Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Wilmington warned about lack of fire training 17 years before fatal Canby Park blaze
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:20:00 -0800
The 1997 fire at the Delaware Trust building was a wake-up call. Firefighters were confused about who was in charge and struggled to coordinate during the high-rise blaze that injured 15 of them at what is now the Residences at Rodney Square, federal investigators said in a report two years later. The feds recommended additional training.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 4:20:00 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Delmar fire official touched volunteer's thigh, buttocks without repercussions, lawsuit says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A Delmar firefighter put his hand on a female colleague's inner thigh and buttocks on two separate occasions but faced no consequences for the inappropriate behavior, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Despite the second incident being caught on camera, the official was allowed to stay with the department while the woman was "essentially terminated," the lawsuit states.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Follow Up: Firefighter injured battling business fire in Stanton
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A firefighter was hurt while battling a two-alarm blaze in Stanton, Delaware on Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene at 9:15 a.m. Flames and thick smoke poured from the roof of the building on the 700 block of Stanton-Christiana Road. The large building, which is located in an industrial area near railroad tracks, quickly went to two alarms.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
75-year-old woman taken to hospital with burns after house fire in Laurel
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:10:37 -0800
One person was taken to the hospital with burns after a house fire in Laurel Sunday afternoon, according to the State Fire Marshal. The fire was reported about 2:25 p.m. in the 200 block of West Tenth Street. Firefighters arrived to find a wood-framed, single-family home in flames. The occupant, a 75-year-old woman, was able to get out of the house but was burned.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:10:37 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Video: Fire raging at auto shop in Stanton industrial park
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:40:32 -0800
A massive fire is burning at an auto body warehouse in the Stanton Industrial Park off of Route 7. The commercial fire was reported at 705 Stanton Christiana Road at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2018, according to the Christiana Fire Company. Heavy fire and thick black smoke was visible coming from the roof of the building with firefighters from various fire companies, including Minquas, Christiana and Belvedere were seen cutting into the metal siding of the business, attacking the fire from both the ground and the sky.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:40:32 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Wilmington firefighter injured during battle with South Van Buren Street blaze
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:35:09 -0800
The Wilmington Firefighters of D platoon got the call to 409 S. Van Buren Street at 11:58 a.m. Saturday morning. The unit arrived on January 12, 2019, to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story, middle-of-the-row home, the Wilmington Fire Department said. A fire in a rear bedroom was quickly doused, and firefighters found no one inside the residence.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 4:35:09 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Pedestrian struck and killed walking along road outside Bear
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A 54-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle outside Bear Thursday night. According to Delaware State Police, the pedestrian was walking along U.S. Route 13 near Federal School Lane when he entered the roadway around 9:58 p.m. on January 10, 2019, and was struck by a 47-year-old man from Bear in a 2014 Chrysler Town and County.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Fire engulfs KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Wilmington
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 06:41:39 -0800
A two-alarm fire has engulfed a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware. It started around 8:35 a.m. Thursday at the fast-food restaurant on the 1900 block of Lancaster Avenue. Chopper 6 over the scene showed flames and smoke billowing from the building. The fire seemed to start in the KFC portion of the restaurant and moved to the Taco Bell section.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 6:41:39 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6
Delaware Wildland Firefighters Honored
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:05:05 -0800
Delaware firefighters who traveled across the country to help put out wildfires were honored at Legislative Hall on Wednesday. Gov. John Carney and state lawmakers honored members of the Wildland Fire Service for their work in helping to control and put out wildfires in the U.S. Many members of the service also serve in volunteer fire companies across the state.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:05:05 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Port of Wilmington worker critically hurt at Citrosuco plant
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:47:59 -0800
An accident at the Port of Wilmington sent one worker to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on January 9, 2019, a 30-year-old worker fell approximately 50 feet, off of scaffolding, while cleaning and refurbishing a storage container, announced Wilmington Fire Chief Michael Donahue.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:47:59 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Wilmington firefighters make quick work of house fire
