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Company Training

Jun 14, 2022

Tonight, Captain Boots led the duty crew through some hands-on hoseline training. Our firefighters practiced advancing a charged hose line up a tight, interior stairwell while flowing water. This is one of the most challenging evolutions on the fireground, requiring lots of practice and coordination. The hallmark of good engine company is their ability to flow and move. And our firefighters worked hard tonight to prepare for the next fire.

Working Residential Fire

Jun 13, 2022

On June 13, 2022 at 16:50 hours, Delaware City Fire Company and mutual aid companies were dispatched to the 300 block of Treetop Circle in Sunset Meadows for a residential fire. Crews arrived within 6 minutes of the dispatch to find a working basement fire in a large, two-story, single family dwelling. Squad 15 (A/C Sands) advanced an attack line into the home through thick, black smoke, quickly locating and extinguishing the fire. Simultaneously searches were performed by Quint 15 (Captain Stamper) and Ladder 12, which proved negative. The fire was placed under control less than 10 minutes after arrival thanks to the quick fire attack. Working smoke alarms alerted the occupants who were quickly able to exit the home. There were no civilian or fire service injuries. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire and Chief MacKenzie had Delaware City Command. Assisting Agencies: Christiana Fire Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company Good Will Fire Company Wilmington Manor Fire Company New Castle County Paramedics New Castle County Police

Squad 15 Assists Odessa With A 2nd Alarm House Fire

Jun 8, 2022

On June 8, 2022, Squad 15, under the command of Deputy Chief Reeder, responded to assist Odessa Fire Company on a 2nd alarm residential structure fire. Crews found fire on two floors and in the attic. Captain Patrick Reeder also assisted at the command post. Squad 15 operated for several hours. While Squad 15 was operating at the fire, our crews not only supported the National Guard training but also handled multiple medical emergencies in the area. Great work but all who assisted!

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Squad 15 Assists Odessa With A 2nd Alarm House Fire

Jun 8, 2022

On June 8, 2022, Squad 15, under the command of Deputy Chief Reeder, responded to assist Odessa Fire Company on a 2nd alarm residential structure fire. Crews found fire on two floors and in the attic. Captain Patrick Reeder also assisted at the command post. Squad 15 operated for several hours. While Squad 15 was operating at the fire, our crews not only supported the National Guard training but also handled multiple medical emergencies in the area. Great work but all who assisted!

Fireboat 15 Supports Delaware National Guard Training

Jun 8, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Delaware City Fire Company's Fireboat 15 supported Delaware National Guard with hoist operations on the Delaware River. These important skills and qualifications will ultimately help our fellow citizens during emergencies. Plus it is a great opportunity for our boat operators to practice as well. We are grateful to have the chance to work with our Citizen Soldiers!

Fireboat 15 Assists With Barge Fire

May 23, 2022

In the early morning hours of May 23, 2022, Fireboard 15 was dispatched to assist marine units from Kent and Sussex counties with a barge fire in the Delaware Bay. The response took nearly an hour and a half and FB-15 assisted on scene for several hours prior to returning to Delaware City.

Commercial Vehicle Fire

May 5, 2022

On May 5, 2022 at 2:26pm, Odessa Fire Company and Delaware City Fire Company were dispatched to Route 1 Southbound at Route 301 for a commercial vehicle fire. Squad 1 was in the area and responded as well. Crews arrived to find the cab and engine compartment of a tractor trailer involved and quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and Assistant Chief Sands had Route 1 Command.

MVC Vehicle Reported on Fire

May 5, 2022

Stations 15/29 dispatched for a Motor Vehicle Crash with Vehicle on Fire

Alarm Stats

Fire Calls

Jan - 71 Jul - 0
Feb - 66 Aug - 0
Mar - 53 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 72
Jun - 0 Dec - 62

Year Totals:

2022 - 324 2021 - 818
2020 - 723 2019 - 726

EMS Calls

Jan - 133 Jul - 0
Feb - 114 Aug - 0
Mar - 109 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 109
Jun - 0 Dec - 141

Year Totals:

2022 - 606 2021 - 1485
2020 - 1371 2019 - 1539

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