Sunday, July 23, 2017
On sunday July 23rd a severe storm moved through New Castle County bringing intense rainfalls in a very short time frame. The station was alerted to respond to a vehicle in flood waters in the area of Snuff Mill Road. Numerous water rescues were being conducted throughout the North western portion of the county. While the MRU was responding to Snuff Mill Rd an additional alarm was transmitted for a person trapped in a car in fast moving water. MRU 29 redirected to the alarm, while enroute a request was filled for the New Castle County Surface Water Rescue Team by the first arriving officer on scene. MRU 29 arrived on location, sized up the rescue and quickly entered the water and rescued the trapped occupant. After completing this rescue the MRU was assigned to the Talleyville Fire Station to stand by the area in the event of other calls. After covering the area for one hour the MRU cleared the standby and returned to quarters.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
On July 2nd the Station was alerted to assist the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown with a residential fire in the community of Summit Pond. First arriving companies found smoke showing from a 2 story home, with a fire in the basement. RE 296 made the response and operated on scene in various roles until released by command.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
On June 22nd at 16:34 Hrs the Station responded for a Rescue cover up of station 12 while they were operating on a working house fire in the community of Cambridge Gardens. While responding to the cover up RE 296 was redirected to the scene and operated in various roles until released by command.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Chief 29 and 296 responded to assist station 27 (Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown) on a residential fire. Arriving units from station 27 confirmed a fire in the garage. The crew of 296 assisted with various assignments for 1 hour before clearing.
Monday, May 15, 2017
On duty crews from station 29 were monitoring the station marine band radio when they heard a mayday transmitted from a sailing vessel on the Delaware River for an injured person who is was reported to be unconscious. The Station alerted New Castle County Fire board and made an immediate response to the Augustine Beach. While the rest of the water rescue box was transmitted 29M1 went underway, the conditions at Augustine Beach included high winds and rough seas. Marine units from Delaware City(15), Good Will of New Castle(18), Salem NJ(18) and DNREC were all notified to assist. The Crew of 29M1 arrived on location and found a person on a sailing vessel that had suffered a traumatic injury. The operator of the Rescue boat kept the boat in position in the rough seas as the crews transferred the patient on the Rescue boat. In accordance with county policy ALS (NCC Medic 5 and Supervisor) and BLS (DCFC C15) units along with state police aviation responded to Augustine Beach. Fire Boat 15 arrived on location as 29 Marine 1 was leaving the scene and provided support by returning in front of 29 Marine 1 to deflect the large swells. The crew of 29 Marine 1 turned to patient over to awaiting EMS assets at Augustine Beach who then transported the patient to CER.
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