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Public Hearing
Hartly Fire Company

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Carlisle Mourns the Loss of Life Member Franklin
Carlisle Fire Company

Saturday, January 23, 2021
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company regretfully annouce the passing of Life Member Franklin A "Frank" Fountain who ansered his final alarm on Thursday. January 21, 2021. Arrangements will be released by the family.Please keep the Fountain Family and your thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead.



COMPANY JOINS ITS LADIES AUXILIARY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF LADIES AUXILIARY LIFE MEMBER MARIE FAULKNER
Clayton Fire Company

Friday, January 22, 2021
COMPANY JOINS ITS LADIES AUXILIARY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF LADIES AUXILIARY LIFE MEMBER MARIE FAULKNER

COMPANY JOINS ITS LADIES AUXILIARY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF LIFE MEMBER FAYE WOOTEN
Clayton Fire Company

Thursday, January 21, 2021
COMPANY JOINS ITS LADIES AUXILIARY IN MOURNING THE PASSING OF LIFE MEMBER FAYE WOOTEN





Water Rescue Overturned Vessel
Port Penn Fire Company

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
On Saturday January 16th the Delaware City Fire Company along with the Port Penn Fire Company, Good Will Fire Company, New Castle County EMS and Special Operations Teams were alerted for a boat that had capsized in the area of the refinery piers. As the units went responding they were advised that a hunting boat with two people on board had capsized and that a visual was being held on the people in the water by the reporting caller. TSU 15 with past Chief Poppe arrived and confirmed two people in the water by the refinery piers. Fire Boat 15 arrived and began to work on rescuing the first victim located along the base of the refinery pier. The second victim was located inside the pier in an area not accessible to the large rescue boats due. As Chief 29 (Schoeffler) arrived on scene he noted that the victim was in the water approximately 130’ offshore clinging to a pole with no PFD on in 40 degree water. Chief 29 donned a swimmer dry suit, took a victim PFD and swam to the victim. After arriving at the victim Chief Schoeffler placed the PFD on the victim who was now losing the ability to hold onto the pole. Rescue Boat 18 and Fire Boat 15 crew had secured the first victim and now directed their efforts to make the second rescue. The crews of both boats climbed onto the dock and deployed throw bags 60’ away to the second victim and Chief 29. The crews then pulled the pair to the pier where a second bag was used by the crew of Fire Boat 15 to ensure a fast and efficient recovery. The second victim was removed from the water and the crew of Fire Boat 15 began an aggressive rewarming effort while transporting to the Delaware City State Docks. The Fire Boat transferred care to awaiting EMS assets staged at the dock. One of the victims was transported to the Christiana Hospital in stable condition.

Christiana Fire Company Elections
Christiana Fire Company

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tonight was Christiana Fire Company's election meeting. Last month was cancelled due to COVID restrictions. Held in the bay at Station 3 while the construction at the new Station 12. Every year who represents a company is very important but this year will be extraordinary as it's the 100th year.










Serious MVC
Goodwill Fire Company

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Early Morning Crash with 2 Unconscious



THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY MOURNS THE PASSING OF CITIZENS HOSE CO. PAST FIRE POLICEMAN RICHARD SCHWALB
Clayton Fire Company

Sunday, January 17, 2021
THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY MOURNS THE PASSING OF CITIZENS HOSE CO. PAST FIRE POLICEMAN RICHARD SCHWALB


Richard (Dick) Schwalb
Citizens Hose Company

Sunday, January 17, 2021
The Citizens' Hose Company lost of our member, Richard "Dick" Schwalb, Sunday, January 17th. Please keep his wife Carolyn and his family in your thoghts and prayers. Dick served our department as a fire policeman for many years. Details on his services will be posted as they become available.

Water Rescue
Goodwill Fire Company

Saturday, January 16, 2021
2 Rescued after Vessel Overturns near Delaware City


COMPANY WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW MEMBER
Clayton Fire Company

Saturday, January 16, 2021
COMPANY WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW MEMBER

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