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TIME CHENGE TIME TO CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES
   
Monday, October 20, 2014 
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Sunday morning November 2 at 2am the time changes and goes back an hour.  This is a perfect reminder and time for everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and check their smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.  If anyone does not have a smoke detector or needs batteries they can contact your local fire department who has free detectors and batteries.    


 
BRUSH UNIT AND GATOR GO TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY TO ASSIST TOWNSEND WITH TRAUMATIC INJURY
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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Wednesday morning at 09:24 the station was dispatched for the brush unit and gator to assist New Castle County Sta 26 Townsend with a traumatic injury in the area of 203 LLoyd Guessford Rd in the Blackbird Forest.  EMS units from Townsend and New Castle County Paramedic arrived to find a injuried horse rider in a secluded area with access problems.  Brush 45 & Gator 45 w/4, DC Davis arrived at 09:48 and after unloading the Gator were able to make access to the injuried person and remove them to an awaiting ambulance for transport.  The brush and gator were back in quarters at 10:23.  Clayton had 15 members respond on the call.    


 
   
   
BUILDING PROGRESS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
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We continue to get closer to our completion of the building.  Within the last week the floors in all the engine rooms and storage rooms off the engine rooms have been stripped and the new floor has been put down.  All the loockers were removed and the engine bay walls in the old engine room have been painted and the locker re-installed.  The elevator has been installed and is just about hooked up.  All cement has been completed around the building.  The drop ceiling  in the training room is being installed.   The second floor has dry walled and is just about ready to be painted.  The area for our memorial has beem readied for the monument and we are ordering the engraved brick pavers that have been purchased.  We still look forward to a December completion date.


 
elevator being installed
   elevator being installed
second floor hallway
   second floor hallway
AMBER JOHNSON NAMED MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
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During the regular monthly meeting President Sawyer named Firefighter Amber Johnson as member of the month for September 2014.  During the month of September Amber attended the following 18 out of 25 alarms, 3 fund raiser events, 25 misc events, 1 drill, 2 uniform events, the company meeting for a total of 54 points.  She has accumilated 277 points for the point year 2014.  This marks the second time that Amber has been awarded the member of the month the other being in April 2014.  Congratulations to Amber for her award.


 
   
   
AFA IN A RESIDENCE
Monday, October 13, 2014 
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Monday evening at 21:01 the station was dispatched for a automatic fire alarm in a residence at 304 Christiana River Dr.  Command 45 w/ AC Carrow arrived at 21:05 and after giving his size up established Providence Crossing Command. Engine 45-3 w/7 DC Davis and Quint 45 w/5, AC Lucas arrived behind the command unit are were assigned to check the residence.  Engine 45-4 w/7, Capt. Harrington staged at the hydrant.  Crews found a malfunctioning smoke detector and placed the scene under control at 21:11.  All Clayton units were back in quarters at 21:20.  Clayton had 31 members respond on the call.   


 
45-3 arriving at the scene
   45-3 arriving at the scene
   
MEMORIAL BRICK SALE
Memorial Area
   Memorial Area
Monday, October 13, 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*****************************************


 
BUILDING PROGRESS
Saturday, October 11, 2014 
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The building is progressing nicely and we are still looking forward to being done with the building by late November.  The floors in both engine rooms, compressor room, engineers office, and several storage rooms were painted this week.  The painters will be coming in to paint the walls in both engine rooms next week then the lockers will be put back up and our members will be able to bring their gear back to the station.  The elevator is going in and will be completed next week this will finish the work in the lobby.  The rest of the side walks were poured on Thursday.  The walls in the training room have been painted and they are beginning to put the drop ceiling in.  The drywall is pretty much up on the second floor.  The rest of the exterior windows went in this week.  In the weeks to come the second floor will be painted, doors hung, the walk in cooler will be installed, carpet and flooring will be installed and bathroom fixtures installed.  

 Mark your calenders we have scheduled to have our offical dedication of the new buiding and remodeling of the old building on Saturday December 27, 2014.  We will also have a Masonic Corner Stone Ceremony on Saturday December 13 at 1pm.   


 
   
   
SMALL STORAGE BUILDING
Thursday, October 9, 2014 
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Thursday afternoon October 9th at 1400 Sta 45, Engine Company 44, Tanker Company 26, KCMD Sta 2 for the Rescue and the RIT, Ambulance 64 and KM6 were dispatched for the building fire 2929 Clayton Delaney Rd.  The address is about 13 miles from the closes station.  Units responding were advised the caller was reported a 12'x20' storage building on fire.  Engine 45-3 w/5, PC Carrow arrived at 14:13 and reported the structure on the ground.  Command 45 w/ AC Lucas arrived behind the engine and requced the assignment to Sta 45 units.  Quint 45 w/5, Capt. Davis and Engine 45-4 w/5, FF Shaner arrived and staged on the roadway.  The scene was placed under control at 14:18.  The fire in under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals Office.  The last Clayton unit was in quarters at 15:32.  Clayton had 23 memebrs respond on the call.  Units responding Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-3, 44-4, Quint 45, Tanker 26, KCM Rescue 2, A-64, KM6, Fm28 (Brode).


 
   
   
FIRE PERVENTION VISIT TO CLAYTON ELEMENTARY
Monday, October 6, 2014 
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Once again Fire Prevention Week has arrived and as every year fire departments arround the country are busy with taking their fire prevention message to the millions of school kids and adults across the country.  On Monday Oct 6, the company made their annual trip to Clayton Elementery School to meet with Kindergarden and 1st graders.  The children were given the chance to look over the equipment squirt the fire hose and learn several things about fire prevention.  The company will be visiting Providence Creek Academy on Tuesday Oct 7.  The company had 10 memebrs help each day with this visits. 


 
   
   
STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING TRAINING WEST CHESTER
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
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Saturday October 4 the company held their annual structual firefighting class at the west Chester Training Center in West Chester Pa.  Annually the company makes the hour and a half trip which gives the members a different aspect toward structual firefighting.  This year 19 members attended the class.  A special thanks to the crew from Engine 24 for covering our first due while we were attending the class. 


 
   
   
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
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October is Breast Cancer Awreness month.  Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer in women.  According to the American Cancer Socirty it estimates that there will be approximately 190,000 new cases of breast cancer each year, of that almost 40,000people will die.  The most common risk actors are; sx- the highest risk of breast cancer is in women, however there are cases of breast cancer in men.  Age-the risk of cancer increases as women get older, the risk is especially high for women over 60 years of age.  Family history - the chances of getting breats cancer increases in women who have a history of cancer in their family.  It is recomended that all women have regular mammograms to detect early any possiblity of breast cancer.  To support Breast Cancer Awareness all of Clayton's apparatus has a pink maltese crosswith a pink ribboin on it.     


 
Firefighter Sarah Davis helmet front she had made to suppert Breast Cancer Awareness
   Firefighter Sarah Davis helmet front she
      had made to suppert Breast Cancer
      Awareness
   
JOINT LADDER COMPANY TRAINING
Monday, September 29, 2014 
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Monday evening both Clayton and Smyrna companies held a joint ladder company training for its members.  The members had an oportunity to cross train on the other departments ladders going over setting the trucks up, climbing and drivers had the chance to operate the other departments ladder.  Members also trained on ground ladders and flowed water from Q-45's blitz fire portible monitor.  This was a great opportunity to familiarize our self with each other departments equipment.  Approximately 35 members form both departments attended the class.


 
   
   
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.    


 
   
   
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