ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

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Friday afternoon March 31st at 5:16pm the station along with Ambulance 64 were dispatched for the motor vehicle accident with injuries at Clayton Delaney Rd & Blackbird Forrest Rd.  Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway with one injury.  The operator was transported to Bayhealth in Dover and requested KM6 enroute.  Lt. Jack Davis had the command.  Units responding Command 45 w/ Assistant Chief Ray Johnson, Rescue 45 w/5, Lt. Jack Davis, Engine 45-4 w/6, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow, Brush 45 w/4, Past Chief Jeff Lightcap, B-64, KM6, Sta 45 Fire Police.  Photos courtesy Joe Jones Sta 45. [gallery ids="1003,1004,1005" type="rectangular"]  
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DUMPSTER FIRE TIES UP COMPANY’S AFTERNOON

DUMPSTER FIRE TIES UP COMPANY’S AFTERNOON

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An early afternoon dumpster fire tied up the company for a couple hours.  Wednesday afternoon March 29th ay 12:33pm the station was dispatched for a dumpster on fire on Betterton Drive in the Green Hill Farms Development.   Command 45 w/ Deputy Chief Alex Carrow made the response followed closely by Engines 45-4 w/5, Lt. Jonathan Burnett and 45-3 w/5 Chief Wes Davis.  Units arrived to find a large roll  off type dumpster on fire.  Crews used two 1 3/4" hand lines to extinguish the fire.  Rescue 45 w/5, Assistant Chief Ray Johnson was called to the scene to assist with manpower.  The dumpster company was later called to the scene to dump the dumpster to extinguish the remaining fire.  Units were back in quarters around 2:30pm.  Deputy Chief Carrow hand the…
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SMALL NON DWELLING FIRE MILLINGTON RD

SMALL NON DWELLING FIRE MILLINGTON RD

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Wednesday morning at 08:37 Station 45, Rescue Company Station 44, Tanker Company Kent County Md. Station 2 , Air Unit 51, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the doublewide mobile home fire in the 2300 block of Millington Road.  Engine 45-3 w/4, Assistant Chief Ray Johnson made the response followed by Quint 45 w/5, Firefighter Roland Timmons and Engine 45-4 with 2, Firefighter Bobby Hoffecker .  Units arrived to find a small agricultural building on fire to the rear of the residence.  The crew from 45-3 secured the water supply and stretched a line.  The crew from Quint 45 assisted with overhaul and checked the residence and another exposure for extension.  Command quickly scaled the response back to 45-3 and Quint 45.  The DSFMO is investigating.  Chief Johnson had the…
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FIREFIGHTER SELF SURVIVAL CLASS

FIREFIGHTER SELF SURVIVAL CLASS

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The company is in the middle of its in service training in Firefighter Self Survival.  The class is being taught by the Delaware State Fire School at its Dover Campus.  The company has had about 25 members attend each night of the class that will finish in April.  The class will become part on our mandatory training for all new members and for those wishing to keep their Interior Firefighter Qualifications.  Photos by Past Chief Kevin Wilson. [gallery ids="973,974" type="rectangular"]  
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VEHICLE OVERTURNS SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

VEHICLE OVERTURNS SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

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Monday evening at 7:26 Station 45, Ambulance 64, Km6, Km5 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the MVC with a subject reported trapped in the area of 221 Underwoods Corner Rd.  With a crew in the station Command 45 w/Chief Wes Davis and Rescue 45 w/5 Capt. John Pridemore were on the street in a minute followed by Engine 45-4 w/5, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow and Brush 45 w/4, Asst. Chief Ray Johnson. Enroute Kent Center advised that a member of the company was on scene reporting no entrapment and the occupant out of the vehicle.  Crews arrived just behind EMS units and assisted EMS and secured the vehicle.  The occupant was transported to KGH with half of KM6 on board.  Captain Pridemore had the Underwoods Corner Road Command.  Units…
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BARN FIRE OAKHILL SCHOOL ROAD

BARN FIRE OAKHILL SCHOOL ROAD

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Saturday evening March 11 at 6pm the station along with Station 26 were dispatched for the barn fire at 480 Oakhill School Road Northwest of Clayton.  As soon as Engine 45-3 with a crew of 7 with Deputy Chief Alex Carrow and Command 45 with Captain John Pridemore went responding Kent Center advised they were upgrading the alarm to a working fire due to several calls being received.  This added Station 44 for a Rescue Company and Tanker 24 who was replacing tanker 26 that was out of service.  Engine 45-3 was followed quickly by Quint 45, w/5, Lt. Jack Davis, Engine 45-4 w/4 Assistant Chief Ray Johnson and Rescue 45 w/5, Past Chief Jeff Lightcap.  Responding units could see a large column of Smoke as soon as they left town, the fire was…
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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HARRISBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR LOSS OF LT. DENNIS DEVOE

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The Officers and Members are sending their thoughts and prayers to the Harrisburg Pa. Fire Department and the family of Lt. Dennis Devoe or Squad 8.  Lt. Devoe was killed in a traffic accident while respond to his station during a recall of members for a fatal house fire in the city of Harrisburg on Friday night.  We ask that you please keep Lt. Devoe, his family and the Harrisburg Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers.  Photo courtesy Firehouse.com.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO SMYRNA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Saturday March 11 the company was able to take part on sending off and welcoming home the eventual State of Delaware Boys Basketball State Champions.  The basketball team lead by Coach Andrew Mears soared over Caravel Academy by a score of 61-53 at The Bob on the campus of the Universality of Delaware in Newark.   It was the first state championship in basketball in the history of Smyrna High School and joins the football team which won their state championship back in December.  Like the football team the basketball team was lead out of town and back into town by the Smyrna and Clayton Fire Companies and Smyrna and Clayton Police Departments along with loads of families and friends.  Congratulations to the Smyrna High School Boys Basketball Team. Photos courtesy Smyrna High…
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STRUCTUAL FIRE HUNTINGTON MILLS DEVELOPMENT

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Thursday morning at 11:27 station 45, Ladder Co station 44, Station 51 for the RIT, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the residential Structure Fire at 677 East Radison Run in the Huntington Mills development.  Responding units were advised the caller was reporting a fire at the rear of the residence.  Command 45 w/Captain John Pridemore arrived to find a fire on the rear of the house had been knocked down by a passing motorist.  engine 45-3 w/5, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow arrived secured a water supply and stretched the line to extinguish the remaining fire.  Quint 45 w/5, Lt. Jonathan Burnett arrived behind the engine, its crew performed the primary search and later checked for extension into the residence along with the crew form Ladder 44.  EMS units staged along…
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REMEMEBERING FARMINGTON VOL. FIRE COMPANY PAST CHIEF RONALD VINCENT

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The Officers and Members of the company are joining the Farmington Vol. Fire Company in mourning the passing of Past Chief and Past President Ronald Vincent.  Chief Vincent passed away suddenly on Sunday February 26th.  Chief Vincent was honored last weekend by the Farmington Fire Co. for his dedicated service to the community and his 50 years serving as a Fire Line Officers in his company.  Services for Chief Vincent have not been completed at this time.  We ask that you please keep the Vincent Family and the Farmington Fire Company family in your thoughts and prayers.  Photo courtesy Farmington Vol. Fire Company Web Site.
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