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:17:01 -0800
Wilmington firefighters quickly controlled a middle-of-the-row house fire Tuesday morning on Vandever Avenue. The blaze between Jessup and Pine streets was reported around 8:40 a.m. on January 8, 2019. Arriving firefighters reported a fire on the second floor. They had the flames extinguished within 20 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 10:17:01 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Wilmington's 'failure to care, indifference' led to firefighters' deaths, court records claim
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:16:44 -0800
The city of Wilmington and its mayors' "failure to care" and "indifference" led to the deaths of three Wilmington firefighters and serious injuries to another three in a row home arson in Canby Park in 2016, according to the latest round of court documents filed in a civil lawsuit in the case, obtained by WDEL.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 1:16:44 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
One of 'Delaware's Finest' receives EMT award
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:45:03 -0800
Savannah Thompson, who was featured in back-to-back issues of the Delaware's Finest annual calendar, has been honored as EMT of the Year by Aetna, Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark. Thompson was in both the 2017 and 2018 calendars featuring Delaware volunteer firefighters, and currently serves Aetna as a field training officer.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 6:45:03 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Narrow miss with exploding truck in Milltown teaches family to appreciate the small things
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 14:53:32 -0800
Megan O'Donnell Clements, convinced her husband was about to die, couldn't help but scream when his truck blew up Sunday morning after catching fire at their house on Milltown Road. He had just run outside to move their other cars away from the burning truck when she heard a loud "boom!" "I cannot explain to you the feeling of terror in words that will do it justice," O'Donnell Clements said on Facebook afterward.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2019 2:53:32 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Wilmington: Police best firefighters on the ice, classic raises money to fight childhood cancer
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 15:52:45 -0800
Wilmington's finest bested Wilmington's bravest 8-4 in the annual Wilmington Classic, but the money raised for the Andrew McDonough Foundation means nobody at the Skating Club of Wilmington lost. Team captain for the Wilmington Police Department Tavis Miller scored a goal in the monster effort, and noted that even though the game is curved more towards puck handling so that everyone can function the next morning, it is still hockey.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2019 3:52:45 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
New fire equipment in Smyrna may improve chances of survival for crash patients
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:28:28 -0800
Members of a local volunteer fire company are now better equipped to respond to emergencies that require extrication, such as serious motor vehicle accidents. A grant recently helped the Citizens Hose Company Number 1 of Smyrna purchase a piece of equipment they hope they won't have to use very often.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 3:28:28 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Fire at University of Delaware prompts hazmat response
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:50:27 -0800
Emergency responders were on scene at a University of Delaware biomedical engineering building Wednesday night. The only student inside the building was mixing hydrochloric and nitric acids, or Aqua Regia solution, when a fire started, UD spokesman Peter Bothum said. He pressed the alarm around 8 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2019 6:50:27 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
13-year-old stays up to watch Netflix in Minquadale, saves his family from fire
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A 13-year-old boy who stayed up to watch Netflix instead of listening to his mom and going to bed saved his family from a fire that destroyed their Minquadale home early Wednesday. "I don't know where we (would) be if he listened and went to sleep," Angela Marie Borden said on Facebook. Her son, Damir, woke the rest of the family up about 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online
Claymont fire ruled arson
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:22:40 -0800
A fire which caused roughly $130,000 in property damage to a Claymont home has been ruled arson, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office announced Wednesday. According to officials, a fire started around 5:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Garfield Avenue in the Gwinhurst neighborhood was determined to have been intentionally set.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2019 12:22:40 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
3 Firefighters injured in New Year's Eve Cheswold Little Union Church fire
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Fire consumed a historic church near Dover early on New Year's Eve and sent three firefighters to a hospital. Shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the one-story Little Union Church at 5083 W. Denneys Road. Firefighters arrived to find the church with fire shooting from several windows, according to the company's Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online