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BOAT FIRE EXTENDS INTO HOUSE
Saturday, August 1, 2015 
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Saturday afternoon at 3:23pm Sta 45 was dispatched for the boat on fire at 206 N Canvasback Ct in the Pheasant Point Development. Command 45 w/ Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 W/4, Capt. Ray Johnson marked up. While enroute Kent Center advised units that they were now recieving calls reporting the fire had extended into the residence. Command 45 went on scene a moment later confirmed a trailered boat on fire next to the residence with extension into a 2 1/2 SFD and requested the working fire upgrade. The working fire upgrade brought Sta 44 for the Ladder Co and Tanker, Sta 51 for the RIT, Amb 64 and KM6. Engine 45-3 arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment stretching an attack line. Quint 45 w/6, Fireifghter Jack Davis arrived behind the engine and took the first due Special Services. Engine 45-4 w/3 Firefighter DJ Correll, Tanker 44 w/Lt. Hufford and Engine 44-3 w/Asst. Chief Neeld arrived the tanker supplied 45-3 while the engine crew from 44-3 was assigned to check the residence for extension. Rescue 45 w/4, Firefighter Joey Rigney and Ladder 44 arrived and assisted with various tasks on the scene. Crews made quick work of the fire. Command reduced the assignment to Sta 45 & 44 units and had 51-3 reassign to cover Sta 45. EMS units staged on the scene. The fire did moderate damage to the Bravo side of the residence with only smoke extending into the residence. The scene was placed under control at 15:54. EMS evaluated one resident who refused treatment. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office. Clayton had 28 members respond on the call. The Last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 16:33. Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 51-3, Quint 45, Ladder 44, Rescue 45, Tanker 44, D-64, KM6, FM14 (Coulbourne), Clayton PD. Sta 26 was dispatched to cover Sta 45 but was cancelled when 51-3 was cleared to cover Sta 45. Photo's courtesy Gene Shaner and Jerry Hull.


 
   
   
NEW ADDITION TO THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY FAMILY
Kendal Jane Jacobs
   Kendal Jane Jacobs
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
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The Clayton Fire Company is happy to welcome Kendal Jane Jacobs in the family Kendal is the daughter of Associate Member Matt Jacobs and his girlfriend Morgan Lucas and is also the granddaughter of Deputy Chief Mike Lucas. Kendal came into this world on todays date at 10:45 this morning. Kendal weighted in at 8 Lbs and was 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing fine. The company would like to congratulate Morgan and Matt and wish them much happiness as they start their new family.

 
CONGRATULATIONS DJ RIGNEY ON GRADUATION FROM THE US ARMY BASIC COMBAT TRAINING
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
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The officers and members of the company are happy to announce the graduation of Firefighter DJ Rigney from the US Army Basic Combat Training in Waynesville Missouri.  DJ was surrounded by his family and wife as he graduated with the rest of his class.  DJ will now be going to Fort Lee in Virgina to further his training.  We wish DJ good luck has he continues his service to the United States.  


 
Private DJ Rigney
   Private DJ Rigney
Private Rigney and his wife Niki
   Private Rigney and his wife Niki
LIFE MEMBER JAMIE TURNER TO RETIRE AS DIRECTOR OF DELAWARE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
   
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 
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The company and it's members are extending their whole hearted congratulations to Life Member James E. Turner III who recently announced his retirement as the Director of the Emergency Management Agency.  Jamie has held that position for the last 13 years.  Jamie began his emergency service career as a junior member with our company in the mid 60's before working his way up the ranks to the office of Deputy Fire Chief.  Jamie worked as a dispatcher for sometime with the Delaware State Police before taking a position with the Delaware State Fire School as a Senior Instructor.  After retiring from the fire school Jamie took on the position as the DVFA Executive Secretary which he held for several years.  He was appointed to the position of Director of DEMA in 2002 by then Governor Ruth Ann Minner.  Jamie will be replace by A.J. Schall Fire Chief of the Atena Hose Hook & Ladder of Newark.  We wish Jamie happiness as he enters retired life and hope to see him around the station has he now has more time on his hands.


 
Delaware State News Article

Smyrna/Clayton Suntimes Article
MEMORIAL BRICK SALE
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 
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Anyone interested in purchasing Bricks at our Station Memorial we are once again opening saling bricks.  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*****************************************


 
Memorial Area
   Memorial Area
   
MVC WITH ENTRAPMENT SEWELL BRANCH RD
Monday, July 20, 2015 
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Sunday evening at 20:03 Station 45 and Ambulance 64 were dispatched for the MVC car vs a pole on Sewell Branch Rd south of Millington Rd.  While enroute units were advised that a second caller was reporting the vehicle was overturned with a subject trapped, this report added KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4.  Command 45 with Deputy Chief Mike Lucas arrived confirmed the reports and established command.  Deputy Chief Lucas   requested the next due rescue, Kent County Md Station 2 Millington was alerted.  Rescue 45 w/8, Firefighter Connor Mahoney, Engine 45-4 w/7, Assistant Chief Alex Carrow and Brush 45 w/4 Capt. Ray Johnson arrived went to work stabilizing the vehicle and began extrication.  The patient was freed in about 10 minutes.  Rescue 2 with a crew of 8 was re-directed to establish a landing zone at Millington Road and Sewell Branch Road for Trooper 4.  The victim was transported to CER on Trooper 4.  Engine 45-3 w/8, Past Chief Robbie Johnson also responded and assisted crews on scene.  Clayton had 39 members respond on the call.   Units responding Rescue 45, Engines 45-3,45-4, Brush 45, KCMD R-2, C&D 64, KM6, KM5, Trooper 4 & 2, Sta 45 Fire Police, DSP, CPD, DEC.    


