Delaware News

Friday, December 2, 2022

Non-profit protecting those across the state who protect the public

A local non-profit is making sure Delaware firefighters are protected against contamination and other hazards. Donate Delaware launched an inventory supplies campaign for Delaware fire companies with deliveries starting on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Cranston Heights, Mill Creek, Hockessin, and Elsmere fire companies received boxes of nitril gloves, isolation gowns, wipes, hand sanitizer, face shields and bleach. Donate Delaware, led by former professional boxer Dave Tiberi, was founded during the pandemic to help first responders obtain needed personal protective equipment (PPE). The organization credited a number of sponsors including Bank of America, JP Morgan, Highmark, Adesis, Willis Chevrolet and Action Unlimited Resources, for their support of the inventory supplies campaign.
WDEL-AM 1150 Wilmington

Rehoboth Beach Fire Company receives national recognition

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co. was recognized Nov. 9 by the International Fire Chiefs Association’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section for its recruitment and retention. The award was presented at the section’s symposium in Clearwater, Florida. Receiving the honor for the Rehoboth agency was vice president Warren Jones. It was sponsored by VFIS. “After years of declining membership, in 2019, we decided to reorganize our membership program, changing the mechanics of the program and the philosophy, as well,” Mr. Jones said. “We created a diverse, inclusive, fair and responsive program to increase our firefighter ranks and our associate members, also. Since the reorganization, we have dramatically increased the amount of our members, which is a win-win for us and the communities we serve."
Bay to Bay News - Metered Site

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Campaign Underway in the state

New efforts are underway to inform the youth in Delaware about the dangers of fentanyl. According to The Delaware Division of Public Health, the highly addictive synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl, which can be found in all 50 states and in any illicit drug, remains the deadliest drug threat facing this country. Drug traffickers are mixing the substance with other types of drugs, in powder and pill form, to drive addiction and attract repeat buyers. The multimedia fentanyl awareness campaign targets those who are ages 14 through 25. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announces the launch of a multimedia fentanyl campaign that targets youth, ages 14 through 25. This campaign aims to inform youth about what fentanyl is and that fentanyl can be found in various illicit drugs.
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