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Monday, November 30, 2015 
Sunday evening just before midnight at 23:56 the station was dispatched for the RIT assist Sta 26 Townsend on the residental structure fire at 1156 e Founds St. in Townsend.  MOT and Sta 44 were on the first alarm and arrived to find smoke showing.  Rescue 45 w/7, Chief Davis arrived to find 1st alarm units with 2 lines in service with fire on the first floor and basement of a 2.5 story single family structure.  The crew established RIT while crews brought the fire under control and then assisted with placing equipment back in service.  The rescue was back in quarters at 01:35.  Townsend Deputy Chief Rickie Clarke has the Townsend Command.  Clayton had 21 members respond on the call.  Photo's courtesy Joe Jones Sta 45 & Jerry Hull Sta 44.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 
Remember the old days when everyone had a real tree.  Remember having to walk forever to find that perfect tree.  Get that old time experience while saving having to do all the walking.  The Clayton Fire will again be having their Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser sale starting on Black Friday, November 27, 2015 until December 22, 2015. We will be selling trees, wreaths, grave blankets and crosses. Tress start at $20 and up to $65 premier trees, fresh made wreathes are $20, crosses are $25, grave blankets sre $30 for small and $40 for large.  The tree lot will be open Monday thru Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays 8am to 9pm and Sundays 8am to 6pm.  It is located at the corner of Main St and Railroad Ave just down the street from the firehouse. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015 
The Claytob Fire Company is joining the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clayton Fire Company in mourning the passing of Charter Life Member Ruthleen W. Ogden. Ms. Ogden passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday November 26th, she was 85 years old. Ms. Ogden was one of the original members of the ladies auxiliary when it was formed. She was preceded in death by her husband William T. Ogden, she was survived by 5 son's; William R. Ogden, Gary T, Donald W. Barry and Brooks. Services for Ms. Ogden are as follows; services will be Wednesday Dec 2, 2015 at 1pm with a viewing at 12 noon at Mathews Bryson Funeral Home at 123 W. Commerce St. in Smyrna. Please keep the Ogden Family and the ladies auxiliary in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 
Sunday morning under cold and wind conditions the Clayton Fire Co. & Clayton Police Dept. took on their counterpart from the Smyrna Fire and Police.  In the end the fireman/police from Clayton came out on top by a score of 31-6.  But the real winners were the kids that will have a Happy Christmas because of all the donated toys.  All toys donated were donated to the local US Marines Toys for Tots program.  Also during the game just over $100 was donated at the gate.  That money was donated to the Smyrna/Clayton Police "Shop with a Cop" program.  A special thank you to PetSmart of Dover for taking part in collecting gifts for this years event.  Between the gifts donated at todays game and what was collected at the Dover PetSmart we were able to fill up our 20' enclosed trailer from front to back.  Also thank you to game sponsors ie3 LLC, Data Storage Solutions, RWM Embroidery, Smyrna School District, DbyD Printing, Wolfe's Bar & Grill, Smyrna Police & Smyrna Police FOP, Smyrna Fire Co., Clayton Fire Co. and Clayton Police Dept.  This years team was made up of Coach Jeff Lightcap, A/C Alex Carrow, Capt. Ray Johnson, Capt. Frank Sacco IV, FF Jason Sacco, FF AJ French, FF Wade McNatt, FF Kenny Rife, FF John Barkley,  PO Harvey Scott, PO Bob Bishop, FF Jack Davis, FF DJ Correll, FF Dakota Correll, FF Jason Carletti, FF Jake Lucas, FF Ryan Owens, AM Matt Jacobs.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015 
Mark your calenders for the 8th Annual Clayton Fire Company's Toys for Tots Charity Football Game.  This years game will be held on Sunday November 22nd at the Charles V. Williams Stadium at Smyrna High School.  This years game will once again pit the Clayton Fire Company and Clayton Police Dept. taking on their counter parts from the Smyrna Fire Company and Smyrna Police Departments.  In last years game between the same two teams both teams fought to a 28-28 tie.  Kickoff for this years event is at 10am with gates opening at 9am.  Admission to the game is one new unwrapped boys or girls gift or a monitary donation.  All toys that are donated will go to the local U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.  Any money donated will go to the Smyrna and Clayton Police Departments "Shop with a Cop" program.  New this year the Dover Petsmart will be partnering with the Clayton Fire Company to also collect toys for this years event.  If you cannot make the game you can drop your gift off at the Dover PetSmart at 1390 N DuPont Hwy. in Dover. Also assiting with this years game to present our nations colors is the First State Military Academy.  Refreshments will also be sold during the game.  Sponsors for this years game are:  PetSmart of Dover, The Smyrna School District, i3a LLC., Data Storage Solutions, RWM Embroidery, DbyD Printing,   

