Delaware News

Thursday, May 23, 2024

New Castle County’s fire departments are struggling; The solution may take some time

Kenn Dunn, deputy chief administrator of New Castle County's Volunteer Fire Association's government, knew last April that at least two of the county's 21 fire companies were struggling. In his briefing to the County's Fire Association during a meeting last April, Dunn relayed that two companies had privately expressed concerns that they were "in trouble" and were unsure if they would be able to stay afloat for more than the next two years, according to meeting minutes from this gathering. Dwindling volunteer numbers leading to rising personnel costs, rising insurance costs and inflationary impacts on fire apparatus and equipment have made it difficult for fire companies in Delaware's most populous county to operate.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Woman Trapped After Serious Crash on I-95 in New Castle County

The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that left a woman in critical condition Tuesday night. Officials said that a serious motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle occurred at approximately 11:53 p.m. on I-95 near Basin Road. Upon arrival, first responders found a vehicle off the roadway that had collided with a guardrail and a light pole. The driver, an approximately 25-year-old female, was trapped in the vehicle. Fire department personnel from the Minquas Fire Company of Newport and the Minquadale Fire Company successfully extricated the woman within about 20 minutes. After being freed, she received immediate medical attention from the paramedics for injuries to her extremities and potential internal injuries. She was then transported to Christiana Hospital in Stanton, where she is reported to be in critical condition.
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