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MEMORIAL BRICK SALE
Memorial Area
   Memorial Area
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 
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The end of our construction project is quickly coming to a close.  We are expecting the project to be completed by the end of November.  Part of that project is a memorial area to be placed at the front of the station.  The company is in the process of selling memorial bricks to be placed in the memorial area.  There are two different types of bricks that can be purchased.  Individuals can purchase a brick for $75 for 1-3 lines on a 4"x8" brick or $125 for 1-6 lines on a 8"x8" brick.  Business or organizations can also purchase a brick.  Their cost is $125 for 1-3 lines on a 4"x8" brick or $250 for 1-6 lines on a 8"x8" brick.  What better way to remember or honor that special person or person's then for eternity.  Brick orders will be excepted until September 30th.  For questions contact John Pridemore at 302-670-9298. 

*******ORDER YOUR BRICKS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.  DEADLINE IS THE END OF SEPTEMBER*****************************************


 
CLAYTON HONORS FALLEN BROTHER FROM CHESWOLD
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 
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Sunday afternoon under bright sunny sky's area fire companies paid their last respects to a life long member of Cheswold Vol. Fire Co. Howard Killen Jr.  Mr. Killen passed away earlier in the week.  Mr. Killen was a Life Member of the Cheswold Fire Co. and held many offices in the company including President, Ambulance Chief and Deputy Chief of the fire company.  He also held several offices within the state association including President of the Delaware State Ambulance Association.  Mr. killen was laid to rest on Sunday with full fireman's honors.  The company had 10 members attend the viewing and 5 members with Quint 45 supplied a cross ladder display along with Ladder 44.  The officers and members send their sympathy to the Killen family and the Cheswold Fire Company family.     


 
Howard Killen Jr.
   Howard Killen Jr.
   
THANK YOU TO MILINGTON, BETTERTON, TALLEYVILLE, HARRINGTON AND ODESSA FOR COVERING OUR DISTRICT DURING THIS YEARS CONFERENCE PARADE AND PARTY
Sunday, September 14, 2014 
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The officers and members of the company would like to extend a huge Thank You to the crews from Millington, Betterton, Talleyville, Harrington and Odessa Fire Companies for covering our district during this years conference parade and party.  During the daytime Rescue 2 and Engine 5 covered our district while our members attended the parade.  Each year after the parade the company throws a party for the members to thank them for all their hard work.  During the party Rescue 25-6 from Talleyville and Harrington and Odessa covered our district until midnight and then Harrington and Odeesa covered until 6am the next morning.  The crews from Harrington and Odessa staffed our engine and ladder.  The crews covering during the party handled a investigation for a report of an explosion on Longridge Rd.  Again Thank You all for all your dedication!    


 
Engine 5 & Rescue 2 covering sta 45
   Engine 5 & Rescue 2 covering sta 45
   
COMPANY WINS THREE AWARDS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE PARADE
Saturday, September 13, 2014 
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During the 2014 Annual DVFA Conference parade the company was awarded 3 trophies.  The parade marks the end of each years conference and is held on State St. in Dover.  The company recieved awards for 4th Best Appearing Marching Unit w/o Music, 3rd Best Appearing Color Guard and Best appearing Jr. Miss Fire Prevention - Lauren Barkley.  The company had 57 members attend this years parade.  The officers would like to thank everyone who helped cleaned trucks over the last 3 weeks and took part in the parade.  Congratulations to the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna for taking the award for Best Appearing Marching Unit with Music and to the Harrington Vol. Fire Company for their award for Best Appearing Marching Unit w/o Music.


 
Company Photo
   Company Photo
A/C CARROW AT PRE-JUDGING
   A/C CARROW AT PRE-JUDGING
MEMBERS ATTEND HOT TRAINING
Friday, September 12, 2014 
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Nine members of the company attended this years HOT Training.  The class is put on by the DVFA as part of their continuing education classes held each year duringt he conference.  This years class was Advanced RIT for the collpase of burning buildings.  The class was instructed by Robert Murray & Associates. Members from Clayton that attended the class were: Deputy Chief Robert Davis, Assistant Chief Mike Lucas, captain Wes Davis, Past Chief Jeff Hurlock, Firefighters- Dave Ross, Aaron Robinson, Dylan Chambers, Jonathan Burnett and Skip Demczak.  The members that attended the class would like to thank all those who were involved in bringing this class to the area.   Photos courtesy of Robin Andino from Sta 41.  


