Minquas Fire Company
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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.

 
   
   
Engine 23 responds it's 4th Car Fire in the Past 7 Days
   
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 
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At around 1600 hours, Station 23 was alerted to assist Stations 3, 6, and 12 (Christiana) on a Vehicle Fire on Interstate 95 just North of Rt. 273. Engine 23-5 made the response with 5 personnel under the command of Lieutenant Hamm. Engine 12 arrived seconds before Engine 23-5 and pulled their front bumper line while the crew from 23-5 assisted by opening up the car to ensure that all fire was put out.The incident was under control within 30 minutes. 23-5 cleared the scene and then handled an Outside odor in the Gordy Estates community.

 
Engine and Rescue run 21 House Fire
Photo courtesy of Co 21
   Photo courtesy of Co 21
Monday, August 4, 2014 
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On the above date just before 0800hrs, Station 23 was alerted to assist Stations 2, and 21 on a reported house fire. Engine 235 with a crew of 5 under the command of Lt. Hamm, and Rescue 23 with a crew of 3 under the command of FF/EMT Mills quickly responded. While units were still responding, New Castle County Police arrived and reported "Smoke Showing" upgrading the alarm to a working fire. Engine 235 arrived, laid a supply line and quickly stretched a 1 3/4' attack line to the basement. Rescue 23 arrived shortly after and began a primary search of the residence. The primary search was negative, and the officer of Engine 235 advised that a fire in the basement had been extinguished by a broken water pipe. Crews operated for around an hour before being cleared by command to handle an MVC on the Interstate.

 
Engine 23 Responds to another Car Fire
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
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Just after 0445hrs Station 23 along with Stations 3,6, and 12 were alerted to Interstate 95 Southbound at the Churchmans Marsh for an auto fire. Engine 235 quickly responded under the command of Lt. Hamm with a crew of 6. Engine 23 arrived to find an engine compartment involved and extinguished the same. Engine 23 operated for 20 minutes before turning the scene over to the State Police.

 
   
   
Engine Runs 30 House Fire
Crew of Engine 235
   Crew of Engine 235
Saturday, August 2, 2014 
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On the above date just after 0330hrs, Station 23 was alerted to assist Station 30 on a house fire. Engine 235 responded with a crew of 6 under the command of Lt. Hamm, responded within one minute. Engine 23 arrived as the first engine, to find a single story single family dwelling with fire showing. The Crew of the Engine quickly stretched an 1 3/4" hand line to the front door. At the same time County Police were on scene and advised the crew that there were people trapped inside. The Crew mounted an aggressive interior attack and found one victim just inside of the front door. Unfortunately that victim had already succumbed to their injuries. The Engine crew extinguished the fire and assisted with overhaul. The engine was on scene for just over 2hrs. Fire Chief Dierolf also responded and was the incident commander. The officers and members of the Minquas Fire company of Newport send our deepest condolences to the family of the victim.

 
Engine Co. Runs Car Fire
Friday, August 1, 2014 
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Around 2230 hours, Station 23 was alerted for a Vehicle Fire in the area of 200 Old Churchmans Rd. Engine 23-5 responded with 6 personnel within minutes under the command of Lieutenant Hamm. On arrival, the crew found a vehicle involved with fire. The Crew stretched the 150 ft. Front Bumper line and knocked the fire down. The crew of 23-5 operated for approximately 40 minutes until turning it over the Delaware State Police.

 
   
   
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