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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
 
IN SERVICE TRAINING ON FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL
Monday, April 16, 2012 
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Monday evening April 16th about 16 members took part in an in service training class dealing with firefighter survival and refresher training on the companies Scott Pak Tracker unit. The class taught by Past Chief Hurlock and A/C Davis went over with members how to use the Pak Tracker to locate down firefighters in a structure. Members also went back over and for the new members were taught how to complete an emergency bailout out a window. The class was held in a vacant residence in the Old Country Farms Development.  


 
Chief Johnson completing Firefighter Bailout
    Chief Johnson completing Firefighter Bailout
P/C Hurlock demonstrating how to complete Fireifghter Bailout
    P/C Hurlock demonstrating how to complete Fireifghter Bailout
 
DEMCZAK NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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During the regular monthly meeting on April 10, 2012 Vice President Pridemore & Chief Johnson recognized Associate Member Denise Demczak as member of the month for March 2012.  during the month of march Denise attended the following; 5 Fund raising Functions, 6 Misc events, 1 Uniformed event, the Company Meeting for a total of 15 points.  So far for 2012 she has 69 points.  The company would like to congratulate Denise for her award and commitment to company. 


 
Chief Johnson, Denise Demczak, Pridemore
    Chief Johnson, Denise Demczak, Pridemore
 
2011 COMPANY AWARD WINNERS RECOGNIZED BY REP. CARSON
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 
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During the regular monthly meeting on April 10, 2012 State Representative William Carson paid the company a special visit.  Rep. Carson was there to recognize the 3 company award winners from 2011 with house resolutions.  Rep. Carson recognized Junior Member D.J. Rigney for being awarded the Stephen Turner Memorial Award for Junior Member of the Year. Firefighter Dylan chambers for the Firefighter of the Year Award. Firefighter Gary Faulkner for the William R. "Ace" Carrow Memorial Award  for Fireman of the Year.  The company would like to thank rep. Carson for taking the time to recognize our members for their commitment to the community. 


 
Firefighter Dylan Chambers & Rep. Carson
    Firefighter Dylan Chambers & Rep. Carson
Firefighter D.J. Rigney & Rep. Carson
    Firefighter D.J. Rigney & Rep. Carson
 
PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT MOURNS LOSS OF 2 OF THEIR OWN
Monday, April 9, 2012 
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The Philadelphia Fire Department is mourning the loss of two firefighters that occurred while fighting a 5 alarm fire in the Kensington section of the City early this morning. Philadelphia Fire Department Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney of Ladder 10 were killed while fighting the fire in the block long buildings at the corner of Front & York St’s. Both firefighters along with others were working in a neighboring furniture store warehouse that the fire had extended to when the roof and wall collapsed on them. Two other firefighters were injured in that collapse; firefighters Pat Nally a 5 year veteran is in ICU in stable condition, Firefighter Francis Chaney ay 8 year veteran was treated and released.  Lt. Neary was a 38 year veteran who leaves behind a wife and 3 adult children.   Firefighter Sweeney was a 5 year veteran who leaves behind his parents, his father was a retired PFD Captain. The company would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Neary & Sweeney Families along with the Philadelphia Fire Dept Family. We would also like to wish a speedy recovery to the other injured firefighters.


 
   
   
 
MVC WITH INJURIES
Sunday, April 8, 2012 
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Sunday night at 22:04 Sta 45, & Amb 64 was dispatched for a MVC with unknown injuries at Holletts Corner Rd & Salter Rd. Command 45 w/ A/C Davis arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway into a tree and established command. Rescue 45 w/7, Capt. Jones, Engine 45-4 w/8, D/C Lightcap and Utility 45 w/4, Firefighter B. Conrad arrived to find A-64 on scene treating the lone occupant. The crew from Rescue 45 stabilized the vehicle. Command placed the scene under control at 22:18 returning 45-4 and U-45. Ambulance A-64 requested ALS and transported to KGH meeting KM6 enroute. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 22:38. Clayton had 36 members respond on the call. Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, 45-4, U-45, A-64, KM6, Sta 45 Fire Police, DSP.    


