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Rescue Company Runs 12 House Fire
   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
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Just after 0430hrs, Rescue Company 23 was alerted to assist Stations 3,6, and 12 on a Residential in the Woodbridge section of their first due. Rescue 23 under the command of FF/EMT Mills responded with a crew of 7. Rescue Engine 12 arrived to find a single story, single family dwelling with smoke showing. Rescue Company 23 arrived shortly after Rescue Engine 12, and went to work as the first due special service. The crew performed a primary search of the fire building, and placed ground ladders. Searches were negative, and no extension was found, and Rescue 23 was cleared by Command 6 at 0520hrs.

 
House Fire in Elsmere
Thursday, July 17, 2014 
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At around 1400 hours, Station 23 was alerted for a Rescue to assist station 16 (Elsmere) on a working house fire. Within about 2 minutes, Rescue 23 responded with 5 personnel under the command of Chief Dierolf. Upon arrival, the crew assumed the Rapid Intervention Team responsibilities. Rescue 23 operated on scene for about 45 minutes until being cleared by command.

 
   
   
Stranded Motorist in High Water
Thursday, July 17, 2014 
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On the above date just before 0830, Station 23 along with Marine units 12 and 18 were alerted to Airport Road in the area of the Sheraton Hotel for a motorist stranded in high water. MRU 23 under the command of FF/EMT Roush and Rescue 23 under the command of Lt. Hamm quickly responded. Upon arrival of 23 units, 2 members entered the water and retrieved the only occupant of the vehicle. The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Police.

 
   
   
Pedestrian Struck on Rt. 4
Saturday, July 12, 2014 
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At around 23:30 hours, Station 23 was alerted for a Pedestrian Struck in the 1100 block of West Newport Pike. Within seconds Rescue 23 responded with a crew of 5 under the command of Lieutenant Hamm while Rescue Engine 23-6 responded with a crew of 6 under the command of FF/EMT Moorhead. Upon arrival the crews found one male in critical condition. The crews assisted with patient care and Ambulance 17(Five Points) transported with New Castle County Paramedic 2. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour before turning the scene over to the State Police.

 
   
   
MVC on Washington Ave.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 
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Around 1600 hours, Station 23, Ambulance 14 (Cranston Heights), and New Castle County Paramedics were alerted to an MVC with a report of entrapment in the Tuxedo Park section of the first due. Within one minute, Rescue 23 responded with a crew of 5 (Ward). Rescue 23 arrived on scene and found a vehicle into a telephone pole with one patient not trapped. Rescue 23 operated for about 20 minutes and cleared the scene. Rescue Engine 23-6 also responded with a crew of 3 (Lindell) to assist.

 
   
   
Strong Storms Bring Several Runs
Engine 23 on the townhouse fire
   Engine 23 on the townhouse fire
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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Around 2000 hours on Tuesday July 8th, a strong line of storms passed through New Castle county. These storms produced strong winds bringing numerous runs for the company. Station 23 responded to 5 weather related incidents during a 3 hour period. The Station was staffed with 2 volunteer crews for the duration of the storms. Just after 2300 hours, Engine 23 was alerted to assist Stations 3, 6, and 12 on a reported fire in a town home in the River Walk section of their local. Engine 235 quickly responded with 6 personnel (Lt. Hamm). Engine 23 arrived as the second due engine, secured Engine 6's water supply, reported to the scene and stood by as crews investigated a burning odor. The odor was traced back to the HVAC unit, and command placed the units in service.

 
Rescue Runs 28 House Fire
Photo courtesy of NCC Paramedics
   Photo courtesy of NCC Paramedics
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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On the above date, just after 1100hrs, Rescue 23 was alerted to assist station 28 on a working house fire in Leedom Estates. Rescue 23 with a crew of 3 (FF. Mills) responded within 3 minutes. Deputy Chief 20 arrived to find fire showing from the second floor of a single family dwelling. Upon arrival of the rescue, the crew stood by in the front yard as the Rapid Intervention Team. The crew operated for a little over 30 minutes before being released by command. Strong work to all crews on scene, especially those who assisted in removing 2 dogs from inside the residence. Both dogs seem to be doing fine.

