Midway Outlets Fire
Crews from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Indian River responded to a Structure Fire at Polo in the Tanger Outlets near Midway on Coastal Highway at apporx. 4:20 am Thursday morning. Arriving firefighters found a fire in the storage area in the rear of the store. The blaze was initially controlled by the buildings sprinkler system as fire crews performed overhaul and mop up. No injuries were reported and the Delaware State Fire Marshal is investigating.
Structure Fires-Sand Dune Drive
RBVFC assisted by Sta. 82 & 70 on the intial alarm responded to a reported house fire on Sand Dune Drive off of East Lake Drive in South Rehoboth on Tuesday morning at approx 0300 hrs. Arriving units found 2 large Beach Homes well involved with a strong Northeast wind blowing off the ocean moving the flames towards 2 other structures. Crews put a Master Stream and handline in service to slow the progress while setting up Tower Ladders and establishing water. Limited access to the homes made for only limited equipment to be placed near the scene. At the height Tower 86, Ladder 82, Tower 70 and Quint 70 all had their Aerial Devices applying water to stop the inferno. Three other residence's had heat and smoke damage only, due to the efforts of over 100 firghters on the scene from all over Sussex County which prevent the homes from being destroyed. Tower 86 was put at draft to supply water to boost the supply and was needed as a Rehoboth Engine was damaged at the fire due to heat and had mechanical issues that required the unit to be pumped straight thru. One minor injury was reported, with the Delaware State Fire Marshal investigating the Multi-Million Dollar Blaze. RBVFC woud like to Thank everyone who assisted with the call along with our Auxillary. Thank You to Terry Jester and Patty Marvel, Danny & Don Don Mitchell, Ronnie Blizzard for sharing their photos.
New Engine 86-3 In Service
The Officers and Members recently placed Engine 86-3 in service. A 2017 Pierce Enforcer, with a 2000 gpm pump, 1000 gallon tank, 30 gallon foam tank, the unit also has 5 handlines with 2 dedicated for foam along with 1000 feet of 5" hose. 200 feet of 1" forestry hose in a bin is included for nusiance and brush fires. A Blitzfire Nozzle, Holmatro Combi Rescue Tool, and hand tools, fan, chain saw and Akron battery powered scene lights, fit out the truck. An 8 KW Generator powers 2 cord reels as all other lighting is LED including the Mast Scene Light on top of the cab. 4 Apex portable radios, a Bullard TIC and Drager 4 gas moniter are located in the cab/crew area. The unit will be housed at Station 2 on Coastal Highway.
Polar Bear Plunge
Over 3000 "Bears" made the "Plunge" on Sunday Feb. 4 in Rehoboth Beach. Thanks to all the Fire Companies and Ambulance's that assisted us for this event.
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