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September 15, 2019

Do you know a high school student, ages 14-18, interested in learning more about becoming a firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician? Or maybe someone interested in learning important life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and how to challenge yourself physically and mentally? Come join us September 19, 2019 at Station 7 (7 Thorn Lane, Newark, DE 19711) to learn more about our explorer program!

September 13, 2019

At 1646 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with Christiana ambulance A-6, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to East Chestnut Hill Road and West Cherokee Drive for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. Crews arrived to find a subject trapped and began extrication. Two patients were transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna ambulance and Christiana ambulance while one patient was transported by Aetna ambulance and NCCEMS to A.I. Dupont Hospital. The Delaware State Police are handling the investigation Deputy Chief Debold had Newark Command.

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September 12, 2019

Congratulations to Aetna Firefighter/EMT's Erin Browne, Ryan Contino, Paul Garcia, and Claymont Fire Company Assistant Chief Eric Haley who received the Heroic Firefighter of the Year Award this evening at the Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association meeting for a rescue they performed at a house fire in Scottfield in September of 2018. Outstanding work!

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September 4, 2019

Engine and Ladder 9 operating at a vehicle fire that drove up to Station 8. The driver of the shredding truck smelled smoke and pulled in to the firehouse. Crews extinguished burning paper in the semitrailer.

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August 27, 2019

Join us and Camp Fury Delaware Sunday November 10, 2019 as we welcome Captain Mark Von Appen of Fully Involved.

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August 20, 2019

Last evening, Aetna participated in the annual University of Delaware Resident Assistants training along with UD Environmental Health & Safety, City of Newark, Delaware Fire Prevention, Delaware State Fire School, and University of Delaware Police Department. 195 students and staff were trained in basic fire safety and fire extinguisher use to help create a safer campus!

August 18, 2019

At 1905 hours a phone call was received at Station 10 reporting a possible fire. Squad 10 and Chief Bowerson immediately responded and reported the incident to the New Castle County 911. Subsequently the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with mutual aid, was dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Pleasant Valley Road for a residential fire. Crews arrived to find a fire that had self-extinguished. The incident was quickly scaled back to Newark and Christiana Fire. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command. Remember to always call 911 to report an emergency, do not call the fire station directly.

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!

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