Carlisle Fire Company 615 NW Front St
PO Box 292 Milford, De 19963
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company & Carlisle Ladies Auxiliary take this opportunity to wish all Father's a Happy and Safe Father's Day!
The quarterly meeting of the Delaware State Fire Chief's Association and the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Association will be hosted at Kent County Fire Station 50, Harrington, DE on June 27, 2013. The Annual June meeting also includes a 1 day expo featuring Fire and EMS Apparatus, Fire Service related equipment vendors and related Fire Service displays. The Expo begins at 3:00 pm and will run through until 7:00 pm followed up by the Associations quarterly business meetings. There is no charge for admission and everyone is invited to attend the Expo, you do not have to be a member of either Association to visit the Annual Expo. The Officers and Members of the State Chief's and EMS Associations hope to see you there!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Barry R. Fry joined Carlisle Fire Company as a volunteer firefighter on March 2, 1972. Raised in nearby Harrington, Barry begun his long and distinguished fire service career by joining the Harrington Fire Company in 1964. Barry graduated from Harrington High School where he lettered in; football, basketball, baseball and track. Upon graduation from HHS Barry attended the University of Delaware where he played lacrosse for two years before succumbing to a knee injury. During his four years at Delaware, Barry enrolled into the University’s ROTC program and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, US Army; Artillery. While attending Delaware, Barry participated with the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark. During his college career at Delaware, Barry would go to classes at UD during the week and return home on weekends to attend fire school classes.
Upon graduation from Delaware Barry continued serving his Country, serving in the Army from 1969 through 1972, and obtaining the rank of First Lieutenant. Returning home he joined the Army Reserve and was assigned to the 315th S & S Company in Dover. Promoted to the rank of Captain, Barry transferred over to the Delaware National Guard and was assigned as Company Commander of the 945th Maintenance Company, in Milford. Barry remained in the Milford unit for ten years before leaving the military due to knee surgery. Upon returning from the Army, Barry lived in Camden, Delaware where he spent a brief period with the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company. Relocating and moving to Milford, Barry began his teaching career at Milford Senior High School as the school’s Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor, a position he held for 37 ½ years before retiring in 2010.
Throughout his volunteer fire service career with Carlisle, Barry has held a variety of administrative and operational positions including, Director, Vice President and President of Carlisle for 7 ½ years. In fact, Barry served on the Company’s Board of Directors for 25 years. During those many years as an administrative officer with the Company, Barry, served in an operational capacity as well including Fire Line Captain as well as 2nd Assistant Fire Chief for many years. From the early beginnings of his career in Harrington and brief memberships in Newark and Camden-Wyoming to his Life Long membership with Carlisle, Barry has earned over 870 hours of fire related training from basic firefighting skills through staff and command classes. In addition, Barry has attended vehicle rescue, water rescue, pump operator and small tools classes that enhanced his knowledge and skills throughout his career with Carlisle. In fact, in 1992 Barry was recognized as Carlisle’s “Fireman of the Year”. Another honor for him was being selected as a “Grand Marshal” representing our Department at one of the State’s largest Annual “Community” Parades hosted right here in Milford.
Barry’s passions in life extend beyond the fire service. He is a family man, with his wife Carol and two daughters Renee and Lisa as well as his three grandchildren; Ashley, Tayg and Tanner. Barry will also be quick to include the name of an extended family member as well, his outdoor companion ‘Storm” a 2 ½ year yellow lab. His passion for the outdoors culminates a large portion of his life beyond his skills as an Ag teacher, but includes his skills and appreciation as a hunter and waterman. Whether it is hunting pheasant or in his boat for duck or goose, which is his comfort zone and when he is not hunting you may find Barry in the bay or out in the Atlantic fishing for trout or flounder however, beyond any passion Barry’s calling in life was to be a teacher. During his career Barry continued enhancing his profession as a teacher by receiving his Master’s Degree from Wilmington College in Secondary School Administration and Instruction, certifying as a Secondary School Administrator. His passion for teaching and his background in the fire service lead to Barry enrolling in to the “Methods of Instruction” course certifying in 1983 as a fire school instructor with the Delaware State Fire School. Since 1984, Barry has taught a variety of classes from basic firefighter’s skills that included SCBA, small tools, forcible entry, ladders and extinguishers. In addition, he also teaches vehicle rescue, water rescue, power tools, as well as emergency vehicle operator and driver operator courses. Even though Barry is retired as a full time teacher you can still find him today at the Fire School or at a local fire station instructing and preparing Delaware firefighter’s providing them the skills necessary with answering the call.
