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Mourning a Neighbor
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 
The officers and members of the Hartly Vol Fire Co would like to extend our sincerest condolences to our neighboring company Cheswold as well as Past Chief John Tigner and his family for the passing of Howard "Suds" Killen. Suds was a Life Member and Past virtually everything for Station 43. His service, love, and amazing sense of humor will certainly be missed. Please keep the families in your thoughts and prayers during this time. For more information and future details please visit www.cheswoldvfc.com .

The Picture Says It All
Are you ready???
   Are you ready???
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
Can you smell it? Is your mouth watering? Are you hungry yet??? Hartly and Clayton Fire Companies will hold a joint Chicken BBQ fundraiser on Sunday September 7th from 10am until supplies run out. Come on out to Main St. and Railroad Ave. in Clayton and get you some of Chief Connors's Chicken with potato salad, baked beans, and a roll. Save yourself from making lunch or dinner and fill you bellies and warm your hearts. Cost is $8 per platter.

Congrats the the Gosch Family on their New Addition
Thursday, August 28, 2014 
The officers and members of the Hartly Volunteer Fire Company would like to extend our congratulations to Lieutenant Bradley Gosch and his wife Amanda for the birth of their baby boy Liam Alan Gosch. Liam was born on August 22nd at 22:52 weighing in at 8 lbs 7 oz and 22 inches long. The family is now home and doing well.

Liam Alan Gosch
   Liam Alan Gosch
Vehicle Fire
Monday, August 25, 2014 
In the morning hours, Station 51 was alerted for a Vehicle Fire in the 3300 block of Pearsons Corner Road. 51-3 w/5 (Chief Connors) arrived on location and found conditions as reported. 51-3's crew placed an 1 3/4" hand line in service and contained the fire to the engine compartment. Chief Connors placed the scene under control and 51 units returned to service shortly afterwards.

Motorcycle MVC
Sunday, August 10, 2014 
Station 51, KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4 were all alerted for a Motorcycle MVC. Command 51 (2nd. Asst. Chief Morris), 51-3 w/6 (2nd Capt. Moriarty) and B-51 arrived on location to find a single patient sitting on the roadway. BLS packaged the patient and moved them to B-51 and began their evaluation. KM6 met up B-51 and transported the patient to KGH. No other injuries were reported.

MVC Into A Residence
Thursday, August 7, 2014 
In the morning hours, Station 51, KM6, KM5 and Trooper 4 were all alerted for an MVC Rollover. 51-3 w/6 (1st. Asst. Chief Norris) and B-51 arrived on location to find a van that had driven off the roadway, severed a telephone pole and ran into a residence. EMS crews found the driver of the vehicle walking around the wreck having no complaints. 51-3's crew checked the residence for any unseen injuries and structural integrity. Since no injuries were found and the structural components of the home were still intact command placed the scene under control. 51-3 remained on scene to awaited the power company and the Kent County building inspector.

Assist Station 56 (Marydel) With A Motorcycle MVC
Monday, July 28, 2014 
In the afternoon hours, Station 56 (Marydel) and Station 51 for the rescue were both alerted for a motorcycle MVC at the intersection of Bryant's Corner Road and Holly Island Road. 56 units arrived on scene to find one patient who had fallen off a motorcycle which was located in the ditch. Rescue 51-6 w/10 (1st. Asst. Chief Norris) arrived on location and found 56 units packaging the patient. 51's crew jumped in and assisted 56 with packaging the patient. Once the patient was in the ambulance and enroute to KGH, 51-6 returned to service.

Monthly Company Breakfast
Sunday, July 27, 2014 
The Hartly Volunteer Fire Company would like to invite you to our monthly "All You Can Eat" Breakfast  from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Sunday July 27th.   We will be serving scrambled eggs, sausage links, pancakes, biscuits, sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, tater tots, bacon, orange juice, coffee, and milk.  Cost: $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children 6-12, and FREE for Children 5 and under. 

MVC Rollover
Sunday, July 20, 2014 
In early morning hours, Station 51, KM7, KM5 and Trooper 4 were all alerted for an MVC with rollover on Halltown Road. Command 51 w/ (Chief Connors), 51-3 w/7 (2nd Asst. Chief Morris) and B-51 all went responding and were advised by Kent Center of a single vehicle MVC rollover with possibly one patient who was seen walking down the road. Command 51 arrived on location confirmed the reported conditions. Once 51-3 arrived on location, command placed 51-18 in charge of the original scene while he and B-51 went to Royal Farms to check for the patient. 51-3's crew and later on 51-6's crew both secured the vehicle and checked the area for any other persons involved due to possible ejection. Command 51, B-51 and KM7 located the patient at Royal Farms and later transported them to KGH.

Car vs Farm Equipment Flies One to CER
Friday, July 18, 2014 

In the early morning hours, Station 51, KM7, KM5, and Trooper 4 were dispatched for a MVC with a report of a subject trapped. Kent Center advised of a car under a planter (farm machinery) with subject trapped inside. Upon arrival, command (A/C Norris) found a single 4 door sedan type vehicle under a planter attached a John Deere tractor, with the occupant still inside. Occupant of the tractor was out and walking around, complained of no injury. Both vehicles took up the entire roadway. The left dual wheel of the tractor was off of the ground approx 2 ft with portion of the planter resting on the hood of the car. One of the wheels of the planter had gone through the driver side windshield and was resting on the patient's left leg/pelvis, pinning the patient in the seat. Patient was alert and oriented x 4 and instructed to remain still. Driver side door was lodged.


FF/EMT arrived POV and made access to the patient through the rear passenger door. Crews from Engine 51-3 A/C Morris w/5) stabilized the car and prepped the vehicle for extrication. 50' of 1 3/4 handline was pulled. 51-6 (Chief Connors w/ 4) made access from the opposite direction. Crew from 51-6 stabilized the planter and tractor using large rescsue struts and farm jacks. Command requested an additional rescue company to assist. Rescue 56-3 (Marydel) made the response (A/C Grygo w/ 5). LZ for the trooper medic was set up at the fire house. BLS and ALS continued patient care while fire department extricated.


Crews worked together utilizing high and medium pressure air bags to lift the tractor approximately one foot and stabilized in place. The roof was removed from the vehicle, cutting around the wheel. Crew lifted the tractor another couple of inches. The wheel had lifted approximately an inch off of the patient's lap. 32" Spreader was placed on the dash of the car and lifted the planter wheel enough to pull the patient out. Crews placed a backboard at the back of the patient and lifted him up and out of the vehicle. Command reported extrication completed at 06:20 with a total extrication time of 40 minutes. Scene was placed under control.


Patient was transported via ambulance to station 51 where patient care was transferred to Trooper 4 for transport to CER. Scene was turned over to DSP.

Units On Scene, Command, E51-3, R51-6, R56-3, L&A 51-10, Ambulances A & B51, KM7, KM5, Trooper 4, Fire Police, DSP, and TMC.

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