 
   
   
COMPANY ATTEND ANNUAL 9/11 MEMORIAL
   
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Once again this year the Smyrna/Clayton community came together to honor and remember all those who perished in the September 11 Terriorist Attack -  the 37 Police Officers of the Port Aurhority of NY&NJ, 23 Police Officer of the NYPD and the 343 members of the FDNY.  This years event was well attend as usual by members of the local fire, police ems agencies and the public.  Fire/EMS companies in attendance were Citizens Hose Co of Smyrna, Clayton Fire Company, Leipsic Fire Co., Dover Fire Dept., Townsend Fire Co., Odessa Fire Co., Volunteer Hose of Middletown, American Legion Ambulance.  Police Departments from Smyrna and Clayton Police.  Also in attendence were several political leaders from the area.  The Clayton Fire Company had 21 members attend this years event.   


 
LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
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Thursday evening at 19:49 the station was dispatched for a large outside fire a 400 Oak Hill School Rd.  With members in the station Command 45 w/Deputy Chief Davis and Brush 45 w/5, AC Lucas were on the street in a minute.  Command 45, Brush 45 and Engine 45-4 w/6, Capt Wes Davis arrived to find two large brush piles on fire at the edge of a wooded area.  Crews went to work extinquishing the fires.  Command reguested an additional engine from the station, Engine 45-3 w/8, Capt. Harrington responded and the next due tanker, Sta 26 was dispatched.  Units worked for about 35 minutes to bring the fire under control.  Units worked along with the home owner with a back hoe to overhaul the area.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 21:46.  Deouty Chief Davis had the OakHill School Road Command.  Clayton had 28 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Brush 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, Tanker 26.   


 
NATION PREPARES TO REMEMBER EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
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As the nation is about to remember the 13th anniversary of the terrorists attacks on our nation on september 11, 2001 we pause to remember those member of the emergency services that made the extreme sacrifice on that day.  The nation will be remembering the close to 3000 people that were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Peneagon and Shanksville Pa.  Those in emergency services remember the 343 members of the FDNY, 37 Port Authority Police Officers and 23 members of the NYPD that were killed that day.  Like many area's around the nation the Smyrna/Clayton area will be holding their annual memorial service on Thursday September 11 at 7pm in front of the Citizens Hose Company at 107 W. Commerce St in Smyrna.  The public is invited and encourage to attend.  Members of the company that are palnning on attending are asked to be at the station prior to 6:30pm in Class D uniform (BDU's and company t-shirt).  The company will be attending as a group.  Let us Never Forget!!!


 
   
   
CONNOR MAHONEY NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Pres. Sawyer, Connor Mahoney and Chief Johnson
   Pres. Sawyer, Connor Mahoney and Chief
      Johnson
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 
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During the September company meeting President sawyer and Chief Johnson named Firefighter Connor Mahoney as Member of the Month for August 2014.  During the month of August Connor attended the following;  9 out of 17 alarms, 11 misc events, and the company meeting for a total of 22 point for the month.  He has accumilated 231 points for the point year 2014.  The officers and company would like to congratulate Connor on his award.


 
GUN'S AND HOSES CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
Monday, September 8, 2014 
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If your looking for a great evening out and want to supprt a great cause come out Monday September 22nd to the George Wright Municpal park and watch the Clayton Fire Company and Police take on their counterparts from the Smyrna Fire Company and Police Department in a charity softball game to support the Smyrna/Clayton PAL.  All proceeds will help support athletic league events.  The game starts at 6pm and will be followed by a home run derby.  There will also be vendors will selling food.  There will also be a T-shirts on sale for $20 each.  The public is welcome and encouraged to come out a cheer on their favorite firefighter or police officer.  For questions contact Senior PFC Brandon Dunning at the Smyrna Police Department at 302-653-9217   


 
   
   
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR CHICKEN BBQ
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
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The Clayton and Hartly Fire Companies would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our first combined Chicken BBQ.  The event was held on Sunday September 7 from 10am til 2pm.  But work started intot he early morning hours with preparing the food.  The group sold over 300 chicken dinners.  Well over 40 members form both companies help at one time or another with the fund raiser and coordinators would like to thank all the members of the Hartly and Claytom fire companies for all their help.


