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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.

March 5, 2018

911 texting now available in New Castle County if you are unable to call 911. Click HERE to learn more.

March 1, 2018

40 Aetna EMT's and firefighters were recognized Tuesday, along with many other 1st responders, at the 6th Annual NCC Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor's Reunion. Due to their efforts, multiple people survived sudden cardiac arrest and were able to continue their lives. This is what #serviceforothers is all about! Great work everyone! Photos courtesy of New Castle County Paramedics.

February 26, 2018

At 1552 hours, Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to the intersection of Otts Chapel Rd and Welsh Tract Rd for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Units arrived to find a three vehicle collision with rollover, a subject trapped, and 4 patients. A second medic unit and additional BLS units were requested. Crews removed the roof to free the trapped occupant who was treated by NCCEMS and was flown to Christiana Hospital by Trooper 4. A total of 3 patients were transported to Christiana Hospital, 2 with advanced life support, and one patient refused service. Delaware State Police are handling the investigation and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.

February 22, 2018

The Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company regrets to announce the passing of Assistant Engineer Arlynn Hall. Funeral services will be held at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 PM, where friends may visit from 12 Noon to 2 PM. See the link for further information.…/arlynn-quinton-hall-jr

February 22, 2018

Overnight at 01:50, Aetna and New Castle County Paramedics responded to South College Ave and Welsh Tract Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Squad 9 arrived to find a single vehicle vs pole with one trapped. Crews worked for 15 minutes to free the patient who was transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna ambulance and NCC Paramedics. Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation.

February 22, 2018

Just before Midnight on Tuesday, Aetna and Singerly were dispatched to a tractor trailer on fire on Interstate 95 at the DE/MD border. Singerly units arrived to find the trailer portion of the truck fully involved. Engine and Squad 9 arrived and assisted.

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