National Night Out Activities

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Tuesday, August 2nd is National Night out. What started as a night to hang out on your porch and meet your neighbors and local law enforcement officers has become a community celebration. Local law enforcement and other first responders join the community for a meet and greet – with demonstrations, information, food, entertainment and lots…

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Blessings For Badges Will Deliver Holiday Meals To 1st Responders On Duty

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First responders in Sussex and Kent Counties who will be on duty Thanksgiving Day will not have to go without a holiday meal. Blessings for Badges, a volunteer-led non-profit founded in 2018, will prepare and deliver meals for police officers, firefighters, dispatchers, paramedics and correctional officers. Numerous restaurants are contributing trays of food (,J.D. Shuckers,…

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Worcester Co. Examines Pandemic Impact On Public Safety

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The Worcester County Commissioners have scheduled a special session this afternoon (Wednesday) to learn from some first responders who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of fire and ambulance companies will explain how the pandemic has impacted their service. The special session takes place today at 4:00 p.m. at the…

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‘Blessings For Badges’ Feeding First Responders On Thanksgiving

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“Blessings for Badges,” a volunteer effort to make sure first responders are fed on Thanksgiving, is expanding this year. Mountaire Farms says in addition to providing Thanksgiving meals to working police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers and correctional officers in Sussex County, the program is reaching out to Kent County. Numerous restaurants are contributing with trays…

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Salisbury Fire Department Receives Tests for Coronavirus Antibody Testing

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The City of Salisbury and the Salisbury Fire Department have announced that fire department personnel have received tests to take part in the coronavirus serology testing that is being done through the Maryland Department of Health. This testing tests for antibodies produced by the body in response to a previous infection. A small sample of…

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Maryland Healthcare Heroes to be Honored Saturday

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Governor Larry Hogan today issued an official proclamation designating Saturday, May 2, 2020 as Healthcare Heroes Day in Maryland to recognize the dedication and bravery of frontline medical workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. “During this pandemic, our healthcare workers, including our doctors, nurses, EMTs, and first responders, have proven themselves to be not just…

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Vaughn Inmates Begin Making Face Masks in Prison Garment Shop

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This week, three dozen inmates who are employed in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center garment shop began producing cotton face masks for the correctional system and first responders as the Delaware Department of Correction steps up to support the First State’s COVID-19 response. These skilled inmate workers normally cut and sew material from large rolls of red and white cotton cloth into…

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Blessings for Badges to feed EVERY first responder in Sussex County on Thanksgiving

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For the second consecutive year, a group of volunteers are making sure that every first responder in Sussex County who must work on Thanksgiving has a hot delicious meal to know that they are appreciated. Blessings for Badges was founded last year to provide Thanksgiving meals for police officers, paramedics, firefighters, dispatchers, and correctional officers…

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MD National Guard’s Operation Tourist Boom to Take Place at OC Inlet

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The Maryland National Guard is conducting a routine training exercise today – Operation Tourist Boom – with the Town of Ocean City and First Responders.  The exercise will take place in the inlet parking lot from 6:30am to 6:30pm.  The exercise will help the National Guard synchronize with first responders from all levels of government…

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DE Forest Service Looking for Wildfire Trainees

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The Delaware Forest Service is looking for new recruits to increase its wildfire crews for the upcoming season. Interested recruits should be over 18 years old, physically fit, motivated, and willing to travel out-of-state for at least two weeks during the summer on fire assignments. No previous experience is needed, but recruits are required to…

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Milton Police Night Out Tuesday

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Milton Police will hold their Night Out on Tuesday from 5 to 7pm. Come out to the field beside the Fire Department and visit with your local First Responders and what they do to keep you and your loved ones safe. There will be a K9 demonstration beginning at 6pm. In case of rain, the…

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