November 2019

November 18, 2019

Feeding the Finest, in conjunction with Grain on Main and other area restaurants, will be offering a Thanksgiving meal at Aetna Station 8. This will be open to all Public Safety personnel on duty or off duty who wish to have a hot fresh meal.

Unlike past years the meal will take place on Wednesday, November 27th from about 1330/1400 hrs until about 1800 hours, or when we run out of food. Please note the change in day

November 14, 2019

Last evening your Aetna firefighters performed training fire evolutions at the Delaware State Fire School in New Castle. Despite the cold, crews practiced fire suppression as well as Vent, Enter, Isolate, and Search (VEIS) with victim rescue. Simultaneously Captains had the opportunity to practice Incident Command skills by managing the incident, communicating with crews, and tracking resources with a tactical worksheet. Thank you to Townsend Fire Company for covering our district during training.


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November 13, 2019

At 1203 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a motor vehicle collision with multiple patients. Crews arrived on scene to find a two vehicle collision: one vehicle had a subject egress challenged and another had collided with a generator resulting in downed power lines and an active natural gas leak. Two patients were transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna and Christiana ambulances. DELMARVA secured the gas leak. Newark Police are investigating the collision and Deputy Chief Debold had Newark Command.


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November 10, 2019

Aetna and Camp Fury Delaware were pleased to welcome Mark VonAppen to Newark today. Mark led his Fully Involved leadership workshop combining examples from his observations of his father, a former NFL Coach, and his own fire service experiences. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host him! #thebig4 #fullyinvolved


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November 7, 2019

At 1927 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to the 200 block of Lake Drive in the Pencader Corporate Center for a industrial entrapment. Responding crews were advised that a worker had their leg stuck in a large processing machine. Due to the report, Chief Bowerson requested that New Castle County Special Operations and Wilmington Fire Squad 4 respond also respond. Upon arrival, crews were able to disassemble a portion of the conveyor system to free the subject in about 15 minutes and the specialized units were cancelled. The patient was treated on scene by Aetna BLS and NCCEMS, and was flown to Christiana Hospital by DSP Helicopter Trooper 4. Photos courtesy of NCCEMS.


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November 6, 2019

At 1807 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, Christiana Fire ambulances A-6 and B-6, New Castle County Paramedics​, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to Frazer Road and Pine View Drive for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Crews arrived on scene to find a two vehicle collision with one vehicle on its side and a subject trapped. Engine 9, Squad 9, and Rescue 8 crews stabilized the vehicle and cut the windshield to extricate the patient in under 10 minutes. A-10 and Medic 9 transported one patient and A-6 transported one patient to Christiana Emergency Room. A-7 evaluated another patient who declined transport to the hospital. New Castle County Police are investigating the collision and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.


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November 1, 2019

At 1252 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with Christiana Fire, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section were dispatched to the I-95 Southbound ramp to 896 Southbound for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. Delaware State Police were on scene advising a tanker tractor-trailer had rolled over with the driver trapped and was leaking an unknown substance. New Castle County 911 also dispatched HAZMAT/DECON units from Cranston Heights Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, Five Points Fire Company, Belvedere Fire Company, and DNREC. The Rescue Towing Policy was also activated due to the report bringing a heavy rotator/wrecker and the USAR unit from Claymont Fire Company. The driver was extricated in approx. 20 minutes and was transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna ambulance and NCCEMS. The truck was carrying plastic pellets and fortunately there was only a small leak from a saddle tank which was quickly contained. Additional HAZMAT units were cleared. The ramp is still closed for cleanup at the time of this post. Delaware State Police are investigating the incident and Captain Creek had Newark Command.


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