 
   
   
LADDER AND ENGINE ASSIST STA 1 & 27 ON A WORKING HOUSE FIRE
Sunday, July 19, 2015 
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Sunday Morning at 01:04 Station 45 for the Engine and Ladder and Station 44 for the Engine Company were dispatched to assist Sta 1 & 27 Middletown on a working structure fire at 26 Haggis Rd in the Estates of St. Annes.  Quint 45 w/5, Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 w/6, Firefighter Dylan Chambers arrived to find Middletown, Odessa and Townsend units with several handlines and the ladder pipe from Tower 27 in service with heavy fire in a 2 story SFD.  Crews used numerious handlines to bring the fire under control.  The fire also did moderate damage to the exterior of a house immediately next door and minor damage to a house at the rear of the fire building.  First alarm units were Station 1& 27, Engine Company 4 & 24, Rescue Company 26, Engine Co. 44, Ladder Co. 45 and Sta 29 for the RIT.   Middletown Chief Frank Bailey Jr. had the Command.  The last Clayton units was back in quarters at 03:22.  The station had 2 crews remaining in the station during the alarm.  Clayton had 21 members respond on the call.  


 
   
   
LADDER AND ENGINE GO TO TOWNSEND FOR HOUSE FIRE
Thursday, July 16, 2015 
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Wednesday evening just after dinner at 18:07 Kent Center dispatched Sta 44 for the engine and Sta 45 for the ladder and the engine to assist New castle County Sta 26 Townsend on a house fire 277 Thoroughfar Neck Rd. With a crew in the station Quin 45 w/4, Firefighter Connor Mahoney was on the street in a minute follwed closely behind by Engine 45-3 w/7,Deputy Chief Mike Lucas. Townsend Chief Ray Barcus Jr. (26-8) arrived to find a vacant 2 story SFD with visible fire and advised incoming units it would be an exterior operation. The vacant farm was owned by the State of Delaware dated back to 1877 and was known as the Chabbott property. The house was located in a secluded area called Caedar Swamp Wildlife Area and had been burning for awhile when it was reported. Quint 45 was the first unit on scene and took the first due engine assignment stretching a supply line up the lane and placing a handline in service. Additioanl units arrived and assisted with additional lines and establishing a water supply. Stations 1&27 and 4&24 were picked up on the upgrade. The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 20:05. Clayton had 27 members respond on the call. Units responding from Kent County Engines 45-3, 44-3, Quint 45, Tanker 44. Partial photo credit courtesy of Jerry Hull.


 
   
   
QUINT 45 COVERS MIDDLETOWN WHILE THEIR MEMBERS ENJOY THE ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC
Saturday, July 11, 2015 
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Saturday July 11 the Quint with a crew of five covered Volunteer Hose Co of Middletown's first due from noon until 8pm while their members enjoyed their annual summer picnic.  The crew was Driver; Chief Robert Davis, Officer Capt. Wes Davis and Firefigthers Connor Mahoney,Craig Snyder and Dylan Chambers. Citizens Hose Co of Smyrna also stood by with Engine 44-3.  While there both units along with Rescue 27, Engine 1-6, B-27, B-4, A-29, Trooper 4 and several ALS units responded to a MVC with 2 subjects heavly trapped at Summit Birdge Rd & Marl Pit Rd.  The crew from Quint 45 arrived first and went to work with their spreader and O-cutter on one vehicle while the crew from 44-3 went to work on the second.  Rescue 27 and 1-6 arrived and assisted with additional rescue tools and manpower.  One patient was transported to CER by Trooper 4, One was transported to CER by A-29 and the third was promounced at the scene and transported to CER.  Chief Davis had the Summit Bridge Road Command. Additional pictures from the MVC can be found on Volunteer Hose's website at www.vch27.com.     


 
Volunteer Hose Co web site
Engine 44-3 and Quint 45 covering Sta 27
   Engine 44-3 and Quint 45 covering Sta 27
   
LADIES AUXILIARY UPCOMING FUNDRAISER
   
Saturday, July 11, 2015 
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TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!! The Clayton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Mike Hines & The Look Fundraiser on September 12, 2015. The doors will open at 7:30 and the dance party will be from 8pm-Midnight. The cost is $25 per ticket in advance and $30 per ticket at the door. For your convenience, you can also pay by credit card by clicking on the following link: https://ticketriver.com/event/16280. Anyone that pays by credit card using this link will get an exclusive ticket for a chance to win a special door prize! Complimentary snacks and desserts, as well as, one drink from the bar are included in the price of the ticket. A cash bar will also be available. The location is at the Clayton Fire Hall, 300 East Street, Clayton, DE 19938. Don't miss out on a fun night! We anticipate this event to sell out quickly!!!! Must be 18 to attend and 21 to drink alcohol. ID's will be checked at the door and the bar. Please contact Tammy at (302) 653-3934 or any Auxiliary member for more information. All proceeds benefit the Clayton Fire Company. Thanks so much in advance for your continuous support!!!!

