Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Delaware Task Force Investigates Ways to Boost Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:47:16 -0700
A task force on Wednesday began work to investigate methods Delaware volunteer fire companies can use to attract more recruits and retain them. The Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention and Task Force is set to meet through the rest of this year to look into a decline in volunteer firefighters around the state, particularly among younger generations.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 3:47:16 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Update: 6-year-old boy recovered from C&D Canal in New Castle County, where fatal crash occurred
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:51:09 -0700
VIDEO: The body of a 6-year-old boy was recovered from the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal Thursday morning, four days after a vehicle careened into the waters, killing four young people. The boy's father, Willis Lindsey, confirmed on social media the body found around 8:55 a.m. on October 10, 2019, belonged to his son, Ethan Lindsey.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 9:51:09 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Delaware firefighters' love of volunteering showcased in 2020 calendar
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:47:16 -0700
You may not often get to see the men and women riding the firetrucks when they pass you on the roads going to an emergency, but you can see them in a special 2020 calendar. The 2020 edition of the Delaware’s Finest Volunteer Fighters Calendar was revealed Thursday night during a party at Grain H20 at Summit North Marina, a chance to celebrate some of Delaware’s most important first responders in a different way.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 3:47:16 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Follow Up: Sussex County 911 Awareness Day teaches kids what it takes to be a first responder
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:38:28 -0700
On Thursday, the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center hosted its 20th annual 911 Awareness Day. Joe Thomas, the Director of Sussex County Emergency Services said, “This is all about educating the kids about public safety and what happens when you call 911.” Over a thousand kids attended Thursdays event.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:38:28 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Fiery Crash Closes Summit Bridge Road In Bear
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:34:06 -0700
Just before 6:00, this morning rescue crews from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown responded to Summit Bridge Road and Denny Road for a reported vehicle fire. While en route to the scene crews were alerted that the vehicle fire was the result of a motor vehicle collision and that all occupants were out of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:34:06 PM - SOURCE: First State Update
Vacant house in Wilmington burns
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:51:07 -0700
The Wilmington Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a vacant home in the 1000 block of North Lombard Street Monday night, October 7, 2019. The fire was reported at 9:45 p.m. and firefighters found flames on the first floor of a two story middle-of-the-row house. They were able to contain the fire to the first level with no extension upstairs or to adjoining homes.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 9:51:07 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Sussex County Emergency Operations Center to host 911 Awareness Day
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center will host its 20th annual 911 Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, at the public safety complex, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at how the facility and first responders serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sussex Countian
Delaware Forest Service sends Type 6 engine to North Carolina
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:25:44 -0700
The Delaware Forest Service has dispatched a Type 6 engine and crew to the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. The unit will provide resource and readiness capability as a combination of drought, fuel moisture, and weather conditions have created above average potential for increased wildfire activity across the Southern Region.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 7:25:44 PM - SOURCE: State of Delaware News
One seriously hurt in Route 1 crash near Delaware City
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A 65-year old Wilmington man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries in a crash on Route 1 near Delaware City on Friday morning, October 4, 2019. Delaware State Police say, for an unknown reason, the driver's car drifted out of the northbound right lane and smashed into the back of a box truck that was disabled on the shoulder.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
New Castle County's paramedic chief retires
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:08:42 -0700
Larry Tan, who has served New Castle County as a paramedic for 37 years, the past 19 as chief, retired on Friday, October 4, 2019. Tan was given a walkout ceremony from the county's public safety building, which is traditional in the public safety services. He admits he couldn't have imagined his career culminating like this.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 3:08:42 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
3 dead, child missing after vehicle plunges into Delaware canal in New Castle County
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Three people have died and a child remains unaccounted for after a vehicle carrying five people plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday morning, according to Delaware State Police. It happened around 9:41 a.m. on the southside of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, roughly one mile west of William V.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC Philadelphia
Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company's bell ceremony honors fallen firefighters
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 01:43:04 -0700
As the clock hit noon on Sunday, Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company members rang a bell 119 times – once for each United States firefighter who died in the line of duty in 2018. The bell ceremony – one of hundreds that occurred around at fire departments around the country – was part of Aetna’s annual remembrance that coincides with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Md.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 1:43:04 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
New Emergency Cell Tower Saving Precious Minutes in Millsboro
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:40:45 -0700
If firefighters are called into action in Sussex County, they will now have stronger cell service to answer that call. The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company is replacing it's former cell tower with a new 130 feet tall tower. Over the past several weeks, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 on Banks Rd.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 1:40:45 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Neighbor helping neighbor at Wilmington fire scene
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:54:30 -0700
The occupant of a house in the 900 block of Linden Street in Wilmington escaped a fire late Wednesday afternoon thanks to neighbors. Wilmington fire officials say neighbors alerted the person inside as there were no working smoke detectors in the house. The fire was reported around 5:45 p.m. on October 2, 2019 and arriving firefighters found heavy fire on the porch in the rear of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 7:54:30 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Delmarva Power celebrates Fire Prevention Week with smoke alarm donations
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:06:47 -0700
Delmarva Power is recognizing Fire Prevention Week — Oct. 7-13 — by donating 2,900 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the Delaware State and Maryland State Fire Marshals’ Offices, along with 200 carbon monoxide detectors to the Wilmington Fire Department. This is the 20th year Delmarva Power has donated these important life-saving devices as part of its efforts to join local emergency services personnel to help keep its customers and communities safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 1:06:47 PM - SOURCE: Dover Post
Police Identify Woman Killed in Seaford Crash
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Delaware State Police have released the name of a woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Seaford that left three other people injured. Police identified the woman as 48-year-old Hope A. Jackson, of Seaford. Troopers said the incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, when a 2017 Fiat Coupe was traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway (US 9) and stopped at the intersection of Asbury Road, intending to turn left.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Column: Essential SCBA Skills Every Firefighter Should Revisit
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Complacency is the evil that firefighters battle each day they pull on a pair of boots. Slower fire run numbers, more time between fires and constant EMS runs are some of the many excuses we use to let the small things slip through the cracks when it comes to skill proficiencies. Whether it be a nozzle, the irons, or any other piece of equipment that we don’t have ready, these are just a few pieces of equipment that are mandatory to be functioning at 100 percent.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
Public Health workers stage a practice 911 response in Dover, Newark
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Hitting the books and studying about how to be best prepared for an emergency is OK. However, Shawn Foster, the medical countermeasures coordinator for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health (DPH), said nothing beats a real-life practice scenario and actual hands-on experience when it comes to getting ready for an unexpected event that could possibly affect the state and region.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware State News
Delaware awarded federal grant to fight opioid crisis
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Delaware is one of 15 states to receive a federal grant to increase addiction treatment capacity of Medicaid providers. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services was recently awarded a $3.58 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This will allow Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
3 Wilmington firefighters honored in memorial run
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters in Delaware spent Tuesday morning honoring three of their colleagues who died in a fire three years ago. The Wilmington Fire Department hosted its third memorial run in honor of Lieutenant Jerry Fickes, Captain Christopher Leach and Lieutenant Ardythe Hope. Fickes and Leach died in the fire on Lakeview Road in Canby Park on September 24, 2016.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC
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