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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*****************************************


 
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS COMPANY AT ANNUAL CRAB FEAST
Sunday, September 28, 2014 
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Sunday afternoon the company held it's annual crab feast and again this year the community came out in a big way to support the fire company.  The crab feast is another of our annual fund raisers used to support the fire company.  This years event was moved to a Sunday but still had over 230 people attend.  The company would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us. Thank you to the 44 members that came out to work this years crab feast and give up their Sunday afternoon.  Also during the crab feast the company held the drawing for our wheel burrow of cheer raffle.  Mathew Skinner from Crumpton Md. was the winner of the raffle.  Thanks you to Matt and everyone who supported our raffle.


 
   
   
COMPANY ATTENDS 9TH ANNUAL TOWNSEND FAIR AND PARADE
Saturday, September 27, 2014 
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Under a beautiful sunny Saturday morning Command 45 and Rescue 45 attended the 9th Annual Townsend Fair and Parade.  The parade through the heart of Townsend lasted about an hour and drew a crowd of hundreds. 


 
   
   
BUILDING PROGRESS
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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With the end of the building project quickly approaching the contractors have been vey busy.  The lobby has been completed and is in use again.  We are back to holding events in our banquet hall.  So far the building is closed in except for the second floor windows above the engine room and the large windows for the stair tower both of these will be completed very shortly.  The utilites are pretty much in with just final hook ups that need to be completed.  The first floor has been drywalled and is just about done being painted.  The second floor is being drywalled and will be painted immediately following that.  Alot of the site work is being completed.  The sidewalks should be completed this week.  The floors in the new engine bay, two storage rooms, floor in the stair tower will be painted the week of October 6th. The old engine room floor will be completed immediately after that.  We are hoping to be doing touch up stuff by November.  Stay in touch for further updates.    


 
   
   
MVC SENDS 5 TO LOCAL HOSPITALS
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
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Tiesday evening at 20:22 Sta 45, Amb 64, Km6, Km5 and Trooper 4 were notified for the MVC involving a motorcycle vehicle reported to be on fire at Millington Rd & Alley Corner Rd.  Command 45 w/AC Carrow arrived at 20:26 confirmed 2 motorcycles and a passenger car involved in the accident with one motorcycle fully involved with both operators ejected, he established Millington Road Command.  Rescue 45 w/6 AC Lucas arrived just behind B-64 splitting the crew with half placing a 1 3/4" line in service for the motorcycle on fire and the other half assisting with patient care.  engien 45-4 w/7, Capt. Davis and Brush 45 w/4, FF Ray Johnson along with C-64 and KM6 arrived and assisted with patient care.  Command reported a total of 5 patients and requested 2 additional BLS units, Sta 43 and A53 (which was on air) responded.  crews on scene treated and packeged all 5 patients for transport.  Trooper 4 transported the Priority 1 to CER with half of KM6 on board.  Ambulance A-53 with half of KM5, B-43 and C-64 transported the remaining 4 patients to KGH in Dover.  Command placed the scene under control at 21:09.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 21:54.  Clayton had 34 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Command 45, Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, Ambulances; B&C-64, A-53, B-43, KM6.KM5, Trooper 4, Trooper 2, Sta 45 Fire Police, CPD, DSP, DELDOT. 


 
   
