Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company
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August 11, 2019
At 0123 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation Section, was dispatched to Otts Chapel Road at Interstate 95 for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. Crews arrived to find a multi-vehicle collision with one vehicle on its roof and two occupants trapped. A second medic unit and the next due rescue (Christiana Fire) were requested to respond to assist. The crew from Squad 9 worked to stabilize the vehicle and the occupants were extricated in less than 15 minutes. Both patients were transported in stable condition to Christiana Hospital by Aetna ambulances with New Castle County Paramedics. The Delaware State Police are investigating the cause of the collision and Deputy Chief Sands had Newark Command.
August 10, 2019
Our crews had the opportunity to train with Delaware Army National Guard and Delaware Army Aviation Thursday evening and this morning. Our responders learned about hoist operations, how to assist with hoist ops, and how to safely operate around the Blackhawk aircraft. Thank you to the Delaware Army National Guard for the opportunity to train with you!
August 10, 2019
This morning at 0320 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation Section, were dispatched to the 2000 block of Ogletown Road for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. One patient was transported to CER by Aetna ambulance and NCCEMS. The Delaware State Police are handling the investigation.
August 6, 2019
We had an awesome time at National Night Out 2019 and hope you did too! Thank you Newark Delaware Police Department and University of Delaware Police for hosting and ensuring a safe and fun event!
August 3, 2019
This morning there was a knock on the station door. A neighbor had a little 🦇 problem and needed some help. It would have been really awkward if we found Batman standing in the hall but luckily for us it was just a Little Brown Bat. The 🦇 was carefully and safely captured and released. If you ever find a bat in your house or apartment follow these tips: http://batworld.org/what-to-do-if-you-found_a_bat/
For rescues large and small, we'll be here. "Service for Others"
August 1, 2019
This morning Squad 9 and Engine 9 handled a vehicle fire on Ogletown Road at Library Avenue.
July 30, 2019
Station 33 hosted members from Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company and Christiana Fire for a C-130 Familiarization Class which involved a PowerPoint lecture, walkthrough of the C-130 and a tour of the firehouse. Thank you Station 33 - Delaware Air Guard Fire Department and 166th Airlift Wing for the phenomenal training opportunity!
July 24, 2019
This evening Aetna and members from Five Points Fire Company welcomed Sharp Energy and DART First State who gave an excellent presentation about propane autogas. Many buses in our area operate with propane autogas systems and this training helps to prepare our responders for any emergencies. Thank you Sharp Energy and DART!
July 22, 2019
In less than 4 hours following the storm Aetna responded to:
-19+ fire responses
-4 reported structure fires
-9 medical emergencies
Mutual aid from as far away as Wilmington was dispatched to assist due to the number of simultaneously reported structure fires. Thank you to Christiana Fire, Minquas Fire Company #1, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Cranston Heights Fire Company, Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, Five Points Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, and Wilmington Fire all of whom were dispatched to various incidents. This was in addition to the 11 pieces of apparatus staffed by Aetna personnel. Outstanding job as well by New Castle County 911 receiving, prioritizing, and dispatching so many incidents throughout the county.
Please remember to treat all wires as if they are live and stay away from downed power lines. DELMARVA crews will be working through the night to make repairs and it may take time for them to reach all areas.
July 14, 2019
At 0100 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with mutual aid, was dispatched to the Chestnut Hill Plaza Shopping Center for a commercial structure fire. Crews arrived to find smoke showing from a single story standalone commercial occupancy. A fire in the kitchen had extended to the duct work and roof but was quickly extinguished. Crews remained on scene for just over an hour and there were no civilian or fire service injuries. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigating and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.
Photos courtesy of the Newark Post.
Additional Responding Agencies: Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Minquas Fire Company #1, Cranston Heights Fire Company, New Castle County Paramedics, Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc., Station 15.