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FIRE PREVENTION
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 
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During the first week of October the company held several fire prevention events to celebrate fire prevention week.  Along with the annual open house we also held several programs at Clayton Elementary School & Providence Creek Academy.  The company had about 8 members take part in the programs at the schools. 


 
   
   
 
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Monday, October 1, 2012 
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The company once again held a very successful open house with hundreds of people attending this years event.  At the open house there were 13 information booths and apparatus from over 13 fire companies.  the visitors were treated to free hot dogs anddrinks.  A very big thank you to everyone who helped and to te guests who attended in this years event.  During the Open House the station handled a outside gas leak at Wheatleys Pond Rd & School Ln, Engiens 45-3, 45-4, R-45 responded.  The company had 74 members help with putting on this years event.


 
   
   
 
RT 1 HAZMAT INCIDENT BRINGS SEVERAL RUNS TO SMYRNA
Friday, September 28, 2012 
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 Friday evening at 21:37 the station was requested for an engine and manpower to assist Sta 44 on a hazmat incident on Rt1 s/b n/o Exit 114. Citizens Hose Co. and several other neighboring companies had been on scene since 16:18 on a propane tractor trailer leaking. Crews on scene had been working into the evening to try to control the leaking propane truck which leaked several thousand gallons of product. The incident caused  major traffic problems in the Smyrna area all evening and into the overnight hours. The crew from Engine 45-4 w/7, Lt. Chambers arrived at 21:45 and assisted with manning hose lines while the tractor trailer was off loaded and then the remainder of the product was flared off. Engine 4 was back in quarters at 03:10. Units at the Rt1 scene 44-2, 44-4, R-44, T-44, 44-8, 44-0, 53-2, T-53, 43-2, 45-4, HAZMAT 30, DNREC, MD DNR, DSP, DELDOT, numerous fire police. The last fire units cleared the scene at 03:17, Rt1 was re-opened up close to 4:00am. While Sta 44 was committed on the Rt 1 incident Sta 45 also responded at 16:53 with Rescue 45/8, Lt Carrow & Engine 45-4 w/5, Lt. Chambers to assist Sta 44 on a MVC at 5632 DuPont Parkway and later with Quint 45 w/6, Chief Johnson, Engine 45-3 w/7, A/C Lucas, & Rescue 45 w/4, FF Hudson to assisted Sta 44 on a AFA at 655 W. Glenwwod Ave. Clayton had an average of 25 members respond on each of the calls.    


 
   
   
 
COMPANY MOURNS LODD OF DAGSBORO FIREFIGHTER ****UPDATED INFORMATION*******
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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The Officers and Members of the Clayton Fire Company send their thoughts and prayers to the Dagsboro Fire Company and the Justin Townsend family as they come to grips with the tragic events of Thursday evening. On Thursday Sept. 27, 2012, at approximately 5:12 pm, the Dagsboro Fire Company was dispatched to an outside fire.  While en route to the Dagsboro firehouse in a personal vehicle, 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend from the Dagsboro Fire Company was fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash on Pepper Road. The Dagsboro Fire Company calls are currently being handled by mutual aid companies while they deal with their loss. We ask that all please keep the Dagsboro Fire Company in the Townsend family in your thoughts and prayers.  

September 29, 2012

ARRANGEMENTS AND REQUEST

 

It is with sincere sadness that the DVFA President Charles Boyer announces the arrangements for Dagsboro Firefighter Justin Townsend who was killed in the line of duty on September 27, 2012.

 

The viewing will be on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dagsboro Fire Station #73 in Dagsboro, Delaware

 

The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Indian River High School starting at 1:00 p.m.  Prior to the service will be visitation from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Redman Cemetery on Iron Gates Road.

 

The Dagsboro Fire Company is asking for anyone who would be available to serve as an honor guard during the viewing and the funeral service please contact Sussex EOC at 302-855-7801.  In addition, any company who could provide a passenger van and a driver for the Friday evening viewing to also contact Sussex EOC at the same number.  Thank you,

 

Warren Jones

DVFA Office

 


 
RIP JUSTIN TOWNSEND
    RIP JUSTIN TOWNSEND
 
POW/MIA REMEMBRANCE DAY
Thursday, September 20, 2012 
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Smyrna and Clayton Fire Companies flew the American Flag Thursday at the Smyrna American Legion. Representative William Carson sponsored the bill, which requires state agencies and public schools to fly the POW/MIA flag on POW/MIA Remembrance Day, which is tomorrow for 2012. "PHOTO BY Mike Carroll"


 
POW/MIA Remembrance Day
    POW/MIA Remembrance Day
POW/MIA Remembrance Day
    POW/MIA Remembrance Day
 
STRUCTURE FIRE KENTON
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 
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Tuesday afternoon just before dinner at 4:28pm Sta 45 and Rescue Co. 43 were dispatched for the residential structure fire at 33 N Main St in Kenton. Responding units were advised that the caller was reporting an electrical fire on the side of the house.  Command 45 w/ Chief Johnson arrived at 4:35pm and found a 2 story single family residence and established command. Engine 45-3 w/7, A/C Davis and Rescue 43 w/ D/C Dempsey arrived together with their crews checking both floors and the basement for extension. Quint 45 w/4, Lt. Carrow arrived and checked the exterior of the residence. Crews found the main service line leading to the meter box had been on fire and had scorched the side of the house but had no extension into the house. The electric company was already on scene upon arrival of fire department and had cut the electric to the residence.  Command placed the scene under control at 4:43pm. Rescue 45 w/7, Lt Crews and Engine 45-4 w/4, Firefighter Joey Rigney  also made the response. All units were back in quarters at 5:04pm. Clayton Had 34 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, Quint 45, Rescue’s 45 & 43, Sta 45 & 43 Fire Police, DP&L  


