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Designer Bag Bingo!

posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:37 AM by Charles Mitchell

Aetna is holding a designer bag bingo on April 1, 2017 at the hall.  See the link for details.


House Fire

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:03 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co was dispatched for a residential fire in the Binns Tract section of west Newark, shortly before 10 AM.

Fire units arrived in the 800 block of Lehigh Rd to find smoke showing from a single family dwelling. The residents of the home had exited safely and were standing outside in the snow and sleet.

Approximately 40 firefighters and EMS personnel from several area companies contained the fire to the second floor of the home. The house sustained fir...e and heat damage to the second floor, and smoke damage throughout. 5 adults and one child were displaced as the home was deemed uninhabitable. The Red Cross was called to assist the family with temporary lodging.

The fire was under control in 20 minutes. Firefighters were on the scene for 90 minutes.

During the residential fire, fire department units handled many other calls for service, including alarm bells, trees down and utility wires on fire.

The house fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

There were no injuries.

Christiana Fire, Cranston Heights Fire Company, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Singerly Fire Company, and New Castle County Paramedics all responded.

Photos courtesy of Mike Dao of SJ Fire Photos


   
   



Residential Fire

posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:44 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

At 1826 hours on 3/12/2017 Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Cranston Heights Fire Company, and Five Points Fire Company were dispatched to the unit block of Terry Lane in the Terry Manor development for a multi-residential structure fire. Due to smoke visible from a distance, Squad 9 requested New Castle County Paramedics and a BLS from Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 to be added to the response. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story residence with smoke and fire showing from the Alpha side. The fire was quickly controlled and searches were negative. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Units remained on scene for two hours due to extensive overhaul. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.

  





Assist on 3rd Alarm Commercial Structure

posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:38 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

Early in the morning of 3/12/17, Aetna was dispatched to assist Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21 on what ultimately turned into a 3rd alarm commercial structure fire in Pike Creek. 9-3 and the Chief operated for several hours.

 


NFPA encourages testing smoke alarms as Daylight Saving Time begins

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:43 AM by Charles Mitchell

Daylight Saving Time began Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m., when we sprung forward one hour for the purpose of making better use of daylight. As we set our clocks ahead, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms.

Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. When smoke alarms should have worked but failed to operate, it is usually because batteries were missing, disconnected, or dead. NFPA provides the following guidelines around smoke alarms:

  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn’t respond properly when tested.
  • Smoke alarms with nonreplaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
  • For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.
  • For more on smoke alarm safety, check out NFPA’s smoke alarm safety tip sheet (PDF, 219 KB), and new 9-volt battery tip sheet (PDF, 541 KB), which explains the importance of storing and disposing of batteries with care to avoid a fire hazard.

Credit: http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2014/nfpa-encourages-testing-smoke-alarms-as-daylight-saving-time-begins

Designer Bag Bingo!

posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:40 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

Aetna is holding a designer bag bingo on April 1, 2017 at the hall.  See the link for details.



House Fire

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:22 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

At 0313 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Cranston Heights Fire Company, Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co., and Five Points Fire Company were dispatched to the unit block of Sanford Drive in Robscott Manor for a residential fire.  As units responded the 911 center advised they were adding New Castle County Paramedics and a BLS from Christiana due to multiple calls.  Crews arrived to find fire showing from the Charlie side of the residence.  Searches were negative and the fire was quickly controlled.  Crews operated for an hour and a half and there were no injuries.  The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.

 



Vehicle vs House

posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:10 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B

On February 23, 2017 At 1506 hours Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 were dispatched to the 200 block of Bent Lane in Nottingham Green for a vehicle into the structure with injuries. Crews arrived to find a vehicle into the structure with 2 injuries, 1 still in the vehicle. The patient was extricated and A-7 and A-8 each transported 1 patient to Christiana Hospital with ALS. Additional resources from the NCC Collapse Team (Claymont Fire Company), Newark Electric, and the Newark Building Inspector also responded. Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.

Photo Courtesy of NPD

House Fire

posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:07 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 1:08 PM ]

On February 22, 2017 at 1622 hours Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, and Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co. were dispatched to the unit block of Carole Road in Chestnut Hill Estates for a residential structure fire. Chief Bowerson arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family dwelling with smoke showing. This added a BLS unit from University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and New Castle County Paramedics to the response. Squad 9 found a fire in the basement which was quickly controlled and searches by Ladder 12 were negative. One resident was evaluated by EMS but refused transport, the Red Cross is assisting the residents. Crews operated for just over an hour, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation, and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.

MVC with Two Trapped

posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:04 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 1:06 PM ]

On February 21, 2017 at 1352 hours, Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 were dispatched to the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Robert L. Melson Lane for an MVC with entrapment. As units were responding Fireboard advised there were two patients, each trapped in separate vehicles. With the updated report Christiana Fire was added to the response. Units arrived and simultaneously began extrication efforts on the vehicles and treatment of the patients. Extrication of Patient #1 was completed in 8 minutes, and Patient #2 in 16 minutes. One patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Trooper 4 and the second was transported by ground with ALS. The Delaware State Police are handling the investigation and Asst. Chief Sands had Newark Command.

 
 




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