIDENTAL GAS LEAK
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 
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Wednesday afternoon at 13:52 the station was dispatched for a multi residential gas leak inside at 27 Preston Ln in the Village of Wheatleys Pond.  Command 45 w/ A/C Davis arrived at 13:56 finding a middle of the row townhouse with gas odor inside.  Engine 45-3 w/5 Lt. Conrad arrived behind the chief, secured a water supply and stretched a line.  Quint 45 w/4 P/C Carrow arrived and was assigned to secure the utilities and set up for PPV.  Command placed the scene under control at 14:06.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 14:26.  Clayton had 15 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engine 45-3, Rescue 45, Sta 45 Fire Police, Chesapeake Utilities 


 
   
   
 
COMPANY ATTENDS MEMORIAL DAY EVENT
Monday, May 28, 2012 
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The company once again took part in the annual Smyrna/Clayton Memorial Day Program.  The event begins with a water side service to honor our fallen servicemen that died at sea, that service was held early in the morning at Lake Como in Smyrna.  The annual parade was held at 10:00am from market St Plaza to the municipal park also in Smyrna.  The parade was followed by a program held at the Veterans Memorial @ Smyrna Municipal Park.  The guest speaker for this years event was Adjunct General Scott Chamber from the Delaware Army National Guard.  Mr. Chambers is also the Attorney for the Town of Clayton.  The company had approximately 30 members attend this years event.  We ask that you please pause a moment today to remember those who have died while protecting our freedom.


 
   
   
 
NEW COMPANY NOVELTY FOR SALE
Monday, May 28, 2012 
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The company recently placed an order and have received the first shipment of Tervis Tumblers. Each cup comes inscribed with the company's insignia. Tervis Tumblers are plastic type glasses that holds either hot or cold drinks and is guaranteed not to break. The prices are as follows; 12oz glass no lid (no handle) $15.00, 15oz w/lid & handle $25.00, 16oz w/lid (nohandle) $21.00, 24oz w/lid (no handle) $25.00. Anyone interested in purchasing a tumbler please contact either Jay Hurlock or Cheryl Hurlock.


 
   
   
 
NATION TO REMEMBER THOSE THAT DIED PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM
Monday, May 28, 2012 
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The nation will once again come together to remember those that served in our nations military to protect our country.  While you go about your day today please take a moment to remember those that served and continue to serve in our nations military.  The company will be attending the annual Smyrna/Clayton Memorial Day Parade in Smyrna starting at 10:00 on Monday May 28.  Immediately following the parade we will also be attending the annual Memorial Service that will be held at the military memorial at the Smyrna Municipal Park on N. Main St..  At the Memorial Service several members will be serving in a Honor Guard that will be raising our nations flag along with the flags with each branch of our military.  God Bless America and all those who serve our country.     


 
   
   
 
LIQUIDS TRAINING @ DSFS
Monday, May 21, 2012 
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The company continued it's in service training with a Flammable Liquids Class at the DSFS.  The company had 18 members attend the class.  Special thanks to Instructors Gary Moore and Gene Shaner.


 
   
   
 
COMPANY BRINGS HOME 9 TROPHIES FROM CITIZENS HOSE COMPANY 125TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE
Saturday, May 12, 2012 
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Under a bright sunny sky fire companies from several states came to Smyrna to help the Citizens Hose Company celebrate their 125th Anniversary with a Parade. The parade which was originally scheduled for October of last year and was cancelled because of bad weather was re-scheduled for this weekend and the weather didn’t disappoint. During the parade the fire company marched with the Smyrna High School Band and had 5 pieces of equipment in the parade. The company had 47 members participate in the parade and brought home the following trophies; Best Appearing Fire Company Overall, Best Appearing Fire Company with Music, Best Appearing Rescue/Pumper, Best Appearing Hand Drawn Antique Apparatus, 2nd Best Appearing Color Guard, a Judges Award for the Chiefs Buggy, Best Appearing Miss Fire Prevention Linda Staats, Best Appearing Pre-Teen Fire Prevention Kaylee Davis, Best Appearing Little Miss Fire Prevention Mackenzie Pope.   The Smyrna High School Band also won a Trophy for Best Appearing High School Band. The Officers & Members would like to congratulate the Citizens Hose Co. on their 125th Birthday. A special BIG Thank You to the engine Crews from Millington Md, Port Penn and Talleyville Fire Companies for covering our first due while we took part in the parade. 


