March 2018

March 27, 2018

Aetna units and mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc., Station 15, Singerly Fire Company, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Volunteer Hose Co., Port Penn Fire Company, Odessa Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, Five Points Fire Company, the St. Francis Hospital EMS Rehab Unit, and New Castle County Paramedics are on scene with a 2nd alarm townhouse fire in the unit block of Versailles Court in Frenchtown Woods Townhouses. Fire is reported in 3 townhouses, there are no reported injuries at this time, and Chief Bowerson has Newark Command.

March 24, 2018

Last night Quint 7 and Engine 9 assisted the Wilmington Manor Fire Company on a 2nd Alarm commercial structure fire in a strip shopping center. Thank you to West Grove Fire Company for covering our district during the incident.

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.

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.