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Rekindled burn put almost spreads to the woods
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 
Hartly's Volunteers responded to a grass fire this afternoon. Upon arrival Brush 9 (Asst. Chief Norris w/5) found approximately 400 sqft burned and sprea ding toward the woods. Crews quickly contained the fire and crew from Engine 3 (Past Chief Ballek w/4) pulled a booster line and extinguished remaining flames. Asst. Chief Norris had Judith Rd Command.

Grass on fire threatens a house and open field
Sunday, March 29, 2015 15:54
In the late afternoon hours, Hartly's Volunteers were alerted for a brush fire. Chief Connors responded in the command unit and was given a report of grass on fire in the back yard, with an exposure to a house. Upon arrival, Chief found the fire had reached the porch of the residence and was working its way to a field at the rear of the residence. Brush 9 (Asst. Chief Morris w/5) made its way into the back yard and began suppressing the burned area while Brush 0 (Lt. Gosch) worked the area outside of the fence. The Engine Crew (Capt. D Fox w/ 6) was directed to the porch and ensuring no further damage was done to the residence. Once the fire was contained command placed situation under control and crews continued to work until all areas were extinguished.

Rapid Extrication after car hits a pole then tree.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:52
Just before noon, Hartly's Volunteers, along with Kent Medics 7 and 5, and Aviation were alerted for a MVC with a subject reported trapped. Upon arrival, Engine 3 (Asst. Chief Norris w/ 5) found a single vehicle into a tree and a pole that had been sheared at the bottom. The engine crew found one patient unconscious and trapped in the back seat. The crew prepped the vehicle for extrication. Rescue 51-6  (Capt. J. Fox w/ 9) was ordered to pull both preconnected tools from the Rescue and assist the Engine Crew with extrication. Crews worked quickly removing the two passenger side door and the roof to extricate the patient in 6 minutes. Patient was packaged to a backboard and turned over to EMS crews for transport. After an assessment, aviation was cancelled and once an airway was secured the patient was transported to Kent General Hospital. The roadway remained shut down until Delaware electric could replace the pole. Chief Connors had Judith Rd. Command.

Photos by Patty Connors
   Photos by Patty Connors
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Sunday
Sunday, March 29, 2015 08:00
Hey all, don't forget to stop in this Sunday for our "All You Can Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny". Again, we will be serving from 8:00am-11:00am. We will have scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, pancakes, biscuits, tator tots, chipped beef gravy, sausage gravy, toast, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, and coffee. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $4.00 for children 6-12, and 5 and under is FREE! Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for $2.00 a picture. Bring your children to come see the Easter Bunny

Reminder: Train Show TODAY
Saturday, March 28, 2015 
Hey Ya'll, Don't forget the Annual Model Train and Toy show is today. Doors open to the public at 9am. Come on out!

Roof Removal from Early Morning Rollover
Monday, March 16, 2015 07:04
During the morning commute, Hartly's Volunteers with Kent County Medics 9 and 5, and the Trooper Medic were alerted for a MVC Rollover. Upon arrival, Asst. Chief Norris found a single pick up, on its driver side in a field with the occupant still inside. Engine 3 (Chief Connors w/ 5) stabilized and prepared the vehicle for extrication. Rescue 51 (Crew Leader Lucas w/3) pulled the Combination tool and O - Cutter from the reels off of the rear and assisted the Engine Crew with extrication. Patient was extricated in 12 minutes and turned over to EMS crew. After assessment, the trooper medic was cancelled and Ambulance B-51 transported to KGH with KM9 on board. Once crews cleaned up the scene was turned over to DSP.

Photos taken by FF Jenna Fox
   Photos taken by FF Jenna Fox
Snow Storm Standby
Thursday, March 5, 2015 
Hartly's volunteers are currently standing by for any emergencies due to the recent snow storm. Members of the community are encouraged to stay off the roads and indoors.

Cadets Prepare For Engine Practicals
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 
A couple nights ago, members involved in the cadet program gathered at the firehouse to go over their upcoming engine practicals. 1st Asst. Chief Norris went over what task they will be doing in order to pass the test.

Midnight House Fire - Possible Arson
Thursday, February 19, 2015 23:40
Just before midnight, Hartly's Volunteers along with Stations 43 (Cheswold), 56 (Marydel), and Kent County Medic 7, were dispatched for a working alarm for a house fire in the 2000 block of Judith Rd. Upon arrival, Command found a large 2 story single family residence, fully involved and declared defensive operations. With high winds embers were traveling across the roadway and onto adjacent buildings and with the low temperature the smoke was staying low to the ground causing visibility issues at times. Engine 51-3 set up master stream operations on the alpha/bravo corner using the deck gun and pulled the 2.5 in blitz line around the rear of the residence. Crews later switched to three 1.75 inch handlines to suppress the majority of the flames. Fire conditions were visible in the basement from the exterior. Once the fire was contained and the threat of spread to any other occupancies was eliminated, command placed the building on fire watch and returned all units allowing the building to burn itself out. FM14 arrived and investigated the fire. The cause is believed to be arson related but still under investigation by the Fire Marshall's Office. Thanks goes to Station 45 (Clayton) for covering the local.

Slick road conditions make for a busy morning throughout the county
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
As folks began their morning commute in to work this morning, the 911 center became riddled with callers reporting motor vehicle collisions. The freezing rain through the night created high call volumes for many companies, Hartly was no different. The Volunteers handled 4 different incidents within an hour period. 51-3 (Asst. Chief Norris w/6) and Ambulance A51 handled a MVC on Judith Rd. Units found a single vehicle into a pole with the two occupants still inside the vehicle. Minor damage was done to the base of the pole. A-51 transported 2. 51-9 (Chief Connors w/4) investigated a vehicle overturned a Halltown and Hourglass. Upon arrival, occupant was out of the vehicle and uninjured. 51-9 cleared upon arrival of DSP/ 51-6 (Capt J.Fox w/4) and Ambulance C51 handled a MVC in the 200 block of Burris Rd. Upon arrival, crew found a single vehicle in the ditch with the occupant outside. Crew secured the vehicle and Ambulance C-51 transported one patient to KGH. 51-9 (Chief Connors w/4) investigated another vehicle in a ditch on Hourglass. Upon arrival, found two vehicles in a ditch neither complaining of injuries. 51-9 remained on scene for traffic control until DSP arrived. 3 truck crews and two EMS crews remained in the station until the DelDOT was able to treat the roads and the ice began to melt off. The Ambulance responded to two additional EMS complaints and the Brush crew responded to assist. Thank you to all the members who took the extra time from their morning errands or employment to staff the equipment.

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