Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Man charged with intentionally setting fire in Wilmington Manor-area apartment complex
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:48:45 -0800
A 73-year-old man was charged with intentionally setting a fire in a Wilmington Manor-area apartment complex laundry room, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office announced Thursday. According to officials, Joseph Talamo was charged with third-degree arson for starting a fire in the laundry room of a Hampton Walk apartment complex building in the 1500 block of New Jersey Avenue around 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:48:45 PM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Active shooter scenarios, safety and prevention in Delaware
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:25:41 -0800
Don't look, but if you're in a room right now do you know if the door opens in or opens out? Are the hinges on the inside or the outside? Knowing the answers to those questions could save your life. Detective Tim Kerstetter of the Delaware State Police, and Dr. Ray Carr and Scott Duffey from Wilmington University's Criminal Justice Institute, are on a crusade to try and train as many people as possible about active shooter safety.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 3:25:41 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Pew Charitable Trusts advises officials battling Delaware's opioid crisis
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
After about eight months of assessment, the Pew Charitable Trusts is making recommendations to Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium on how to further combat the opioid crisis. Pew’s data shows Delaware had the nation’s 5th highest overdose death rate in 2017 and less than half of the people in the state who need treatment for substance abuse disorder receive it.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Public Media/WDDE 91.1 FM
Ellendale Firefighters To Test, Hand Out Smoke Detectors
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:50:33 -0800
After three deadly fires in Sussex County just over a month into the new year, one local fire company is stepping in to help. The Ellendale Fire Company will make rounds Friday evening to ensure that everyone in the town has a working smoke detectors. This comes after investigators found that none of the homes where those deadly fires took place had functioning alarms.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 4:50:33 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Burger King blaze among busy night for Dover Fire Department
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
An overnight grease fire caused approximately $3,000 damage to a Burger King in the city’s southside, but it could have been much worse. According to fire officials, a suppression system activated to douse the blaze before it spread further than the kitchen area. Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Scott Bullock said the fire — reported at 2:17 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware State News
70-year-old man killed in Milton fire identified
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:06:00 -0800
Authorities have identified the 70-year-old man who died in a Milton house fire last month. Martin Diaz was trapped inside the house on Prime Hook Road when the Milton Fire Company arrived mid-morning on Jan. 27. "Upon arrival, there was fire showing with reported injuries and one trapped," said the Memorial Fire Company of Slaughter Beach in a post on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 6:06:00 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Family of four sent to the hospital after a camper fire near Ellendale
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:37:01 -0800
A family of four was sent to the hospital Sunday morning after a camper fire in a small subdivision north of Ellendale, the State Fire Marshal's Office said. The family was sleeping in a camper trailer in the 10000 block of Greentop Road when it caught on fire, according to a press release. Firefighters arrived just before 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 10:37:01 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Milford House Fire Leaves 3 Injured
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:00:09 -0800
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says three people - including two firefighters - were injured in a house fire Milford. Fire officials say the fire that happened at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the 4300 block of McColley Rd., just off of Cedar Beach Rd. The Carlisle Fire Company responded to the two-story structure, and immediately requested assistance from neighboring fire companies.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 12:00:09 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Follow-up: Clydesdale horse that Delaware City firefighters rescued twice dies from injuries
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:36:56 -0800
Bubba the Clydesdale died on Wednesday, just days after Delaware City firefighters saved the horse in a frozen marsh and then helped him out of his stable. Due to internal injuries suffered in the second rescue, the 2,000-pound horse on Cozy Quarters Farm had to be put down, owner Pam Collacchi said.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 7:36:56 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Former Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company deputy chiefs represent Delaware at Super Bowl LIII
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 22:02:12 -0800
Though Super Bowl LIII was all the way in Atlanta, two local men were there representing Delaware — just not on the field. Ed Klima, an emergency preparedness consultant, and Kevin Eichinger, an industrial hygienist and on-scene coordinator, were both at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the big game. Both are former deputy chiefs for Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2019 10:02:12 PM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Paper blaze sends firefighters from two states to Wilmington recycling center
