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NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THOSE THAT GAVE ALL IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY
Saturday, May 28, 2016 
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As the Memorial Day Weekend begins the nation pauses to remembers those members of our military that gave all in defense of our country. Its not about the cookouts or time at the beach the real meaning of this holiday is to pay respect to those in the military who left their families to protect us and in doing so paid the ultimate sacrifice. The company will be doing its part to honor those that are no longer with us by attending the annual Smyrna/Clayton Memorial Day Parade that will begin Monday May 30th at 10am at Commerce St & S Market St. in Smyrna and the Memorial Service that follows at the Smyrna/Clayton Veterans Memorial on N Main St. at the Smyrna Municipal Park.

 
   
   
CONGRATULATIONS JOHN BARKLEY JR
Saturday, May 28, 2016 
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The officers and members of the company would like to congratulate Firefighter John Barkley Jr. as he graduates from Smyrna High School today. John will further his learning as he recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball and attend Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington. Good Luck John!!

 
   
   
HONORING OUR PAST MEMBERS
Monday, May 23, 2016 
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With Memorial Day quickly approaching the company dedicated its Monday night work detail to putting flags on our past members graves. Each year the company places flags on the graves of members that are no longer with us as a sign of honor, respect and a Thank You for their dedicated service to the community and company. The crews Monday night put flags out on several of the larger cemeteries in the Smyrna/Clayton area. About 30 members took part in the event. Photo's courtesy Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
   
   
ASSIST TOWNSEND WITH A WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE
Saturday, May 21, 2016 
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Saturday evening at 21:12 Station 45 for the RIT and Station 44 for the Tanker and Ladder Co. were dispatched for the working house fire at 1001 W. Founds St. in Townsend. Rescue 45 w/7, Deputy Chief Davis arrived to find Townsend, Middletown, Odessa and Smyrna Fire Companies with several lines in service with a fire in an attached garage. Original reports of a possible subject trapped were unfounded as crews were performing a primary search. The crew from Rescue 45 established RIT at the front of the residence until released by the OIC. Crews made quick work of the fire with fire being contained to the garage. The Rescue was back in quarters in about an hour. Clayton had two additional crews in the station while the rescue was committed on the call. Photo's courtesy Mike Carroll Station 45.

 
   
   
NATIONAL EMS WEEK
   
Sunday, May 15, 2016 
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Today marks the beginning of National EMS Week. Started in 1973 by President Ford this week is marked to honor the men and women who respond night and day to the medical needs of the community. Thank you to all those who provide the essential prehospital care we have grown to rely on.

 
THANK YOU TO COMPANIES WHO COVERED OUR DISTRICT DURING 125TH ANNIVERSARY
Sunday, May 15, 2016 
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Even though the members of the company spent a lot of time enjoying their 125th Anniversary our priority was still to make sure that the residents of our fire district were protected at all times. During several of the events our members staffed our apparatus during the event in case a call came in so a quick response could be made. There were however a couple events where we requested other companies cover our district. During the Muster on May 7th Engine 82 from Lewes Fire Dept. and Engine 84 from Millville Fire Co. covered our district. On Tuesday evening during our May Company Meeting/Program Engine 46 from Dover Fire Dept. covered our district. Finally on Saturday May 14th for our block party Rescue 55 Magnolia Fire Co., Engine 41 from Camden-Wyoming and Magnolia Chief 55 (RW Rhodes) in Command 45 covered our district. During the block party Rescue 55, Engine 41 and Command 45 handled a Cardiac Arrest and an AFA in a residence. The officers and members would like to thank the crews from Engine's 82, 84, 46, 41, Rescue 55 and Chief Rhodes for allowing us to enjoy our events.

 
Rescue 55 and Engine 41
   Rescue 55 and Engine 41
Engine 82-5
   Engine 82-5
BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, May 14, 2016 
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The final event of our 125th Anniversary Celebration the members and members of our mutual aid companies where given a block party. The entertainment was by the cover band "The Vigilantes" and was Outstanding. Going from 5pm to 9pm and was only interrupted briefing by a rain shower. The rest of the evening was perfect. Photo's courtesy several from Facebook & Mike Carroll Sta. 45

 
   
   
MEMBERS KIDS PARTY
Friday, May 13, 2016 
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Our next to the last event for our 125th Anniversary we took time to thank the members families especially their children that have to put up with periods where dad or mom are away from home protecting the community. The company sponsored a kids party at Xbos Entertainment Center in Smyrna from 5pm until 8pm. The members children got a chance to run and play, play games, bowl and were provided with pizza, a drink and a small gift from the company. Photo's courtesy Kevin Wilson & Joe Jones from Sta 45.

