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ASSIST STA 26 WITH TRAILER FIRE
Monday, April 28, 2014 10:30
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MId morning on Monday at 10:30hrs Sta 45 for the engine and Sta 44 for the Ladder were dispatched as part of the upgrade for the working mobile home fire 353 Pine Tree Rd in Townsend.  The first alarm consisted of Sta 26, Ladder and Engine Sta 1 & 27, Tanker Co Sta 4 & 24.  The other units on the upgrade were KCMD Rescue 3 (Galena) for the RIT and Sta 29 & ALS 22 for the EMS.  Engine 45-3 w/8, DC Davis arrived to find Townsend, Odessa and Middletown units on scene with several lines in service on a mobile home with several additions that was well involved.  The crew from 45-3 assisted crews on scene with extinquishment and overhaul.  Engine 45-3 was back in quarters at 12:00.  Asiistant Chief Ray Clark (26-8B) had the Townsend Command.  The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  The trailer was a total loss.  Clayton had 19 members respond on the call.  Units responding Engines- 26-2, 26-3, 27-5, 45-3, 44-3 Rescue's- R-26, R-24 KCM R-3, Tankers- T-26, T-24, Ladders- Tower 27, Ladder 44, EMS- EMS-26, A-29, ALS 22.


 
   
   
 
ENGINE COVERS MILLINGTON MD WHILE LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO HARTLY FOR HOUSE FIRE
Sunday, April 27, 2014 
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Sunday morning Engine 45-3 with a crew of 5 covered Millington Md's first due while their membership attended in service training in the Sudlersville Md first due.  While there the crew did not have any calls but had a great time spending time with their brothers and sisters from Millington. The engine stood by from 08:00 until about 1300.  Thanks to the officers and members from Millington for inviting us to cover their first due.  The crew consisted of Driver Benny O'Neal, Officer AC A. Carrow, Firefighters Will Kinsey, Connor Mahoney and JJ Burnett.  

While 45-3 was covering Millington's first due the station was dispatched at 10:41 for the ladder and engine to assist Sta 51 on the house fire at 234 Greenheather Ln.  Quint 45 w/6, AC Lucas and Engine 45-4 w/8, PC Lightcap made the response in minutes.  Quint 45 arrived and was assigned to check the attic for extension.  Hartly units arrived to find a fire on the exterior of the SFD that had been knocked down by the home owner.  AC Morris 51-18 placed the scene under control at 10:59hrs.  The State Fire Marshals Office in investigating.  The ladder and engine were back in quarters at 11:25.  Clayton had 31 members respond to the call.  Units responding Engine 51-3, 45-4, Tanker 51, Quint 45, B-51, FM-14 (Coulborne).  Photo's Courtesy Hartly Vol. Fire Company,


 
engine 45-3 covering Millington Sta 2
    engine 45-3 covering Millington Sta 2
House Fire Hartly
    House Fire Hartly
 
MVC WITH SUBJECT TRAPPED
Friday, April 25, 2014 
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Friday afternoon at 14:56 Sta 45, KCMD Sta 2 for the Rescue, Amb 64, KM6, KM5, and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC with a subject reported trapped at Millington Rd and Longridge Rd.  While enroute command requested an engine out of Sta 44 to be added to the call.  Responding units were advised that 43-16 (DC J. Dempsey) was on scene confirming entrapment.  Command 45 with DC Davis arrived and established Blackistons Command.   Engine 45-4 w/5, AC Lucas, 45-3 w/7, AC Carrow and Brush 45 w/4, FF Barkley all arrived and went to work stabilizing both vehicles and put their tools in service for extrication.  Kent Md Rescue 2 and Engine 444 arrived and assisted with extrication.  Extrication was completed at 15:23.  The scene was placed under control at 15:31. One patient was transported to KGH on D-64 with KM6A the other operator refused transport.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 15:50.  Clayton had 29 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-4, KCMD Rescue 2, Brush 45, Amb D-64, B-43, KM6, KM5, Trooper 4, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police, CPD, DSP 


 
   
   
 
UPDATE ON BUILDING PROJECT
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
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Alot of activity has been going on with the new building project lately.  The stairway in the stair tower has gone in.  The rafters and plywood on the roof have gone on.  The block work is completed including the elevator shaft. The cement floor for the training room on the first floor and associated rooms off that have been poured.  Second floor cement floors have been poured. They are getting ready to lay out the floor drains and pour the cement for the new engine bay.  The steel supports that are going up in the ceiling over the old dayroom, line officers room, and radio room are in.  The sprinkler system in the banquet hall and engine room is in.  They should start putting the metal studs up starting this week.  Check back as we continue with our project for updates.  Remember our next monthly building progress meeting will be held on wednesday April 30th at 6:30pm.   


