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.
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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."
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