Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Region: Maryland town of Allen mourns loss of fire chief who died in Millsboro crash
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:57:58 -0700
Delaware State Police have identified the victim in a weekend crash in Millsboro as 66-year-old David Barry of Eden, chief of the Allen Volunteer Fire Company. He was in his third year as chief, said Bert Widdowson, who works for the fire company. Barry previously held the rank of chief before taking a position with the Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company, but eventually returned to serving in Allen.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:57:58 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Man, 19, fatally trapped in burning wreck on Route 202 in Talleyville
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A young man was the lone victim of a single vehicle crash on Concord Pike in Talleyville early on Monday morning. Delaware State Police announced the death of the 19-year-old resident, from Pennsylvania, following several hours of investigation at the crash scene on Route 202, just prior to Rocky Run Parkway.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Saturday fire guts Wilmington apartment
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:31:11 -0700
It's not known yet what caused a fire that left a Wilmington apartment unlivable Saturday afternoon. Crews arrived at 1 South Broom Street around 4:10 p.m. to find heavy smoke coming from a three-story apartment building above a convenience store. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the apartment where the fire started, and the situation was under control in roughly 45 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 6:31:11 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
New Castle County: Man walked into fire station with serious burns, Fire Marshal's Office investigating
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:03:42 -0700
A 53-year-old man was in serious condition Thursday night after he was burned on his face, head, chest and arms, according to New Castle County paramedics. The paramedics were dispatched to the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company about 6:40 p.m. for reports of a burn patient who had arrived at the department, said Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell, a spokesperson with the county paramedics.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 10:03:42 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
DNREC Investigating Hazmat Incident at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:03:44 -0700
A hazmat incident at Mountaire Farms' Selbyville plant sent multiple people to the hospital Thursday morning. According to Selbyville Fire Chief Matt Sliwa, firefighters were dispatched after a forklift went through a 500-gallon tank full of peracetic acid, an industrial sanitizer. A spokesman for Mountaire Farms tells WBOC that four employees in the parking area "came in contact with a substance that assists in microbial intervention – a process used to create a bacteria-free environment during production.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 2:03:44 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Gas leak causes evacuation at Hotel Dewey
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:34:06 -0700
A gas leak at Hotel Dewey Tuesday evening prompted police to evacuate the building as firefighters dispersed the gas, according to a release from Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. At about 5:40 p.m., Rehoboth firefighters responded to a gas leak initially at the Dewey Beach Police Department on Rodney Street, where there was a strong odor of gas, according to the release.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 12:34:06 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Fire at West Wilmington apartment building displaces three people
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
An apartment building was deemed uninhabitable late Tuesday night, after a fire touched off inside the bedroom of one of the units, the Wilmington Fire Chief reported. Officials indicated that fire crews responded at approximately 10:07 p.m., on July 10, 2018, to the 3100 block of West 2nd Street. Upon their arrival, they reported fire coming from the roof of one of the structures.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 News Talk
Delaware Forest Service sends firefighting crew to Rockies
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:04:29 -0700
The Delaware Forest Service sent a 20-person wildfire crew to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain region as a spate of uncontained large fires in the west have increased the demand for trained firefighters. The National Fire Preparedness Level was increased to three on a five-point scale June 29, indicating that wildfire activity is occurring in multiple geographic areas and mobilization of resources through national agencies is moderate to heavy.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 1:04:29 PM - SOURCE: Dover Post
Middletown to be home of new medic station south of the canal
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:29:59 -0700
County Executive Matthew Meyer announced Monday his decision to renovate the current Medic 5 in Middletown instead of building a new station in Boyd's Corner. "Using math and data and analyzing historical data as well as looking at future projections, we believe that we're putting it in the right location," said Meyer.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 8:29:59 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Off-duty firefighter at Del. 1 crash that killed 5 family members: 'It's the worst one I've seen'
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 02:02:17 -0700
