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PASSING OF LITTLE CREEK VOL. FIRE CO. PRESIDENT RICHARD S. HAND SR.
Monday, December 2, 2013 
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Thoughts and prayers go out to the Little Creek Vol. Fire Co. and the Hand family on the passing of current President and Life Member Richard S. Hand Sr.  President Hand passed away on Sunday evening December 1st.  President Hand had served as President for the last 14 years.  Before that he served as Teasurer in 1975-1979. He joined the Little Creek Vol. Fire Co. in November 1969.  Arraingements will be announced once they have been completed.  The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Co. would like to send their sincere sympathy on the passing of President Hand and ask that you please keep the Hand family and the Little Creek Vol. Fire Co. family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.   


 
   
   
 
SMYRNA/CLAYTON JULY 4TH ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Sunday, December 1, 2013 
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The Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Assocation held its Annual Memorial Tree Lighting Program on Sunday evening at the firehouse.  Names of deceased or honored members of the community was read aloud followed by singing of Christmas Carols by the Sunnyside Elementary School.  The night was closed with the lighting of the memorial tree.    


 
   
   
 
CLAYTON CHRISTMAS PARADE
Sunday, December 1, 2013 
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The Smyrna/Clayton community offically celebrated the the beginning of the holiday season with the Annual Smyrn/Clayton July 4th Association's annual Christmas Parade.  The parade down Main St drew a nice crowd of people.  a little twisted was added to this years event when the Town had a complete power failure 45 minutes before the start of the parade.  The power was restored in about 2 hours.  The company participated with 2 engines, the rescue and quint with about 31 memebrs attending.   


 
   
   
 
SANTA & MS CLAUS VISITS CLAYTON
Sunday, December 1, 2013 
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BIG THANKS to our community and support on our 16th year of breakfast with Santa.....The members of Clayton Fire Company wish you a Safe and Healthy Holiday and a 2014 filled with Joy and Happiness.  The served over 250 guest at this years event.  There were 42 members that helped with this years event. 


 
   
   
 
16TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Sunday, December 1, 2013
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The Clayton Fire Company will be holding it's 16th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 1 from 8 - 11am at the Clayton firehouse.  The event will be a all you can eat buffet with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, pancakes, OJ and Milk.  The price for the breakfast is $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for kids 3-13, kids 2 and under are free.  Each child will have the opportunity to meet with Santa & Mrs Claus and have their photo taken and recieve a special treat.  Also this year we will again be having Santa's workshop where kids can shop and find the perfect gift for mom or dad, maybe a brother or sister, or that special pet.  Each gift is only $2 and includes free wrapping.  For questions or to make a reservation please call 302-632-3445.  Tickets go fast so reserve your tickets today for this great event that every kid will remember.    

***Members are reminded there is a signup sheet on rear board of the engine room to donate items to for the Breakfast with Santa. ********

 ******The fire company will also be collecting donated non persihable food items to help supprt the Smyrna/Clayton Ministerium's Community Food Pantry during this year Breakfast with Santa. There will be a donation box located in our lobby on December 1st.********************


 
   
 
CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY AND CLAYTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL TEAM UP TO COLLECT FOOD FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, November 16, 2013 
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The Clayton fire Company will be teaming up this year with the Clayton Intermiate School to collect canned and box goods for the Smyrna/Clayton Ministerium's Community Food Pantry during the holiday season.  During the remainder of November and up until December 10th members and the public can drop off their non perishable goods to either the Clayton Fire Co station on Railroad Ave or the Clayton Intermiate School at 86 Sorrento Dr in Clayton.  The company will also be collecting canned goods during this years breakfast with santa on December 1st.  All food collected will be donated to the Smyrna/Clayton Ministerium's Community Food Pantry which services those needed assistance from the Smyrna/Clayton and surrounding area.  Please help support this worthy cause by dropping off you non perishable items today.     


 
 
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ADDITION TO BEGIN
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Thursday evening the company took the final step towards a long anticipated building project.  Ten years in the making the company approved the final design and plans for a 10,000 sq ft almost 2 million dollar addition to the existing station.  The new addition will give us added vehicle space, a training/meeting area, will make these area's and the building handicapped accessible, additional offices for both adminsitrative and fire line officers and a fitness area. The project will also provide some remoldeling to the existing building consisting of resurfacing of the current engine room floor, adding an elevator, and installing a sprinkler system throughout the building.  The new two story addition to the building will be added to the north side of the existing building.  Construction is expected to begin in about 2 weeks.  There will be an offical start of construction with a ground breaking on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 3pm at the firehouse, the public is welcome to attend.      


 
   
 
COMPANY WELCOMES 4 NEW MEMBERS
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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During the November company meeting the company welcomed 4 new members in to membership and saw 2 junior members raised to regular membership.  The new members accepted into membership are Junior Member Josh Evans, Regular Members Quinten Fleetwood, Frank Sacco III & Frank Sacco IV.  Both Sacco's are father and son and come to us from the Christiana Fire Company and bring years of experience after moving into the area.  Two Junior Members Josh Klingler and Joe Budd were accepted into full membership.  The company would like to welcome the new members into our membership and congratulate the 2 junior members for being raised to regular membership.  