 
PAST CHIEF WILSON NAMED TO MAGISTRATE COURT POSITION FOR KENT COUNTY
   
Monday, July 6, 2015 
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The officers and members of the company would like to congratulate Past Chief Kevin Wilson on his recent appointent to a Magistrate Court Judge position for Kent County.  Past Chief Wilson was sworn into his office on Monday July 6th By Chief Magistrate Court Judge James Vaughn Jr. surrounded by approximately 50 family and friends.   


 
ANNUAL SMYRNA/CLAYTON JULY 4TH PARADE
Saturday, July 4, 2015 
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This years Annual Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Parade was held in Smyrna this year. The parade began at 9:30am sharp and lasted til about 11am.  The company as usually took part in the parade.  This year the company had just over 30 members take part in the parade.  Engines 45-3, 45-4, Rescue 45, Quint 45, Command 45 and a pickup truck with the Queens took part in the parade.  The company is also responsible for putting the parade on and had 14 members helping with that. 


 
   
   
BRUSH FIRE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 
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Tuesday afternoon July 1 at 1:51pm the station was dispatched for a small outside fire at 198 Dump Rd which is the Town of Claytons dump site for yard waste. Brush 45 w/3, AC Jeff Hurlock and Engine 45-4 w/4, Captain Wes Davis arrived to find a area of brush piles that were burning and spreading rapidly. Assistant Chief Hurlock established command and requested and additional engine from the station for water supply. Engine 45-3 w/2, FF Jonathan Burnett made the response. Crews brought the fire under control in a few minutes but spent about an hour overhauling the area. 45-3 shuttled several loads of water to the scene and the town public works assisted with a front end loader. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 3:25. Clayton had 12 members respond on the call. Units responding Brush 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, CPD.


 
   
   
LIGHTNING STRIKES STORAGE BUILDING
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
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Tuesday evening around dinner a sevre thunderstorm struck the region causing numerious calls for service in the New Castle area.  At 7:35 Sta 45 and Tanker 44 were dispatched for the small structure on fire at 845 Clayton Delaney Rd.  With a crew in the station Command 45 w/ Chief Robert Davis and Engine 45-3 w/6, Capt. Wes Davis were on the street in a minute followed closely by Quint 45 w.5, Past Chief Johnson. Responding units were advised the caller was reporting his storage shed struck by lightning with fire and smoke showing.  Command 45 arrived to find a 15x15 storage shed with smoke showing and a active fire inside.  Engine 45-3 arrived behind the chief and took the first due engine assignment stretching the supply line and stretching an attack line.  The crew from Quint 45 opened up for the engine crew and checks a large garage next to the fire building for extension.  Engine 45-4 w/7, Past Chief Lightcap, Engine 44-3 arrived and staged on Clayton Delaney Road and sent their crew up to asistwith overhaul.  Tanker 44 picked up the supply line to 45-3.  The fire was quickly brought under control and command reduced the asignment to 45 units.  Damage was limited to the building and its contents. Chief Davis had the Clayton Delaney Road Command.  The state Fire Marshals Office responded and was investigating.  Clayton had 29 members respond on the call.  Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, Quint 45, Tanker 44, FM-13 (Schad). 


 
   
   
THE PASSING OF CHARTER LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBER VIRGINIA CUBBAGE
   
Monday, June 22, 2015 
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Virginia D. Cubbage, of Clayton, passed away on June 22, 2015. She was 86. She was born on May 13, 1929 in Smyrna, DE, the daughter of the late Clifton J. Donovan, Sr and Ethel Csombok Donovan. She graduated from John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna, DE in 1947. She retired in 1990 as the Town Clerk from the Town of Clayton after 30 years of service. She was a Charter Life Member of the Clayton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Ewell’s-St. Paul Methodist Church, Clayton. Virginia was a caring and giving person who took great pride in her home, her flowers, and the Town of Clayton. She loved to read, do needlepoint, and visit with her many friends. She was preceded in her death by her parents, her husband James L. Cubbage, Sr.; her step father James S. Donaway, Sr.; and her brother Clifton J. “Buster” Donovan, Jr. She is survived by her son James L. Cubbage, Jr. (Nancy) of Smyrna; her sister Ethel M. “Peg” Foraker of Wilmington; a brother Rynear S. Donaway (Delores) of Clayton; her loving companion Austin W. Carey of Clayton; grandsons Michael J. Melvin (Shannon) of Locust Grove, GA; Gregory A. Smith (Whitney) of Milton, DE; great grandsons Logan & Noah Smith of Milton, DE; and many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 26 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8:00 PM. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna


 
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