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CLAYTON WINS 1ST PLACE IN LOWER BRACKET AT SEAFORD VOL. FIRE CO. ANNUAL BURN CAMP SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
   
Sunday, August 21, 2016 
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For the Second year in a row the fire company softball team came in 1st place in the lower bracket at the 35th Annual Seaford Vol. Fire Co. Burn Camp Softball Tournament. After starting out their Saturday morning with back to back loses the team rattled out a win Saturday night to send them to Sunday of the tournament then rattled out 4 straight wins to win their bracket. The true winners were the kids who suffer from burn injuries that the money goes towards to help with things like their annual Burn Camp. Congratulations to LIttle Creek Fire Company who again won the upper division at the tournament and our neighbors from Citizens Hose Co. who finished in 4th place in our bracket. Team members were, Coach Brian Johnson, players were Alex Carrow, DJ Correll, Dakota Correll, Jack Davis, Pete Duca, Matt Jacobs, Jake Lucas, Jeff Mangess, Dave McGuire, Ryan Owens, Kenny Rife, Frank Sacco Iv, Jason Sacco, Dan Stewart.

 
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO LOCAL HOSPITAL
Friday, August 19, 2016 
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Friday AFTERNOON AT 16:59 THE STATION ALONG WITH AMBULANCE 64, km6 AND trooper 4 were dispatched for the traffic accident involving a motorcycle on Blackbird Forrest Rd just south of Clayton Delaney Rd. Rescue 45 w/6, Capt. Wes Davis arrived behind EMS units and assisted with patient care and securing the motorcycle. Engine 45-4 w/6, Past Chief Jeff Lightcap and Brush 45 w/3, Lt. Craig Snyder also responded. The patient was transported to KGH by Ambulance 64 with half of KM6. Clayton had 24 members respond on the call. Units responding; Rescue 45, Engine 45-4, Brush 45, B-64, KM6m KM5, Trooper 4 and Sta 45 Fire Police. Photo's courtesy Joe Jones Sta 45.

 
   
   
ROPES AND RIGGING TRAINING
Monday, August 15, 2016 
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As part of the fire companies on-going training program on Monday night Capt. Wes Davis gave a class on how to tie various knots and what they are used for. The class is one taught ever year so members can maintain a level of proficiency in knots and their usage. 35 members attended the class which ended in a rescue from the roof of the fire station. Capt. Davis stated "knots are something we do not use often, but it as important has keeping our skill level up on how to extinguish fires".

 
Capt. Davis addressing the class
   Capt. Davis addressing the class
Capt. Carrow assisting tow members on tieing a clove hitch
   Capt. Carrow assisting tow members on
      tieing a clove hitch
RESIDENTAL STRUCTURE FIRE HOLLETTS CORNER RD
Sunday, August 14, 2016 
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Sunday afternoon at 16:09 Station 45 and Tanker Company Station 2 Millington Md were dispatched for the residential structure fire at 1440 Holletts Corner Rd. Command 45 w/Capt. Frank Sacco arrived to find a electrical meter box next to a one story Single family dwelling on fire. Engine 45-3 w/5, Capt. Alex Carrow arrived behind the chiefs vehicle secured a water supply and stretched a hand line. Quint 45 w/5, Crew Leader Jack Davis arrived behind the engine and their crew checked the interior of the residence and the interior of a second single family dwelling, both residences were feed off the same meter box. Rescue 45 w/5, Lt Craig Snyder and Engine 45-4 w/7, Capt. Wes Davis arrived staged on the roadway with Tanker 2 and sent their manpower to the scene. All checks were negative on the residences. The crew pulled the meter and requested the electric company to respond. Command placed the scene under control holding the 45 units. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters at 17:25. Clayton had 33 members respond on the call. Units responding: Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, KCMD E-2, Quint 45, Rescue 45, Tanker 2, DEC. Pictures courtesy Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
   
   
CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY 1ST ANNUAL RUNNING HOT 5K RUN/WALK LIVES UP TO ITS NAME
Saturday, August 13, 2016 
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Under a bright sun and blazing temperatures the company held its 1st Annual Running Hot Run/Walk. The first year was a huge success with about 110 runners/walkers taking part. The event was put on by Trisports Charitable Events. All that attended seemed to have a good time considering the high temps. After the race awards were given out for several different age groups. The company would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the company during this event. Please keep an eye out for next summer for our 2nd annual event. A special thank you to the Little Creek Fire Company for the use of the decon showers to cool the runners down, Clayton Police, Smyrna Fire Company & Clayton Fire Company for help with traffic and the members of the company that helped work the event. Photo's courtesy Trisports Charitable Events website.