As a longtime firefighter and paramedic, Larry DuHadaway has witnessed tragedy — but nothing like the crash that claimed five members of a Teaneck, New Jersey, family Friday afternoon on Del. 1 near Townsend. The off-duty firefighter, who works in Howard County, Maryland, and volunteers with the Christiana Fire Company in New Castle County, was driving to the beach for the weekend with his family.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2018 2:02:17 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Lewes Fire Kills Cat
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 06:07:12 -0700
A late night house fire killed a family's cat, according to the Lewes Fire Department. The fire broke out shortly before 11 p.m. on Ward Road in Lewes. Firefighters from Rehoboth, Milton, and Indian River assisted Lewes with the blaze, as Slaughter Beach and Georgetown crews covered Lewes' district.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2018 6:07:12 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Wilmington firefighters now carry Narcan
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:52:30 -0700
Wilmington firefighters are now carrying the overdose antidote Naloxone in all staff vehicles. Gov. Carney signed a bill last month allowing firefighters to administer the lifesaving medicine, also known by its brand name Narcan, to people suffering from an overdose. Previously, it had only been legal for peace officers, paramedics and EMTs to administer Narcan.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 4:52:30 PM - SOURCE: Delaware Public Media/WDDE 91.1 FM
Five fireworks-related blazes reported in Delaware
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:08:08 -0700
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office investigated five incidents involving fireworks during the 24 hour period of July 4, 2018. Three took place in Kent County, Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said. A small outside fire was reported at about 10:09 p.m. in the Granada Mobile Home Park, Magnolia when fountain fireworks ignited material inside a trash dumpster.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 1:08:08 PM - SOURCE: Dover Post
Smyrna man accused of running over woman three times
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:07:24 -0700
Dover police are probing the death of a city woman who was run over three times. Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the woman as 40-year-old Moneca Saunders. Hoffman identified the suspect as Gerald Medkeff of Smyrna. So far, police say their investigation shows the incident took place at 2:22 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 1:07:24 PM - SOURCE: Smyrna/Clayton Sun Times
One Dead Following Early Thursday House Fire in Milton
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 05:03:36 -0700
Multiple fire companies responded to a fatal house fire in Milton early Thursday morning. The fire, which was reported shortly before 5 a.m., occurred at a two-story home in the 28000 block of Fisher Road. The Lewes Fire Company assisted by the Milton and Rehoboth Beach volunteer fire companies arrived on scene, to find fire showing from the structure.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 5:03:36 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Teen nearly drowns, remains critical after being rescued from a Wilmington Manor pool
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:43:36 -0700
A teen was in critical condition after nearly drowning at a New Castle-area pool on the 4th of July. New Castle County Paramedics were called to the 200 block of Christiana Road. Upon arrival at 4:50 p.m., on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, paramedics observed a 15-year-old boy who had been rescued from a pool by a lifeguard.
- PUB DATE: 7/4/2018 7:43:36 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Wilmington: Rte 141 near Boxwood road reopens after truck fire
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Route 141 northbound near Boxwood Road reopened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, after being shuttered for nearly two hours due to a truck fire. Several fire trucks and emergency personnel were at the scene around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, when flames were still visible and thick gray smoke filled the hot, humid air.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Two Men Airlifted After Beach Accidents in Sussex County
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:36:29 -0700
Two men are in the hospital after similar but separate beach accidents in Sussex County. According to the Bethany Beach Fire Department, both men suffered head, neck and back injuries while at the beach. Bethany Beach Fire Chief Brian Martin classified the injuries as "surf-related." One man was transported from the beach off the Ocean Breezes neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2018 2:36:29 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
3 pipe bombs found in cooler in Bear home in May: court documents
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:27:03 -0700
A prisoner at his own sentencing in May told police that he had been shown pipe bombs in a Bear-area garage, which led to police searching the home and now arresting a 24-year-old man, court documents said. The resident of the house who showed the prisoner the bombs said, "Look. Going to make the school year go out with a bang," according to records obtained by The News Journal.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2018 3:27:03 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Wilmington Mayor looks to the past to make personnel changes
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:52:32 -0700
Mayor Purzycki appoints five former city officials, to improve the operations of the city's government with some taking positions they've already served. Purzycki adds it was time to add to the energy and creativity the city needs needs to better manage city finances, support neighborhood stabilization initiatives, reduce blight, promote arts and cultural activities and ensure the best emergency management operations.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 6:52:32 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com

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