 
Engine and Rescue Run Reported Hotel Fire
   
Sunday, June 29, 2014 
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Just after 0730hrs Sunday morning, Station 23 was alerted for the Engine and Rescue to assist Stations 3,6, and 12 (Christiana) with a reported hotel fire. Engine 23 arrived and secured a water supply and stretched a 300' 1.75" handline to the pool maintenance room where crews found a faulty dehumidifier. The crew of Rescue 23 isolated the unit, and Command 6 reduced the assignment back to Station 23 units and Rescue Engine 12. This was the 10th call for service since Friday for the company.

 
Rescue Company Runs 22 House Fire
Sunday, June 29, 2014 
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Around 0040hrs Sunday morning, Station 23 was alerted for RIT to assist station 22 on a working house fire. The Rescue, with a crew of 8 under the command of Asst. Chief Harvey Jr responded in under a minute. Rescue 23 arrived and established the RIT in the front yard, the crew split and accomplished several tasks including placing ground ladders, and making sure there was egress for the crews operating inside. After the fire was placed under control, the crew from Rescue 23 assisted with overhaul inside. The Rescue operated for right around an hour before being released by command.

 
   
Photo Courtesy of Station 22
   Photo Courtesy of Station 22
Friday Night Training and a Minor MVC
Friday, June 27, 2014 
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The members staffing the station on this Friday night took advantage of the nice weather and took out Engine 232 and Rescue Engine 236 to train on water supply, and deck gun use. Crews trained for around an hour before handling a minor MVC on Interstate 95.

 
   
   
MVC W/ ENTRAPMENT
Friday, June 27, 2014 
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Just after 0400 hrs in the morning, Station 23 along with Stations 3,6, and 12 (Christiana), and the New Castle County Paramedics were alerted to Interstate 95 Southbound at 141 for a motor vehicle collision with a tractor trailer overturned and the driver trapped. Rescue Company 23 with 3 personnel (FF. Mills) arrived to find the driver of a tractor trailer heavily trapped in the vehicle. The crews from Rescue 23 and Rescue Engine 12 went to work with hydraulic tools and freed the trapped driver in just over 1hr. The patient was transported to CER, and the Rescue stood by while DSP investigated the crash and cleared the scene around 0730 AM. Great teamwork by all personnel on the scene.

 
   
   
1 Trapped on the Interstate
Monday, February 17, 2014 
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On the above date at 0217 hours, Station 23 along with Stations 3,6, and 12 (Christiana) were alerted to an MVC with entrapment on Interstate 95 in the area of Cavalier Country Club Apartments.  Within a few minutes, Rescue Company 23, Rescue Engine 12, and Rescue Engine 30, as well as several EMS units were on the road.  NCC paramedics arrived on the scene and confirmed 1 heavily trapped.  The Companies arrived and immediately went to work stabilizing the vehicle, and starting the extrication process.  The patient was extricated in about 30 minutes, and units cleared the scene shortly after.   


 
   
   
Rescue Company Runs 12 House Fire
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 
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On the above date shortly after 0500 hours Rescue 23 was alerted to assist stations 3,6,12 (Christiana) on a reported house fire. Rescue 23 quickly responded with a crew of 8. Deputy 12 arrived to find a 2 story private dwelling with fire on both floors. Rescue 23 arrived shortly after Engine and Truck 12, and went to work placing ground ladders and assisting in fire suppression. Crews were evacuated due to deteriorating structural stability, defensive operations were set up and the remaining fire was knocked. Crews later re-entered for overhaul, Rescue 23 cleared the scene at around 0700 hrs.

 
   
   
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