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
Wednesday morning at 01:19 Sta 45, Engine Company 51, QAC Sta 6 for the Tanker and the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6 were alerted for the Residential Structure Fire 509 Chance Rd. Responding units were advised that Kent Center was receiving numerous calls reporting a working fire. While enroute Assistant Chief Alex Carrow in Command 45 requested the next due Tanker company reporting he had a large glow and smoke from about 5 miles away. Command 45 arrived and reported a 2 story single family dwelling fully involved that was beginning to collapse, he advised this would be a exterior attack. Engine 51-2 and 51-3 arrived first an placed 2 hand lines in service and began fire attack. Engine 45-4 w/5, Capt Ray Johnson and Quint 45 w/4, Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock arrived behind Engine Co. 51 and placed additional lines in service. Rescue 45 w/3, Firefighter Dave Carroll also responded. Additional units arrived and assisted with water supply and fire attacked. The structure had a total collapse just prior to the arrival of the first engine. Crews had several exposures to deal with. Their was one occupant in the residence at the time of the fire who escaped prior to arrival of the fire department. Assistant Chief Carrow had the Chance Road Command. The last Clayton units was back in quarters at 04:28. Clayton had 17 members respond on the call. The Delaware state Fire Marshals Office is investigating. Units responding: Command 45, Engine's 45-4, 51-2, 51-3, 44-3, QAC 6-4, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Rescue 43, Rescue 51, Tankers 44 & QAC T-6, FM-19 (Billings). Photo's courtesy Harvey Scott CPD, Jerry Hull Sta 44, Mike Carroll Sta 45.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
Veterans Day morning at 08:02 Sta 45, KCMD Amb. 2, KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4 for the MVC vehicle reported over turned 1178 Sewell Branch Rd.  Command 45 w/Chief Davis arrived ahead of the rescue and established command.  Rescue 45 w/4, Asst. Chief Carrow and KCMD A-2 arrived together, the crew from A-2 began patient care while the crew from the rescue secured the vehicle.  Engine 45-4 arrived and assisted crews on scene.  The operator was transported to Bay Health Hospital in Dover by A-2 with KM6A.  Command placed the scene under control at 08:24.  the last Clayton units was back in quarters at 08:42.  Clayton had 22 members respond on the call.  Unit responding; Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, KCMD Amb.-2, B-64, Km6, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police, DSP.   

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
The Clayton Fire Company will be holding its 18th annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 6, 2015 from 8:00am-11:00am at the Clayton fire Company 300 East St.  in Clayton.  The event will be an all you can eat event serving; bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, pancakes, toast, OJ and Milk.  The cost will be $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 3-13 years of age, children 2 and under are free.  Each child will have a chance to visit with santa, have their picture taken and recieve a special treat from santa.  Kids will also have a chance to shop for mom, dad and that brother or sister in santa's workshop.  Each Gift is $2.00 and includes wrapping.  Reservations are required for this event and fills up quick.  For information or to make reservations please call 302-632-3445. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 
During the regular monthly meeting in November Pres. Falukner and Chief Davis named Junior Member Dakota Correll as member of the month for October 2015.  During the month of October Dakota attended the following; 16 out of 20 fire calls, 2 fund raiser events, 2 misc events, 1 uniform function and the company meeting for a total of 24 points.  He has accumilated 237 points for the year 2015. 

Robert W. Jones
   Robert W. Jones
Friday, November 6, 2015 
The Clayton Fire Company is joining the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna, the American Legion Ambulance Service and the entire Smyrna/Clayton community in mourning the untimely passing of Robert W. Jones of Smyrna.  Bob as he was known throughout the community and the emergency service community was a Past President of the Citizens Hose Company from 2005-2007 and was also a Past Ambulance Captain of the American Legion Ambulance Service.  Bob was also known throughout the emergency service community for his countless years as a EMS Instructor for the Delaware State Fire School.  Bob also taught water rescue for many years at the DSFS.  The company asks that you please keep the Citizens Hose Company and the American Legion Ambulance as well as the Jones Family in your thoughts or prayers.  Further information will be issued once released. 