 
   
   
PAST CHIEFS/PAST PRESIDENTS & LIFE MEMBERS SOCIAL
Thursday, May 12, 2016 
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As part of our 125th Celebration the company honored our Past Chiefs, Past Presidents & Life Members with a social. The event brought out a lot of members from all three categories who got a chance to sit down and socialize and maybe tell a few "old war stories". During the evening Levy Court President Brooks Banta present a resolution from the Kent County Levy Court to honor the companies 125th Anniversary. Also on hand was a videographer who video taped several of our members recalling their fondest memories of the days gone by. Photo's courtesy of Gene Shaner

 
   
   
COMPANY HOSTS KENT COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS MEETING
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 
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The fifth night of our 125th Anniversary the company hosted the Kent County Firefighters Assoc. meeting. After a welcome by Chief Carrow those in attendance were treated to a great meal served by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hartly Vol. Fire Co.. Immediately following the meeting those in attendance were given a brief overview of DP&L's priorities for fire departments to request their services. They were then given a brief overview of two recent fires that occurred in Cheswold and Milford followed by the rest of the business meeting. At the end of the member the company was present a plaque by Jeff Dennison on behalf of the officers and members of the Bowers Fire Company to recognize our 125th Anniversary. The company would like to thank all those departments that attended the meeting and helped make our 125th Special. Photo's courtesy of Jerry Hull & Gene Shaner Sta 45.

 
   
   
JAMES MILLER NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL
Chief Carrow, Jim Miller, President Faulkner
   Chief Carrow, Jim Miller, President
      Faulkner
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
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During the May company meeting Firefighter Jim Miller was named Member of the Month for April. During the month of April Jim attended the following; 16 out of 28 fire calls, 4 Training Classes, 5 Misc. Events, the company meeting for a total of 31 point for the month of April. He has accumulated 87 points for the year 2016. The officers and members would like to congratulate Jim on his award.

 
125th ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
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Night number 4 of our 125th Anniversary Celebration the company held its normal monthly company meeting that included a short program to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. The evening started with dinner followed by a very short company meeting which went immediately into a short program. During the program the company honored it's life members, elected officers and 50 year members. Several of our elected officials which include Representatives, Paradee and Speilgelman, Senators Carson & Lawson, Clayton Mayor Letterman, Earle Dempsey President of the KCVFA were on hand to present resolutions to the fire company. A very nice presentation was made to the company by President Brooks Keen and Assistant Chief Dave Neeld to the company to honor our 125 years. Approximately 110 people attended the event including 80 of our members. Each member that attended was presented a small keepsake to remember the event. More pictures will follow. Photo's courtesy Jerry Hull & Kevin Wilson Sta. 45

 
   
   
TRAINING NIGHT DURING 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Monday, May 9, 2016 
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Even with the company being in the middle of its week long celebration of our 125th Anniversary we haven't stopped doing the important things like responding to calls and training. After answering 3 calls during the day the company along with several mutual aid companies gathered to listen to Retired Buffalo Fire Dept. Commissioner/Chief Mike Lombardo present a class on fighting fires in single family dwellings, knowing your district, and why building construction plays an important part in fighting fires. Our 59 members in attendance along with an additional 30 from mutual companies were able listen to first hand accounts from the years of experience that Chief Lombardo has seen. The company would like to thank the members form Citizens Hose Co., Millington Fire Co. and Sudlersville Fire Co for attending and a very special Thank You to Chief Lombardo for taking from his busy schedule to speak with us. Photo's courtesy Kevin Wilson & Alex Carrow from Sta 45.

 
Chief Carrow addressing the attendees at the start of training
   Chief Carrow addressing the attendees at
      the start of training
Almost 100 folks training
   Almost 100 folks training
125th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday, May 8, 2016 
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The second day of our week long 125th Anniversary Celebration the company and ladies auxiliary held a memorial service to honor those members that forged our history but are no longer with us. We also used this opportunity to thank the women in attendance and honor them on this Mothers Day. Earlier in the day members represented the company at both morning worship services at Ewell St. Paul Church in Clayton handed out roses to all women in attendance to honor Mothers Day. This continued at a 1pm Memorial Service held at the station. All three services were officiated by Rev. Rich Walton who is the pastor of Ewell St. Paul and our company chaplain. Approximately 75 members and their families attended the Memorial Service. The company would like to send a special thank you to Quinton Boots, Eric Schiller and Glenn Clark for taking part in our Memorial Service and making it so special. Photo's courtesy John Pridemore and Kevin Wilson Sta 45.

 
   
   
125TH ANNIVERSARY & MUSTER
Saturday, May 7, 2016 
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The 1st event in the celebration of the Clayton Fire Company's 125th Year of Service celebration is in the books. If the success of the 1st event is any indicator of how the rest of the week will go, it should be a great week. The committee that planned the celebration and the committee that planned the muster did a great job. They even made the rain stop for a day. This event is better told by the pictures posted so take a look. The results of the muster will be posted on Sunday. Thanks to all who attended, planned, was a part of, or in any way helped. The company had 50 members help to make sure the event was a success. A big that you to the First State Military Academy and Providence Creek Academy for allowing the fire company the use of their grounds to host the event. Special Thank you to the crew from Engine 82 (Lewes) & Engine 84 (Millville) for covering our district during the event. Keep an eye out in 2017 as the Clayton Fire Company wants to make this an annual event. Congrats to All! Photo's courtesy of Mike Carroll Sta 45 & Jerry Hull Sta 44.

 
   
   
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