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Governor Carney honors Delaware Forest Service wildfire crew at State Fair

Date Posted: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Department of Agriculture Forest Service News

Governor Carney honored the Delaware wildfire crew during ceremonies at the Delaware State Fair.

HARRINGTON (July 27) – Governor John C. Carney, Jr. and Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Delaware Forest Service and honored the wildfire crew that just returned from two weeks battling blazes in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The crew, which left the First State on July 8 and returned on July 23, first tackled the 700-acre Wilson Fire near Meeker, Colorado – started by lightning on July 7. The firefighters then moved on to the Grizzly Fire before finishing up on the Dragon Fire – located just south of Rangely, Colorado. Delaware’s team included 17 state and federal firefighters from Delaware and three from West Virginia.

“The Forest Service has done unbelievable work over 90 years,” Governor Carney told the audience. “As we celebrate 98 years of the Delaware State Fair, we’ve got a lot of other milestones that are happening, including the recognition of Delaware’s state forestry service for 90 years of operation and their tremendous work.”

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Delaware’s crew spent two weeks battling blazes in Colorado and were honored by Gov. Carney at the Delaware State Fair. Pictured from left are: Jeff Wilson of Clayton, Sam Topper of Federalsburg, Doug Rawling of Newark, Hannah Small of Dover, Spencer Valenti of Dover, Zach Brown of Lewes, and Daniel Mihok of Camden.


Hannah Small of Dover is shown working with Delaware’s wildfire crew on the Grizzly Fire in Colorado. Small is a rookie firefighter…

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