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Mike Rush

Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Wilmington Manor and Christiana Fire Companies regretfully announce the passing of beloved member Edward “Mike” Rush who passed away on Tuesday October 27th, 2020. Mike leaves behind his wife Winnie, Daughters Megan and Barbara and Grandson Seamus. He was a brother, uncle, cousin, father-in-law and friend to so many of us. Mike was an honored Marine who served his Country proudly. He was the owner of Rush Uniform, a family business. Mike was very involved in the Fire Service globally, not just in Delaware. He was an honorary member with several Fire Companies in Delaware. Mike served in various Fire Service organizations, and was especially proud of his time as President of the Delaware State Fire Chief’s Association. Arrangements for Edward “Mike” Rush are as follows: Viewing: Wednesday November 4th, 2020 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish 2431 Frazier Rd. Newark, DE 19702 Mass: Thursday November 5th, 2020 11:00 AM Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish 2431 Frazier Rd. Newark, DE 19702 Internment: Thursday November 5th, 2020 Immediately following Mass Saint Rose of Lima Church 301 Lock St. Chesapeake City, MD 21915 This will be a full Firefighter’s Funeral. Companies wishing to participate in the procession on Thursday with apparatus are asked to contact Chief Josh Hawk at 302-354-7718. President President RT Hopkins Brian Reeder Chief Chief Stephen “Redman” Maichle Kevin Cowperthwait



By-Law Amendment, Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Please review the respective By-Law change for the Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association. This will be read and voted on at the July 30th, 2020 Meeting in Harrington. Thank You and if you have any questions or comments, please contact Past President, Andy Hall. Proposed By Laws Change Article 6 Section 1 In order to alter, amend or revise the Constitution or By Law, the alteration, amendment or revision has to be submitted to the Secretary of this Association on or before the spring meeting. The Secretary shall notify all members of the proposed changes at last 30 days in advance of the summer meeting. A two-thirds yes vote of the members present during the summer meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of each change Change: In order to alter, amend or revise the Constitution or By Law, the alteration, amendment or revision has to be submitted to the bylaws committee in written form and signed or electronically submitted with a name. The committee will review the bylaws and forward their recommendations to the secretary of this Association. Bylaws can be amended at any meeting except the conference. The committee must send the recommendations to the secretary of this Association and the secretary must notify the membership electronically a minimum of 30 days prior to the meeting with the change. A two-thirds yes vote of the members present during the the meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of each change

House fire in Slaughter Beach

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Wilmington responds for a residential fire

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Residential Structure Fire LOCATION:?? 1926 W.5th Street DATE:?? July 16, 2020 TIME:?? 8:48AM Shortly after 8:48AM Wilmington Firefighters on the A platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 1926 W. 5th Street. Fire department units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the rear of a two-story multi-unit dwelling. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and were able to contain the fire to the room of origin. Simultaneously, additional crews searched all levels of the dwelling for occupants with negative results. The occupants had escaped prior to fire department arrival. The incident commander, Battalion Chief Richard Danner placed the scene under control with crews working at 9:14AM. The dwelling sustained moderate fire damage and smoke damage. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene for an origin and cause investigation. The investigators determined the fire to be accidental attributed to candles. Wilmington License & Inspections responded and deemed the property uninhabitable. There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries. American Red Cross was contacted for shelter and provisions for one adult and four children living in the dwelling.

Sussex County Fire Chiefs Meeting

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Please read the following directives from Chief hudson for the Sussex Chiefs Meeting on Thursday, July 16th, 2020




DSFCA Greenwood Chicken BBQ

Friday, June 19, 2020

House fire in Clayton

Thursday, June 11, 2020



Busy night for Aetna

Thursday, June 4, 2020
It proved to be a busy overnight for our crews following the fire last evening. At 2345 hours, Engine 9 and Ladder 9 assisted Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Company on a working residential fire. An hour after clearing Chesapeake City, Aetna was dispatched for Engine and Ladder to assist Singerly Fire Company on a tractor trailer fire with exposure to a building on Fletchwood Road in Elkton, MD. Simultaneously Aetna was dispatched for a fire alarm at Thorn Flats. Engine 9 responded to Elkton while Squad 9 handled the fire alarm and then responded to Elkton as well. Crews operated for just under two hours. At 0740 this morning Aetna was again dispatched to assist Singerly Fire Company on a tractor trailer fire in the 1400 block of Elkton Road.


Box 1525 - Old Kirkwood Road

Thursday, June 4, 2020


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