Early Morning MVC
Sunday, November 1, 2015 04:17
Early Sunday Morning @ 0417 Clayton Fire Co. were dispatched for the MVC @ Holletts Corner RD & Walnut Tree RD - Units responding were advised that the caller was reporting 1 subject with serious injuries- Command 45 W/Assistant Chief Alex Carrow arrived to find a single vehicle MVC with 1 subjected and established Hollets Corner Rd command. KM 6 & R45 w/6 & Captain Sacco arrived directly behind command unit and began with patient care and securing the vehicle. Engine 45-4 w/8 & Past Chief Lightcap & Brush 45-1 w/4 & FF C. Hurlock arrived and assisted units on scene with same. Trooper arrived and transported 1 subject to CER. Command placed scene under control. Clayton had 24 members respond on the call. Units responding: Command 45, R45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45-1, KM 6, Amb. 51, Trooper, Delaware State Police, Trooper 4 & Clayton PD. Photos courtesy of Past Chief Robbie Johnson

Sunday, November 1, 2015 
Sunday afternoon at 14:37 Station 45, Ambulance 64, KM5,KM6 and Trooper 4 were alerted for the MVC car vs motorcycle at Longridge Rd and Holletts Corner Rd.  Responding units were advised the called was reporting a male with a arm and head injury.  With a crew in the station Rescue 45 w/5, Captain John Pridemore was on th estreet in a minute followed closely by Engine 45-4 w/8, Assistant Chief Alex Carrow and Brush 45 w/4.  Command 45 arrived and confirmed reports and established command.  Rescue 45 and A-64 arrived together and began patient care and stabilizing the vehicles.  The remaining units arrived and assisted units on scene.  The operator of the motorcycle was transported to KGH on A-64 with half of KM^ on baord.  Command placed the scene under control at 14:55.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 15:17.  Clayton had 40 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, engien 45-4, Brush 45, A-64, KM6, KM5, trooper 4, CPD, DSP, Sta 45 fire Police. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015 
Thursday morning at 08:47 Sta 45 and Ladder Co. Sta 44 were dispatched to the Gas Leak - High Life Hazard at the First State Military Academy at 355 West Duck Creek Rd in Clayton.  Respoding units were advised the caller was reporting a gas leak in the gym area of the building.  Command 45 w/ Assistant Chief Alex Carrow arrived with the one story educational facility that was evacuated and established command.  Engine 45-3 w/5, Captain Ray Johnson arrived on the charlie side where they stretched a line and began investigating a gas odor in the gym.  Ladder 44 was assigned the Charlie side with 45-3 and assisted the crew from 45-3.  Quint 45 w/6, Past Chief Skip Carrow and Engine 44-3 took the alpha side and their crews check the east and west wings of the building with negative results.  The odor was identified as coming from a heater in a room off the gym area.  Comand placed the scene under control at 09:10.  Clayton had 22 members respond on the call.  Units responding: Command 45, Engines 45-3, 44-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD.  Photo's courtesy Jerry Hull Sta 44.   

Sunday, October 25, 2015 
Sunday afternoon at 14:05 Station 45, Ambulance 64, KM9 and Trooper 4 were dispatched for the subject trapped under a vehicle at 104 Hudson St in Clayton.  Responding unit were advised that the caller was reporting a male subject with his leg trapped under the vehicle.  Command 45 w/ Assistant Chief Alex Carrow and Rescue 45 w/5 Chief Robert Davis arrived together, Chief Carrow established command.  The crew from Rescue 45 immediately went to work stabilizing the vheicle and began lufting the vehicle off the victims leg.  The victim was extricated in about 5 minutes.  The victim was transported to KGH via D-64 with KM9B whiel a second vicitim was also transported to KGh via A-64 with KM9A.  Command Placed the scene under control at 14:16.  the last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 14:28.  Clayton had 27 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding; Comand 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, A&D-64, KM9, Trooper 4, Sta 45 Fire Police at CPD.  Photo's courtesy Gene Shaner. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015 
Saturday evening just after dinner at 18:55 sta 45 and Ladder Company 44 were dispatched to the residntal structure fire at 207 Washington Ave.  Command 45 w/Assistant Chief Alex Carrow arrived to find a 2 story SFD.  Engine 45-3 w/5, FF Jack davis and Quint 45 w/3 Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock arrived took the first due engine and first due spcial services. Ladder 44 arrived behind Quint 45 and completed the primary and checked the second floor for extension.  The fire was confined to the chimney with no extension in the residence.  Engine 45-4 w/6. Past Chief Lightcap and Engine 44-3 w/ Assistant Chief Neeld also responded and asssisted on scene.  assistant Chief Carrow had the Washington Ave Command and placed the scene under control at 19:18.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 1940.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, CPD.  Photo Credit Jerry Hull Sta 44.

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