Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Woman charged with setting four-alarm fire at Fox Run Apartments in Bear
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:44:00 -0700
A 37-year-old woman has been charged with setting a four-alarm fire that caused $1 million in damage and displaced multiple residents at Fox Run Apartments and Townhomes in Bear on Sunday. Deputies from the state Fire Marshal's Office have arrested Teresa C. Iocco and charged her with first-degree arson and three counts of first-degree reckless endangering, all felonies, according to a press release.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 7:44:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Aetna reaches agreement to sell Ogletown Road fire station
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:43:18 -0700
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company has reached a deal to sell its fire station on Ogletown Road, officials confirmed Thursday. Under the deal, the fire company will remain at the site for 18 to 24 months while the undisclosed buyer goes through the due diligence and permitting process, according to Aetna spokesman John H.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 1:43:18 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Wilmington to promote fireworks safety
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:56:28 -0700
Now that it is legal to set off fireworks on July 4th and New Years Eve, Wilmington City Council wants to the police and fire departments to educate the public on the dangers and risks of fireworks. "There were so many fireworks going off that people were feeling very nervous about the whole fireworks subject," said Harlee.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 2:56:28 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Aetna firefighters provide aid following Hurricane Florence
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:56:56 -0700
Last Saturday, four members of Aetna Hook, Hose and Ladder Company traveled to North Carolina to provide additional support for fire companies following Hurricane Florence. Assistant Chief Jeff Sands, Capt. James Farley, Sola Johnson and Marc Doyle were among the 11 firefighters from New Castle County and around 40 other firefighters from Delaware to respond.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 1:56:56 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Wilmington needs a few good men, and women, to become cops and firefighters
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:35:33 -0700
Wilmington wants to add to the ranks of its police and fire departments. Mayor Mike Purzycki told Delaware's Morning News that a resolution was approved by City Council recently to hold police and fire academies to attract new recruits. "We want our kids to be thinking of being a policeman, of being a firefighter," said Purzycki, "and so we're being especially aggressive this year, going into our high schools, going to our 20 year olds, and saying, "Here's something you should think about for a vocation.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 8:35:33 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Man charged with attempted arson in Sussex County
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A 28-year-old man in Delaware is charged with attempted arson. Police say he threw a Molotov Cocktail-style device into a church in Sussex County. Garry Elmidort is accused of throwing the incendiary into the Miracle Revival Center Church on the 800 block of Sussex Avenue in Seaford on September 3.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
Kayaker drowns in Brandywine River in Delaware
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:54:32 -0700
Police in Wilmington say a kayaker drowned in the Brandywine River Tuesday. Officials received a call about a capsized kayak, near Superfine Lane and Race Street, just before 1 this afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they were told the victim was quickly moving down river due to the swift current.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 5:54:32 PM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
Police charge man with attempted arson at church in Seaford
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:54:48 -0700
A Seaford man was arrested and charged with attempted arson after police say he tried to burn a local church to the ground after a threw a Molotov Cocktail through the glass door to Miracle Revival Center in Seaford. According to the Seaford Police Department, officers were called to Miracle Revival Center Church on Monday, September 3, for reports of an attempted arson.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 4:54:48 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Summit Bridge Road crash north of Middletown seriously injures one
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:42:29 -0700
A 45-year old Newark man was seriously injured in a head-on crash between a pick up truck and a tractor trailer on Summit Bridge Road north of Middletown. The wreck occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 just north of the Marl Pit Road/Armstrong Corner Road intersection. Delaware State Police say the pick up was northbound and for an unknown reason crossed the double yellow line and into the path of the big rig.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 5:42:29 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Delaware Firefighters Serving in Fayetteville, Morehead City After Florence
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 15:44:01 -0700
The 42 Delaware firefighters who deployed to serve North Carolina areas impacted by Hurricane Florence are now running calls for their fellow first responders. On Sunday, the Dagsboro and Frankford volunteer fire companies reported they were in the Fayetteville area on stand by. Firefighters from Lewes are stationed in Morehead City and spent Sunday going door to door to check on evacuated homes and any who chose to stay.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2018 3:44:01 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Delaware To Receive Nearly $8.8-million in Homeland Security Grants
