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116 Front Street
Milton, DE 19968

Phone: 302.684.8500
Fax: 302.684.0202

Volunteer Recruitment

Delaware is launching a new campaign to get more volunteer firefighters as the state deals with declining numbers. Some of Delaware’s 60 plus companies are even offering to let some firefighters live in the firehouse. Tim Furlong explains the desperate situation and the race to get more bodies on the firetrucks.

Automatic Crash Notification

Just as the Duty Crew was cleaning up from lunch, Sussex EOC alerted Station 85 for an automatic crash notification on Hudson Rd. in the area of Coastal Hwy. CAR-85, Engine 4, Rescue 85, and B-85 all responded at the time of dispatch. While responding, Sussex EOC advised a second call reported possibly a property damage accident only. CAR-85 arrived a short time later to find a two vehicle accident with two patients. B-85 arrived and assessed both patients, obtaining refusals on each. Engine 4 and the Rescue secured the vehicles and cleaned up debris. Deputy Chief Millman placed the scene under control and returned all units. DSP is investigating. Units responding, CAR-85, Engine 4, Rescue 85, Utility 85-9, B-85, D-85, DSFP, DSP.

Jun 23, 2024

Special Visit

Just before lunch, the duty crew from Milton made a special visit to a member of the community. On June 4, Daniel went missing from his house just outside of town around 1900 hours. Crews from Milton and various other fire and police agencies searched well into the next day for Daniel. Daniel eventually returned home the next day. Today, Chief Hopkins and the members of the Duty Crew visited Daniel to check how he was doing and also brought him some t shirts and fire prevention supplies. Daniel had a good time meeting the firefighters and checking out their trucks. Daniels family reports he is doing well and has not went back into the woods since the incident.

Jun 23, 2024

Gas Leak

Just before 9 A.M. Sussex EOC alerted Station 85 for a gas leak in the area of Heritage Blvd. in Milton. CAR-85 and Engine 3 arrived to find a gas line that had been struck by a construction worker in an excavator. Engine 3 placed a protection line inservice and crews checked the nearby homes. Fire Police closed the entrance to the community for about 45 minutes while crews work to secure the leak. Deputy Chief Millman had command. Units responding, CAR-85, Engine 3, Truck 85, DSFP.

Jun 12, 2024

Staffed Unit Assist Sta. 82, MVC w/Entrapment

Just before the 9 o'clock hours, Lewes (82) along with Rehoboth (86), Sussex County EMS, and Trooper 2 were alerted for a MVC w/entrapment at Wescoats Rd. & Marsh Rd. Rescue 85 responded immediately as part of the "staffed apparatus" MOI. Rescue 85 arrived and was put to work assisting the Lewes crews already on scene with extrication. Once extrication was completed, 82 Command released Rescue 85 to return to Milton. Asst. Chief Fiest (82-16) had command. Units responding, Engine 82-1, 82-9, Rescue 82, B-82, C-82, Rescue 85, 86-8, Medic 104, EMS 100, DSP, DSFP.

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