December 2018

December 30, 2018

At 1027 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to the intersection of South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment and multiple patients. Crews arrived to find 4 patients including 1 trapped. A Level I MCI was declared bringing additional ALS units and a BLS unit from Christiana Fire to the scene. The trapped patient was quickly extricated, was stabilized by Aetna BLS and NCCEMS, and was then flown to Christiana Hospital by DSP Helicopter Trooper 4. Two additional ALS patients and one BLS patient were also transported to Christiana Hospital. The Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.


December 26, 2018

At 1624 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to the intersection of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Old Coach Road for a motor vehicle collision. Chief Bowerson arrived on scene advising 1 trapped and requested ALS and a total of 3 BLS units. Extrication was quickly completed and the trapped patient was transported to Christiana Hospital with New Castle County Paramedics. 2 additional patients were transported to Christiana Hospital by BLS. The Delaware State Police are handling the investigation and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.


December 23, 2018

Engine and Ladder 9 assisted Singerly Fire Company with a working fire in the 200 block of Cherry Hill Road in Elkton, MD.

December 20, 2018

Our Aetna firefighters and public safety partners Newark Delaware Police Department participating in the annual Toys for Tots event. Great work! We even heard that Santa drove the Squad!

December 15, 2018

December 14, 2018

At 1741 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Christina Parkway and Science Boulevard for an MVC with rollover. Harrington Fire Company, Inc. Engine 50-5 was providing a cover-up and also responded. An off-duty NCC Special Operations member was on scene advising a two vehicle MVC with a rollover and one trapped. Responders arrived to find one vehicle on its side with the driver still in the vehicle and their leg pinned under it. Crews quickly worked to stabilize the vehicle, flap the roof, and then lift with air bags to free the patient. The occupant was transported by ALS and BLS to Christiana Hospital. A second patient was transported by BLS also to Christiana Hospital. The Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.


December 11, 2018

This evening Aetna had two members sworn into leadership positions with the New Castle County Fire Police Association. Paige Seppanen was sworn in as President and Jerry Daniels was sworn in as the Training Officer. Aetna member, retired Delaware State Police Major (and current UDPD Deputy Chief) Jeff Evans was the installation officer. Our dedicated Fire Police officers provide traffic control at scenes and help to keep our responders safe. Congratulations Paige and Jerry!


December 7, 2018

At 2243 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Cranston Heights Fire Company, University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit, and New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel in the 200 block of East Main Street for a multi-residential structure fire with entrapment. Newark Delaware Police Department were able to rescue the trapped occupant prior to fire department arrival. Engine 9 arrived to find fire showing from a 2nd floor unit of the 2 story motel. Deputy Chief Schall struck a 2nd alarm bringing Five Points Fire Company, Minquas Fire, and Belvedere Fire Company to the scene as well as FIELDCOM (New Castle County 911 mobile communications post) and the St. Francis Hospital EMS Rehab Unit. The fire was controlled and all searches were negative. One patient was transported to Christiana Hospital by ALS and BLS in stable condition. This building is not equipped with fire sprinklers. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command. Photos courtesy of Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson.

December 5, 2018

At 1716 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Cranston Heights Fire Company, and Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 were dispatched to the unit block of Newbrook Road in Windy Hills for a residential fire. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the 1st floor C-side of a 2 story single family dwelling. The upgrade added New Castle County Paramedics to the response as well as an additional ambulance from Hockessin Fire Company. The fire had extended to the second floor and basement but was quickly extinguished. Searches were negative and two cats were rescued from the house in good condition. One occupant was evaluated by ALS/BLS for smoke inhalation but refused transport to the hospital. Two adults and three children were displaced and the Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation and found that there were no working smoke detectors in the house. Assistant Chief Sands had Newark Command.


December 5, 2018

At 0643 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to the intersection of South College Avenue and West Chestnut Hill Road for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. As units responded, New Castle County 911 advised that the incident involved a bus with one patient not alert adding New Castle County Paramedics to the response. Crews arrived to find a 2 vehicle collision with one subject trapped and 6 additional patients with minor injuries on the bus. A Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) was declared bringing ambulances from University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and Christiana Fire as well as additional ALS resources to the scene. The entrapped patient was quickly extricated and was transported in critical condition by ALS and BLS to Christiana Hospital. The 6 additional patients were transported by BLS. Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.