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Ocean City Provides Engine Standby Crew For Blades Fire Dept. - Station 71 - Blades, Delaware

Friday, October 30, 2015
On Thursday December 23, 2010. Engine 3 stood by at Delaware station 71(Blades) along with a Engine-Tanker 73(Dagsboro vfd) and a Engine 41(Camden-Wyoming FD) to cover for Blades Fire Company while they paid their final respects to their Vice President Rick Gilbert who passed from Cancer . The day was pretty quiet until after the funeral, Seaford center alerted stations 87(seaford) and 71(blades) for a structure fire in Concord, Del. All three standby units were on the road in less than a minute. Engine 41(Camden-Wyoming) arrived first to find a mobile home with smoke showing and they stretched a 1 3/4 line through the front door and started suppression duties, Engine-Tanker 73(Dagsboro) arrived assuming water supply duties as Ocean City engine 3 arrived assuming truck company duties performing horizontal ventilation and a primary search which was negative. Once Command 87 arrived on scene, a progress report was given to Seaford Assistant chief Taylor and he placed the incident under control holding all three standby crews. The officers and members of Ocean City would like to thank the Blades Fire Company for their hospitality during the standby and we are proud to have helped another department in need.

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