Minquas Fire Company
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MVC W/ Rollover
Sunday, September 28, 2014 
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Just after 2300hrs on the above date, Station 23 was alerted for an engine to assist Christiana on a gas odor in a multi-residential building. Rescue Engine 236 quickly responded with a crew of 4 under the command of Fire Chief Dierolf. The Rescue Engine was cancelled before arriving. As the Rescue Engine made its way back to the station, they were flagged down by people in the roadway at Mill Road and Mitch road in stanton (Station 21's area). The crew quickly noticed a car that had hit a telephone pole, flipped over and landed down the embankment. Initial reports from bystanders were that there was one person still trapped inside. The crew of 236 immediately began to crib the vehicle and set up they hydraulic tools to extricate the victim. While all of this was going on, the patient self extricated. The patient was transported by an ambulance from Mill Creek, and the Rescue Engine returned to quarters.

 
   
   
Training with Greenridge
Saturday, September 27, 2014 
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Members enjoyed a day of training at the Delaware State Fire School, New Castle division. The training topic of the day was basement fires, and water can operations. This was a great opportunity for our members, and the members of Greenridge to keep their skills sharp. A special thanks goes out to the Boothwyn Volunteer fire company for providing an engine cover while our members were committed on training.

 
   
   
Shrimp Feast
   
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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The Minquas Fire Company will be hosting a Shrimp feast on October 11, 2014. The price per ticket will be $30 and will include open bar, all you can eat shrimp, chicken, bake beans and corn on the cob. Music by DJ Mike. To purchase tickets, stop by, contact a member, or call (302)998-1178 and ask about the shrimp feast. Come out to support, and join the members of the Minquas Fire Company for a night full of fun!

 
Accident with Confinement on I95
   
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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On the above date just before 0615hrs, Station 23 along with stations 3, 6, and 12 (Christiana) and New Castle County Paramedic 2, were alerted to Interstate 95 Southbound in the area of the DelDOT Sandbox for an accident with entrapment. Rescue 23 with a crew of 5 under the command of Captain DeCento quickly responded. Rescue 23 arrived to find one vehicle off the roadway into thick brush with 2 patients confined in the vehicle. Crews from Rescue 23, Rescue Engine 12, and Rescue Engine 3, removed brush and trees to make access and removed both patients. Crews operated for about a half hour before turning the scene over to the Delaware State Police.

 
Foam Training
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
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The topic of this Wednesday night's training topic was foam. Drivers got to train on pumping through a foam educator. Younger members got the chance to train on the application of foam. While on the air, the Rescue Engine and Rescue took in a fire alarm in the Newport Industrial Park.

 
   
   
2 Car Fires For the Engine in 10 hours
   
Monday, September 15, 2014 
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On the above date, just before 1730hrs, Engine Company 23 was alerted to a business on First State Boulevard for an automobile fire. Engine 235 with a crew of 6 under the command of Captain DiVesta quickly responded. Engine 23 arrived to find an engine compartment involved and extinguished the same. Right at midnight on September 16th, Engine 23 was again alerted for an automobile fire, this time in Banning Park. Engine 23 responded with a crew of 5 under the command of Captain DiVesta and arrived to find a vehicle well off, and extinguished the same. The company as a whole has been keeping busy with 7 runs since Monday.

 
Rescue and Ambulance Run Car Crash
   
Friday, September 5, 2014 
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On the above date just before 10am, Station 23 was alerted to an MVC at the intersection of Justis Street and Marshall Street in Newport. Ambulance 23, and Rescue 23 under the command of Chief Dierolf quickly responded. Crews found a 2 vehicle MVC with 2 injuries bringing Ambulance 30 to the scene. Both ambulances transported to Christiana Hospital and the Rescue crew handled roadway hazards before turning the scene over to the Newport Police Department.

