This past weekend was our annual Breakfast with Santa. The hall remained crowded most of the morning as well over 700 people enjoyed breakfast with all the fixings. Santa was there to visit with the children, checking his list and taking notes a few weeks before his big night. Claymont Fire Company is proud to be part of many families holiday tradition. This event would not be possible if it weren’t for our Ladies Auxiliary. Your hard work and dedication made this event another success. ... See MoreSee Less
During Monday’s overturned propane tanker incident, Station 13 was covered by Rescue 11, New Castle Ladder-17 and Delco E40. Ladder 17 and R11 we’re pulled to the scene of the MVC briefly while E40 received a automatic fire alarm at the Whitney Presidential Towers, 3000 Society Drive. E40 arrived to report a 7 story high rise with nothing evident but the building being evacuated. Upon further investigation, they found a smoke condition on several floors and requested communications fill the box assignment. The building upgrade included Rescue and Tower-11, L17, L13 and E256. Delaware County sta’s 17, 39, 61 and L68 we’re also added. Claymont’s Assistant Chief B. Harris arrived and assumed Claymont Command while interior crews reported fire in a void space between floors. The stand pipe system was charged and found to be out of service due to tampering. Tower 11 then placed their bucket to the 6th floor where it was used as an elevated waterway for the crews to stretch from. After some extensive overhaul, Command places the fire under control with no injuries. Claymont Fire Company would like to remind everyone that fire protection system within buildings are for everyone’s protection. Should you see someone tampering with a system, you can call the New Castle County State Fire Marshall office at 302-323-5375 or 911. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday just past noon the rescue assignment was dispatched for I-495 south bound at Governor-Printz. Stations 11 & 13 investigated and were returned shortly after. While backing into quarters, communications turned our rescue back out for an MVC with Roll over involving a propane truck at Naamans Road and Philadelphia Pike.
Upon arrival, Rescue-13 reported a propane tanker truck on its side. Deputy 13 (E.Hassel) assumed Claymont command as crews attended to the driver and determining any fluid leaks. The driver of the truck had self extricated and was refusing medical treatment.
The truck was loaded with 9,332 gallons of liquified propane (77,000 lbs) and although no propane was actively leaking, crews did mitigate a small diesel fuel leak with oil dry.
Several agencies became involved and a decision was made to transload product from damaged tanker to mobile units via pump on the truck. A total of 4 “bob tail “ trucks were used to transload the product safely. The remaining 1800 gallons was then burned off through portable flare stack provided by DNREC.
Once offloaded, crews worked with B&F Towing to right the tanker.
Incident breakdown and units assisting; - Incident Commander - Deputy Chief Ed Hassel - DNREC - DSP - NCC OEM - Sun Logistics Representative - HazMat 30 - NCC & Delco Fire police - Brandywine Hundred Fire Co - Five Points, Minquas and Lower Chichester - stand by companies - DelDot - approximately 30 personnel working the incident - 10 hours of operation ... See MoreSee Less
If that vehicle had over 9,000 gallons of propane onboard, then the fire and ems apparatus were way to close. Mitigation would have been better served if a more discrete defensive perimeter could have been observed. As is, the crew deserves credit for managing the situation, with the reservations I noted.
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At the end of rush out yesterday morning our EMS and rescue were requested to the intersections of Naamans road and Pin Oak for the MVC. There our EMS career staff handled a single injury. As the rescue was clearing the scene, communications advised to head to Naamans and Marsh road for yet another accident. Being just blocks away, the rescue arrived and reported a MVC with vehicle overturned. Luckily only minor injuries and the rescue was available in 15 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
Claymont Fire Company, along with the Delaware Academy of Public Safety would like to recognize two of our career staff Dawn Duckett and Bomani Crumpton, for their actions on Friday, November 17th 2017. Both were traveling to the Academy at approximately 5:30 PM when they came upon a serious pedestrian motor vehicle accident located on N. DuPont Highway.
A State Trooper was on scene and had started CPR. Mr. Crumpton and Ms. Duckett immediately jumped into action, accessing the scene and determining the pedestrian victim was in need of serious medical attention. They began advanced lifesaving first aid as well as taking over CPR from the trooper. Upon arrival of Emergency Medical Services, the victim was transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment.
The pedestrian victim survived the incident as a result of the actions of Ms. Duckett and Mr. Crumpton. Their knowledge, fast thinking and willingness to provide aid saved the life of another. Claymont Fire Company is proud of these two fine individuals as both are part of our career staff, delivering only the finest care to the public. ... See MoreSee Less
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. There they gave thanks to a bountiful harvest, family and friends. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held.
The Ladies Auxiliary, Board, Officers and members of the Claymont Fire Company wish each and everyone of you a Happy and SAFE Thanksgiving with your family and friends. This post would not be complete without us mentioning the men and women in our Military, PD, EMS and Firefighters who continue to stand at the ready on this holiday to protect us all. Please keep a place in your hearts and say a prayer for them today. ... See MoreSee Less
This past weekend the assignment was dispatched to Top Of The Hill Apartments for the MVC. It was reported a vehicle had crashed into an apartment complex. Being notified occupants were inside and unable to get out, the assignment was upgraded to include dispatch for the collapse team. Engine 135 arrived to report a vehicle into the structure. Rescue-11 arrived next and both crews used the rescue to secure the vehicle so the 3 occupants could safely be removed. Our structural team performed an assessment of the building and the assignment was released in approximately 30 minutes. Deputy 13 (E.Hassel) had Command. ... See MoreSee Less
This past weekend several members traveled to West Chester Drill tower as part of our monthly Nordel Training exercises. Training consisted of multiple scenarios on advancing hose lines, multiple hose lines on several floors and teamwork. Combined over 30 members of Brandywine-Hundred, Claymont and Talleyville worked together to make this day long training a success. Claymont Fire Company would like to say “thank you” to Delaware County E70 (Leedom) and the crew for providing coverage in our first due. Engine 70 handled a fire alarm and CPR call while covering for the day. ... See MoreSee Less
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