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Fatal MVC
Sun, Sep 26, 2021

In the morning hours of September 26th, Station 51 was dispatched via 911 along with additional EMS resources for an MVC Rollover in the 2700 block of Pearsons Corner Road. Command 51 arrived on location minutes after dispatch and reported a single vehicle rollover with heavy entrapment. This started the next due rescue company from Station 46 (Dover Fire). Once 51 units arrived on location, crews were directed to begin stabilization and extrication. Crews preformed a side removal of the vehicle and once access to the patient was achieved, it was determined that the sole occupant was a Priority 4 patient and was subsequently pronounced by Kent County ALS. Units remained on scene for several hours to assist DSP and the State Medical Examiner with their investigations. Chief Fox had the command.

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Assist Marydel With A Vehicle Fire
Sat, Sep 18, 2021

In the afternoon hours of September 18th, Station 51 was dispatched to assist Station 56 (Marydel) with a vehicle fire in the 200 block of Holly Island Road. Captain Gosch (51-19) was in the area and arrived on scene moments after dispatch and reported two vehicles involved in the driveway of the dispatched address. 56 and 51 units arrived on location minutes later and began to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was knocked in both vehicles, the scene was placed under control and units returned to service shortly after.

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Vehicle Fire
Fri, Sep 17, 2021

In the morning hours of September 17th, Station 51 was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the 200 block of West Denny’s Road. While units were enroute, Kent Center reported a single vehicle MVC that was now on fire and that all occupants had fled the scene. 51 units arrived on location shortly after and confirmed conditions. Crews deployed a hand line and began fire extinguishment. Once the fire was knocked and the report of no patients was confirmed, the scene was placed under control. As DSP arrived on location, the scene was turned over to them and 51 units returned to service. Deputy Chief Read had command.

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MVC With A Door Pop
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

In the early morning hours of September 15th, Station 51 was alerted along with additional EMS resources for an MVC in the 1400 block of Hourglass Road. 51-17 arrived on location moments later and reported one patient whom was trapped with minor injuries and wires down. With that being reported, Station 56 (Marydel) was alerted for a rescue company to assist. Dover Fire was also alerted due to Rescue 51 being placed out of service. Once units arrived on location, crews went to work providing initial patient care, stabilizing the vehicle and preforming a door pop to extricate the patient. Once the patient was extricated, they were turned over to EMS resources and the scene was placed under control. Transport was initiated to an area trauma center and units returned to service. Captain Miller (51-20) had the command.

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Clarence Rodney "Rod" O'Neal
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

It is with great regret we announce the passing of Life Member and Long-Standing Fire Police Clarence “Rod” O’Neal. Rod joined with Hartly in 1992 after coming from the Clayton Volunteer Fire Company where he also progressed through the ranks ultimately serving as President of the company during their 100th Anniversary. During his tenure at Hartly, Rod was a long standing Fire Police and the instrumental Chair of IT progressing our capabilities from the delayed dial-up systems of the 90’s to a multi-computer server networking system. Rod was also a Past President of the KVCFA where he was head of the Scholarship Committee for numerous years, helping pave the way for future Fire/EMS leaders to obtain a higher education. Finally he was active on several committees within the DVFA. Rod served with the DVFA for 50 years. Rod was a man of great respect and integrity. He greeted every person with a welcoming smile and always gave an honest answer even during some of the most difficult circumstances. It is said that to be dedicated a person has a “feeling of very strong support or loyalty to someone or something”. It is certainly clear that Rod was the epitome of dedication though he countless and selfless service within the company, county, and state. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. Rest Easy Rod, We Will Take It From Here. Services will be on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021. Viewing will be at Faries Funeral home in Smyrna, DE from 10 am-12 pm with services to follow.

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MVC High Velocity
Sat, May 8, 2021

In the early afternoon hours of the given date, Station 51 was dispatched via 911 along with additional EMS assets for a MVC High Velocity in the 3200 block of Hartly Road. While units were enroute, Kent Center advised of a single vehicle off the roadway and into the wood with an unknown amount of occupants or injuries. Command 51 arrived shortly after and advised of a single pickup truck off the roadway and into the wood with a single patient whom was self extricated. Once Fire/EMS assets arrived on location, crews secured the vehicle while BLS began patient assessment. The scene was placed under control shortly after and all units returned to service. Chief Fox had the command.

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Jan: 27 July: 22
Feb: 27 Aug: 21
Mar: 25 Sep: 20
Apr: 23 Oct: 0
May: 18 Nov: 0
Jun: 23 Dec: 0
2021 YTD 206
2020 250
2019 238
2018 240

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Jan: 88 July: 71
Feb: 73 Aug: 66
Mar: 71 Sep: 57
Apr: 71 Oct: 0
May: 75 Nov: 0
Jun: 71 Dec: 0
2021 YTD 643
2020 757
2019 754
2018 767