During his professional career Barry has been recognized not only by his students but to the many peers he has been associated with throughout the educational community to include Delaware Agriculture Teacher of the Year, Past President and Treasurer, Past member of the University of Delaware Extension Safety Coordinating Committee, Past Member of the U of D Agriculture Alumni Board of Directors. Past President and former Board of Director to the Harrington High School Alumni Association and Past Chairman of the Milford High School Vocational Department, a position he held for twenty years. One of Barry’s proudest moments were to be awarded the “Teacher Who Made a Difference” nominated by a student and presented by WBOC TV, and Ruritan of the Year presented by the Cedarfield Ruritan Club.
Today Barry serves as President of the Milford FFA Alumni Association, is an active member of the Cedarfield Ruritan Club, Member of the Milford School Board and continues volunteering as an instructor with the Delaware Hunter Safety as well as Boating Safety programs. Obviously Barry has made a profound impact not only within our community as a teacher but statewide within the Delaware Fire Service as an Instructor. Barry still reaches out to teach the lessons to be learned and applied by Firefighters throughout our state to better serve our citizens and visitors alike.
As you can tell Barry continues providing an active role in the community. Whether it is reaching out and reinforcing the safety of our young sportsmen or ensuring the finest quality to education remains the highest priority to him for the present as well as to the future generations in Milford and throughout the state. As busy as Barry seems he continues to serve our department as well, attending monthly meetings as well as various county and state fire service functions. Having a true educator like Barry has provided endless opportunities to learn and use the techniques he has provided over the years from the various classrooms he has instructed. On March 5, 1992, Barry was honored for faithfully providing Carlisle twenty years of continuous service to the community, receiving his life membership. The combination of his educational background coupled with his military background has provided tremendous contributions to all of us over the years regarding him professionally as well as personally as an honored and respected member of the Carlisle Fire Company of Milford.
Past President and Life Member, Barry R. Fry one of today’s true Pioneers of Carlisle!
Photo By: G.Gillespie
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Earlier this evening members of the Carlisle Fire Company concluded the spring 2013 Training
Season with the Water Rescue I course. The course was instructed by DSFS
Instructor, Barry Fry and incorporated three evenings of detailed classroom
instruction with one evening of evolutions performed at Blair’s Pond. Important
topic items that were covered during the course consist of the RESCUE sequence
for rescuing a victim in distress within the water, proper placement of the
Rescue sling onto a victim, proper techniques throwing rescue throw bags, and
donning and doffing the water rescue survival suits.
Some additional points that were covered as reminder items
for rescuers is to practice and become familiar with your equipment prior to a
rescue situation, always remember your first throw with the throw bags are your
best throw, and when entering the water make sure that the rescuer takes the
time to burp the water rescue survival suits to release residual air pressure
out of the suits. Despite CFC taking this course numerous times, the officers
and members feel that there is never enough practice when it comes to water
rescue and safety around the waterways. Special thanks to all the officers and
members that participated in the course and to DSFS instructor and CFC Life
member Barry Fry for his commitment to training and service.
Article By: Captain, B. Fountain
Photos By: B. Fountain
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Carlisle Fire Company and
Ladies Auxiliary were 2 of 19 recipients of the Eunice
Reed Fund administered by the Milford Lions Club. At their May 23rd
dinner meeting the Lions announced and presented checks to those 19
organizations receiving monetary awards. The Carlisle Fire Company Ambulance
Service was awarded $4,500.00 to assist with purchasing specialized computers
for use in the Company’s two ambulances. In addition, The Carlisle Ladies
Auxiliary was awarded $2,500.00 for upgrading the 20 plus year old kitchen
equipment within Greir Hall.
