We, the Delaware City Fire Company have a water district that's nearly 54 square miles with assets like the Delaware City Refinery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, Pea Patch Island, the C&D Canal and our home town. The Delaware state line extends all the way to the New Jersey coast. Between March and November each year we respond to an average of 82 calls. Every Marine Response call is dispatched with three marine units. We run mutual aid with Goodwill Fire Company to the north and Port Penn to the South. We also occasionally assist and receive assistance from Lower Alloway Creek in NJ and Chesapeake City in MD. Additionally you may find DENREC, DSP and the USCG on calls of a larger scale. The waters of the Delaware River north of Ship John Shoal are some of the most treacherous and dangerous in all of the Delaware Bay. Because of the nature of our calls, the environment and time of day, we train constantly to always be ready. The systems on Fireboat One-Five are sophisticated and designed primarily for crew safety and operation in all types of weather.
In the past we have traditionally trained on the boat on a weekly and biweekly basis. Most of the time the training is reduced to the least trained members attending. These online courses will allow members to review the material on their own time forever. New courses are added frequently on varying topics throughout the boat. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.