August 30, 2017
While crews were handling the motor vehicle collision on I-95, Aetna was alerted for a 2nd emergency vehicle fire on Pleasant Valley Road in the area of Pulaski Highway. Engine 9 broke off to respond and updated information reported that the vehicle fire was a result of a property damage motor vehicle collision with rollover. Engine 9 arrived to find a single vehicle on its side with no fire. The vehicle had left the roadway and entered a ditch causing it to go airborne, striking a house and fence, and rolled several times before striking a shed. There were no injuries and Delaware State Police are handling the investigation.
August 30, 2017
At 0356 hours Aetna along with Christiana Fire were dispatched to I-95 Southbound in the area of South Chapel Street for a commercial vehicle fire. As units went responding additional information reported a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived to find a 2 vehicle MVC involving 2 tractor trailers. The rear tractor trailer had ruptured both saddle tanks and was leaking a significant amount of fuel (potentially up to 140 gallons). Resource requests included Deldot, B&F Towing Co. Inc., DNREC, and Belvedere Fire Company for HAZMAT 30. The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital by an Aetna Basic Life Support ambulance. Crews remained on scene for several hours to assist DNREC with removing the fuel from the saddle tanks. Lane closures are in effect and will be for some time while DNREC continues to mitigate the hazards. Delaware State Police are handling the investigation and Assistant Chief Sands had Newark Command.
August 29, 2017
At 0300 hours Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, and Cranston Heights Fire Company were dispatched to the 400 block of Stafford Ave in Prestwick Farms for a residential fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the C-side of the structure and the attic. With the on scene report New Castle County Paramedics were also dispatched to the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished, searches were negative, and crews remained on scene for and hour and a half performing overhaul. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is handling the investigation and Assistant Chief Sands had Newark Command. Thank you to Belvedere Fire Company and Elsmere Fire Company No.1 for providing district coverage during the incident.
August 27, 2017
This morning Aetna was dispatched to Nine Foot Road in the White Clay Creek State Park for a large outside fire. Crews arrived to find a large pile of hay bales on fire well off the roadway in a field. It was determined that the incident was actually in Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 local and Rescue Engine 19 also responded. After consultation with DNREC Park Rangers the best course of action was to allow the hay bales to burn out. HFC and Park Rangers will monitor the site throughout the day.
August 18, 2017
At 2252 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Singerly Fire Company, and Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21 were dispatched to the unit block of Montague Road in Beaulieu for a residential fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the Bravo side of a 2-story single family dwelling. A University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit ambulance and New Castle County Paramedics also responded to the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished and searches were negative. The situation was placed under control in 15 minutes and crews operated for approx. 1 hour. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Debold had Newark Command.
August 2, 2017
Aetna assisted Singerly Fire Company on a residential fire. First arriving crews found fire in an attached garage and throughout a 2 story single family dwelling. Chief Bowerson, Deputy Chief Schall, and Engine 8 operated for 3 hours.