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:51:18 -0700
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $8,795,828 to the State of Delaware under four separate Homeland Security Grant Programs. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has been informed that the state will receive funds under the federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2018 7:51:18 PM - SOURCE: State of Delaware News
Region: Aetna Fire Company assists with fire fight in Elkton, MD
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:03:30 -0700
Firefighters from Aetna Fire Company in Newark joined their colleagues from Cecil County in fighting a vacant house fire just west of the Maryland-Delaware border. The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon, September 12, 2018 on Brewster Bridge Road off of Appleton Road, across from Barksdale Road. The two-story structure was vacant and arriving firefighters from Singerly Fire Company of Elkton initially went with an exterior attack.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2018 3:03:30 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Firefighters Across Delaware Gear up to Face Florence
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Delaware's 61 volunteer fire companies meet this time every year for their annual conference. They're networking, discussing the finances, and attenditng educational seminars on topics such as PTSD but this year, hurricane preparedness was also up for discussion. Every volunteer fire company in Delaware is represented at this conference but they're all still monitoring Hurricane Florence.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRDE
Police Say Fan Blew Fentanyl onto Wilmington Officers, Firefighters
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:27:58 -0700
Delaware police say a fan blew fentanyl onto five Wilmington firefighters and two officers who were responding to an overdose, causing them to inhale the drug. The first responders inhaled the drug when a family member of the woman being treated turned on a fan to cool the home. The first responders were hospitalized Thursday, and the woman they were called to assist died.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2018 8:27:58 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Delaware loses 39 lives in deadliest month yet from drug overdoses
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:44:08 -0700
August marked Delaware's deadliest month on record for drug-related overdoses, claiming 39 lives in 31 days, according to the state health department. The closest any previous month has ever come to August's death toll was earlier this year in April with 27 deaths. The numbers mark a sad reality for the state, which daily responds to dozens of calls for drug overdoses.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2018 7:44:08 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Saturday morning blaze makes Wilmington house uninhabitable
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 16:38:01 -0700
Wilmington's Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze that left a house unlivable Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched to 2306 Delaware Avenue around 7:20 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the basement. The firefighters confined the fire to the basement, and the situation was under control in roughly half an hour.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2018 4:38:01 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Fentanyl exposure hospitalizes firefighters, police in Wilmington
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:40:56 -0700
First responders in Wilmington were taken to the hospital Thursday after inhaling fentanyl while responding to a drug overdose. An unknown number of Wilmington firefighters and police officers were exposed to the drug while responding to the call in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street, said John Looney of the Wilmington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2018 3:40:56 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Elderly man in critical condition after rescue from Newark house fire
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:15:26 -0700
A raging house fire in Newark's Scottfield community on Thursday afternoon left one resident trapped inside until firefighters could free him. The Delaware State Fire Marshal reported additional details about the blaze, which was discovered on the 900 block of Linfield Road, just after 2 p.m., on September 6, 2018, hours after it was placed under control.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2018 7:15:26 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Teen, adult and local firefighter hurt in Kent County blaze
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:02:22 -0700
A house fire just west of Dover has left three people injured, including a teenager and a local firefighter who responded to the blaze early Wednesday morning. According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, members of the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company arrived to find a home in the 2,900-block of Kenton Road fully on fire shortly before 1:00 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/5/2018 10:02:22 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Follow Up: Arson Attempt at Seaford Church
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:49:04 -0700
Members of Miracle Revival Center in Seaford, Delaware, are thankful after an arson attempt made at their church was unsuccessful. The pastor, Isaac Ross, says the attempt happened on Sunday after church service. Ross says he returned back to the building and immediately noticed a strong gasoline odor in the air.
- PUB DATE: 9/4/2018 8:49:04 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury

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