Community donates supplies to Dover first responders

DOVER — Community members stepped up quickly this week for the first responders devoted to protecting them. Via a public Facebook request and personal email asks, the Dover Fire Department received crucial health-related supplies almost immediately. On Monday morning, Capital School District principals committed to donating hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes within 90 minutes of […]

Carney signs executive order on child care to help health care workers, first responders

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 38, which will allow the state of Delaware and providers flexibility to provide child care options for Delaware families and health care workers due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The coronavirus is taking a serious toll across our state, on families who are losing income, […]

Grain bin rescue tube, training donated to Harrington Fire Company

HARRINGTON — The Harrington Volunteer Fire Company has a new tool in its arsenal for even the tightest of emergencies. A grain bin rescue tube was donated to the organization with the help of local and national businesses knowing tragedies can arise when they are least expected. Joseph Poppiti, executive director of the Delaware Farm […]

Luncheon will raise funds for local law enforcement, first responders

CAMDEN — Tracy Torres relates to what police officers, their spouses and children experience daily. The wife of a military husband for three years, she cherished each time he returned home. “Military and law enforcement are very similar in the sense of what their families go through,” Ms. Torres said. “When our guys our deployed […]

Sussex County paramedics medal at JEMS Games

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s award-winning paramedic competition team continued its international mining operation with a silver-medal showing in the 2019 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Games. The paramedic squad of Jason Hansen, Chas Tennerman, Bonnie O’Bier ad Matt Troutman placed second overall in the competition that featured 24 other teams from three countries. The […]

Seaford police department promotes Rapa to deputy chief

SEAFORD — The city of Seaford Police Department Monday announced the promotion of Sgt. Michael C. Rapa, a 22-year departmental veteran, to the position of deputy chief of police. The promotion is effective Feb. 11. Dep. Chief Rapa was hired by the Seaford Police Department and graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy in 1998. […]

Dover seeking higher level of ambulance service

  DOVER — The city of Dover is going back to the drawing board when it comes to finding an ambulance service provider that will meet all the needs of its citizens. Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell is sending out revised Request for Proposals to the four vendors that were previously pursuing the city’s ambulance […]

Sussex eyes fix to put first responders on same wavelength with Maryland

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County appears to have a potential $75,000 solution that will put county first responders and those from neighboring Maryland on the same wavelength. A difference in radio technology has created a communication gap and safety concerns in mutual aid responses that Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joe Thomas can be fixed […]

Two men lowered from Dover water tower

DOVER – Two men were lowered to safety from the top of a 130-foot high water tower late Friday morning after one – a City of Dover employee – complained of chest pains during a training exercise, officials said after the two hour-plus rescue operation. The man and a job applicant were at the tower’s […]

Delaware Firefighter’s Memorial to be dedicated Sunday

DOVER — A new Firefighter’s Memorial will officially be dedicated by the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association on the southeast grounds of Legislative Mall on Sunday afternoon at 2. The DVFA will also be unveiling the names of the four firefighters who died in 2016 during the ceremony. Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. […]