Delaware fire companies, first responders face challenges as coronavirus crisis continues


Fire companies and first responders across the First State are facing increased challenges as the coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on resources and funding as cases continue to rise rapidly in Delaware. There are currently 143 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 24 additional cases since Wednesday. Of the…

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Delaware fire service facing shortage of volunteers statewide


Over the course of the past decade fire companies across the State of Delaware have faced a steady decline in volunteers, creating increased challenges for firefighters who risk it all when duty calls. Jay Jones, President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association, tells WGMD’s Rob Petree that recruitment and retention has become increasingly more difficult…

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