May 2019

May 20, 2019

***FYI*** Aetna will be conducting training evolutions inside two acquired structures in the unit block of East Main Street beginning today and continuing intermittently through June 10. Traffic will not be affected. This fantastic opportunity gives our personnel the chance to hone their skills in a realistic training environment and we are grateful to the property owners.

May 15, 2019

Today is #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay and in support of our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement we wanted to share a recent event in which we had the honor of participating. B-7 was assigned on Friday, May 10 to be part of the Bicycle Procession Support Team for the for the Police Unity Tour - Chapter IX. The primary responsibility of the Bicycle Procession Support Team was to provide safety for the riders. B7's component in this support team was to provide Emergency Medical Service for the riders and staff.

Approximately 160 bicycle riders were participating in a four (4) day ride from Philadelphia to Washington DC. The riders were from different law enforcement agencies across the nation. On this day they were to ride from Sheraton Hotel on Airport Rd, crisscrossing New Castle County, entering the State of Maryland near Chesapeake City, and ending in Aberdeen MD, a distance of 70.2 miles. B-7 was responsible for the first 36.5 miles of the day, from Airport Rd to the end of Bohemia Mill Rd at the DE / MD state line. This included treatment and transport of one rider who suffered minor injuries in a crash. One of our firefighters, also a LEO, again participated in the ride and it was our honor to support our brothers and sisters in blue.

The primary purpose of this noble organization is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. For more information about the tour check out and if you wish to support your local chapter of this organization you may do so at Thank you to all of the Law Enforcement Officers that keep us safe today and every day!

May 13, 2019

At 1128 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to the 100 block of S Wynwyd Drive in Woodmere for a residential structure fire. Chief Bowerson arrived to find a 2 story single family residence with fire showing from the 1st and 2nd floor in the rear. Arriving crews performed an aggressive interior attack while simultaneously searching for any victims. Initial reports of trapped occupants fortunately proved false and crews operated for approx. 3 hours extinguishing the fire and performing overhaul. Fire extension to both floors, the attic, and through void spaces led to a long, labor-intensive firefight. American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region is assisting the 3 displaced residents and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office determined the cause to be accidental due to items on the stove coming in contact with a burner, damages were estimated at $250,000.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identifies cooking fires as the #1 cause of residential fires and injuries, accounting for 48% of residential fires. Check out the following link for some safety tips…/…/Top-causes-of-fire/Cooking.

Assisting Agencies: Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, West Grove Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, New Castle County Paramedics, Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, and Newark Delaware Police Department.

May 8, 2019

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May 8, 2019

This afternoon crews from Aetna and Christiana Fire practiced with water supply and master stream operations in between emergency responses. Two of the busiest departments in the state working together to provide the best possible service to those we protect. "Service for Others"

May 6, 2019

Squad 10, Ladder 9, and ambulance A-9 operated at this residential fire in Christiana Fire's local this morning. Squad 10 was the second due engine and advanced a hand line to control the fire on the 2nd floor and in the attic. Ladder 9 was the 1st due ladder and completed the primary search, threw ground ladders, and opened up for the engine. Crews operated for 2.5 hours.

May 2, 2019

At 1458 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to assist Christiana Fire on a residential structure fire in the 400 block of Pheasant Circle. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the attached garage. Ladder 9 arrived as the 2nd due ladder and operated for just under an hour.

May 1, 2019

Its May 1st, which means that the Statewide Burn Ban is now in effect. See the below guide for more details.

Recreational open burning activities including cooking fires (limited to 10 cubic feet at one time), campfires (limited to 27 cubic feet at one time), patio fire pits, or chimney are allowed throughout the year and during any time of day. Any open burning is prohibited within city of Newark limits per municipal code year round with the exception of stand-alone single-family residences.