Friday, July 6, 2012
If anyone hasn't noticed, we are in for extreme heat for the weekend. Baltimore weather stations are forecasting temperatures of 101, 103 and 100 degrees for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with a heat index of 110 degrees possible.
We urge anyone who has to be in the heat to do so safely. Extreme temperatures can have the greatest effect on the very young and the elderly. Keep an eye on your neighbors and family and dont forget about your pets.
We have attached some links with safety information and tips for managing the heat.
Friday, July 6, 2012
At 0824 we were dispatched for the Engine, Rescue Pumper and Tanker to assist Betterton with a reported structure fire. All three units made the response with 12 personnel. Tanker 5 and PM 1-7 arrived and confirmed heavy smoke in the residence, with food left on the stove. Rescue Pumper 3 was the first engine on scene, followed by Tower 6. Units checked for extension and ventilated the structure. Units cleared in about one hour. Asst Chief S. Duhamell was OIC of Galena units.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
On 7-5-2012 we were dispatched to assist Cecilton with a water rescue/boating accident in the Sassafras River near the Rt 213 bridge. Utility 3 and Boat 3 responded within one minute and upon arrival at the ramp were advised to check the east side of the bridge. Ambulance 3 was also later requested and staged at the ramp. Boat 3 located one Jet Ski partially submerged, in tow by a private vessel. All occupants were accounted for and no injuries were reported. Boat 3 cleared in less than one hour.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
At 1000 hours, Tanker 3 was dispatched to assist Cecilton with a Field Fire on NorthBound Rt 301 at the 122 mile marker. Tanker 3 responded within a minute with 2 and upon arrival was put in the filed to utilize pump-and-roll capabilities to start hitting the perimeter of a large field fire. Brush 3 was requested and made the response along with addition units from 3 counties. Command 3 and Utility 3 also responded with additional manpower. Units worked for about one hour.
Engine 3 in quarters at QA Station 4
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Just after 1200 hours, we were dispatched for the Brush truck to transfer to QA Station 9 / United Communities. Their units had been operating on a large bruch fire since 0600. Brush 3 responded with 2 at which time Engine 3 was also requested to transfer. Engine 3 transferred to station 4/Goodwill where they remained for nine hours, handling 2 medical assists. Brush 3 reported to staging, then was assigned to assist with the suppression operation pumping numerous handlines for several hours. Brush 3 operated for a total of seven hours
Friday, June 15, 2012 16:25
AT 1625 hours, we were dispatched along with Kennedyville, Crumpton, MIllington and Sudlersville for a reported structure fire. The caller advised she had a fire in her kitchen. Command 3 with Chief Powell was the first to arrive with nothing evident. The crew of Rescue Pumper 3 investigated to find smoke in the house, and the remnants of a fire that extended from the kitchen counter through the cabinets and onto the ceiling. The crew set up ventilation and checked for extension. The incident was held to Rescue Pumper 3, Engine 3, and Tanker 3. Units worked for under one hour. Chief Powell had the Vansants Corner Rd Command.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We have acquired some photos from the Kent news Archives. Three are from the Intersection of Rt 301 and rt 313. We had devastating accidents at this interesction for years. The other is from Rt 213 and Big Woods Rd.
Some of the people in the photos, Jack Duhamell, Donnie Poore, Richard Dwyer, Eric Jackson.
Friday, June 8, 2012
On 6-8-12 at 1308 hours, we were dispatched along with neighboring stations for a large field fire. QA Officer 705 was the first to arrive reporting a working fire and requested additional units. Brush 3 and Tanker 3 arrived and began to work the perimeter. Command 3 arrived and established the Chesterville Rd Command. Engine 2 and Tanker 2 were advised to set up a defensive position to protect exposures, as was Engine 3. Command requested additional Brush Units, Engines and Tankers several times during the incident due to strong west winds pushing the fire. The combine which started the fire from an electrical malfunction sustained minor damage. Approximately 70 firefighters from the following Stations responded - Kent County - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8QA County - 6, 5, 7Cecil County - 1, 2, 12, 9New Castle County - 24, 26, 27, 1Kent County DE - 44, 45Asst Chief Scott Duhamell had command. Units worked for just under 2 hours. Thanks to all of the mutual aid companies.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Tomorrow, Monday June 4, 2012, our current Fire Lieutenant, and son of the Chief will continue his family military service and report to Parris Island to join the United States Marine Corps. Galena Fire Co is well represented in the US armed forces and we are proud to call everyone currently serving one of our own.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
With Memorial Day weekend
signifying the “official” start to summer, we would like to pass on a few
thoughts and statistics.Ø In 2005-2009, U.S. fire
departments responded to an average of 8,200 home fires involving grills,
hibachis or barbecues per year, including an average of 3,400 structure fires
and 4,800 outside fires. These 8,200 fires caused an annual average of 15 civilian
deaths, 120 civilian injuries and $75 million in direct property damage.
Ø In 2009, the Coast Guard counted 4,730 accidents
that involved 736 deaths, 3,358 injuries and approximately $36 million
dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
Three-fourths (75%) of all fatal boating accidents in 2009 resulted from
drowning. EIGHTY-FOUR PERCENT WERE NOT WEARING LIFE JACKETS! Seven out
of ten who drowned were in open motorboats less than 21 feet in length.
A lot of people have been affected by one, or both of the
above items and we are not an exception.
Please be safe this summer.
Please not forget what Memorial Day is about. Thank our Veterans and Active Military personnel. The world that we live in would not be the
same if it were not for these people.
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