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 at Roses - Mid-Sussex Shopping Center - Millsboro

Monday, June 8, 2015
On Monday 08 July, 2002 at 17:22 the Sussex EOC alerted the Millsboro VFD for a reported dumpster fire at the Mid-Sussex Shopping Center at the rear of Roses Department Store. First to respond at 17:23 was Millsboro Fire Chief Wooters and was advised that several calls had been received reporting heavy smoke coming from the cardboard compactor on the side of the structure. Chief Wooters arrived at 17:24 to find heavy smoke with fire venting into the Roses section of the shopping center. Chief Wooters established incident command and immediately request a full box assignment be struck. At 17:24 Sussex EOC transmitted a box assignment for a commercial structure, bringing Dagsboro, Gumboro, & SCEMS Medic 103 to the scene. Engine 831 arrived on location and was directed to stretch an 1 3/4" attack line in the rear door of Roses. Next in Engine 832 stretched a 5" supply line from a hydrant to establish a water supply. At 17:25 Engine 732 marked on the air under the command of Asst, Chief McCabe, Engine 732 was being released from a cover assignment at Millville VFD at the time the alarm was transmitted. Engine 731 also marked on the air responding under the command of Deputy Chief Carey at 17:25. The crews from Engine 831 & 832 with the assistance of a 20 ton wrecker operated by DVFD Capt. Townsend of Bunting Towing Service had removed the compactor from the side of the structure. By this time two 1 3/4" lines were in service out side the structure making an initial attack compactor. With the arrival of Engine 731 at 17:30 its crew was sent to the front of the shopping center to begin ventilation & to check for extension. Rescue Co. 83 was assigned to the north end of the structure while Rescue Co 73 was assigned to the south end and set up for rehab. Both Engine 791 & 794 went staged in the front parking lot and made available for service in the event of a 2nd call in the Millsboro or Dagsboro area. Command placed the incident under control at 17:54 with units working. Finial crews cleared the scene, ready for service at 19:15. The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Delaware State FMO. No injuries were reported.

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