State Lawmakers Plan to Introduce Legislation Reinstating the Death Penalty in Delaware


Delaware State Representatives Tim Dukes and Danny Short have announced that they are planning to introduce legislation in January that would reinstate the death penalty in Delaware for anyone convicted of the murder of a law enforcement or public safety officer. That would include corrections officers and firefighters. This is in response to Monday’s life-in-prison…

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The 2022 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards Honorees


In 2008, the valor award ceremony was renamed in honor of Josh Freeman’s long-time support of not only this event, but also his appreciation and support for the first responders throughout our community. It has only increased in importance today for members of our community to gather, honor, and thank those who do so much…

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Recommendations Released To Grow Volunteer Firefighting In Del.


Delaware’s system of volunteer firefighting companies would be strengthened under a plan produced Monday by a legislative task force. The panel has come out with a ten-point plan focused on recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. Recommendations include enhanced tax credits and tuition reimbursement for volunteers. Also, a coordinated marketing campaign is being proposed that…

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UPDATED: Fire Breaks Out at Aqua-Leisure Center near Rehoboth – Arson


UPDATED – Wednesday – 2:25pm – State fire investigators performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause, which determined that the fire was intentionally started. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Any persons with information are encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or…

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Maryland Delegation calls on Trump Admin. to increase federal support for firefighters


Congressional lawmakers in Maryland are calling on the Trump Administration to increase federal support for firefighters amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Gaynor…

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Delaware’s 150th General Assembly Is In Session …


… although “Listen Live” audio in both chambers seems not working and the notice on the website says that neither the House or Senate is convened – yet legislation that has been worked is being place on the General Assembly website. It was expected that just before the legislative session was to begin, there would…

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UPDATED: 2nd DE Wildland Fire Crew Battling Copper Mountain Fire


UPDATED – 8-13-18 – Twenty wildland firefighters from Delaware are part of 137 personnel battling the Copper Mountain Fire, a 180-acre blaze located four miles east of Eastport, Idaho on the Canadian border.  Michael A. Valenti of Dover, Delaware’s state forester and crew boss, reports that “firefighters are working in rough terrain and completing very long…

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