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MEMBERS TAKE PART IN SEAFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT BURN CAMP SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Sunday, August 17, 2014 
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Once again this years members played in the Seaford Fire Department Burn Camp Softball Tournament during the Aug 16 & 17 weeeknd.  Although the team di dnot place in this years tournament they had a great time.  The team ended up going 1 for 3 in the tournament .  This years time was the youngest team the company has ever fielded with an average age of 20, with several of the players this being their first time playing.  All the members of the team are active firefighters with the company.  The team was made up of; Co-Captians Asst Chief Mike Lucas and Alex Carrow and firefighters Jack Davis, Frank Sacco, Ken Rife, Joe Rigney, Joey Rigney, David McGuire, Brian Johnson, Jake Lucas, Jeff Manges, DJ Correll, Dakota Correll, Ryan Womax, John Barkley, Ryan Owens.  Congratulations to all the teams who took part in this years event with special congratulations to Talleyville who won the competative division and Cheswold who won the non-competative division.  congratulations to Gary Everage for his second place win in the home run derby Friday night.   


 
Clayton fire Company Team
   Clayton fire Company Team
   
CREWS RESPOND TO TRAILER FIRE IN CLAYTON COURTS
Saturday, August 16, 2014 
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Saturday morning just before lunch at 11:41 Sta 45 and Rescue Co. Sta 44 were dispatched to the trailer fire at 13 Clayton Dr. in Clayton Courts.  Units responding were advised the caller was reporting a possible fire under the trailer.  Deputy Chief Davis arrived and found a single wide manufactored home and established command.  Engine 45-3 w/5 Capt. Harrington arrived and took the first due engine assignment. Quint 45 w/5 Past Chief Lightcap arrived behind the engine and took the frist due special services.  Rescue 45 w/6, Firefighter Ray Johnson had the second due engine assignment.  The engine crew located and active fire under the trailer with light smoke in the trailer.  Searches were negative and the fire was confirned to under the trailer.  Engine 45-4 w/3, Firefighter Timmons along with Rescue 44 and Engine 44-3 staged at Clayton Dr & Angola Cir.  Command placed the scene under control at 12:01 and returned Sta 44 units.  The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marhals Office.  Deputy Chief Davis had the Clayton Drive Command.  Clayton had 41 members respond on the call. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 12:32.  Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Rescue's 45 & 44, Quint 45, FM28 (Brode), Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police, Clayton PD. 


 
MIKE LUCAS NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
   
Friday, August 15, 2014 
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During the regular company meeting in August President Sawyer and Chief Johnson named Assistant Chief Mike Lucas as memebr of the month for July 2014.  During the month of July Assistant Chief Lucas attended the following; 16 out of 21 alarms, 3 fund raiser events, 1 in service drill, 5 misc events, the company meeting for a total of 28 points for the month of July.  He has attained 204 points for the year 2014.  congratulations to Assistant Chief Lucas. 


 
COMPANY WELCOMES 6 NEW MEMBERS
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 
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During the August Company Meeting the company welcomed 6 new members.  The new memebrs are Junior Members Stanley Anyika, Lennex Escher, Jeffrey Manges, Regular Members Charles Woloszyn and James Miller and Associate Member Allen Atkins.  The officers and members would like to welcome all six of these gentlemen into the Clayton Fire Company family and wish them success as they go forward. 


 
Allen Atkins
   Allen Atkins
Charles Woloszyn
   Charles Woloszyn
THANK YOU CAMDEN WYOMING FOR COVERING OUR FIRST DUE
Crew from Engine 41-1
   Crew from Engine 41-1
Saturday, August 9, 2014 
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The officers and members would like to thank the engine crew from 41-1 for covering our first due saturday while our members enjoted our annual picnic.  while they did not handle any calls hopefully they enjoyed theirself. 


 
MEMBERS ENJOY COMPANY PICNIC
Saturday, August 9, 2014 
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Under bright sunny sky's over 60 members and their families from the fire company and the ladies auxiliary enjoy the companies annual picnic.  This years event was again held at Jay and Theresa Hurlocks house.  The members got to enjoy great food and plenty of fun in the pool and the water slide.  The picnic began at 1pm and ran into the late evening.  The company would like to thank everyone that came out and again that Jay & Theresa for hosting the party.  A special thank you to the crew from Engine 41 from Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. for covering our first due so our members could take the afternoon off. 


 
   
   
MVC MILLINGTON RD
Thursday, August 7, 2014 
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Thursday morning just after midnight at 00:05 Sta 45 was dispatched for the washdown as a result of an MVC on Milington Rd just e/o Daisy Rd. Command 45 w/ AC Lucas, Engine 45-3 w/5, Capt Harrington and Rescue 45 w/7, AC Carrow arrived to find a pickup truck partially off the roadway into several trees with the occupant out of the vehicle. Command requested BLS to check the operator for possible injuries.  The crews from both units secured the vehicle and cleared debri off the roadway.  Ambulance A-64 transported one to KGH.  Command placed the scene under control at 00:28.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 01:11,  Assistant Chief Lucas had the Millington Road Command.  Units responding; Command 45, Engien 45-3, Rescue 45, A-64, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD, DSP.  


