Delaware News

Friday, February 26, 2021

Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association Turns 100

The Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association turned 100-years-old on Wednesday. DVFA was formed at a meeting in Milford on February 24th, 1921. DVFA President Norman "Jay" Jones says the goal for the anniversary is to highlight 100 years of service and to raise awareness for how the community can get involved. He says fire departments always need volunteers, but that COVID-19 has caused them to struggle more than they already do with fundraisers and recruitment events canceled. The pandemic has also canceled plans to celebrate DVFA's first convention in Laurel and first meeting in Milford. "Where it started off with 9 companies in Milford, Delaware 100 years ago today, we are now 60 companies strong throughout the state with an associate company," Jones says. "We have all the fire companies in the state of Delaware that come together, work together to progress our service."
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

New Castle County: Rescuers retrieve puppy stuck on the ice in Pike Creek

Firefighters, paramedics, and members of New Castle County's Swift Water Rescue Team, helped corral a wayward pup from an icy pond at Carousel Park in Pike Creek on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Bowie got away from his owner at Carousel's Bark Park shortly before 1 p.m. New Castle County police officers were unable to reach the animal and called out area fire companies for assistance. Crews from Mill Creek, Cranston Heights, Hockessin, Minquas of Newport, and other fire companies, responded within minutes, donned cold water gear, and used an inflatable raft to enter the waters, which were still about 50-percent covered with a thin layer of ice, despite the sun and warmer temperatures. After several minutes of trying to coax Bowie with treats and a dog toy, the four-month old Husky pup finally was scooped up by one of the rescue techs.
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