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116 Front Street
Milton, DE 19968

Phone: 302.684.8500
Fax: 302.684.0202

The Passing of John R. Megee

It is extremely hard to report that Lifetime Member John R. Megee answered his last call on May 20, 2019. John-John served the Department for 68 Years joining March 12,1951. During his active years John-John was an Engineer, and also served in the elected offices of Chief Engineer, Fire Recorder, and Supply Officer. John-John was loved and respected by all that had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed by all at Milton Fire Department, Inc. John-John was preceded in death by his wife Betty Megee, who was a Lifetime Ladies Auxiliary Member, who passed March 21, 2010. Please keep Engineer & Lifetime Member John-John Megee's loved ones and closest friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Friends may call at Shorts Funeral Services at 416 Federal Street on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m with the services to begin at Noon. John-John did not want a full fireman's funeral but did request that his final call be answered aboard our 1926 American LaFrance antique apparatus. Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Neighboring companies who would like to attend are welcome. Class A uniform is optional. John-John requested no fire apparatus in the procession. Anyone with questions may contact President Johnny Hopkins.

May 20, 2019

Passing of Firefighter Jalen Griffin Dagsboro Fire Dept.

The officers and membership of the Milton Fire Dept. send our thoughts and prayers to the Dagsboro Fire Dept. and the friends and family of Jalen Griffin.

May 12, 2019

House Fire

Just prior to the 2 o'clock hour, Sussex County EOC alerted Station 85 for a residential structure fire at 312 Mulberry St., within the town limits of Milton. Chief Harvey (85-15) was in the area and responded to the scene. Just as Engine Tanker 85-2 was responding, and as Chief Harvey was arriving on scene, Sussex EOC upgraded the box for smoke in the structure, and added Ellendale (75), Georgetown (77), Georgetown EMS (93) and SCEMS to the response. Engine Tanker 85-2 arrived just after Chief Harvey, with their own hydrant. Chief Harvey requested crews check the building and he believed there was an electical fire in the walls. Engine Tanker 2's crew quickly opened up exterior and interior walls near an electrical outlet that was found on fire. Crews were able to contain the fire with a water can within two minutes. Chief Harvey scaled the incident back to the 85 units for smoke removal. Crews remained on scene checking the walls again and removing debris. Units responding; Engine Tanker 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, Ladder 85, Rescue 85, B-85, 77-4, 75-5, SCEMS, DSFP, Milton PD.

May 4, 2019

Motor Vehicle Accident

At 1945 hours, Sussex EOC alerted Station 85 for a MVC at the intersection of Gravel Hill Rd., & Sand Hill Rd. Chief Harvey was in the area and arrived on scene to find a two vehicle MVC with two patients. Engine Tanker 85-2, Rescue 85, and Engine 85-5 all responded and arrived on scene with crews assisting EMS, securing the vehicles, and clearing debris. B-85 transported one patient to Beebe while A-85 obtained a patient refusal. Chief Harvey placed the situation under control and returned all units. Units responding, Engine Tanker 2, Engine 5, Rescue 85, 85-15, A-85, B-85, DSP, DSFP, Milton PD

May 1, 2019

MVC involving a School Bus

At 0642, crews from Station 85 along with Medic 106 were alerted for a school bus accident on Harbeson Rd. in the area of Rust Rd. 85 Command was the first to arrived with Asst. Chief Reynolds as officer. Chief Reynolds found one student and one driver on the scene. Ambulance 85 and Medic 106 arrived and assessed both patients. Engine Tanker 85-2 arrived and secured the vehicle. Once secure, Asst. Chief Reynolds turned the scene over to DSP and 85 units cleared. One patient refused and was turned over to DSP while the second patient was turned over to officials from the school district. Units respondig, 85-8, A-85, ET 85-2, Rescue 85, DSP, DSFP, Medic 106.

Apr 15, 2019

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