Seaford in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
During the early years, the SVFD's equipment consisted mainly of ladder trailers and hand-draw hose reels. The first motorized vehicle was a new Seagrave engine purchased in 1921. That same engine has been restored and today is proudly displayed at the SVFD Fire Museum located in downtown Seaford. Since that time the Department has continued to upgrade and modernize its equipment, adding aerial and rescue trucks to its fleet of fire engines. A "First Aid Squad" was organized in 1933, and the first ambulance was purchased the following year. In 1961 the department organized the State's first ever fire service related water rescue and recovery SCUBA dive team.
Members train both at the Delaware State Fire School and Department drills to maintain their proficiency in firefighting and rescue work, with many members having
Since its inception, the Department has built and maintained a series of stations at King Street in Seaford. The present structure was completed in 1950, expanded in 1970, and extensively renovated in 2009.
Paid ambulance crews have supplemented volunteers since 2005, but the volunteers still run the Department. Today, over one hundred men and women continue to serve the Seaford community, providing firefighting, rescue, and ambulance services.
We proudly protect and serve our neighbors and friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 38° 38.712′ N, 75° 37.784′ W. Marker is in Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Stein Highway (Delaware Route 20) just east of McKean Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 North Atlanta Circle, Seaford DE 19973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ladies' Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (LASVFD) (here, next to this marker); Stein Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaford Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Delaware Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seaford Fire Department (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Seaford Post Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seaford High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seaford.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.