Just prior to rush hour, Sta.11 was dispatched to I-95 in the area of Marsh road for the MVC. A cell phone call to our station reported the wreck northbound just north of Harvey road. With a crew in quarters, the rescue responded with 5 as they advised communications. Rescue-engine 13 arrived to report a single vehicle MVC, off the roadway after rolling several times. The patient was out of the vehicle upon arrival and transported to Crozer by C13. The rescue cleared the scene in 15 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday a few men took advantage of the clear weather to show some of our younger members the art of flowing water. Men put large water streams in service, then switched to hand lines. Getting charged hose lines to the seat of the fire is a fundamental rule which sometimes changes due to different on-scene variables. This is particularly true in residential structure fires. Regardless of how punishing the fire may be, getting water effectively on the fire is paramount to the survival of anyone trapped in the building and crews operating to extinguish the fire. Ongoing training is an important key in making sure we bring our “A” game each and every time we pull out of the station. ... See MoreSee Less
In the past two weeks we’ve seen a sharp rise in motor vehicle accidents. The clocks changed and that put many of us driving in lighting were not used to. Another factor is leaves on the roadway which get even more slippery when wet. So as we start another week, with a forecast a bit dreary, make sure your ready for Mother Nature. In inclement weather, plan extra travel time so you’re not rushed. A good set of wiper blades can make a huge difference, make sure yours are serviced and ready to go. If you’re driving, it’s YOUR responsibility to make sure you and everyone in the vehicle is buckled up! The crews like meeting new people, make sure we don’t meet you by “accident”!! ... See MoreSee Less
Veterans should hold a special abode in everyone’s hearts and thoughts. They put their lives on the line to defend our way of life, they fight for our families while leaving their families behind. From World War-I, World War-II, Korea and the Arabian Gulf to Afghanistan and Iraq, they fought for our rights and gave us a way of living life without fear. Let us remember all the sacrifices made by our military, in years gone by and today, so that we could have a safer life. No amount of appreciation will be sufficient enough to honor them. Today as we honor the brave men and women for their service, say a little prayer for them and their families. Have a Happy Veteran’s Day. ... See MoreSee Less
Just before midnight the rescue assignment was dispatched to I️-95 southbound at Naamans road for the MVC with entrapment. Our rescue-engine responded with 6 within seconds of dispatch. There were some conflicting reports the exact location of the incident and Delaware County Sta 39 (Lower Chichester) was also responding. RE13 arrived to report a single vehicle MVC with one trapped. Rescue engines 13 & 39 worked together to free the trapped driver and packaged patient for EMS. Crews were on scene approximately 25 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
So, dumb question: you guys always come down Myrtle Avenue and go through Addick's Estates some night each year, but I never see them on the actual schedule, so we always have to guess. Is it the same night you do Knollwood and Darley Green (12/6), or the night you do Manor Avenue (12/5)? Thanks! We'll see you at Breakfast with Santa!!!
Northfield-Hilton-Meriden just ❤️ our Fire Company Volunteers! They are the best! We were able to ride IN the truck this year while leading our little Halloween Parade and gathering!🎃 Thank you for all you do!⭐️
What night will you go down Wiltshire rd in Claymont village ?
Can you also post the breakfast with Santa date?
Are you guys going to come all the way up Manor Ave? All the way up to Philly Pike?
When will radnor green under 95 be? My sons already asking for Santa on the fire truck 😃
Westerloo and Swinnen Drive are the same road. Westerloo is the name of the development.
Do you know the date with breakfast with Santa?
Is the other side of radnor green covered in ashbourne hills?
When you’re continually putting you and your crew in harms way, there’s no such thing as “too much training “. With this mindset, members train almost everyday. Whether it’s going to training towers and performing under various fire conditions, in the station or in the parking lot perfecting our skills, it’s what continually makes us efficient and effective.
Last week Claymont Fire Company sent four of our members to Fire Department Training Network in Indianapolis Indiana. There crews spent three days refining their skills. They trained on advancing hose lines and searching in hoarder conditions, forcing doors, (most team members individually forced over 70 doors, most in zero visibility), VES and Search/rescue of trapped victims. Training focus on door control and victim survivability, RIT\mayday and self survival. They drilled on hose line advancement into basement fires including victim removal.
This course was both physically and mentally challenging for our men, yet the values and lessons learned is what sets Claymont above the rest. The USCG has a motto “… so that others may live.” That’s our motivation to make training an everyday routine. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night just after 9pm the box alarm was dispatched for the 100 block of Hickman Road. Neighbors called stating a heater was on fire. Engine 135 (Haley) arrived to report a 3 story middle of row occupied structure and passed command to Chief Harris. Engine 135 took a hydrant position across the street, leaving room for Ladder-13 and ran a hand line. Once inside, E135 officer reported fire in a heating unit between floors with a significant smoke condition. Ladder 13 crew arrived and began searches while the engine crew knocked the initial fire down. Interior requested a second hand line to the floors above. Due to the construction type and age of these structures, extensive overhaul was needed to ensure all hot spots were extinguished. Assisting us on scene were companies 11 & 25 and Delaware County Engine 39 and Ladder 68. ... See MoreSee Less
According to the Residential Fire Safety Institute, over 92 percent of dwellings in the U.S. have at least one smoke detector. That sounds like an encouraging statistic right? Not so fast!! It's estimated that one third of these alarms no longer work!!! This is because many of us either forget to test our alarms or don't replace dead batteries when we should.
It’s already proven Smoke Detectors Save LIVES, why would you put your family or yourself at risk? To ensure the best smoke detection possible, follow these easy tips for keeping household smoke alarms tuned up, properly powered and ready for action. Airborne dust and contaminants can interfere with a smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke, so make it a point to clean all detectors in your home at least twice a year.
Twice a year, remove the detector, change the batteries, then use a vacuum cleaner hose to vacuum dust from your detectors. Place back on the wall or ceiling and test! A few minutes of attention and maintenance could make a big difference.