Each year at conference the DVFA hosts EMS as well as fire training that all stations can participate in. This year the fire training, taught by Murray and Associates LLC, focused on a collapse situation during interior firefighting. Firefighters from across the state were able to participate in a variety of scenarios across two days. The structure used for the training was in Clayton, DE.
On 9-10-2014 the Seaford Fire Department was alerted for an accident involving an over turned cement truck at the intersection of Woodpecker Rd and Butler Branch Rd. 87 Command arrived to find a cement truck on its side and a passenger car still in the intersection. Both drivers were able to free themselves from their vehicles; both were shaken up but no serious injuries. The were fluids such as gas and oil coming from the overturned cement truck. Command requested the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to the scene to assist with the clean up. Del Dot was requested to respond due to the large amount of guard rail that was ripped up out of the ground by the cement truck.
On 8-31-2014 the Bridgeville Fire Department was alerted for an accident with rollover and multiple victims on Rt.13 just south of the Rt.404 intersection. With the updated information coming in Trooper-2 and the Sussex County Paramedics 102, 107 and the supervisor was added to the call. 72 Command (72-15 Jack Cannon) arrived and requested additional EMS units from Greenwood and Seaford. Fire crews arrived and assisted EMS crews with removal and packaging of 7 patients. One vehicle was upside down and down a deep embankment so careful patient carrying was needed while working in this area. The accident was declared a Mass Casualty Incident Level 1 due to the amount of patients. Trooper-2 was cancelled and returned to the hanger. Patients were transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford and also Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford. Rt.13 southbound was totally shut down for about 45 and then opened up to one lane of traffic during the alarm. The Bridgeville Town Police are handling the investigation of the cause of the accident.
At 1:30PM Dorchester EOC alerted Station 26 Eldorado of a MVC with injuries on Reliance Rd. Chief 26 went in route and requested that Caroline Station 100 be alerted for the incident. Crews arrived on scene to find a Utz truck that had went off the roadway and broke off a telephone pole. Reliance Rd was shut down during the incident. One patient was transported to PRMC.
Just after 11am, Wicomico Central alerted Station 2 Salisbury of a MVC with injuries in the area of Panera Bread on Rt. 13 in Salisbury. Paramedic 2 arrived on scene to find a T-Bone style accident with possibly two patients. Firefighters arrived and controlled a leaking fluid. Two people were transported to PRMC. MSP is investigating the cause of the accident.