 
Entrapment w/ Car on Fire on the Interstate
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
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At around 17:40 hours, Station 23 along with Station 22 (Minquadale) was alerted for an MVC w/ entrapment with a vehicle reported on fire. Rescue Co. 23 responded within a minute with a crew of 5 under the command of Asst. Chief Harvey Jr while Rescue Engine 23-6 responded with 2 under the command of FF Albertini. While responding units were notified that a Delaware State Trooper was on scene and removed the victim and the car was on fire. Rescue 23 arrive at the same time as Rescue Engine 22 and quickly went to work on the patient who was critically injured. The scene was under control within 35 minutes and the crews stood by so the Delaware State Police could investigate.

 
   
   
Door Pop on the Pike
   
Sunday, August 31, 2014 
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On the above date just before 0840hrs the company was alerted to the area of Glen Berne Drive and West Newport Pike for the Motor Vehicle Collision. Rescue 23 with a crew of 5 under the command of Lt. Hamm and Fire Chief 23, Dierolf quickly responded. Upon arrival of Rescue 23, the crew was advised by Ambulance 2 that a door pop was needed. Rescue 23 freed the patient and handled roadway clean up. Crews turned the scene over to the Delaware State Police.

 
Engine Cover Fire Station 9
   
Saturday, August 30, 2014 
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On the above date just after 1620hrs, Engine 23 was alerted to cover Newark fire station 9. Engine 236 under the command of Lt. Hamm with a crew of 4 made the response. Engine 236 handled 3 runs while covering the Newark Fire district.

 
Hazmat Incident in the First Due
Sunday, August 17, 2014 
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On the above date just before 1048 in the morning, the company along with the New Castle County Hazardous Materials Decontamination Team was alerted to the area of Augustine Street and Greenwood Rd for a contained hazmat incident. The caller reported that there was a gas can in the street with some type of acid inside. Engine 235 under the command of Lt. Hamm, Rescue Engine 236 under the command of FF/EMT Mills, and Fire Chief Dierolf quickly responded. Crews stood by while the hazmat crews, and DNREC contained and took away the container. The Company was committed for just over an hour before turning the scene over to DNREC.

 
   
   
Busy Overnight for Crews
Saturday, August 16, 2014 
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Just before 0200hrs on Saturday Morning the Station was alerted for a Medical Assist on Northbound I95, and an MVC on Southbound I95. With two crews at the station, Rescue Engine 236 under the command of FF/EMT Moorhead took in the Medical run, while the Rescue under the command of Lt. Hamm took in the MVC. The Engine arrived and assisted with patient care and traffic control while Ambulance 22 obtained a refusal. Rescue 23 arrived to find a single vehicle that had crashed into a construction sign. The crew of the Rescue assisted with patient care, and assisted with roadway clean up. While both the Rescue and the Rescue Engine were returning from their respective runs, they were alerted to Justis Street in the area of Augustine Street for another MVC. The Rescue and the Rescue Engine arrived to find a single vehicle that had taken out a tree and several light poles. The Crews assisted with patient care and packaging and roadway clean up and cleared the scene with an hour. Just before 0430hrs Station 23 along with several other area companies were alerted to the Newport Terrace Apartments for a building fire. Rescue Engine 236 under the command of FF/EMT Mills, and Rescue 23 under the command of Lt. Hamm responded within 1 minute. RE 236 layed a supply line from the entrance, and pulled a 1 3/4" hand-line to the front door while the crew from the Rescue searched for the "burning odor." Crews found the smell to be coming from unattended cooking and the incident was held to Station 23 units. Fire Chief Dierolf had the "Newport Command." Another busy night handled by the dedicated Men and Women of the Minquas Fire Company.

 
   
   
Rescue Co. Runs Structure Fire in 12's Local
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 
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At around 1530 hours, Station 23 was alerted to assist Stations 3,6, and 12 (Christiana) on a Commercial Structure Fire at the Wendy's restaurant in the University Plaza Shopping Center. Rescue 23 responded with 5 personnel after clearing from a 21 box under the command of Engine Captain Divesta. Chief 12 arrived on scene to find a 1 story commercial structure with smoke showing. Rescue 23 arrived on scene as the first due special service and provided ventilation and a search of the building. The fire was extinguished and Rescue 23 cleared the scene in approximately 1 hour.

 
   
   
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