Minquas Fire Company
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TWO MEMBERS HEAD TO THE CITY
Monday, March 19, 2007 
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The officers and members of Minquas Fire Co. Would like to announce that both Firefighter Mike Maxwell and Firefighter Jeff Lindell are heading to a career dept. They recently recieved the call for a Full time position with the Wilmington Fire Dept. Mike and Jeff will begin their new job on April 2. Congrats to both members!

 
 
WEEKEND ENDS WITH WORK IN FIRST DUE
Sunday, March 4, 2007 
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At approx 2145 hours, Station 23 (Minquas), Engine and Ladder 17 (Five Points), Rescue 30 (Belvedere) and Engine 14 (Cranston Heights) was alerted to 362 Park Lane for a building fire. E235 responded within minutes under command of 23 captain 2 (J. Elliott) with a full truck. While responding, New Castle County Police went on location reporting a working alarm. This upgraded the alarm to a working fire bringing in Engine and Ladder 16 (Elsmere) RIT 21 (Millcreek) NCC medic 7, A28 (Wilmington Manor) and State fire marshal. E235 arrived to find a 2 story middle of the row with heavy fire showing from the second floor. Chief 238 arrived behind the E235 and assumed command. Crews from E235 advanced an 1 3/4" line to the second floor. Due to an excellent knockdown by the interior crews, the fire was brought under control within the hour. A-28 transported a neighbor with smoke inhalation. Units were back in quarters within 3 hours. Thanks to E205 (Holloway Terrace) for covering our district while we were out.

 
   
   
 
ENGINE COVER AT SISTER STATION
Saturday, March 3, 2007 
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Today the Minquas Volunteers went on the road to cover our sister station Greenridge station 63 in Aston township PA (www.greenridge63.com). E232 under command of 23 captain 1 (J. Dierolf) with 4 firefighters stood by the station from 0700 hrs until 1700 hrs. Unfortunately no calls for the day, but the crews had a good time. Thanks to Greenridge for the invite and a good lunch. Back home Minquas ran one water call while setting up for the 2nd annual Texas Hold 'Em tournament.

 
E632
    E632
Firefighter Moorehead playing around on a tri-cycle we found!
    Firefighter Moorehead playing around on a tri-cycle we found!
 
SECOND CALL OF THE DAY BRINGS WORK
Friday, March 2, 2007
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While the Minquas firefighters were cleaning up from the previous Hazmat run, Station 2 & 21 (Millcreek), Station 14 (Cranston Heights), Station 23 (Minquas) and Station 30 (Belvedere) was alerted to Murray Manor Trailor Park for a working trailor fire. Due to large amount of members still in the station, E232 under command of 23 Captain 1 (J.Dierolf) responded quickly with a staffing of 5 firefighters. Chief 218 went on location reporting heavy smoke showing. Chief 218 assumed command. E232 arrived and was ordered to lay LDH into E216. After 400ft of 4" was dropped, crews from E232 were directed to take a second 1 3/4" line into the structure. Due to a quick knockdown of the first handline in, the scene was brought under control within minutes. While returning from the fire, E232 was dispatched to First stated BLVD for a automatic fire alarm. E232 was onscene minutes after dispatch and found a broken sprinkler pipe. Sprinkler company was onscene and had water shut down prior to our arrival. E232 cleared and was in quarters within the hour. the Minquas Volunteers ran 3 calls for the day!!

 
Crews standing by for orders
    Crews standing by for orders
 
BUSY START TO WEEKEND
Friday, March 2, 2007 
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THe Minquas Volunteers started the weekend off with an over turned tanker truck. At approx 0945 hours, Station 2 & 21 (Millcreek) was alerted to a large fuel spill in the area of Limestone Rd and Main street Stanton. Upon arrival of Chief 218, he advised the correct location was Rt 4 and Rt 7 in 23's local. With this being said, Station 23 (Minquas) was alerted to the incident. R-23 responded under command of 23 captain 1 (J.Dierolf). Upon arrival of R-23, crew encountered an 1100 gal oil tanker lying on its side leaking a large amount of fuel oil. Chief 218 had command. Command requested Hazmat 30 (Belvedere) to respond. Crews from R-23, Hazmat30, E216 and E232 assisted DENREC with the cleanup. At approx 1200 hrs, command placed the scene under control. All station 23 units were back in quarters at 1215 hrs.

 
B & F Towing uprighting the tanker
    B & F Towing uprighting the tanker
B & F Towing uprighting the tanker
    B & F Towing uprighting the tanker
 
WORKING FIRE AT FARMERS MARKET
Thursday, March 1, 2007 
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At approx 1710 hours, Station 28/32 (Wilmington Manor) was dispatched to the farmers market on Dupont highway for an automatic fire alarm. Almost immediately after the first dispatch, the NCC fireboard recieved additional calls reporting smoke from the building. WIth this information it upgraded the response to a full box bringing in Station 18 (goodwill), Station 22 (Minquadale), and Station 20 (Holloway Terrace) to the scene. At 1716 hours a firepolice went on scene and reported heavy smoke and fire from thhe roof area. THe box was now upgraded to a working alarm bringing Station 23( Minquas) for the RIT along with NCC medic 2 and the state fire marshal's. R-23 responded under command of 23capt1 (J. Deirolf) with a total of 10 firefighters onboard. Upon arrival of R-23 the crew set up RIT while 23capt1 reported to the command post. Chief 28-8c (Johnson) asked if we were able to spilt our crews and set up 2 RIT teams. One RIT on the A side and the second on the C side. Since R-23 rolled out 10 deep this was no problems. After several hours, the scene was brought under control with 3 stores heavily damaged along with the roof. R-23 was back in quarters with in 4 hours.

 
Compliments Delaware Online
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