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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 
Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Swainsboro, GA fire department on the death of Fire Lieutenant Ricky Thurman. Lt. Thurman while operating at the scene of a structure fire on April 24, 2015 Lieutenant Thurman suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Immediate efforts to revive Lt. Thurman were successful and he was airlifted to Regents University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia where he passed away on May 4, 2015. Lt. Thurman's death is the 32nd FF death in 2015.

Monday, May 4, 2015 

Monday, May 4, 2015 
Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Pine Grove PA Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company of Pine Grove, PA. Firefighter Peters responded to a medical assistance call with his fire company on the afternoon of April 30, 2015. Later that evening at 1930hrs, Peters was stricken by an apparent heart attack at his residence. Emergency responders were summoned and treated Peters then transported him to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury. Incident Location: Medical assistance call: 41 N Gulpehocken ST, Pine Grove Borough, PA ; Fatal injury: Mifflin Street, Pine Grove Borough, PA

Monday, May 4, 2015 
Please join with the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Orchard Farm Fire District on the death of Engineer-Firefighter Lawhorn who was responding to a mutual aid structure fire when the fire department tanker he was driving left the roadway and came to a rest in a field. Firefighter Lawhorn, who was alone in the vehicle, was found by other emergency responders as they were returning from the fire call. Resuscitative efforts were attempted but Lawhorn was pronounced dead at the scene from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Monday, May 4, 2015 
Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Madison County Fire Tennessee Department on the death of FF Chris Blankenship. FF Blankenship while working at the scene of a motor vehicle accident was seriously injured when a tree at the scene fell on top of him. Firefighters quickly removed the tree from Blankenship and rendered medical aid. Blankenship was then transported to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. FF Blankenship is survived by his wife and two children. He was assigned to Fire Station 2 and had served 10 years as a volunteer firefighter.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 
Saturday afternoon at 16:50 the station was dispatched for the horse rescue at 2811 Wheatley's Pond Rd. Assistant Chief Alex Carrow arrived and made contact with personnel at the Merrie Medo Farms who advised that a horse had become stuck in the mud next to a stream. Rescue 45 w6, Capt. Wes Davis, Utility 45 w/4, FF Leslie Pope and Brush 45 w/4, FF Joey Rigney responded. Chief Carrow found a horse buried in the mud with only the rear part and the neck of the horse showing. After making a size up and consulting with Capt. Davis Chief Carrow requested the Kent County Special Ops Team to respond. Once on scene the team worked with crews from Sta 45 and local citizens that had gathered to assist. Chief Carrow also requested McKinneys Towing to respond with their large straps used for up righting large vehicles to put around the 31 year old horse named Kentucky. The rescue took over 2 hours to complete. During the rescue the horses condition was continually monitored as well as heating blankets covered the parts of the horse that was showing. They also consulted with a Vet during the rescue. Once removed the horse was checked out by a Vet that was now on scene and is doing well. The Clayton Fire Company would like to thank everyone involved with this unique rescue. Assistant Chief Carrow had the Wheatley's Pond Road Command. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 19:16. Clayton had 25 members respond on the call. Units responding; Command 45, Rescue 45, Utility 45, Brush 45, Kent County Special Ops Team; (Special Ops 43-1, Rescue 51-6, 53-10, Command 40, Light & Air 51), McKinneys Towing. Photo credit several source via facebook.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 
Wednesday afternoon after just putting the engine back in service from the control burning the station was dispatched at 17:01 for the brush piece to assist Kent County Md Sta 3 Galena on a wildland fire at Black Bottom Rd & Golts Caldwell Rd.  With a crew in the station Brush 45 w/5, Capt. Davis was on the street in seconds.  Brush 45 arrived to find units working a couple acre woods fire and went to work helping contain and extinquish the remaining fire.  The crew operated on scene for about 30 minutes.  Companies assisting were Kent County Md Sta 3 Galena, Sta 2 Millington, Cecil County Md Sta 1 Cecilton, New Castle County De Sta 26 Townsend, Sta 1 & 27 Middletown and Clayton.  Brush 45 was back in quarters at 18:04.  Clayton had 23 members respond on the call.     

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 
Wednesday afternoon units from Clayton, Middletown and Odessa assisted Townsend Sta 26 on control burn of a vacant dwelling on harvey Straughn Rd.  Units operated for about 3 hours.  Clayton engine 45-4 with a crew of 7 w/Capt. Davis were on scene. 

Monday, April 27, 2015 
Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our thoughts and prayers to the family of Vicky Ryan. Vicky Ryan 46 An Etowah County (NE of Birmingham Alabama) Rescue Squad member has died in the Line of Duty as a result of injuries during a search for a missing kayaker in an Etowah County creek. Member Vicky Ryan died last night at Riverview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband and a 10 year old son.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 
It is with extreme sadness the Clayton Fire Company announces the passing of DVFA Past President John E. "Jack" Bare Sr. John was a Past President of the DVFA and a member of the Frankford Fire Company. Please keep the Bare and Frankford Fire Company families in your thoughts and prayers. Updated information on DVFA Past President John Bare: It is with our deepest and sincere regret to announce that John E. "Jack" Bare Sr., age 79, of Frankford, DE, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on April 23, 2015. A 54 year active member of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Co., Jack served as President for 14 years (honored in 2013, President Emeritus), Fire Chief, and Fire Police Captain. In addition, Jack served as President in many county, state and regional associations. Specifically, President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter Association (1981), President of the Delaware State Fire Police Association (2008), President of the Delmarva Volunteer Firefighters Association (2006), President of the Sussex County Firefighters Association (1977/1978), President of the Sussex County Fire Chiefs Association, and President of the Sussex County Fire Police Association. His commitment to the fire service ran parallel with his commitment to his country. Jack honorably served 44 years in the Delaware Army National Guard. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company on Main Street in Frankford, where friends and family may call from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Bethesda Church Cemetery in Laurel. Members are asked to be in Class A uniform and departments participating are asked to bring one piece of apparatus. Once at the firehouse, drivers will be directed to a staging area and provided transport back to the station if needed. Questions may be directed to President Robbie Murray (302) 236-9333 or Fire Chief Tommy Bacon (302) 245-3800.

