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Fireboat 15 Response

Jan 9, 2023

On January 9, 2023 at 8:03pm, marine units were dispatched to the Delaware River for an unknown water rescue. Click the link to read more!

Fireboat 15 Saves Two On Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2022

On the evening of Christmas eve, in treacherous conditions, Fireboat 15 saved 2 mariners from their damaged boat in the Delaware River.

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Dec 24, 2022

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Dec 24, 2022

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LANCCVFA Installation

Dec 14, 2022

Ladies Auxiliary Member Nancy Migliavacca installed as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association.

Swearing-In and Promotional Ceremony

Dec 12, 2022

On Monday December 12, 2022, Delaware City Fire Company held a Swearing-In and Promotional Ceremony. Click the link to learn more!

Company Elections

Dec 7, 2022

On December 7, 2022, DCFC held its annual elections. For the results, view the story.

Diesel Spill

Nov 30, 2022

This afternoon, just after 3:30 pm, Delaware City Fire Company and Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to Route 1 Northbound in the area of Dragon Creek Bridge for a fuel spill. Units arrived to find a commercial vehicle which had struck an object in the roadway puncturing one of its saddle tanks. The interconnected tanks each carried 50 gallons of diesel fuel which prompted a request for Delaware DNREC and Belvedere Fire Company HAZMAT 30. Initial efforts focused around creating a dike to prevent further environmental impact while the hole in the tank was temporarily plugged. DNREC responders were able to pump the remaining fuel from the saddle tanks and then began working on environmental cleanup as fire department units were released. Captain Boots had Delaware City Command.

Serious Crash on the Roth Bridge

Nov 28, 2022

On November 28, 2022 at 7:49 am, fire and EMS resources were dispatched to Route 1 Southbound at the Roth Bridge for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. Crews arrived to find a multiple vehicle with a total of three patients. One patient was treated on scene by DCFC EMT's, NCCEMS, and a DSP Trooper Medic before being flown to Christiana Hospital in serious condition. The second patient was assessed by Odessa EMTs and NCCEMS and was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. A third patient was assessed by Odessa EMTs and declined to be transported. Delaware State Police are investigating the collision and Chief Fitzwater (Odessa) had Delaware City Command. Responding Agencies: Delaware City Fire Company, Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company, Odessa Fire Company, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section

Alarm Stats

Fire Calls

Jan - 53 Jul - 0
Feb - 0 Aug - 0
Mar - 0 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 65
Jun - 0 Dec - 86

Year Totals:

2023 - 204 2022 - 817
2021 - 818 2020 - 723

EMS Calls

Jan - 73 Jul - 0
Feb - 0 Aug - 0
Mar - 0 Sept - 0
Apr - 0 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 135
Jun - 0 Dec - 121

Year Totals:

2023 - 329 2022 - 1495
2021 - 1485 2020 - 1371

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