DE Firefighters in Colorado


Front row: (from left) Samual Topper of Maryland, Adam Keever of Newark, Monica Testa of Newark, and Hannah Small of Dover. Second row: (from left) Paul Moser of Dover, Rocco Hladney of Middletown, Mark Kammer of Magnolia, Eddie Boyer of Ellendale, Erich Burkentine of Milton, Nathaniel Sommers of Smyrna, and Jeff Wilson of Clayton. Third row: (from left) Dan Mihok of Magnolia, Andrew Doug Rawling of Newark, Michael Martini of Townsend, Christopher Valenti of Dover, and Bill Seybold of Dover. Back row: (from left) Bart Wilson of Dover, Zach Brown of Harbeson, Dave Pro of Newark, and Ryan Krammes of Newark.

A team of 20 Delaware firefighters is in Colorado after being deployed to help battle wildfires there.  Delaware Forest Service says the team will be positioned in the Rocky Mountain area, which has reported five new fires and has six uncontained large fires.

Wildfire crews are comprised of men and women of varying ages and backgrounds who represent a mix of public agencies, nonprofit groups, volunteer fire companies, and private citizens. Despite its small size, Delaware has earned an outstanding reputation on the national firefighting scene.  Delaware also sent a crew to the Rocky Mountain area last summer.