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BRUSH FIRE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 
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Tuesday afternoon July 1 at 1:51pm the station was dispatched for a small outside fire at 198 Dump Rd which is the Town of Claytons dump site for yard waste. Brush 45 w/3, AC Jeff Hurlock and Engine 45-4 w/4, Captain Wes Davis arrived to find a area of brush piles that were burning and spreading rapidly. Assistant Chief Hurlock established command and requested and additional engine from the station for water supply. Engine 45-3 w/2, FF Jonathan Burnett made the response. Crews brought the fire under control in a few minutes but spent about an hour overhauling the area. 45-3 shuttled several loads of water to the scene and the town public works assisted with a front end loader. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 3:25. Clayton had 12 members respond on the call. Units responding Brush 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, CPD.

 
   
   
LIGHTNING STRIKES STORAGE BUILDING
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
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Tuesday evening around dinner a sevre thunderstorm struck the region causing numerious calls for service in the New Castle area.  At 7:35 Sta 45 and Tanker 44 were dispatched for the small structure on fire at 845 Clayton Delaney Rd.  With a crew in the station Command 45 w/ Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 w/6, Capt. Wes Davis were on the street in a minute followed closely by Quint 45 w.5, Past Chief Johnson. Responding units were advised the caller was reporting his storage shed struck by lightning with fire and smoke showing.  Command 45 arrived to find a 15x15 storage shed with smoke showing and a active fire inside.  Engine 45-3 arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment stretching the supply line and stretching an attack line.  The crew from Quint 45 opened up for the engine crew and checks a large garage next to the fire building for extension.  Engine 45-4 w/7, Past Chief Lightcap, Engine 44-3 arrived and staged on Clayton Delaney Road and sent their crew up to asistwith overhaul.  Tanker 44 picked up the supply line to 45-3.  The fire was quickly brought under control and command reduced the asignment to 45 units.  Damage was limited to the building and its contents. Chief Davis had the Clayton Delaney Road Command.  The state Fire Marshals Office responded and was investigating.  Clayton had 29 members respond on the call.  Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Tanker 44, FM-13 (Schad). 


 
   
   
THE PASSING OF CHARTER LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBER VIRGINIA CUBBAGE
   
Monday, June 22, 2015 
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Virginia D. Cubbage, of Clayton, passed away on June 22, 2015. She was 86. She was born on May 13, 1929 in Smyrna, DE, the daughter of the late Clifton J. Donovan, Sr and Ethel Csombok Donovan. She graduated from John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna, DE in 1947. She retired in 1990 as the Town Clerk from the Town of Clayton after 30 years of service. She was a Charter Life Member of the Clayton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Ewell’s-St. Paul Methodist Church, Clayton. Virginia was a caring and giving person who took great pride in her home, her flowers, and the Town of Clayton. She loved to read, do needlepoint, and visit with her many friends. She was preceded in her death by her parents, her husband James L. Cubbage, Sr.; her step father James S. Donaway, Sr.; and her brother Clifton J. “Buster” Donovan, Jr. She is survived by her son James L. Cubbage, Jr. (Nancy) of Smyrna; her sister Ethel M. “Peg” Foraker of Wilmington; a brother Rynear S. Donaway (Delores) of Clayton; her loving companion Austin W. Carey of Clayton; grandsons Michael J. Melvin (Shannon) of Locust Grove, GA; Gregory A. Smith (Whitney) of Milton, DE; great grandsons Logan & Noah Smith of Milton, DE; and many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 26 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8:00 PM. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna


 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. & MRS. PAT KELLEHER
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Kelleher
   Mr. & Mrs. Pat Kelleher
Saturday, June 20, 2015 
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The officer and members of the Clayton Fire Company would like to congratulate Firefighter Pat Kelleher on his marrage to Maria Ramirez-Kelleher.   Pat and Maria were married on Saturday June 20 surround by their family and friends.  The company wishes Pat and Maria many wonderful years together.     


 
MVC CAR VS HORSE WHEATLEYS POND RD
Friday, June 19, 2015 
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Friday night at 22:29 Sta 45 and Amb 64 were dispatched for the MVC car vs horse at 1200 Wheatleys Pond Rd. Command 45 w/ Capt. John Pridemore arrived to find a two vehicle accident with 3 patients. Rescue 45 w/7, Chief Robert Davis, A & B 64 and Engine 45-4 w/8, Past Chief Carrow arrived began patient care and secured the vehicles. Ambulance 64 transported the driver of the car to KGH meeting ALS enroute. The rest of those involved refused transport. The horse was located a short time later in a nearby field. Captain Pridemore had the Wheatleys Pond Road Command. Clayton had 25 members respond on the call. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 23:08. Units responding; Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, A & B 64, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD, DSP.

 
   
   
DJ CORRELL NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR MAY
Pres. Faulkner & DJ Correll
   Pres. Faulkner & DJ Correll
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 
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During the regular monthly meeting Junior Member David J. Correll was named Member of the Month for May 2015.  During the month of May DJ attended the following;  10 out of 22 alarms, 3 Misc events, 3 Drills, 1 Uniform Event, the company meetig for a total of 23 point for the month of May and 150 points for the year.  The officers and members would like to congratulate DJ on his award.  


