ENGINE GOES TO SMYRNA FOR RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE

ENGINE GOES TO SMYRNA FOR RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE

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Friday morning at 0219 the station was dispatched for the engine to assist Station 44 with a working residential structure fire.  Smyrna units along with local EMS units were alerted at 01:49 and arrived to find a 2 story multi family dwelling with heavy fire showing on the Delta Side.  Engine 45-3 w/6 Chief Wes Davis arrived to find Smyrna units with 2 lines in service and the visible fire knocked down.  The crew from 45-3 assisted with overhaul and was on scene for just over an hour.  Captain Eric Neeld (44-19) had the Lincoln Street Command.   Engine 45-3 was back in quarters at 0335.  The fire appears to be suspicious and is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  Units responding Engines 44-2, 44-3, 44-4, 45-3, Ladder…
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MORGAN BURNETT AWARDED THE LINDA LIGHTCAP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

MORGAN BURNETT AWARDED THE LINDA LIGHTCAP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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Each year the Clayton Fire Company presents a $1,000 scholarship to a firefighter or the child of a Clayton Fire Company member. This year’s winner is Morgan Burnett, the daughter of Clayton Firefighter Lt. Jonathan Burnett. Morgan a senior at Smyrna High has been accepted into the nursing program at Del Tech Terry Campus. The scholarship was named in honor of Linda Lightcap who died suddenly several years ago. Linda was a member of the Clayton Ladies Aux, her husband Robert is a past president of the company and her son Robert J. Lightcap is a past chief of the fire company.
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THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY MOURNS THE DEATH OF A DSP TROOPER

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The members of the Clayton Fire Company wish to offer our condolences to the family of the slain Delaware State Police Trooper killed today while handling a complaint at a WAWA located on Rt. 40 in New Castle County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to our brothers and sisters at the Delaware State Police. RIP brother, gone but NEVER forgotten.
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STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING TRAINING

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April 3 the company began its yearly structural firefighting training.  Each year our interior firefighters are required to attend at least one structural firefighting class to retain the interior status.  Monday evening while about a dozen and a half new members completed the last night of Firefighter Self Survival the remaining dozen and half worked on their structural firefighting skills.  The company will hold at least 2 more structural classes throughout the year to give the remaining members the chance to keep their interior status.  Pictures courtesy Kevin Wilson.
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CLAYTON CONDUCTS VEHICLE RESCUE TRAINING

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Monday April 17th the Clayton Fire Company hosted a vehicle rescue training class as part of the annual company training program. Members worked with the various rescue tools that are included in the companies inventory. “Hands on training is the best way to stay current with the various tools we own” stated Fire Chief Wes Davis.” It is very important that we keep our members proficient in the use of these tools” he stated service to our citizens and the traveling public depend on it.
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DAKOTA CORRELL NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH

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During the April Company Meeting President Robert Faulkner and Chief Wes Davis named Firefighter Dakota Correll as Member of the Month for March.  During the month of March Dakota attended the following;  10 out of 21 alarms, 2 Misc. Events, 2 In Service Drills and the company meeting for a total of 18 points for the month. Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in Thanking Dakota for his dedication.
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CLAYTON WELCOMES ITS NEWEST LITTLE MEMBER

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The company is welcoming its newest little member to the Clayton Fire Company family with the birth of Easton Thomas Lucas.  Easton is the 1st son of Firefighter Jake Lucas and his girlfriend Samantha Cahall.  Easton was born on Wednesday April 12 at 1:10pm and weighted in a 9 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 and 3/4″ inches long.   Easton is also the grandson of Life Member Michael Lucas.  The officers and members of the company would like to welcome Easton to the family and congratulate Jake and Samantha.
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RESIDENTAL STRUCTURE FIRE REPORTED IN PROVIDENCE CROSSING

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Tuesday evening April 12 at 10:06pm Kent Center dispatched Station 45, Ladder, Engine & Rescue 44, Engine 51 for the RIT, Ambulance 64 and KM6 for a reported structure fire at 264 Gravelly Run Branch Rd. in the Providence Crossing Development.  Responding units were advised that the caller was reporting the garage on fire.  Command 45 w/ Captain John Pridemore arrived just ahead if the first engine and established command.  Engine 45-3 w/6, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow arrived and established a water supply and stretched an attack line.  Crews found smoke showing with an active fire in the garage.  Ladder 44 w/Captain Eric Neeld arrived behind the engine and its crew assisted throwing ground ladders and laddered the structure. Engine 44 w/Assist Chief Dave Neeld and Quint 45 w/6, Firefighter Joe Jones arrived together, the ladder crew assisted…
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WOODS FIRE SALTER ROAD

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Sunday afternoon April 9th at 1:23pm the station was dispatched for a woods fire at 746 Salter Road.  Rescue 45 w/4, LT. Jonathan Burnett was in the district checking new hydrants quickly made the response along with Command 45 w/ Captain Craig Snyder followed closely by Brush 45 w/4, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow and Engine 45-4 w/7, LT. Jack Davis.  Rescue 45 and Command 45 arrived together and found a woods fire spreading rapidly that was threating an unoccupied mobile home.  The crew from Rescue 45 placed a hand line in service.  Brush 45 arrived and was assigned the north end of the fire while Engine 45-4 was assigned to supply Rescue 45 and place an additional line in service.  Crews found where the fire had extended to the underneath of the mobile home,…
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ENGINE AND LADDER GO TO SMYRNA FOR HOUSE FIRE

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Thursday afternoon April 6th @ 1:51pm with a severe thunderstorm going through the area Station 44, Ladder and Engine 45, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the residential structure fire at 26 Foxtrail Rd in the Hickory Hollow development in Smyrna.  Quint 45 w/5, with Deputy Chief Alex Carrow quickly responded followed by Engine 45-3, w/6, Captain John Pridemore.  Ambulance 64 arrived ahead of the fire units and reported fire showing on the Delta side of the residence.  Quint 45 and Engine 44-2 arrived with their crews securing a water supply and placing 2 hand lines in service.  Interior crews found heavy smoke conditions in the basement area located and extinguished fire in the basement.  The remaining crews performed searches and assisted with overhaul.  The Delaware State Fire Marshals Office is…
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