 
2nd floor looking towards the future administrative and line officers offices and work cubicles.  the door to the right goes to the stair tower
    2nd floor looking towards the future administrative and line officers offices and work cubicles. the door to the right goes to the stair tower
2nd floor looking toward the future weight room and area over engine bay.
    2nd floor looking toward the future weight room and area over engine bay.
 
COMPANY TAKES PART IN STATE WIDE RECRUITMENT DRIVE
Sunday, April 13, 2014 
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Company members took part in the statewide fire service membership recruitment drive on Sunday April 13 from noon until 4pm. The company placed the apparatus on display along with information on how to become a member.  Members were on hend to answer questions. The company also had on display information about our current construction/renovation project that is ongoing at the station.  A special thank you to the members who took time out of their day to take part and the public who attended the open house.


 
   
   
 
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE THIS SUNDAY APRIL 13
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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The Clayton Fire Company will be joining the other 60 volunteer fire departments in the State of Delaware for a statewide recruitment drive this Sunday April 13 from 12-4pm.  Members of the company will be on hand to answer questions and look around the station and hopefully spark the interest of members of our community to join and help their community back.  The community will also have the opportunity to see first hand how we are preparing for the future with the growth of our building,  For any questions or to get an application stop by on Sunday afternoon or contact Assistant Chief Alex Carrow.   


 
   
 
RESCUE COVERS CAMDEN WYOMING FOR THEIR BANQUET
Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Saturday evening from 5:00pm until Sunday morning at 7:00am Rescue 45 with a crew of 8 covered the Camden Wyoming first due while their members enjoyed their annual banquet.  While there the crews did not handle any calls but had a great time spending time with our brothers and sisters from Camden.  The crew consisted of Engineer Joey O'Neal, Officer AC Alex Carrow, Firefighters Frank Sacco IV, Jack Davis, Will Kinsey, Connor Mahoney, Joey Rigney Jr, Joe Budd.  The crew would like to thank the members of Camden for their hospitality while they were there.


 
Rescue 45 and Engine 41-3 making a late night ice cream run.
    Rescue 45 and Engine 41-3 making a late night ice cream run.
 
WOODS FIRE VILLAGE OF WHEATLEYS POND
Friday, April 11, 2014 
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Friday afternoon at 16:09 the station was dispatched for a small outside fire in the rear of 168 Preston Ln.  in the Village of Wheatleys Pond Dev.  Command 45 w/ AC Lucas, Brush 45 w/4, Capt. Harrington and Engine 45-4 w/7, AC Carrow arrived to find a small wodded area on fire.  Crews from both trucks placed their booster lines in service and made quick work of the fire.  Chief Lucas had the Preston Lane Command.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 16:43.  Clayton had 21 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Brush 45, Engine 45-4, Sta 45 Fire Police.


 
   
   
 
GET WELL SOON D.J. RIGNEY
Thursday, April 10, 2014 
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The Officers and Members of the company are wishing Firefighter D.J. Rigney a speedy recovery.  DJ became ill a couple weeks ago and has been in the hospital since.  DJ is currently in the University of Penn Hosp. in Philadelphia.  The family is wishing no calls or visitors at this time.  But we ask that you please keep DJ and the Rigney family in your thoughts and prayers.  Get well soon DJ!!!!!!


 
   
   
 
AMBER JOHNSON NAMED MEMEBR OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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During the regular monthly meeting in April Junior Member Amber Johnson was named member of the month for March 2014.  During the month of March amber attended the following 17 out of 18 alarms, 6 misc events, 4 drills, the company meeting for a total of 33 points for the month.  amber has accumilated 112 point for the point year 2014.  Congratulations to Amber on her award.