 
   
   
 
COMPANY RUNS FOUR RUNS ON FRIDAY NIGHT INCLUDING WORKING COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE IN HARTLY
Sunday, April 8, 2012 
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Members didn’t get much sleep Friday night in anticipation for the up coming structural firefighting class in West Chester on Saturday Morning.

The evening started Friday night at 21:36 with an assist in establishing an LZ for Trooper 4 on an assault at 1550 Holletts Corner Rd. Rescue 45 w/6, Crew leader Chambers arrived to find EMS units treating a male that had been assault with a metal pipe. The crew established the landing zone and assisted with loading the patient before returning.   A couple hours later at 00:52 the company was dispatch for a propane heater on fire at 201 Highland Ave. Command 45 w/ AC Davis and Engine 45-3 w/7, D/C Lightcap arrived to find that the occupant of the residence had removed the portable propane heater that was on fire from the residence to the rear yard. The scene was quickly placed under control by units on scene. A/C Davis had the Highland Ave Command.  At 02:49 the station was again dispatched this time to assist Sta 51 on a working commercial building fire at the Hartly Supply Co. at 324 Main St in Hartly. Quint 45 w/6, D/C Lightcap and Engine 45-3 w/7, A/C Davis arrived to find Hartly, Marydel and Sudlersville Md. units working a 2 story commercial building with fire showing from division one. The ladder and engine crews went to work checking for extension, and ventilating. The fire did damage to the first floor and is under investigation by the Del. State Fire Marshals Office.  Deputy Chief Connors from Hartly had the Main St Command. While units were working the Main St Hartly fire. Sta 51 was alerted at 03:12 for a second structure fire in their first due at 315 Victory Chapel Rd. Rescue 45 w/6 Past Chief Jeff Hurlock responded and arrived to find the engine company from Cheswold, engine from Marydel and tanker from Sudlersville Md. with a small fire on the porch of a single family dwelling that had been extinguished prior to their arrival. Crews quickly placed this alarm under control after checking for extension. Chief Brown, from Cheswold, had the Victory Chapel Rd Command. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 04:27 in time to catch a shower and breakfast before leaving at 7:30 for the structural class in West Chester.   Photo's of Hartly Supply Co. courtesy Hartly Vol. Fire Co. 

 
Hartly Supply Co.
    Hartly Supply Co.
Hartly Supply Co.
    Hartly Supply Co.
 
STRUCTUAL FIREFIGHTING CLASS AT WEST CHESTER TRAINING CTR
Saturday, April 7, 2012 
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For the first company in service structural firefighting class of the year the officer decided to give the company a different facility to test their skills. Normally the company attends its structural firefighting classes at either the Dover or New Castle training facilities of the DSFS. But this year the company made the one hour trip to the West Chester Fire Department Training Facility in West Chester Pa. The company had 20 members attended the class that dealt with structural firefighting, search and rescue and ventilation.  The West Chester Fire Department Training center is jointly operated by the First West Chester Fire Company, the Good Will Fire Company, and the Fame Fire Company. Our goal is to provide a training facility to all members of the West Chester Fire Department, and ANY Fire, Police, EMS, or other Emergency Services Department and Industrial Fire Brigades. This was an excellent opportunity for the members to get a different feel from the normal fire conditions they encounter at the DSFS.  The company would like to thank the administration and instructors of the West Chester Training Center for a great class and we look forward to returning in the future. Special thanks to the engine crew from Millington for providing the cover up of our first due while we were at West Chester.