 
   
   
 
GAS LEAK EVACUATES SCHOOL
Monday, September 17, 2012 
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Monday morning at 08:56 the station was dispatched for a commercial gas leak outside the structure at the new Clayton Intermediate School 86 Sorrento Dr. in the Old Country Farms Development. Engine 45-3 w/4, Past Chief Carrow arrived at 09:04 found a commercial service line going into the school on the Bravo side had been struck by contractors, the crew of 45-3 established their own water and stretched a line. The school had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire departments. Quint 45 w/4, A/C Lucas arrived and was assigned the interior of the school to conduct; a primary search, check for gas in the building, secure the utilities and start ventilating the Delta end of the building. Interior crews located gas odors in the Bravo end of the school. Rescue 45 w/5, Firefighter D.J Rigney and Engine 45-4 w/2, Firefighter Klingler arrived and their crews were assigned to stretch a second line. The gas was not able to be secured at the leak and Chesapeake had to secure it at the street. With it going to be sometime before the gas could be secured a decision was made to bus the student to another school for the remainder of the day.  Command also requested to have Sta 44 cover any additional alarms in the district. The leak was secured at 10:10 and checks of the interior came back negative. Command placed the scene under control at 10:18 hours and all units were in quarters at 10:40. Past Chief Carrow had the Old Country Farm Command.  Clayton had 25 members respond on the call. Units responding 45-3, Q-45, R-45, 45-4, Sta 45 Fire Police, Chesapeake Utilities.


 
   
   
 
THANK YOU MILINGTON, QUEENSTOWN, TALLEYVILE
Saturday, September 15, 2012 
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Thank you to the crews from Milington Rescue 2, Queenstown Engine 33 and Talleyvile Rescue 25-6 for covering our first due during while we attended the DVFA Conference Parade. 


 
   
   
 
COMPANY BRINGS HOME 5 AWARDS FROM ANNUAL CONFERENCE PARADE
Saturday, September 15, 2012 
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Under a beautiful fall afternoon the company participated in the annual DVFA  Conference Paradein Dover.  For the eight year in a row the company won the award for Best Appearing Marching Without a Band.  The company also was awarded the following awards; Best Appearing Pre-Teen Fire Prevention Queen - Kaylee Davis, 2nd Best Appearing Ladder, 2nd Best Appearing Color Guard.  The company had 56 members attend the parade.  Congratulations to all the winners from the parade.  Congratulations to the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna on winning their 32nd Governors Cup. The following units from Clayton were in the parade; Command 45, Engine 45-3, Rescue 45, Quint 45. 


 
Pre-Judging for equipment
    Pre-Judging for equipment
   
 
WALTER EIERMAN RECOGNIZED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
Thursday, September 13, 2012 
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During the open ceremonies of the DVFA Conference LIfe Member was recognized for his 50 years of service to the Clayton Fire Company and the Delaware Fire Service.  Pres. Sawyer accepted the award in Mr. Eiermans behalf.  The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company would like to congratulate Mr. Eirman on his recognation.


 
   
   
 
SARAH DAVIS RECIEVES KENT COUNTY LADIES AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
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During the opening ceremonies for the DVFA Conference on Thursday Firefighter Sarah Davis was award a $1,000 scholarship from the Kent County Ladies Auxilairy.  Sarah is in he second year of an associates degree in nursing at Deltech in Dover.


 
   
 
BARKLEY NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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During the regular company meeting President Sawyer named Cadet John Barkley Jr as member of the month for August 2012.  During the month of August John attended the following; 6 out of 14 calls, 3 fund raising events, 8 misc events, 4 in service drills, the company meeting for a total of 27 points for the month of August.  He has accumulated a total of 72 points for the point year 2012.  The officers and members would like to congratulate John for his award.


 
Pres. Sawyer, John Barkley, Chief Johnson
    Pres. Sawyer, John Barkley, Chief Johnson
 
PREPARING FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 
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With the Delaware Fireman's Conference fast approaching the memebrs of Clayton have been very busy preparing the apparatus and practicing for the annual parade.  While doing this the members have continued to still provide the same level services to the community has come to expect. 


 
   
   
 
ANNUAL 9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 
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For the 10th year the Smyrna/Clayton community has come together to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks on our country.  The event is co-sponsored by the Citizens Hose Co & the Smyrna/Clayton Ministerial Association.  The event was attended by approximately 75 citizens and 125 fire/ems members.  The event was held in front of the Citizens Hose Co.  Clayton had 27 members attend the event.


 
   
   
 
NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER EVENTS OF 9/11
Monday, September 10, 2012
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As we approach the 11th anniversary of the terrorist’s attacks on our country we remember the senseless loss of lives of our fellow Americans that occurred in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania on that day. Even more in particular the loss of our 343 brothers from the Fire Department of New York.  Americans across the country will be finding ways to honor and remember the events of that day. Like many fire companies across the country our company will be taking part in the annual Smyrna/Clayton 9/11 Memorial Service held in front of the Citizens Hose Co. at 7:00pm. Members attending will be leaving Station 45 at 6:30pm and are permitted to wear Class D Uniforms (BDU pants or shorts and company t-shirt) to this event.      


 
   

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