 
Firefighter Amber Johnson
    Firefighter Amber Johnson
 
IN SERVICE STRUCTUAL FIREFIGHTING CLASS
Monday, April 7, 2014 
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The company held it's first structural firefighting class of the training year Monday night at DSFS in Dover.  Members went over our engine company assignments and took turns in both the residential and commercial sides of the burn building. The company also had representatives from several companies demonstrating several thermal camera's for the members to try. The company is looking to replace the thermal camera on Engine 45-4 which is outdated and is in need of replacement. The officers would like to thank all the members that attended especially on a rainy night.  There were 25 members that attended the class.  A special thanks to the staff at the DSFS for their help with the class. Picture courtesy Paul Watts.


 
   
   
 
LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO KENT COUNTY MD FOR TWO ALARM FIRE
Saturday, April 5, 2014 
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Saturday afternoon at 15:23 Sta 45 was dispatched on the first alarm for the engine and ladder to assist Kent County Md Sta 2 (Millington) on the large structure fire at 11571 Galena Rd Just north of Millington.  Quint 45 w/5, AC Lucas and Engine 45-4 w/8, DC Davis arrived to find KCMD units with numerous lines in service on a fire that ended up involving several barns, a trailer, several large vehicles and a large pile of hay on fire.  The fire went to a second alarm for manpower.  Crews from Q-45 and 45-4 assisted with fire attack and overhaul.  Engine 45-4 was used in a relay operation from a pond to the fire scene.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 19:15.  Clayton had 27 members respond to the call.  A special tanks to Engine 43 for covering our first due while we were committed on the call.  Companies responding were from Kent County Md, Queen Anne's County Md, Cecil County Md, Kent County De, New Castle County De.    


 
   
Ladder Companies staged at the scene
    Ladder Companies staged at the scene
 
ADDITION AND RENOVATION PROJECT MOVING AHEAD
Friday, April 4, 2014 
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If you have not been by the station in the past week or so you have missed a lot of construction. Our contractors have braved the wind, cold, rain, and snow and they have accomplished quite a bit. Lots of block up, concrete poured, and the building is taking shape. If you get a chance ride by and take a look you will be surprised by the progress made.

 
   
   
 
CHIMNEY FIRE IN KENTBOURNE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 
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Wednesday evening at at 20:10 Sta 45 and Tanker Co. Sta 44 were dispatched for the reported structure fire at 203 Heather Drive in the Kentbourne Development north of town.  Responding units were advised the caller was reporting a fire in his chimney.  Command 45 w/Chief Johnson arrived and reported a 2 story SFD.  The chief was followed closely by Engine 45-4 w/8 Capt Harrington, Quint 45 w/5, Capt Staats and Rescue 45 w/7, PC Lightcap.  Crews from all three units went about their various assignments of checking for extension, laddering the stucture, and set up ppv.  All checks came up negative.  Tanker 44 w/ Capt Pierson and Engine 44-3 w/AC Jarrell staged on Kent Dr.  Command placed the scene under control and returned Sta 44 units at 2037.   Chief Johnson had the Heather Drive Command.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 21:11.  Clayton had 33 members respond to the call,  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 44, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police.   


 
   
   
 
FIRST DUE TRAILER FIRE
Friday, March 28, 2014 
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Friday afternoon at 12:03 Sta 45, Engine 26, Tanker Co. Sta 44, Sta 27 for the RIT and Air Unit, Amb 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the trailer fire 244 Black Stallion Rd. Command 45 with A/C Carrow reported heavy smoke while enroute adding Tanker Co. Sta 2 Millington due to no water supply in the area of the fire.  Command 45 arrived reported a 20' x 70' mobile home well involved with exposure to 2 propane tanks.  Engine 45-3 w/5, D/C Davis, Quint 45 w/6 FF Timmons and Rescue 45 w/5 FF Williams arrived at 1214 and placed 2 lines in service.  Tanker 44 w/ FF Marker and Engine 44-3 w/ FF James Morgan arrived and supplied 45-3.  Engine 26-2 w/4, DC Clark assisted with fire attack and overhaul along with the crew form 44-3.  Command placed the scene under control at 12:23 returning RIT 27, AIR 27, and Tanker 2. EMS units stood by on scene until being released by command.  The trailer was a total loss.  The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal Office.  Assistant Chief Carrow had the Black Stallion Road Command.  Clayton had 32 members respond to the call.  Units responding; Command 45, Engines 45-3,44-3, 26-2, 27-5, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tankers 44 & KCCM 2, D-64, KM6, FM 28 (Brode), Engine 43 covered Sta 45.


 
   
   

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