On 7-8-2014 the Blades Fire Company was alerted for an accident with injury and rescue at the intersection of Rt.13 & Concord Rd. Fire Captain Shawn Scott of Sta.71 arrived and established command. Due to Sta.71 Blades already assisting Sta.87 Seaford on a large gas line leak, Captain Scott requested crews from Sta.81 Laurel and a rescue company from Seaford to respond. He also requested additional ambulances from St.72 Bridgeville, Sta.78 Greenwood and Sta.71 Blades. Crews were able to free 3 occupants from the Grand Am in about 20 minutes. Due to a large fuel and oil leak command request DNREC to respond to the scene. Three patients were transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for treatment. One firefighter was also transported for heat related illness. The northbound lanes of Rt.13 were shut down for nearly 2 hours during the alarm.
On 6-29-2014 the Laurel Fire Department along with Sussex County Medic 102 was alerted for a accident with rescue on West St just down the street from the fire house. Reports came in as a vehicle struck 3 utility poles and power lines were down around the vehicle. Command arrived on scene to find a SUV partially on its side with the driver still inside the vehicle. Due to the high voltage power lines all around the vehicle fire crews had to wait 10 minutes until Delmarva Power could shut down the power grid so it was safe to enter the area and gain access to the patient. EMS crews did a load and go type of packaging and transported the patient to Laurel Fire Department where Delaware State Police Medevac Trooper-2 was waiting to transport the patient to Christiana Hospital. The roadway was shut down for nearly 24 hours so utility crews could repair all the damaged utility poles and wires.