Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department


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Phone : 302-732-6151

Fax : 302-732-1091

Mailing & Shipping Address:
Dagsboro Fire Department
P.O. Box 128 Dagsboro, DE 19939

Physical Address:
31818 Waples St.
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Emergency Dial 9.1.1

Serving our Community since 1943

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Box Assignment on Multiple Structures on Fire - Thorogoods Rd.

Monday, June 8, 2015
At 12:18 hrs. on Monday, 27 January a local box assignment was alerted for the Dagsboro VFC for a working structure fire on Thorogoods Road, bringing the Millsboro VFC & SCEMS 105 also. Immediately after dispatch Captain Townsend marked on the air advising he was in the area with a large loom up visible. At 12:22 Engines 731 & 831 marked on the air and were advised of the information. Engine 831 went on location followed closely by Engine 731 under the command of Deputy McCabe with a 10x13 pole shed, 13x30 mobile home & multiple other out building well involved, containing numerous containers of flammable liquids and LP gas, with Deputy 73 as IC. Engine 731 laid 500' of 5" LDH from the hard surface. Both Engine crews deployed 2 1 3/4" attack lines off Engine 831 and began and aggressive exterior fire attack. Engine 732 arrived and picked up the 5" and established water supply with Chief Engineer Layton as water supply OIC. Tankers 73 & 83 arrived and supported Engine 732. Rescue Co. 73 arrived and sent its crew to the scene to deploy a second 1 3/4" attack line off Engine731 to begin extinguishment on the mobile home. At this time command requested 2 piece Engine company assist out of the Frankford VFC. Engine companies 761 & 763 arrived and their crews sent to the scene to assist with extinguishment. Command also requested an Engine Co. cover assignment out of the Millville to Dagsboro & the Georgetown & Indian River with an Engine Co. to Millsboro. Command placed the incident under control with and extensive overhaul underway at 12:51. At 14:10 command advised units were available as ready, and requested DOT to respond with salt & sand due to water on the road from supply operations. All units were ready for service at 14:33 releasing all cover assignments. Delaware State FMO determined the cause to be a wood stove in one of the sheds.