Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company
March 23, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) both of which suffered line of duty deaths and serious injuries in the last 24 hours.
March 20, 2018
Just before 5:30 this evening Aetna, Christiana Fire, Singerly Fire Company, Wilmington Manor Fire Company, University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit, New Castle County Paramedics, and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a House Fire in Pencader Village. Command 7 arrived to find a garage fire extending to the house. While crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire Aetna also responded to an MVC with rollover on the 896 ramp to I-95.
Thank you Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co., Elsmere Fire Company No.1, and Good Will Fire Company for covering our district during these alarms.
The roads are getting bad out there; if you can stay inside please do for your own safety!
Photo courtesy of AJ Eschelweck
March 18, 2018
Our crews are always moving! While this hasn't been our busiest week for calls (55 fire/rescue and 175 EMS since Monday) it has been a very active week for training. We had in-station Delaware State Fire School driver/pump operator training Tuesday and Thursday nights, Vehicle Rescue training at Goodchild's Towing (they donate their facility and cars for Aetna training) Wednesday night, ladder company training Saturday, and live fire training in West Chester Sunday. Thanks to Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 for participating in our training today and Townsend Fire Company for covering our district today.
And... on top of all of that, additional members were at the Delaware State Fire School in Dover this weekend for Basic Firefighting Skills, Vehicle Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response Skills and National Fire Academy Leadership classes.
We're gearing up for a busy weather week so stay safe out there!
YTD Totals: 690 fire/rescue calls 2005 EMS calls as of 22:00 3/18.
March 8, 2018
This morning Engine 9 operated at a vehicle fire in the 1000 block of Elkton Rd.