 
Josh Klingler, Frank Sacco IV, Joe Budd, Josh Evans, Frank Sacco III
    Josh Klingler, Frank Sacco IV, Joe Budd, Josh Evans, Frank Sacco III
 
D.J. CORRELL NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Suring the regular company meeting Vice President Gene Shaner named Junior Member D.J. Correll as Member of the Month for October.  During the month of October D.J attended the following:  13 out of 16 alarms, 2 fund raising events, 3 misc events, 3 company drills, the company meeting for a total of 26 points.  D.J. has accumulated 244 points so far this year.  Congratulations to D.J. on his award. 


 
V.P. Shaner, D.J. Correll, Chief Johnson
    V.P. Shaner, D.J. Correll, Chief Johnson
 
CAPT. CARROW COMPLETES BLUE CARD INCIDENT COMMAND COURSE
Monday, November 11, 2013 
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Capt. Alex Carrow has become the first member of the of the company to complete the nationally recognized  Blue Card Incident Command Course.  The course is a 80 hour combined online class followed by a 3 day fire simulations.  The class teaches company and command officers how to standardize local incident operations across their organization.  The Blue Card Incident Command Training and Certification Program is designed to manage local, NIMS Type 4 & 5 incidents which make up 99% of a departments incident activity.  Capt Carrow joins a handful of firefighters from Delaware that have taken this nationally acclaimed course since its release.      


 
   
   
 
STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTERING TRAINING AT DSFS
Monday, November 4, 2013 
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The company held its last structural firefighting class of the year on Monday evening.  It was the last chance for those memebrs who had not met their required structural class in service training for the year to do so.  The members did evoluations on the residental and basement sides of the burn building as well as went over ground ladders, ventilation and Vent enter search techniques and went over stretching and re-racking the new 250' hose load.  The company had 38 members attend the class.  The officers would like to thank all those members who have taken the time get their required structual training for the coming year. 


 
   
   
 
REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS THIS WEEKEND
Friday, November 1, 2013
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With time set to go back an hour this Saturday night we would like to take the time to remind everyone its time to check their smoke detectors and change the batteries.  If anyone living within the Clayton area does not have a smoke detector or needs batteries to replace their old batteries are asked to contact the firehouse for replacements.   


 
   
 
GARAGE FIRE ALLEY MILL ROAD
Thursday, October 31, 2013 
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Thursday evening just after members had finished handing out candy to local kids during trick or treat Kent Center alerted Sta 45, Tanker Co., Ladder and Rescue Sta 44, Sta 26 for the RIT, Amb 64, and KM6 at 20:51 for the structure fire 1833 Alley Mill Rd. Command 45 w/Chief Johnson and Engine 45-3 w/5, D/C Davis quickly marked up responding.  Responding units were advised the caller was reporting a fire on the second floor of a detached garage.  Command 45 arrived and established Alley Mill Road Command.  Engine 45-3 arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching a line.  Rescue 45 w/8 P/C Whalen arrived behind the engine and took the first due special services.  Engine 45-4 w/8, P/C Lightcap arrived and took the second due engine assignment.  Crews encounter smoke on the second floor and were able to quickly locate the fire that had been knocked down by the home owner.  Crews completed extinquishment with the can off 45-3.  The crew from Rescue 45 vented the building with PPV.  Command placed the scene under control at 21:07 holding 45 units.  The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office.  Damage was minor located around a second floor window.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 21:33.  Clayton had 42 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3 Rescues 45 & 44, Tanker 44, RIT 26-2, Amb B-64, KM6, FM19 (Billings).    


 
   
   
 
CONGRATULATIONS MR & MRS ALEXANDER C. CARROW
Saturday, October 19, 2013 
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Under cloudy skys and surrounded by several hundred family and friends Captain Alexander C. Carrow and Firefighter Ashley E. Wilson became husband and wife on Saturday October 19th.  The outdoor wedding took place in Blackbird State Forest.  After the ceremony the new husband & wife along with their wedding party were wisked away to their reception onboard Engine 45-3 and Rescue 45.  A reception followed at the Clayton Fire Company's William R."Ace" Carrow Memorial Hall.  The couple will be spending their honeymoon on a cruise to the Caribbean. The officers and the members of the company would like to congratulate Mr & Mrs Carrow on their marriage and wish them much happiness for years to come.   


 
   
   
 
JOHN PRIDEMORE GOES OUT AS PRESIDENT OF THE KENT COUNTY FIREIFGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 
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During the regular monthly meeting of the Kent County Firefighters Association meeting in Harrington John Pridemore was honored as the out going president of the association.  During the meeting Pres. Pridemore was honored with several gifts from the association, its officers, our company and also recieved resolutions from state and county groups.  The company would like to congratulate Past President Pridemore for his leadership over the past year.  We would also like to congratulate the incoming officers which includes President harold Brode from Harrington who is also a member of the Clayton Fire Company.   


 
CFC Pres. Sawyer presents gift from the company to Pres. Pridemore
    CFC Pres. Sawyer presents gift from the company to Pres. Pridemore
Pres. Pridemore present flowers to his wife Kim for her support over the past several years
    Pres. Pridemore present flowers to his wife Kim for her support over the past several years

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