Did anyone notice the hundreds of firefighters standing outside of Legislative Hall in Dover? The firefighters, representing all three counties, were present to support Governor Jack Markell while signing a proclamation honoring all Delaware Volunteer Firefighters. The resolution proclaimed April 8th "Delaware Volunteer Firefighter Day."
On 4-6-2014 the Sussex County EOC alerted Sta.87 Seaford and the Sussex County Medics for an accident with rescue on Sussex Highway in the area of the Harley Davidson Shop in the northbound lanes. 87 Command arrived and found a SUV that had gone off the roadway and overturned then landing back on its wheels. Bystanders were able to open the driver side door to gain access to the driver. EMS crews arrived and began patient care on the single occupant of the vehicle. Rescue 87 arrived on location and its crew helped with patient care and also cleaned up the debris that was on the roadway. Sta. 87 fire police closed down the northbound lanes of Rt.13 for about 30 minutes. One patient was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for treatment.
On 4-5-2014 the Wicomico County 911 Center alerted Station 74 Delmar for an accident with rescue at the intersection of State St & Woodlawn Ave on the Maryland side of town. 74 Command (74-20 Abbott) arrived to find a two car collision with one on its side with the driver still inside. Rescue 74 arrived and prepared to cut the roof off of the pick up truck. Crews used a Rhyno Glass Cutter to remove the windshield from the vehicle and gained access to the driver and were able to remove him without cutting the roof. Engine 74-2 arrived and its crew put a 1-¾ inch hose line in service to protect crews. The Delmar Fire Police closed down State St and Woodland Ave. One patient was transported to PRMC in Salisbury Maryland for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle refused treatment at the scene. Crews cleared in less than an hour.