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Assist Clayton, Delaware with Large Brush Fire

Date / Time: April 26, 2016 / 1300 Hours

Just after 1300 hours, Galena VFC was dispatched for the Engine and Brush Unit to assist Kent County, DE Station 45 (Clayton) with a large outside fire on Saw Mill Rd. Engine 3 and Brush 3 made the response as well as Tanker 3 and Utility 3 which were requested shortly after. Engine 3 dropped one load of water and their crew at the main staging area and Brush 3 went to work assisting the crew already on scene. The tanker was placed in service as the main supply unit for the scene supplying multiple lines into the wooded area. Brush 3 and the GVFC personnel were then re-assigned to the "East Sector" where units coordinated to set up an operation to stop the advancing fire from a nearby adjacent property. Our Crews worked for over four hours with personnel and equipment ranging from Port Penn to Bowers as well as Kent and Queen Anne's County Maryland. Thanks to Hacks Point Tanker 9 for transferring to our station.Photos by N. Steffy.

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2016 Officers Take Office

At 1200 hours on December 31, 2015, The officers for the 2016 calendar year officially took over. We wish everyone the best of luck in the new year.

2016 Officers

Assist Kennedyville VFC with MVC

Date / Time: December 12, 2015 / 0717 Hours

Galena VFC was dispatched to assist Kennedyville VFC with a MVC on Rt 213 at Rt 298. Rescue Pumper 3 and Paramedic 3 made the response. Station 4 units arrived to find two vehicles head-on just south of Rt 298. The rescue crew secured one of the vehicles and Paramedic 3 transported one patient to Christiana Hospital. Betterton VFC Ambulance 5 transported one patient to Chester River.

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MVC with Rollover

Date / Time: December 8, 2015 / 1118 Hours

At 1118 hours we were dispatched along with Crumpton VFC for a MVC with rollover and entrapment on Locust Grove Rd near Angelica Nurseries. Rescue Pumper 3 and Ambulance 3 made the response along with Crumpton units who were clearing a call nearby. Crumpton units arrived first to find a tractor trailer overturned with rescue and a significant fuel leak. An additional rescue was dispatched to assist bringing Community Fire Company Of Millington,Md Rescue 2 to the scene. Crews stabilized the truck with cribbing, rescue struts and airbags and then used hydraulic rescue tools to free the trapped driver. Personnel from Ambulance 3, Kent EMS and MSP Trooper 6 tended to the patient who was taken by Trooper 6 to Christiana Hospital. Chestertown Engine 6 handed the LZ and MDE Emergency response arrived at the scene and pumped off the remaining fuel from the truck ( over 150 gallons ). Unfortunately, thousands of chickens perished at the scene.

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Annual Election of Officers

At our annual election of officers held December 3, 2016, the following personnel were elected to be the 2016 Officers of the Galena Vol. Fire Co. We congratulate each of the newly elected officers and wish them good luck in the new year.

President – Jeff Haley

Vice President – Jack Duhamell

Secretary – Kathy Bartholomew

Treasurer – Ethel Duhamell

Fire Chief – Scott Duhamell

EMS Chief – Lori Duhamell

Director – Jeff Dwyer

Director – Doug Uhl

Director – Ray Long

Director – Tyler Bisbee

Director – Richard Koch

Assist Kennedyville VFC with a Tractor Fire

Date: November 24, 2015

Engine 3 and Tanker 3 assisted Kennedyville Vfc on a working tractor fire with exposure to a building. There was minimal damage to the building. The tractor was a complete loss.

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Farm Vehicle Fire

Date / Time: October 27, 2015 / 1137 Hours

On October 27, 2015 at 1134 hours, we were alerted along with mutual aid companies for a farm vehicle fire located in a field on Bolton, Rd., Kennedyville, MD. Rescue Pumper 3 arrived to find a bulldozer fully involved. the crew from Rescue Pumper 3 quickly knocked the fire down and command scaled the incident back.

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