Monday, April 20, 2015 
On April 19, 2015 at 1737 hours Fire Police Lieutenant Nordsick 71 a 48 year member of the Wrightsville Steam Engine & Hose Company #1 Wrightsville, PA responded to the scene of a homicide in Wrightsville to assist with traffic control and scene safety. Nordsick reportedly returned to the fire station and, after complaining that he wasn’t feeling well, collapsed. Lieutenant Nordsick was immediately attended to in the fire house and then transported to Memorial Hospital where he passed away. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined. Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our condolences to the Wrightsville Steam Engine and Hose Company.

Ralph P. Jones
   Ralph P. Jones
Monday, April 20, 2015 
The officers and members of the company send their sympathy and prayers to the members of the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna on the passing of Life Member Ralph P. Jones.  Mr. Jones passed away Saturday evening in his residence.  A life long member of the Citizens Hose Co. Ralph held several offices within his company including; Board of Directors, Chief Engineer, Trustee and Historian.  Ralp was know throughout the area for his love of fire apparatus especially antique fire apparatus.  He owned several retired apparatus which he kept on his farm outside of Clayton.  Ralph was also an Honorary Member of several other companies including the Leipsic Vol. Fire Company.  We ask that you please keep Mr. Jones family and Friends and the members of the Citizens Hose Co. in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Services are as follows; Sunday April 26 Viewing from 6-7pm and the Memorial Service will be at 7pm.  The services will be held at Faries Funeral Home 23 S. Main St in Smyrna.

Monday, April 20, 2015 
On the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Dakota City Fire and Rescue responded to fire on Highway 35. As fire and rescue responders were preparing to leave the scene, Andrew “Andy” Zalme, a long time Dakota City Fire and Rescue volunteer, collapsed. Emergency responders on scene, despite numerous attempts, were unable to revive Zalme. A cause of death has not been determined. Please join with the members of the Clayton Fire Company in offering our prayers to the family of FF Zalme and the Dakota City Fire Department. FF Zalme is survived by his wife Bobbi and three children.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 
Clayton Fire Company Member of the Month for March was JJ Burnett. President Faulkner presented JJ with his certificate of service during the April company meeting. JJ attended 11 alarms, 5 misc. functions, 3 drills, and 1 company meeting. JJ has amassed 141 points for the year. Please join with the Clayton Fire Company in thanking JJ for his service and dedication to the Clayton Fire Company.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
During the April company meeting of the Clayton Fire Company President Robert Faulkner presented service awards to members who have achived years of serviec  milestones of alarm attendance milestones. President Faulkner presented 15 alarm attendace and 28 yeasrs of service awards to our members.

Alarm Attendance:

6000 Alarms-Past Chief William R. "Skip" Carrow

5000 Alarms-Past Chief Wes Davis and Past Presidnet Robert Lightcap

4000 Alarms-W. Stephen Hudson

3500 Alarms-Gary Everage, Past Chief James Johnson, and Chief Engineer Roland Timmons

3000 Alarms-Past President and Captain John Pridemore

1500 Alarms-Mike Harrington

1000 Alarms-Joe Jones and Kenny Rife

500 Alarms-Jack W. Davis, III, Director Cheryl Hurlock, Claude Porterfield, and Joe Rigney, Jr

Years of Service Awards:

70 Years of Service-Past Chief-Past President Robert Berghorn

50 Years of Service-Past Chief-Past Presiden Jim Cubbage, Jack Davis, and President Robert Faulkner

45 Years of Service-Past President Wally Hudson and Past President Steve Hudson

40 Years of Service-Bernard Bialecki, Mark Hudson, Director Jay Hurlock, and Past PResident Ron Ivory

35 Year of Service-Past Chief Wes Davis

30 Years of Service-Chuck Chase and Derrick Johnson

25 Years of Service-Past CHief Robbie Johnson

20 Year of Service-Leslie Pope

15 Years of Service Jason Durham

10 Years of Service-Brad Bowhall, Mike Carroll, Ashley Carrow, Dan Marshall, and Scott Rhoades

5 Years of Service-Beth Conrad, Tim Conrad, Dalton Rigney, Joe Rigney, Sharon Rigney, and Pam Wilson

The Clayton Fire Company would like to say Thank You for your servie and dedication to the citizens of the Clayton Fire District.

50 Years Members Jim Cubbage Jr., Jack Davis, Robert Faulkner with Sen. Bruce ennis and Rep. William Carson
   50 Years Members Jim Cubbage Jr., Jack
      Davis, Robert Faulkner with Sen. Bruce
      ennis and Rep. William Carson
L to R Senator Bruce Ennis, 40 Member Ron Ivory, Rep. Bill Carson, and 40 Year Member Jay Hurlock
   L to R Senator Bruce Ennis, 40 Member
      Ron Ivory, Rep. Bill Carson, and 40 Year
      Member Jay Hurlock
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