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Rescue 8 and Ladder 9 Housing

posted May 16, 2011, 7:33 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated May 17, 2011, 7:16 AM ]
On May 15, 2011 Aetna's two newest pieces of apparatus, Ladder 9 and Rescue 8 were officially housed at a ceremony held at Station 8. After a threat of rain and a canceled Memorial Day parade the sun was shining and approximately 100 people were present for the celebration. Both the rescue and the ladder were "pushed" three times into the bays at station 8. The first time by the officers of Aetna, the second by the members of Aetna and the third by the community. 

Additionally Life Member, and Aetna's longest living member, Bill Fraser was presented with a longevity award. John Farrell was presented with a community outreach award and the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit was presented with an award recognizing their 35 years of service to the community. Aetna was presented with awards from Minquas Fire Company and Cranston Heights Fire Company.

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University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit Celebrates 
35 Years



Past Chief John Farrell is recognizes for his achievements 
in community outreach



Life Member Bill Fraser is presented with a longevity award


Bill Fraser, Aetna's longest living member


Minquas presentation to Aetna


Hockessin presentation to Aetna by President Dan Carrier



Aetna officers Push the Ladder and Rescue into Station 8


Aetna Members push the Ladder into Station 8


Aetna Members push the Rescue into Station 8


The Community pushes the Ladder and Rescue into Station 8


Chief Hendricks shares a few inspiring words


Aetna's Chaplin shares a few words