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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Vehicle Fire NRG Power Plant

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

3rd Annual National Night Out

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Passing of Lifetime Member Herbert C. Carey

Monday, June 28, 2021
It is with great sympathy that the officer’s and members of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department announce the passing of Active Life Member Herbert C. Carey.  Herb joined the department in 1964 and remained very active throughout his 57 year career with the D.V.F.D., in which he proudly held numerous positions to include but not limited to President and Fire Police Captain. It should also be noted that he served with the Bethany Beach Police Department from 1970-1994 where he served as Chief of Police from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. Herbert peacefully answered his last alarm on Saturday June 26, 2021, at the age of 78. A visitation will be held from 10 AM to 12 noon on Friday July 2, 2021 at the Melson Funeral Home located at 43 Thatcher Street Frankford DE., followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. A fire apparatus procession will then escort Herbert to the internment with full fireman’s honors located at the Redmen’s Cemetery on Iron Branch Road in Dagsboro. Departments wishing to attend the services on Friday for Herbert Carey please contact Chief Dylan Betts at (302)245-9814 or President Al Townsend (302)462-6834. Due to limited space we ask that departments please limit to a single piece of apparatus, staging of equipment will be on Frankford School Road.

MVC w/ Entrapment, Vines Creek Road/Armory Road

Sunday, May 23, 2021
On Sunday May 23rd at approximately 2:48pm the Sussex County EOC alerted the Dagsboro VFD along with Frankford EMS and SCEMS for a vehicle accident with reported entrapment at the intersection of Vines Creek Road and Armory Road. Minutes after dispatch Engine 73-2 responded under the direction of Fire Chief D.Betts with a total crew of 5 personnel. Upon Engine 2's arrival Chief Betts established command and confirmed entrapment, the crew then went to work utilizing battery operated Hurst equipment to free the sole occupant in the vehicle. Rescue 73 under the direction of Captain G.Betts responded and it's crew also assisted with extrication upon their arrival. The extrication to free the occupant took a total of 11 minutes. Ambulance 83 also obtained 4 patient refusals from the second vehicle involved. All personnel operated for approximately one hour until command turned the scene over to Dagsboro PD for their investigation. Units on scene: Engine 73-2, Rescue 73, Engine/Tanker 73-3, A-73, B-83, SCEMS 103, Dagsboro PD, DSP

Three Vehicle MVC Dupont Blvd.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Assist Frankford VFC on MVC w/ reported entrapment

Sunday, October 11, 2020
October 10th at 0620 hours the DVFD was alerted to assist Frankford VFC on a single vehicle MVC with reported entrapment in the 30000 block of Armory Road. Upon the arrival of Rescue 73 there was found to be no entrapment that required the use of rescue tools. The sole occupant refused medical services. Units on scene: Rescue 73, Rescue 76-3, B90, SCEMS





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