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:06:26 -0800
Flames spread quickly through pounds of waste paper and plastic in a Fox Point recycling center, sending about 75 firefighters out Wednesday evening. Firefighters responded to a fire at the Recycling Management Resources Wilmington location around 6 p.m. and called for backup when they found heavy, black smoke pouring out of the warehouse.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2019 6:06:26 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Follow Up: Residents complain about poor communication during Delaware City Refinery fire
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:45:17 -0800
After Sunday’s fire at the Delaware City Refinery, some residents are complaining of poor communication and unanswered questions. The fire at the Delaware City Refinery crude unit Sunday burned for over 12 hours, according to officials. Roads were blocked off and residents in other cities reported smelling smoke.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 8:45:17 PM - SOURCE: Delaware Public Media/WDDE 91.1 FM
Firefighters Rescue Clydesdale Horse That Fell Through Ice in Delaware City
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 04:45:52 -0800
Firefighters rescued a Clydesdale horse after it fell through the ice in a Delaware creek. According to media reports, crews from the Delaware City Fire Company were called to the Cozy Quarter Farm on Sunday morning. Firefighters found the horse, named Bubba, was having difficulty keeping its head above the water.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 4:45:52 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Daughter of fallen Wilmington firefighter surprised with scholarship
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:47:05 -0800
The daughter of a fallen Wilmington firefighter was surprised Monday with a $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from Sallie Mae, one of seven recipients nationwide. Saint Elizabeth High School senior Ardavia Lee was sitting in the audience at a ceremony at The Chase Center honoring other recipients when they called her name.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 1:47:05 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Man rescued from house fire in Silverbrook neighborhood of Newark
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:04:49 -0800
A 67-year-old man was rescued after fire broke out in a home in the Silverbrook neighborhood of Newark early Saturday. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m. in the unit block of Park Drive, according to a spokesman for Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. Firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the front door and helped Newark Police officers rescue a man who was trapped in the basement.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 6:04:49 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Delaware City Refinery fire: Residents report hearing loud rumbling, horns
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 10:44:15 -0800
Delaware City residents have reported hearing loud horns and rumbling from the refinery. One resident called DNREC and was told the fire is ongoing and flaring is happening, according to Facebook. During flaring, there may be loud rumbling sounds, according to multiple refineries' websites. Flaring is used to safely burn excess hydrocarbon gases that cannot be recovered or recycled, according to ExxonMobile.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 10:44:15 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Fire damages Park N Shop laundromat in Newark
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 03:47:18 -0800
A dryer fire damaged a laundromat in the Park N Shop plaza on South Main Street on Saturday evening. The fire broke out around 6:15 p.m., and firefighters from Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company and other area fire departments arrived to find smoke coming from the building. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which damaged the dryer and a nearby wall.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 3:47:18 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
'Sheet of ice' a factor in Brandywine Valley crash
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:54:58 -0800
One person was injured in a single car crash on Thompsons Bridge Road around lunchtime Thursday. Talleyville firefighters and New Castle County paramedics treated a man for non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred on a hill just north of Brandywine Creek in the northbound lane which had become crusted over with a two-inch layer of ice on the coldest day of winter thus far, January 31, 2019.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 10:54:58 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Fire in freezing temperatures heavily damages New Castle-area home
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:45:54 -0800
An early-morning, two-alarm fire heavily damaged a two-story home in the New Castle-area. The fire call came in at the home on Bunker Hill Road at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019, the coldest day of the winter thus far. Temperatures hovered Thursday morning at 5 degrees. Firefighters arrived on scene to find thick black smoke shrouding the home.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 6:45:54 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Follow Up: Two Fires in Millsboro, One Deadly
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:41:31 -0800
Just days after a deadly fire in Milton, a man was found dead in a Millsboro area fire early Tuesday morning. Two trailers less than a mile apart went up in flames in Millsboro, the latter on Harmons Hill Road turning deadly. Investigators said a woman escaped the fire but a man did not make it out.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 4:41:31 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
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