   
COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE WITH SMOKE SHOWING
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
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Tuesday early morning at 02:57 Sta 45, Ladder Co. and Rescue 44, Engine and Light & Air 51, KCC Md Sta 2 for the Engine, Sta 26 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the commercial structure fire at 77 W. Duck Creek Rd at Hanover Foods all units were advised to use Tac 4.  Responding units were advised Kent Center was recieving multiple calls reporting a working fire with fire coming from the roof area. Command 45 w/ Chief Johnson arrived and reported smoke showing from the roof area and established Hanover Command.  Engine 45-3 w/5, AC Lucas arrived behind the chief established a water supply and took the first due engine assignment stretching the 250' line into the production area..  Quint 45 w/5, AC Carrow arrived took the first due special services and put their main to the roof area and also stretched a 1 3/4" line to the roof area.  Ladder 44 arrived behind the Quint and took the second due special services staging on the A/D corner.  Rescue 45 w/7, PC Lightcap arrived took the second due engine assignment and stretched to line for Ladder 44's crew that was assigned to check the cockloft area.  Additional crews from 45-4, w/6, Lt. Pridemore, Engine 44-3 and Rescue 44 where assigned various tasks.  Kent County Md Engine 2 established RIT, Light & Air 51 set up to re-service breathing air, EMS units established a rehab area.  Remaining equipment stage on Millington Rd.  Crews located fire in the duct work above the oven area of the process room and and around the vent on the roof which was quickly extinquished.  Command placed the scene under control at 03:32 with sta 45 units remaining on scene to overhaul and assit the Fire Marshal and DNREC.  The fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshals Office.  The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 04:21.  Clayton had 37 members respond on the call.  Units responding; Command 45, Engines; 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 26-2, KCCMD E-2, Rescue's 45 & 44, Quint 45, Ladder 44, TeleSquirt 51-7, Light & Air 51, Utility 45, A-64, KM6A, FM-14 (Coulbourne), DNREC, Clayton PD, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police.    


 
   
   
CLAYTON TEAM WINS CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
Monday, September 22, 2014 
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Sometimes Police and Fire don't see eye to eye.  But on Monday evening both came together for a worthy cause.  The 1st Annual Smyrna PAL Charity Softball Game "Guns vs Hoses" was held at the George Wright Park in Smyrna.  The teams were made up of Firefighters and Police Officers from Clayton taking on their counterparts from Smyrna.  In the end the Clayton team prevailed by a score of 35-23.  But the real winner was the Smyrna PAL who raised over $800.00 from the event.  All those involved would like to thank everyone who came out to watch the event and those that worked so hard to put the event on.  Congratulations also to Clayton Firefighter Gary Everage who won the Home Run Derby after the game.  The Clayton team was: Clayton PD members Chief Brian Hill, Lt. Carl Hutson, Sgt Harvey Scott IV, Officers Shawn Rau, Bob Bishop, Phillip Bishop, Danny Hume, Clayton Firefighters; Alex Carrow, Gary Everage, Brian Johnson, Jeff Lightcap, Mike Lucas, Dave McGuire, Kenny Rife, DJ Rigney, Joe Rigney Sr., Frank Sacco IV, Travis Warren, John Barkley, DJ Correll, Dakoyta Correll, Ryan womax, Ryan Owens.  


 
   
   
COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE
Monday, September 22, 2014 
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Monday morning at 9:12 Sta 45 and Ladder Co. 44 were dispatched for the commercial Structure fire at 4877 Wheatley's Pond Rd at the Point of Hope Ctr. Responding units were advised the caller was reporting a burning odor in the building. Command 45 w/ A/C Lucas and Engine 45-3 w/5, PC Lightcap arrived together with 45-3 stretching in and taking the first due engine assignment and Chief Lucas establishing command. Ladder 44 w/AC Jarrell arrived behind 45-3 and took the first due special services followed by Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Davis taking the second due special services. Engine 44-3 w/Capt Rutledge took the second due engine assignment. Rescue 45 w/6, FF N. Williams staged in the parking lot with 45-3 & L-44. Crews from 45-3 and Quint 45 checked the interior while Ladder 44 checked the roof. Crews located an electrical fire in an outlet on the first floor and placed the fire under control. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 09:56. Units responding: Command 45, Engine's 45-3, 44-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescue 45, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police, Clayton PD.

 
   
   
GUN'S AND HOSES CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
Monday, September 22, 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   


 
   
   
CONGRATULATIONS KAREN AND CLAUDE
Saturday, September 20, 2014 
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Saturday afternoon members and friends joined together to witness the union of Firefighter Claude Porterfield and Associate Member Karen Wyre. The wedding took place at Ewell St. Paul Church in Clayton with a reception that immediately followed at the William R. "Ace" Carrow Memorial Hall at the Clayton fire Company. The newly weds with spend their honeymoon in Paris France in October. On behalf of the company we would like to wish them continued happiness.

 
   
   
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.   


 
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