 
   
   
FIRST ANNUAL CFC RUNNING HOT 5K RUN/WALK
Saturday, August 13, 2016 
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Don't miss being part of the Clayton Fire Companies 1st Annual Running Hot 5K Run/walk. the event will be held on Saturday August 13th at 9am at the Clayton Fire Company 300 East St. This is a Tri-Sports Championship Series Event. Reistration begins at 8am. Registration is $20 per person before August 6th and $25 after that date. Please visit Tri Sports Charitable Events for additional information and to register. Don't miss this exciting event.

 
TRi Sports Web Site
   
   
ALEX CARROW AWARDED LINDA LIGHTCAP SCHOLARSHIP DURING AUGUST COMPANY MEETING
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 
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During the August company meeting Captain Alex Carrow was awarded the Linda Lightcap Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship amounts to $1,000.00. Alex is a 2006 graduate from Smyrna High School and is currently employed by the City of Dover as a Fire Dispatcher. He will begin attending Delaware Technical and Community College in the fall of this year where he will be obtaining his Associates Degree in Home Land Security. The Linda Lightcap Scholarship Award is named after Ladies Auxiliary Member Linda Lightcap who passed away in the mid 1990's. Linda was very active in the ladies Auxiliary as is her family in the company. Her husband Robert is a Past President, her son Jeff is a Past Chief and her daughter Sharon is a member of the ladies Auxiliary. Congratulations to Alex on his award.

 
   
   
JOEY O'NEAL NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 
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During the regular monthly meeting on August 9 President Faulkner named Firefighter Joey O'Neal as member of the month for July 2016. During the month Joey attended the following; 5 our of 19 alarms, 17 Fund Raiser events, 1 misc event, I company drill and the company meeting. He collected a total of 27 point for the month of July and 202 points for 2016. Congratulations to Joey and Thank you for your dedication.

 
COMPANY WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER
Friday, August 5, 2016 
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The Clayton Fire Company family is welcoming its newest member with the birth of Michaela Alice McGuire. Michaela Alice was born on August 4 at 11:58pm at Christiana Hospital. She weighted in 7Lbs 3oz and was 21" long. Michaela Alice is the 3rd daughter of members David and Heather McGuire. She will be welcomed home by big sisters Paige and Abigail. The officers and members of the company would like to congratulate the McGuire family on their new addition.

 
   
   
CONGRATULATIONS SARAH DAVIS
Saturday, July 30, 2016 
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The Officers and Members of the company would like to congratulate Firefighter Sarah E. Davis on her graduation with a Associates of Arts Health Administration/Electronic Health Records from Phoenix University this past Saturday. Sarah has been working in the health field for several years while getting her degree. Congratulations Sarah.

 
Sarah E. Davis
   Sarah E. Davis
   
RESIDENTAL STRUCTURE FIRE
Saturday, July 30, 2016 
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Saturday Evening as the crew from Quint 45 was getting back from a pre-arranged cover up to Middletown at 20:28 the station along with Tanker Company KCMD Sta 2, Rescue Company Sta 44, Sta 26 for the RIT and EMS units from Amb 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the residential structure fire at 2391 Hollets Corner Road. We a crew in the station Command 45 w/ Capt. Alex Carrow and Engine 45-3 w/4, Firefighter Jason Sacco were on the street in under a minute followed shortly by Quint 45 w/4, Capt. Frank Sacco, Rescue 45 w/7, Capt. Wes Davis and Engine 45-4 w/5, Lt. Craig Snyder. Responding units were advised the caller was reporting the rear of the house on fire. Command 45 arrived to find a one story double wide manufactured home with several additions with smoke showing and reported all occupants were out of the structure. This was quickly upgraded to fire showing from the A/B end of the residence during the OIC's 360. Engine 45-3 arrived secured a water supply and stretched the hand line through the front door where they encountered smoke conditions. Quint 45 arrived a minute behind the engine and stretched a second hand line to the A/B end of the structure where they made entry through a second front door and encountered several rooms off in an addition to the main house. Engine 44-4 w/Lt. Hufford was assigned the primary search. Rescue 44 w/ Capt. Neeld arrived and was assigned the roof to ventilate. Rescue 45 arrived and was assigned to assist attack crews with opening up. The crew from Quint 45 encounter fire conditions and while advancing the officer partially fell through the floor. Command ordered all crews out of the structure where they completed an accountability of the crew and evaluated the condition of the floor before allowing units to re-enter to completed extinguishment. The crew from KCMD E-2 stretched a 3rd line to the rear of the structure for fire that was found in the craw space under the house. Additional units assisted with RIT, water supply and manpower for overhaul. Crews were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes. The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office. Captain Alex Carrow had the Hollett's Corner Road Command. Engine 43 covered Station 45 during the alarm. The last Clayton unit was back in quarters just after 23:00. Clayton had 30 members respond on the call. Units responding; Command 45, Engines 45-3,45-4,44-3,44-4,26-2,KCMD E-2, Quint 45, Rescues 45 & 44, KCMD Tanker 2,B-64, KM6, FM-12 (Bullock). Sta 45 Fire Police. Photo's courtesy Mike Carroll and Joe Jones Sta 45.

