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. […]

DOJ to review rescue squad’s misappropriated funds case

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  DOVER — The Delaware Department of Justice is determining whether findings that almost $120,000 was supposedly misappropriated by a Sussex County first responder company involves potentially criminal behavior. Auditor of Accounts R. Thomas Wagner released a 12-page report Wednesday detailing alleged misuse of money conducted by the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad Inc., much of […]

First responders always ready to react to storms

DOVER — As a light dusting of snow fell Wednesday night, Matt Sliwa wondered what he would awake to the following morning. Selbyville’s fire chief peered out his window Thursday and found out. “The biggest issue is snow combined with wind,” he said. “I’m looking at my neighbor’s front yard across the street and see […]

Update: Kent County paramedic supervisor resigns after arrest

DOVER — A uniformed Kent County paramedic charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend  Monday morning resigned this morning, county spokeswoman Kelly Pitts said. Ralph Douglas Poore, 54, of Harrington, was taken into custody later in the day at his Kent County Department of Public Safety workplace at 911 Public Safety Boulevard, according to spokesman Master Cpl. […]

Chicken truck fire snarls traffic on southbound Del. 1 near Dover toll plaza

DOVER  — A trailer hauling live chickens has caught fire on southbound Del. 1 just south of the Dover toll plaza. Delaware State Police alerted motorists to expect delays. Dover Fire Department responded with assistance from Camden-Wyoming volunteers.

Fire at former recycling site ruled arson

  SANDTOWN — A Monday night fire at a site that once housed a pickle packaging plant and later a recycling facility was intentionally set, investigators said Tuesday. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office released few details about the blaze first reported by a passing motorist just prior to 5 p.m. Fire companies from Maryland, […]

State fire official faces underage sex abuse charge

  HARTLY — A local and state fire company official was arrested Wednesday after sexual abuse of a minor allegations, the Delaware State Police said. John A. Metheny Sr., 72, of Hartly, was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child after turning himself in to Troop 3 detectives in Camden, authorities said on Thursday. […]