ago the Milford Lions Club financially assisted Carlisle’s Ambulance Service to
the Milford Community. Within the last two years that relationship has reunited
where the Lions now call Greir Hall home and the Ladies cater their bi-monthly
dinner meetings year round. The
Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company and Carlisle Ladies Auxiliary
express our sincere gratitude for the generous donations to our organization
from the Milford Lions Club. Carlisle looks forward to continue working and
strengthening our relationship with the Lions as both organizations work to
serve the community we all call home.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Stephen Henry Fox
School: Sussex Tech High
School - Carpentry
Sports: Football (4),
Lacrosse (4) and will attend Blue Gold All-Star Lacrosse Game
Clubs: Boy Scouts - Eagle
Scout, 4-H, Jr. Member - Carlisle, JROTC (1)
Future Plans: Attending
Del Tech Owens Campus majoring in Civil Engineering Technology
Photos By: D Fox
Monday, June 10, 2013
Drew Tyler Fox
School: Sussex Tech High
Sports: Lacrosse (4)
Clubs: Boy Scouts - Eagle
Scout, 4-H, FFA - Reporter, National Honor Society, National Vocational Honor
Society, Jr. Chief - Carlisle
Future Plans: Attending
UD Georgetown - General Studies plans to attend Newark for Agriculture Degree
Photos By: D Fox
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Earlier today 4 members of
Carlisle Junior Membership competed in the 2nd Annual Sussex County
Chief’s Association Junior Membership Competition at the Sussex Division of the
Delaware State Fire School. The competition consisted of 5 challenge events. A
ladder raise to a 2nd story rung in correct posture and technique. A hose lay consisting
of a 3 inch line connected to a gated y with 3 sections of 21/2 inch line then
hitting a target then breaking down cleaning everything up in the proper
A simulated rescue utilizing a
full size training mannequin in which all members had to start the evolution by
getting dressed in proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including donning
on a SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) including face piece and dragging the mannequin across a line and
back. Next person would prepare the same system, as the mannequin was laid over
the line. Another event the teams had to demonstrate their search and rescue
skills. This event was a timed event where each team would search and rescue the
training mannequin within the burn building under simulated smoke conditions.
Each team had to locate the mannequin as well as perform a secondary search of
the structure. The final event of the day involved knots where each member of
each team was required to tie 5 specific knots correctly and placed on designated
Teams from Lewes, Millville, Rehoboth
Beach, Seaford and Carlisle competed in this year’s event. Last year’s
champions were Rehoboth Beach. This was the first year Carlisle competed in the
event. Carlisle’s victory in this year’s challenge could not have been possible
without the extra training our junior’s endured from Past Chief Duane Fox, and
Fire Line Captain’s Shawn Hinton and Harry (Potter) Makhtany. The dedication exuded
from our four junior members as well as the training staff lead to Team Carlisle
with taking home First Place. The team will be recognized and receive their First
Place trophy at the June
20th meeting of the Sussex County Fire Chief’s Association in
Special thanks to our Company
mascot aka Steve Ellingsworth for providing the team's morale and support as well as
the small fan club that accompanied the team to Georgetown and supported the
guys throughout the day long competition.
Congratulations Guys! ....You
Photos By: D. Fox
Friday, June 7, 2013
Schools throughout our city have closed and summer vacation
has officially begun. Drivers need to be more mine full to be on the lookout
for our children now that school is out adds to additional pedestrian traffic
throughout the community. As the seasonal start to summer approaches ever so
closer we need to ensure the summer months ahead will be fun as well as safe.
Take a few minutes to click on to our “Fire Prevention” link to review our tips
in camping and hiking, hot weather recommendations, swimming & boating
suggestions and finally summer fire safety. If you have any questions or would
like a safety or Fire Prevention class this summer you can contact us at
422-8001. Have a great summer vacation from your friends and neighbors with the
Carlisle Fire Company.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
At 9:24 hours Carlisle was alerted to assist Station 75, Ellendale
(Sussex County) with a Level MCI, MVC involving 3 vehicles in the 8800 block of
N. DuPont Hwy. South West of Lincoln. A & B-42 with (Career Staffs)
responded advising heavy entrapment involving two vehicles. Rescue 42 responded
with 42-15 (Chief Vanaman). Engine 42-5 responded with FF Rick Deputy. Upon the
arrival of R-42, Chief Vanaman assigned crews to begin extrication operations
on both vehicles. Upon the arrival of Eng.5 their crew was assigned to assist
R-42 with extended extrication operations. Due to the number of potential
patients a third ambulance was dispatched to the scene resulting in B-50 (Harrington)
responding from Milford Memorial. As extrication was completed on the first
vehicle patients were packaged and transported to Bay Health, Milford Memorial.
One patient was medi-vac by DSP Trooper II to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A
total of five patients was transported with two victims at the scene were
handled by the Medical Examiner. All four lanes involving north and south bound
of DuPont Highway was closed while DSP’s Fatal Accident Incident Reconstruction
Team investigated the scene. The scene was declared under control at 10:40 with
all 42 units back in quarters at approximately 11:15 hours.
Units Responded: A & B 42, Rescue 42, Engine 42-5, 42 Fire
Police, Medic 101 SCEMS, Kent County EMS, DSP Aviation, DSP FAIR Team, DelDot
Photos By: Station 75
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