On 10-9-2014 the Ridgley Fire Department was alerted for a serious accident with entrapment at the intersection of Rt.404 and Ridgley Rd. Crews arrived to find a 3-vehicle accident involving three tractor-trailers. The driver of the last tractor-trailer was heavily entrapped inside his destroyed of his cab. Crews worked for nearly 30 mins to free the driver from the cab. MSP Trooper-6 was requested and flew the driver to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment. Rt.404 was shut down for several hours during the alarm. Maryland Department of Transportation is investigating the cause of the accident.
Units responded to the scene were: Ridgley Fire Department, Denton Fire Department, Queen Anne County EMS, Carline County EMS, Denton EMS, Maryland State Police Trooper-6, Queen Anne County Sheriffs Department and Maryland State Police.
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.