On May 4th, members from Aetna, Christiana and Clayton fire companies held a joint training class at DSFS NCC Burn Building. Over 30 firefighters trained for four hours. Topics included stand pipe evolutions, basement fires and truck company evolutions. This was a great training exercise and showed how strong our relationships are with neighboring companies.
On May 8th and 11th Aetna members participated in a Wilderness Rescue Class, taught by Capt. Carl Bittenbender from the Evesham, NJ fire department. Day one included training in knots and rigging set ups. On day two, had a practical session in White Clay Creek where they had to remove an injured hiker up a steep embankment with a stokes basket. Students were able to apply the knowlege they gained on day one in a "real world" situation. All students recieved 3 CEUs for the training.
Seven officers, two career staff members and a volunteer from Christinana Fire Company participated in a 10 week online National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Instructor I course (Hosted by Delaware State Fire School). Students were required to complete online assignments, participate in discussion boards, complete a five minute oral presentation mid-term and a 15 minute oral presentation final. Additionally, students were required to take many quizzes a chapter test for each chapter and a 100 question final exam. All students successfully completed the class.
This is not a typical training class that member's of Aetna are able to participate in and Aetna would like to thank Delaware State Fire School for their efforts for making this a success.
The students that participated were:
Deputy Chiefs Bowerson and Debold
Asst Chief's Daniels and Bailey
Captains Sands and Pedicone
EMS Deputy Fardanaesh
Career Staff Stombaugh and DeLuca
FF/EMT K. Rice (Christiana)
(Not Pictured: Asst. Chief Daniels)
Saturday May 18 (Casual Dress)
4:30 p.m. Parade Practice- for all members Station 8
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Party- for members-Bring a guest!
Sunday May 19 (Uniform)
10:30 a.m. Company Assembles for 125th Anniversary Photo Station 9 Members who do not have a Class A uniform may wear a Class B. Members with no uniform should be dressed in business attire.
11:00 a.m. Apparatus staging, members muster near line up area
1:00 p.m. Ceremony on the Green with Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and Aetna Membership
March to Academy Building for Laying of the Memorial wreath honoring the deceased members of Aetna who served in the Armed Forces-Aetna Honor Guard, Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and Aetna Membership.
Memorial Day Parade for all members and Ladies- Arrangements are in place for members and ladies who are unable to march to ride in the parade
Memorial Day Luncheon at Station 8 for all members and Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
In order for the Ladies Auxiliary to prepare Saturday’s Meal please email Jon Townley firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending. Please indicate if you are bringing a guest.
On Saturday, April 20th Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder hosted a motorcycle run benefiting the Wounded Worrier Project and Aetna HHL's 125th anniversary celebration. We had approximately 60 to 80 motorcyclist and riders register. The weather was a little chilly but was enjoyed by all. A special thank you goes out to Newark Police, Wilmington Police, New Castle County Police, and Dover Police motorcycle officers that along with Delaware State Fire Police that helped to provide a safe ride by escorting the run.
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 Texas Roadhouse (250 Buckley Blvd, Bear, De) will donate 10% of your check to the Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Ladies's Auxiliary. Just print the coupon below (open the article and click on the picture to open a full size version) and present it to your server.
Aetna's 125th Anniversary Golf Outing will be held on Thursday June 20th, 2013. Registration will be begin at 7:30 am and play will commence with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Cost is $75 per player and registrations will be accepted until May 25th, 2013. There will be no refunds for cancellation after May 27th.
Chisel Creek Golf Club
13 Chisel Creek Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
Please mail registration and checks to: Jon Townley, 707 Spinnaker Drive, Middletown, De 19709. Checks should be made payable to Aetna HH&L.
Dress code: Appropriate dress is required. No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops or cut-offs allowed.
Please contact Ken McMahon (302-981-6626), John Fox (302-998-7600) or Charles Neel (302-834-7503) with any qustions. Please print the registration form below and submit with your check. (Open the article by clicking the title, and click on the form to view in full size for printing).
The Green Turtle in Newark will be hosting a fundraiser on April 9th, 2013. Just drop your sales receipt off at the front door after you completed your dinner and the management staff will total up their donation to Aetna. The Green turtle will be donating 20% of food sales to Aetna.
Date: April 20, 2013
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Station 10
2505 Old County Road
Newark, DE 19702
Registration from 8:00 am to 10:00am
Kickstands up at 10:30
Ride will begin at Aetna Station 10. Ride will be escorted. It will last approximately 3 hours and will pass the Delaware Veteran’s Cemetery, make a visit to the Firefighter’s Memorial in Dover, DE, and there will be a stop at the Air Mobility Command Museum. The ride will finish at Mcglynn’s in People’s Plaza, Newark, DE, where food and beverages will be available.
Proceeds will benefit Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company and Wounded Warrior Project.
Click on the image below for more details.