 
CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY MOURNS THE PASSING OF BOWERS FIRE COMPANY PAST PRESIDENT AND LIFE MEMBER ROBERT "MIKE" GOSCH
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 
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The officers and memebrs of the company are mourning the untimely passing of Bowers Fire Company Past President and Life Member Robert "Mile" Gosch.  Mr. Gosch passed away this morning.  Mike was very active in his department and was also active outside his department in the Kent County Firefighters Association and also in the Kent County Fire Chief association where he served as Treasurer.  Arraingements are not complete at this time.  we ask that you please keep Mike, his family and the Bowers Fire Company family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time


 
   
   
WORKING HOUSE FIRE MOUNT FRIENDSHIP ROAD
Monday, June 8, 2015 
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Monday afternoon at 16:34 Sta 45, Ladder Company Sta 44, Rescue Company Sta 43, Sta 51 for the RIT, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the working house fire at 1943 Mount Friendship Road.  Assistant Chief Alex Carrow, who was in the area, arrived first to find a 75'x25 manufactored home with heavy smoke showing.  Command 45 w/Chief Robert Davis behind Chief Carrow and established Mount Friendship Road Command.  Engine 45-3 w/4, Capt. Wes Davis arrived taking the first due engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching the attack line.  Quint 45  w/5, Capt Frank Sacco arrived behind the engine took the first due special services performing the primay search.  Ladder 44 w/Past Chief Parsell arrived and assisted with ventilation.  Engine 45-4 w/6, Capt. Ray Johnson took the second due engine assignment placing a backup line in service and supplying 45-3.  Engine 44-4 w/AC Dave Neeld and Rescue 43 w/Chief Josh  Dempsey assisted interior crews with overhaul and checking for extension.  Rescue 45 w/7, FF Connor Mahoney and addidtional units arrived, staging on Mount Friendship Road with their manpower going to the scene.  Due to the heat of the day crews were rotated out several times.  Attack crews made a quick knockdown on the fire confining it to the kitchen where it started and the attic.  The fire is under investigation by the Delaware state Fire Marshalls Office.  The Red Cross was called for one resident.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 19:00.  Clayton had 39 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-4, 43-2, 51-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescues 45, 43, 51, B-64, KM6, FM-14 (Coulbourne), Red Cross.     


 
   
   
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. & MRS SEAN MARTIN
Kelly & Sean Martin
   Kelly & Sean Martin
Saturday, June 6, 2015 
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The officers and members of the Clayton Fire Company would like to congratulate Kelly and Sean Martin on their recent marriage held on June 6th at the Clayton Firehouse..  Sean is a member of the company.  Sean and Kelly are both members of the American Legion Ambulance Amb 64.  We wish them continued happiness as they enter this new part of their life. 


 
TRAINING ON ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 
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Monday June 1, 2015 the Clayton Fire Company trained on how to use ropes to rescue victims from various situations. This included raising and lowering victim from a simulated confined space, using a stokes basket, and other rope rescue techniques.

 
   
   
CONGRATULATION GRADUATES
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
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Today two members of the fire company and one member of the auxiliary will be graduating from High School.  Junior Members DJ Correll and Ryan Womax along with ladies auxiliary member Alexis Williams will join their classmates, family and friends when the graduate at the 10 am event held at the Smyrna High School today.  The officer and members of the Clayton Fire Company and its auxiliary would like to congratulate DJ., Ryan and Alexis and the rest of the class of 2015 on their zccomplishment and wish them success as they enter the next stage of their lives.      


 
Alexis williams
   Alexis williams
DJ Correll
   DJ Correll
OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH
Thursday, May 28, 2015 
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During the floods that ravaged Oklahoma last weekend Captain Farley, a 19-year veteran of the department, lost his life after rescuing Shannon Roberts and six small children from a duplex, which flooded during a fifth birthday sleepover party for Roberts' daughter. Captain Farley slipped or fell into the area around a storm drain and all personnel on scene rushed to help. A Firefighter grabbed hold of Captain Farley while another firefighter held that one. As Lieutenant Zane James went to help the other firefighters pull Captain Farley out, Farley and James were pulled into the storm drain. Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Claremore Fire Department for their loss.

 
   
   
NATION TO HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE ALL IN DEFENSE OUR COUNTRY
Friday, May 22, 2015 
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The nation will once again come together this Monday to remember those who died serving our country's military to protect our country.  While you go about your day this Memorial Day please take a moment to remember those who served and continue to serve in our nations military.  Once again this year the company will be attending the Smyrna/Clayton Memorial Day Parade being held in Smyrna starting at 10am on Monday May 25th.  Immediately following the parade members will be attending the annual memorial service that will be held at the Smyrna/Clayton Military Memorial at the Smyrna Municipal Park on N. Main St. God Bless America!!! Please take a look at the site for updated pictures of the parade and ceremony.


 
   
   
ALEXIS WILLIAMS PRESENTED WITH THE LINDA LIGHTCAP SCHOLARSHIP
   
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 
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Alexis Williams the daughter of Company members Noah and Tammi Williams was awarded the Linda Lightcap Memorial Scholarship at the may company meeting. Alexis was presented a check for $1,000.00 as this years winner. Alexis will soon be a graduate of Smyrna High and will attend Delaware Tech's nursing program. The Linda Lightcap scholarship is named after a Clayton Fire Company ladies Auxiliary member who died suddenly several years ago. Linda was the wife of Clayton Past President Robert L. Lightcap and the mother of Past Chief Jeff Lightcap. Linda's daughter Sharon is also an active member of the Clayton Ladies. Congratulation to Alexis and Good Luck from the members.


 
LADIES AUXILIARY UPCOMING FUNDRAISER
   
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 
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SAVE THE DATE!!!! CLAYTON LADIES AUXILIARY UPCOMING FUNDRAISER!!! SURE TO BE A GREAT TIME!!!! MIKE HINES AND THE LOOK WILL BE AT THE CLAYTON FIRE HALL ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2015. Mike Hines, also known as Mike Hines and The Look, is a high energy dance band that plays R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Old School Funk; along with a small taste of Motown and Disco. They’re a 6 piece band that always gets the crowd involved and performs like there’s no tomorrow. They’re the ultimate party band and when they play, nobody sits down. Mark your calendar! You don’t want to miss out on the fun!!!!


 
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