 
TROPHIES INFRONT OF HAND PUMPER AFTER THE PARADE
    TROPHIES INFRONT OF HAND PUMPER AFTER THE PARADE
MARCHING UNIT PASSING REVIEWING STAND
    MARCHING UNIT PASSING REVIEWING STAND
 
ANNUAL SERVICE AWARDS
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 
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During the regular monthly meeting the company recognized members for years of service and alarm attendance. Each receipt ant received and award to denote their award. The following awards were presented;

Years of Service   Walter Eierman                        50 years William Conner                        45 years William C. Donavon Jr.           45 years Gary A. Faulkner                       40 Years Robert L. Lightcap                    35 Years Joseph Leslie                            30 Years Elizabeth Evans                         25 Years Gary Everage Sr.                       25 Years Edward Ide III                            25 Years Michael Lucas                           25 Years Earl Murray                                 25 Years William S. Downing                  20 Years Shane Dutton                            20 Years Roland Timmons                      20 Years Donna Burnett                           15 Years Michael Mareno                         10 Years Kenneth Rife                              10 Years Joel Tallhammer                       10 Years Michael Harrington                      5 Years Cheryl Hurlock                              5 Years Cynthia McCall                              5 Years Jennifer Pase                                5 Years   Alarm Attendance J. Wallace Hudson                    6000 Alarms Robert L. Lightcap                     4500 Alarms W. Stephen Hudson                 3500 Alarms James R. Johnson                    3000 Alarms Harvey W. Scott III                       3000 Alarms Roland Timmons                       3000 Alarms Ronald Burnett                            2500 Alarms William Timmons                       2500 Alarms Alan W. Dutton                             2000 Alarms David Ross                                  2000 Alarms Leslie Pope                                 1000 Alarms Gene Shaner                               1000 Alarms Sarah Davis                                    500 Alarms Noah Williams                                500 Alarms

 
YEARS OF SERVICE RECEIPIENTS; L-R  ROBERT L. LIGHTCAP, ROLAND TIMMONS, BETH EVANS, DONNA BURNETT, MIKE LUCAS, CHERYL HURLOCK, GARY FAULKNER
    YEARS OF SERVICE RECEIPIENTS; L-R ROBERT L. LIGHTCAP, ROLAND TIMMONS, BETH EVANS, DONNA BURNETT, MIKE LUCAS, CHERYL HURLOCK, GARY FAULKNER
ALARM ATTENDANCE AWARD RECEIPIENTS; L-R ROBERT L. LIGHTCAP, WALLY HUDSON, LESLIE POPE, ROLAND TIMMONS, STEVE UDSON, SARAH DAVIS, WILLIAM TIMMONS, RON BURNETT, ALAN DUTTON, ROBBIE JOHNSON
    ALARM ATTENDANCE AWARD RECEIPIENTS; L-R ROBERT L. LIGHTCAP, WALLY HUDSON, LESLIE POPE, ROLAND TIMMONS, STEVE UDSON, SARAH DAVIS, WILLIAM TIMMONS, RON BURNETT, ALAN DUTTON, ROBBIE JOHNSON
 
GARY FAULKNER NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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During the regular company meeting held in May Pres Sawyer & Chief Johnson named Director Gary Faulkner as Member of the Month for April.  During the month Gary attended the following; 11 out of 18 alarms, 9 fund raiser events, 8 misc events, 3 drills, the company meeting for a total of 36 points for the month.  So far for 2012 Gary has accumulated 146 points.  The officers and members would like to congratulate Gary for his award.   


 
CHIEF JOHNSON, GARY FAULKNER, PRES. SAWYER
    CHIEF JOHNSON, GARY FAULKNER, PRES. SAWYER
 
THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO CITIZENS HOSE COMPANY AND THE HOFFECKER FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF RONALD HOFFECKER
Saturday, May 5, 2012
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The Citizens Hose Company family is mourning the passing of Chief Emeritus Ronald H. Hoffecker. Chief Hoffecker passed away Friday May 4, 2012 after a long illness he was 65. Chief Hoffecker began his fire company career as a junior member in 1963. Through the years he held many positions on both the fire line and administrative sides of the company including Lieutenant, Captain, 2nd Asst. Chief, 1st Asst. Chief and served on the Board of directors for 25 years. Ronnie was awarded the “Chief Emeritus” status on January 1999 by the Citizens Hose Company for his 19 years of service as a fire line officer. This is one of their highest honors that can be bestowed on a person. The Hoffecker family has had a long history of public service, Ronnie’s brother Robert is a Life Member of the Clayton Fire Company. Ronnie is survived by a brother, son, two step sons, a niece & nephew.  The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company send their thoughts and prayers to both the Hoffecker family and the Citizens Hose Company family.    

***FUNNERAL ARRAINGEMENTS*************

Viewing Thursday 5/10 from 6pm to 9pm at Mathews-Bryson Funeral Home 123 W. Commerce St. Services will that evening at 8pm.  Burial will be private.    


 
Ronnie Hoffecker
    Ronnie Hoffecker
 
NEWEST MEMBER TO JOIN THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY FAMILY
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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The company welcomed it's newest member this week with the birth of Harvey W. Scott V.  Harvey V was born on Tuesday April 24 @1:25pm at CER.  He weighted 7Lbs 15 ounces and was 21" long.  Harvey V will become a third generation fireman when he gets old enough following his dad Harvey IV and Grandfather Past Chief Harvey III.  He mother Jennifer Scott is doing fine.  His grandmother is Cindy Scott, is also a member of the fire company.  Harvey V will be welcomed home by Big Sister Anna.  The officers and members wish to congratulate Harvey & Jenn on the birth of their second child. 


 
Harvey W. Scott V
    Harvey W. Scott V

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