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Saturday, May 14, 2022
Indian River Implements Duty Crew


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Saturday May, 14 2022

Nature: Indian River Implements Duty Crew

Location: Indian River Fire District

Address:  32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro, DE  19966


On Saturday, May 14th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company implemented new standard operating procedures to allow the activation of firefighter duty crews which commenced on Saturday, May 14th.

A duty crew’s purpose is to provide an immediate response for any fire, rescue, and/or EMS emergencies within the specific fire district as well any request(s) to respond to a mutual aid incident.

Indian River’s inaugural duty crew included five (5) volunteers of which was a qualified driver, a qualified officer, three (3) qualified firefighters and at least one (1) member of the crew currently certified in CPR / AED.  The duty crew assignments include at least one (1) for training duty the shift, one (1) hour for apparatus and/or facility cleaning, and other duties as assignments.

This inaugural duty crew did fulfill the training, apparatus cleaning and facility cleaning assignments as well as responded to one emergency incident within the fire district.

Illustrated herewith are a few photographs of this crew performing their work assignments.