 
   
   
ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB AND SHRIMP FEAST
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
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The Clayton Fire Company will be once again holding it's annual crab and shrimp feast on Sunday September 28, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Clayton Fire Company.  The cost is $40.00 per person and includes all you can eat steamed crabs, and shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, draft beer and soda's.  At 4:00pm we will have the Eagles vs 49er's game on our large screen TV.  Also at 4:00pm a cash bar only will be available.  For questions please call us at 302-632-3445.    


 
   
   
HOUSE FIRE SEWELL BRANCH ROAD DAMAGES DECK
Saturday, September 6, 2014 
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Saturday afternoon just before dinner at 17:22 Sta 45 and Tanker Co. 51 were dispatched for the residental structure fire at 2058 Sewell Branch Road.  Units responding were advised the caller reported a gas grill on the rear deck on fire.  Command 45 w/Chief Johnson arrived at 17:34 with a 2 story split level and established command.  Engine 45-3 w/7, Capt. Davis arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment dropping a supply line at the end of the driveway and stretched a line.  Quint 45 w/4, Capt. Harrington arrived behind the engine and took the first special services.  Crews located a fire on the rear deck that had been extinquished by the homeowner.  Crews checked for extension and placed the scene under control at 17:37 hold units on scene.  Also responding on the call was Rescue 45, w/5 Past Chief Lightcap and Engine 45-4 w/5, AC Carrow, Engine 51-3 and Tanker 51.  The fire Marshals office responded to the scene.  Chief Johnson had the Sewell Branch Road Command,  Clayton had 30 members respond on the call. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 18:01.  Units responding Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 51-3, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 51, Sta 45 Fire Police and FM28 (Brode) 


 
   
   
HOUSE FIRE HERITAGE TRACE
Saturday, September 6, 2014 
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Saturday morning September 6 at 09:53 Sta 45 and Rescue Co, 43 were dispatched for the residental structure fire at 61 E. Constitution Dr in Heritage Trace.  Immediately after the intial dispatched Kent Center upgrading the call to a possible working alarm adding Rescue 44, Sta 51 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6.  Units responding were advised they recieved a call from the alarm company reporting a AFA and that they had made contact with the homeowner reporting the kitchen on fire.  Command 45 w/Chief Johnson arrived at 10:03 with 2 story SFD and established command.  Engine 45-3  w/6, Capt Wes Davis arrived behind the chief took the first due engine assignment securing a water supply and stretching the line.  Quint 45 w/5, Past Chief Lightcap arrived behind the engine and took the first due special services.  Engine 43-2 w/ AC Whitby and Rescue 45 w/7, Past Chief Carrow arrived behind each other engine 43 took the second due Engine assignment while Rescue 45 staged.  EMS staged on Constitution Dr.  Crews located a fire in the kitchen that had been knocked down by the homeowner and quickly reported under control.  Command place the box under controil at 10:11 holding the first engine and special services.  Engine 45-4 w/5, Firefigter Hoffecker,  Engine 51-3, Rescue 44 and Rescue 43 also made the response but were cancelled enroute.  Clayton had 33 members respond on the call.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 10:38.  The State Fire Marshal responded on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Engine 45-3, 45-4, 43-2, Quint 45, Rescue's 45, 43, 44, Ambulance C-64 KM6A, KM5A, FM28 (Brode)


 
   
   
SCHOOL IS BACK USE CAUTION
Saturday, August 23, 2014 
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With schools starting back the Clayton Fire Company wiould like to remind everyone to please use caution when traveling through the area.   The Smyrna School District and Providence Creek Academy will begin classes on Monday August 25th.   


 
   
   
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