Latest News Stories

Now Hiring

Jan 18, 2019

The Claymont Fire Company is currently accepting applications from qualified personnel for the positon of Career Staff Supervisor. This is a full-time position which reports to the Career Staff Committee and Fire Chief. The individual will share responsibilities with another Career Staff Supervisor to manage the daily activities of part-time personnel staffing 2 BLS ambulances as well as other assigned tasks. Minimum Qualifications: Five (5) years fire/EMS experience, preferably in a combination department. Current DE EMT, NREMT and CPR Certifications. Current driver’s license and State of Delaware Emergency Vehicle Operators License General knowledge of employment practices and policies. Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality concerning personnel matters. Additional Qualifications – Preferred: Completion of Delaware State Fire School Basic Firefighting Skills, Structural Firefighter Skills, Vehicle Rescue and Driver/Pump Operator or their equivalents. Experience as a first-line supervisor, not necessarily in a fire/EMS environment. Certification as NFPA Fire Officer I and NFPA Instructor I. Experience as a Field Training Officer. Duties and Responsibilities: Supervises the daily activities of part-time employees. Performs Human Resources functions including interviews of potential employees, conducts reference and background checks, makes hiring decisions, conducts employee orientations, establishes and maintains personnel files, completes and submits payrolls, completes personnel schedules, administers corrective actions including termination, ensures compliance with applicable State and Federal employment laws. Conducts Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement reviews of EMS reports. Ensures compliance with Delaware BLS protocols. Inventory’s and orders EMS supplies. Schedules maintenance of EMS equipment. Conducts in-service training. Supervises Field Training of new hires. Coordinates with the Chief Engineer on maintenance services for ambulances. Augments staffing of ambulances and fire apparatus as needed. Responds to questions and complaints from citizens regarding EMS incidents. Interfaces with Medical Directors regarding medical issues and patient follow-up. Responds to subpoenas from law enforcement for EMS reports. Contacts Division of Aging and Child Protective Services regarding at-risk individuals. Perform light custodial and maintenance duties. Conducts Fire Prevention and Public Safety Education programs. Assist with support functions and miscellaneous duties as required. Compensation Package: Exempt position, $52,000/year. Health and dental benefits, pension, paid vacation, uniforms provided.​ Schedule: Day work, generally 0700-1700, on a 2-2-3 schedule. Additional hours depending on business needs. Interested individuals should send a resume to: Claymont Fire Company Attention: Career Staff Committee 3223 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE 19703 Or By e-mail to President Tom Dicristofaro at Prez13@.com with ‘Career Staff Supervisor’ in subject line. The Claymont Fire Company is an equal opportunity employer.

USAR13 called into Cecil Co Md.

Jan 17, 2019

Yesterday at just before 12:30pm, New Castle Co station 7,8,9&10 (Aetna Hose and Hook & Ladder) was dispatched to assist Singerly Fire Company in Cecil County Md. for this MVC on I-95 involving a overturned tractor trailer with the driver trapped under the cab portion of the truck. Crews were faced with this extremely challenging technical rescue requiring extended operation. Requests were made to Christiana’s Rescue-Engine 12, Wilmington Squad 4 and our USAR. USAR-13 responses within moments, staffed with 4 with additional technical rescue technicians responding directly to the scene. Crews worked together for almost 90 minutes to free the trapped driver. The driver was flown to the shock Trauma unit in Maryland in stable condition by Maryland State Police, Aviation Command. Photos courtesy of Aetna Fire Company photographer Dave Wilson.

We’re asking for your help!

Jan 12, 2019

The 2019 fund drive has hit the streets. Our Volunteers survive by the generous support of our residents. This year we’re making things a bit easier for you. Click on the link below to send your tax-deductible donation directly to us in the comfort of your own home. The members thank you in advance for your assistance. Donate Here

Fatal MVC with 2 trapped

Dec 2, 2018

Just before 11am, again the rescue company was dispatched for another MVC. This time, Interstate 495 just north of Philadelphia Pike. Deputy 13 (E.Hassel), our EMS and rescue arrived to find a 3 vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer with two subjects trapped. Crews stabilized the vehicle, put a hand line and several hydraulic tools in service and freed both trapped patients before the first 10 minute mark. The injured were handed off to Medic 4 and our EMS. Trooper-4 was used to transport a trauma victim and the rest went via ground. Claymont Command asked for Hazmat 30 and DNREC to assist us at the scene due to the amount of fluids spilled from the tractor. Sadly, one victim succumbed to their injuries. The roadway was closed for several hours while DSP investigated this fatal MVC. Within the last 2 days, we’ve handled 7 MVC’s, 3 of those were with entrapment with 1 fatality and multiple injuries. PLEASE drive carefully, eliminate the distractions and please buckle up!

MVC with entrapment on I-95

Dec 1, 2018

Just after 10am Sunday morning the rescue was dispatched to I-95 Southbound near the state line for an MVC. Rescue, engine and deputy 13 made the response within seconds. Ambulance C13 had just cleared a call and was on the way as well. Communications then advised this MVC was possibly in the woods. but getting conflicting locations reports on the exact location. C13 found the single vehicle wreck a bit more south, just prior to Harvey road overpass. Rescue and engine crews went to work gaining patient access which included cutting down a small tree which the vehicle was pinned against. Deputy 13 (E.Hassel) took command as the OIC of our rescue (A.Webster), assumed operations. Using two hydraulic tools, chain saw, stokes basket and some rigging, the patient was freed and brought to our ambulance in approximately 22 minutes. Assisting us on scene was Delco 39 and Medic-8. (Trooper-4 was down due to weather) Crews handled 2 additional MVC’s for the day and a box alarm, assisting Aston township.

Alarm Stats

Fire Calls

Jan - 1 Jul - 0
Feb - 0 Aug - 0
Mar - 0 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 0
Jun - 0 Dec - 0

Year Totals:

2018 - 1

EMS Calls

Jan - 1 Jul - 0
Feb - 0 Aug - 0
Mar - 0 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 0
Jun - 0 Dec - 0

Year Totals:

2018 - 1

Event Calendar

There are currently no events posted



Claymont Ballroom

Donations

Help us to continue making a difference our community by making a tax deductible donation to Claymont Fire Co.

Be A Hero!

Live Dispatch

Listen to live New Castle County fireground operations

Photo of the Day

Recent Calls

  • Mon Jan, 21 2019 @ 08:00

    Nature: Medical Emergency

  • Mon Jan, 21 2019 @ 06:19

    Nature: Medical Emergency

  • Sun Jan, 20 2019 @ 23:21

    Nature: Medical Emergency

  • Sun Jan, 20 2019 @ 16:00

    Nature: Medical Emergency

Local Weather

Currently:

12º

clear sky

Wind Speed:25.1 mph

Forecast

Member Links

Follow Us