Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department


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Phone : 302-732-6151

Fax : 302-732-1091

Mailing & Shipping Address:
Dagsboro Fire Department
P.O. Box 128 Dagsboro, DE 19939

Physical Address:
31818 Waples St.
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Emergency Dial 9.1.1

Serving our Community since 1943

Recent Galleries

2020 awards handed out to members at the regular department monthly meeting Mon, Nov 8, 2021

During last nights monthly meeting, the awards committee handed out the 2020 awards, since we were unable to have our annual awards banquet due to Covid.

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Passing of Lifetime member and past Chief Bill Ennis Mon, Nov 1, 2021

It is with great sympathy the the officer's and membership of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department announce the passing Past Chief Bill Ennis

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Vehicle Fire NRG Power Plant Tue, Oct 12, 2021

At approximately 1754 hours the Sussex County EOC dispatched the Dagsboro VFD for a reported vehicle fire at the NRG Power Plant. Shortly after dispatch Lieutenant B.McGee, due to being in the area, responded to the scene and was given the initial report of a dump truck construction vehicle on fire. Upon his arrival Lt.Mcgee established command confirming the vehicle's engine compartment and cab to be fully involved. Engine/Tanker 73 responded under the direction of Deputy Chief J.Marvel with a total staffing of six, upon their arrival the crew deployed an 1¾ foam attack line and began fire suppression efforts. Upon the arrival of Quint 73, under the direction of Fire Chief D.Betts with a staffing of five, it's crew assisted with the fire suppression efforts along with deploying a ground ladder to the rear dump body of the vehicle to check for any extension of the contents of the vehicle. Units operated on scene for approximately 45 minutes to bring the incident under control.

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3rd Annual National Night Out Tue, Oct 5, 2021

Dagsboro Community comes together to celebrate National Night Out 2021

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Passing of Lifetime Member Herbert C. Carey Mon, Jun 28, 2021

It is with great sympathy that the officer’s and members of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department announce the passing of Active Life Member Herbert C. Carey.  Herb joined the department in 1964 and remained very active throughout his 57 year career with the D.V.F.D., in which he proudly held numerous positions to include but not limited to President and Fire Police Captain. It should also be noted that he served with the Bethany Beach Police Department from 1970-1994 where he served as Chief of Police from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. Herbert peacefully answered his last alarm on Saturday June 26, 2021, at the age of 78. A visitation will be held from 10 AM to 12 noon on Friday July 2, 2021 at the Melson Funeral Home located at 43 Thatcher Street Frankford DE., followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. A fire apparatus procession will then escort Herbert to the internment with full fireman’s honors located at the Redmen’s Cemetery on Iron Branch Road in Dagsboro. Departments wishing to attend the services on Friday for Herbert Carey please contact Chief Dylan Betts at (302)245-9814 or President Al Townsend (302)462-6834. Due to limited space we ask that departments please limit to a single piece of apparatus, staging of equipment will be on Frankford School Road.

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Fund Drive

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department appreciates any donations. There are numerous costs associated with providing emergency services.

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