Minquas Fire Company
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Working Fire in 14's Area
Friday, October 24, 2014 
At around 2230 hrs, station 23 was alerted for the Rescue to respond to a reported house fire in Company 14's local. (Cranston Heights) Rescue 23 responded with a crew of 8 under the command of Lt. Hamm. Paramedic 7 arrived first I scene to find a 2 story dwelling well involved with fire. The Rescue arrived on scene and took the role of the first due special service and went to work. The rescue crew operated for about 2 hours.

1 Trapped on the Interstate
Saturday, October 18, 2014 
On the above date, just before midnight the company was alerted along with Stations 3, 6, and 12 (Christiana), and New Castle County Paramedics for a Motor Vehicle Crash with a roll over. The Rescue and the Rescue Engine responded within 3 minutes with a total staffing of 9. The units arrived simultaneously to find 1 person trapped in one of the vehicles. The crews went to work stabilizing the vehicle, and removing 2 doors to free the trapped patient. The patient was transported to the Christiana Trauma Center by Ambulance 12. Rescue Engines 3, and 12 also assisted at the scene. Great job by all who operated.

Minquas Fire Company Open House
Sunday, October 5, 2014 
This coming Wednesday, October 8th will be the annual Minquas Fire Company Fire Prevention Open House. The open house will be from 6pm-9pm. There will be fire equipment from numerous stations present, as well as other public safety equipment. There will also be a demonstration provided by the members of the Minquas Fire Company. All are welcomed, and we hope you join us for a night of fun and education on fire prevention and safety!

1 Trapped For the Rescue Company
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
Saturday evening around 1830hrs, the company was alerted to West Basin Road, and Airport Road for an MVC with a rollover. The Rescue with 6 personnel under the command of Asst. Chief Ward quickly responded. While responding, units were advised by a Paramedic Supervisor on scene, that there was one person trapped. The Rescue arrived, stabilized the vehicle, removed one door, and extricated the patient. The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Police, and the Rescue cleared.

World Trade Center Steel and a Motorcycle MVC
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
On Saturday morning, The Rescue, the Engine, and the Suburban all traveled out to Interstate 95 overpasses to show respect for two pieces of World Trade Center Steel that were traveling through Delaware. The steel was accompanied by police escorts from numerous Delaware agencies, and hundreds of motorcycles. Unfortunately, one of the motorcycles crashed on I95 SB underneath of the Route 1 overpass where Engine 235, C-23, and Delaware City Quint 15-7 were standing by. All 3 pieces of apparatus quickly responded and provide patient care until the arrival of the ambulance. The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Police, and the units cleared. This was an unfortunate ending to a great event to show respect to all those lost on 09/11/2001.

MVC W/ Rollover
Sunday, September 28, 2014 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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.

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