 
   
   
GAS LEAK OUTSIDE
Friday, July 29, 2016 
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Friday afternoon at 12:55 the station was dispatched for a gas odor outside at School Ln & Wheatley's Pond Rd in Clayton. The location is a combined Chesapeake Utilities and Eastern Shore Energy facility with three large propane storage tanks on site. Command 45 w/Capt. Carrow arrived on dispatch and reported an active leak from a pipe running from one of the storage tanks. Engine 45-3 w/4, Chief Carrow Arrived and secured a water supply and stretched a 1 3/4" hand line and began applying water to the vapor cloud that was being released. Engine 45-4 w/7, Past Chief Hurlock arrived secured the water supply to 45-3 and their crew placed a second 1 3/4" hand line in service along with the first line. Rescue 45 w/5, Firefighter Kevin Crews arrived and assisted with hand lines. Upon arrival of Chesapeake Utilities the tech advised that the relief value had went off but could not reseat. Eventually they were able to isolate the relief value and stop the leak however there was still product that had to be removed from the piping. A decision was made to attempt to control release the remaining product and apply water while doing so. With the understanding this would be a prolong incident, command requested additional manpower from Sta 44, a coverup from KCMD Sta. 2 Millington and Sta 51 for their rehab unit due to the extreme heat. After attempting the control release a decision was then made that this would not be the best way and a request was made for a tank truck to pump off the remaining product. Crews were on scene for about 3 hours for the incident. The cover up engine from Millington was requested into the scene for additional manpower. During the incident several streets in the area were blocked off as was a Norfolk Southern Rail Line that ran next to the site. All units were back in quarters by 1630. Clayton had 26 members respond on the call. Captain Carrow had the School Lane Command. Units responding; Command 45, Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-4, KCMD E-2, Rescue 45, Utility 45, Light & Air 51, Sta 45 & 44 Fire Police, Clayton PD, Chesepeake Utilitis and Eastern Shore Energy. Photo's courtesy Jerry Hull Sta 45.

 
   
   
ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB & SHRIMP FEAST
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 
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The Clayton Fire Company will be holding its second All You Can Eat Crab and Shrimp Feast on Saturday August 27th. The event will be at the Clayton Fire Company at 300 East St from 4pm to 7pm. The cost is $45 per person in advance. Included with the crabs and shrimp are hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, draft beer, soda's. Tickets go fast so call 302-270-8943 as soon as possible. Don't miss this event.

 
   
   
ENGINE COVERS LEWES AS THEIR MEMBERS PREPARE TO BURY ONE OF THEIR OWN
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
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With hearts broken in the Delaware Fire service and more so in the Lewes Fire Dept. companies from up and down the state have been covering the Lewes Fire District for their members as they mourn the passing of Fire Fighter Tim McClanahan. Fire McClanahan was killed during a training accident on Monday evening with the Delaware Air Rescue Team for which he was a member of. On Wednesday Engine 45-3 with a crew of 6 made the almost 1.5 hour trip to Lewes Station 2 where they stood by from 12 noon to midnight. During that time the engine handled 5 calls. The officers and Members would like again express their deepest sympathy to the Lewes Fire Dept. and the McClanahan Family.

 
   
   
HONORING OUR FALLEN BROTHER
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 
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The Delaware Fire Service came out in full force following the LODD of Firefighter Tim McClanahan from Lewes Fire Dept. on Monday evening. On Tuesday morning the members of the Lewes Fire Dept. lead by members of the DSP motorcycle unit escorted the body of Firefighter McClanahan to Wilmington. During that trip companies from up and down the state showed their sympathy and honor for Firefighter McClanahan by lining the roadways and over passes along the way. On Wednesday this again was done as Firefighter McClanahan's body was returned to Lewes to be prepared for burial. On Wednesday the motorcade stretched out for miles as almost 100 pieces of equipment joined the Lewes Fire Dept. in bring him home. Services are scheduled for Saturday evening with a view at the Parsell Funeral Home in Lewes and a Firefighters Funeral on Sunday at the Cape Henlophen High School.

 
   
   
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