 
   
   
 
QUINT GOES TO CHRISTIANA ON MULTI ALARM APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE
Thursday, April 5, 2012 
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Thursday morning at 03:37 the station was dispatched for Quint 45 to cover Christiana Fire Co. Sta 3 on Salem Church Rd. Quint 45 w/4, Capt. Jones made the response. While crossing the Rt1 Bridge Quint 45 was requested into the fire scene at 600 Brandywine Dr. Brandywine Woods Apts. off Rt40. Quint 45 was held in staging for about an hour until release by command. Units from most of New Castle County, along with companies from Kent County, Delaware & Chester Counties in Pennsylvania, and Salem County New Jersey assisted Christiana Fire Co. on the 5 alarm fire. The fire destroyed the building housing about 22 apartment units displacing close to 100 people. There were 2 firefighters and a couple civilians who received minor injuries.  Some companies operated for close to 9 hours before clearing.  Assistant Chief Anderson had the Branywine Woods Command.  Fire pictures courtesy Christiana Fire Company web site. 

Once Quint 45 was cleared from staging they were requested to transfer to Christiana Sta 6 on Porter Rd where they stood by for several hours. While at Sta 6 Quint 45 responded to a AFA @ Hodgson Vo Tech, a water problem with electrical hazard in Norwegian Woods, and a MVC on Old Churchman’s Rd. Quint 45 was back in quarters at 11:12am.          


 
   
   
 
CLAYTON WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 
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The company would like to welcome its newest member to our family. Haley Mae Ross, first child of firefighter Dave & his wife Jennifer Ross was born on Tuesday 4/3/12. Haley weighted in at 8 Lbs 5 oz and is 21 inches long. Haley, mom & dad are doing fine and will be resting at              home very soon. The membership would like to congratulate Dave and Jennifer on the birth of Haley.

 
Haley Mae Ross
    Haley Mae Ross
Haley Mae & Jennifer
    Haley Mae & Jennifer
 
RIT TRAINING AT ODESSA FIRE COMPANY STA 24
Thursday, March 29, 2012 
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With the up coming demolition of the Odessa Fire Companies Sta 24 on Main St. to make room for their new station to be built. The company was invited to go to Sta 24 and use the building for training. On Thursday March 29 about 12 members went to Sta 24 for RIT and forcible entry training. Member had the unique chance to practice their RIT skills and forcible entry skills on the building. The company would like to thank the officers and members of the Odessa Fire Company for extending the invitation and allowing us to get this much needed training. We congratulate Odessa on their new construction and look forward to following their building as it is built.    


 
   
   
 
MEMBER PROFILE KEVIN L. WILSON
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Helping people has always been a part of Kevin Wilson’s life. Beginning as a 16 year old Kevin joined the fire company to help his community. As a young man he joined the Delaware State Police. He has had a long career in both fields. 

In his 38 years in his fire service career he has held many positions and served on many committees. He has also been active on the county and state levels of the Delaware Fire Service.  On the county level he has served as President of both the Kent County Firefighters and Kent County Fire Chiefs Association. On the state level he served as President of the DVFA. He also served on the Delaware Fire Prevention Commission. He has also served on too many committees’ within both Associations to mention. Within the company Kevin has held many offices including; Lieutenant, Captain, 1st Asst. Chief, Deputy Chief and lead the firefighter force as Fire Chief in 1998. On the administrative side he served on the board of directors and is currently the Vice President of the Holding Company. Still active today at 53 years old you can find Past Chief Wilson on a fire scene doing many tasks. During his career in the company he has received several awards; Has was named Clayton Fire Company Firefighter of the Year in 2006, received his fire company Life Membership, the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Fireman of the Year in 1997 and is a member of the DVFA Hall of Flame. When asked what his most memorable event in his fire service career was Past Chief Wilson stated; being awarded the DVFA Fireman of the Year Award in 1997. He said the company submitting his name and the honor of being selected for the award was icing on the cake. Outside the fire house Kevin is a member of the Harmony Lodge #13. When he is relaxing with his family he loves to spend time on the water; and spending time at his beach house. On the water he loves either jet skiing or in his boat. He also enjoys spending time his motorcycle. Beside Kevin being involved in the fire service his whole family is involved. His wife Pam is an Associate Member, His daughters Alison and Ashley are both firefighters. Kevin and Pam also have two granddaughters Alexis & Alyssia.  The company would like to thank Past Chief Wilson for his many years of dedicated service to the company and community.        

 
Past Chief Kevin Wilson
    Past Chief Kevin Wilson

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