 
   
   
QUINT TAKES PART IN NIGHT OUT
Thursday, August 7, 2014 
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Quint 45 with a crew of 7 took part in the annual "Night Out" in Smyrna Thursday night.  Night out is a nationally recognized event dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs.  The event is co-sponsored by the Smyrna and Clayton Police Departments and was held in downtown Smyrna.  The event is attended by several hundred people each year.  The crew was made up of Robert Faulkner, Steve Marynowicz, Amber Johnson, Connor Mahoney, John Simmons, Craig Synder and Assist Chief Lucas.


 
   
   
ENGINE COVERS CHESWOLD FOR THEIR ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
   
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
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Engine 45-4 with a crew of six covered the Cheswold first due on Sunday while their members enjoyed their annual company picnic.  The engine was there from noon until about 6pm.  While there the crew did not handle any calls but had a great time interacting with their brothers and sisters from Cheswold.  The crew would like to thank Cheswold for their hospitality.  The crew consisted of operator Benny O'Neal, Capt. Mike Harrington and firefighters PC Wes Davis, Connor Mahoney, Craig Snyder and Dakota Correll.


 
BRUSH PIECE ASSIST SMYRNA WITH LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE
   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
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Wednesday evening at 21:01 the station was dispatched for a brush piece assist Sta 44 Smyrna with a large outside fire on Rabbit Chase Rd n/o Brenford Rd in Smyrna.  Brush 45 w/5, DC Davis arrived at 21:11 to find Smyrna units with a very large pile of square hay bales on fire.  The fire was located in a remote area of a field with limited access.  The crews from Sta 44 along with Brush 45 and Brush 53 went to work making sure the fire was contained within the pile of hay bales.  The fire was left to burn its self out which it did within a day or so.  Brush 45 was back in quarters at 00:12.  Clayton had 39 members respond on the call.  Assistant Chief Pappas (44-16) had the command.  Units that responded Brush 44-0, Engine's 44-3,44-4, Rescue 44, Tanker 44, Utility 44-10, Brush 45-1, Brush 53-0, FM-28 (Brode), DNREC, Sta 44 & 45 fire police,  Photo courtesy Smyrna/Clayton Suntimes.


 
COMPANY WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER
   
Friday, July 25, 2014 
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The officers and members of the company would like to welcome its newest member into the fire company family.  Kaleigh Emma Martin was born on todays date at 11:18am at the Christiana Hospital.  Kaleigh Emma entered this world at 5Lbs 13oz and was 18 3/4" long.  She is the first daughter of Firefighter Sean Martin and his fiancee' Kelly Chillas.  Both mom and daughter are doing fine.  Kaleigh Emma is also the grand daughter of Kent County Paramedic Bruce Chillas.  Congratulations to the Martin/Chillas families.


 
LADDER COVERS MIDDLETOWN FOR THEIR ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
   
Saturday, July 19, 2014 
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Quint 45 covered the Middletown local on Saturday July 19 from noon til about 8pm while their members enjoyed their annual picnic.  While there the crew didn't handle any calls however had a great time.  The crew consisted of Driver Joey O'Neal, Officer Lt. John Pridemore and Fireifghters Dylan Chambers, Joey Rigney, Josh Klinger and Amber Johnson.  The crew would like to thank Middletown for their hospitality and the invite to cover their district.


 
MVC HARVEY STRAUGHN RD
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 
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Wednesday evening just prior to dinner at 17:53 Sta 45 and Amb 64 were dispatched for the MVC with injuries at 1727 Harvey Straughn Rd.  Command 45 w/ Capt Harrington, Rescue 45 w/7, AC Lucas and B-64 arrived to find a single vehicle in the ditch with one subject injured.  The crew from the rescue secured the vehicle while BLS treated the patient.  The subject was transported to Smyrna/Clayton ER by B-64.  Command returned Engine 45-4 w/7, PC Lightcap and Brush 45 w/4, FF Joey Rigney prior to arrival.  Capt. Harrington had the Harvey Straughn Road Command.  Clayton had 34 members respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, A&B 64, Sta 45 Fire Police. 


 
   
   
COMPANY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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The company welcomed its newest members at the company meeting.  Associate member John Lightcap joined the company during the July company meeting   During the June company meeting the company welcomed Associate Member Heather McKelvey and Firefighter David McGuire.  We would like to again welcome all three into the fire company family and wish them success for years to come. 


 
Heather McKelvey
   Heather McKelvey
David McGuire
   David McGuire
BENNY O'NEAL NAMED MEMEBR OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
   
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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During the regular monthly meeting in July President Sawyer named Life Member Harry B. O'Neal as member of the month for June 2014.  During the month of June Benny attended the following; 13 out of 24 calls, 5 misc events, 4 in service training, 1 uniformed event and the company meeting for a total of 30 points for the month of June and 184 points for the point year.  The officers and members would like to congratulate Benny for his award and his dedicated service to the company and the community. 


 
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