FIREFIGHTER SELF SURVIVAL CLASS

FIREFIGHTER SELF SURVIVAL CLASS

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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"]  
Read More
VEHICLE OVERTURNS SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

VEHICLE OVERTURNS SENDS ONE TO TRAUMA CENTER

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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…
Read More
BARN FIRE OAKHILL SCHOOL ROAD

BARN FIRE OAKHILL SCHOOL ROAD

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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…
Read More

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HARRISBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR LOSS OF LT. DENNIS DEVOE

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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.
Read More

STRUCTUAL FIRE HUNTINGTON MILLS DEVELOPMENT

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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…
Read More

REMEMEBERING FARMINGTON VOL. FIRE COMPANY PAST CHIEF RONALD VINCENT

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
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.
Read More

WOODS FIRE HUNTINGTON MILLS DEVELOPMENT

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
Tuesday afternoon at 3:55pm the station was dispatched for a small outside fire in the 600 block of E Radison Run in the Huntington Mills development.  With a crew in the station Brush 45 w/4, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow and Command 45 w/Chief Wes Davis where on the street in a minute followed shortly by Engine 45-4 w/3, Lt. Burnett.  Units arrived to find a fire in the wooded area behind the residences.  The crew from Brush 45 stretched a booster reel while the crew form 45-4 stretched a 1 3/4" line to Brush 45 for a water supply then stretched a forestry line.  Command requested an additional engine from the station for manpower, Engine 45-3 w/6, Capt. Craig Snyder responded.  Crews were able to control the fire in about 20 minutes. …
Read More

CONTROL BURNING OF VACANT HOUSE

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
Saturday morning the company conducted a control burning of a vacant house on Harvey Straughn Road west of town.  Assisting in the control burning was Townsend Fire Company and the state forestry service.  Occasions like this give the younger members the opportunity to work on their hose handling skills among other things.  The property is owned by the State of Delaware and falls under the state forestry service at Blackbird State Forest.  The company had over 30 members attended and utilized both engines, the ladder, and rescue.  Photos courtesy Kevin Wilson. [gallery ids="865,866,867" type="rectangular"] [gallery ids="870,871,872" type="rectangular"]
Read More

SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT BLACKISTONS CROSSROADS

All Posts, Fire & Safety News
Saturday morning at 01:42am the station along with Ambulance 64 were dispatched for the auto accident with unknown injuries at Longridge Road and Millingtn Road.  Rescue 45 w/7, Chief Wes Davis arrived behind BLS units from 64 to find a single vehicle off the roadway with an electric pole cut in half.  The crew from Rescue 45 secured the vehicle while EMS crews from 64 checked the operator for injuries.  Engine 45-4 w/6, Deputy Chief Alex Carrow, Command 45 w/ Captain John Pridemore and Brush 45 w/4, Lt. Jack Davis arrived behind the rescue and staged.  The patient refused services and was turned over to DSP.  Fire Police handled traffic until DELDOT arrived.  The scene was turned over to DEC upon their arrival.  Captain Pridemore had the Longridge Road Command.  Clayton had…
Read More