2023 graduates of the Wilmington Fire Department. (Photo by Capt. Matt Marsella)

20 Wilmington firefighters graduate training academy

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Wilmington Fire Department welcomed 20 new firefighters during the 42nd Wilmington Fire Academy graduation ceremony, held Saturday at Salesianum School. They bring the fire department up to its authorized strength of 156 firefighters. The new firefighters are Robert Alscher, Donovan Alston, Matthew Ambrosio, Sean Castagna, Jacob Cawthray, Matthew Chiodo, Luis Collazo, Luis Cotto, Dylan Cronin, Malik Golson, Dean Lambropoulos, …

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10 ideas to bolster Delaware’s volunteer fire companies

Betsy PriceGovernment

(Photo by¬†Matt Chesin¬†on¬†Unsplash) A task force has laid out a 10-point plan¬†to address the membership crisis among volunteer fire departments threatening fire protection throughout Delaware. ‚ÄúThe men and women of Delaware‚Äôs volunteer fire service make a difference in the lives of Delawareans every day,‚ÄĚ said Warren Jones, executive manager of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. ‚ÄúWe hope more people will …