The annual Lewes Fire Department Auxiliary's Stop, Drop and Run 5K has become a major fundraiser in the auxiliary’s efforts to help support the fire department. Like so many other events this year, the sixth annual run was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, all of the sponsors who had committed to support the run and help purchase two thermal-imaging cameras remained.
Thermal-imaging cameras can help locate victims, pets and fire hot spots quickly, can help firefighters find their way in zero-visibility conditions, reduce rekindles by ensuring that a fire is completely extinguished, and assess a scene for heat-related clues.
Lewes Fire Department officials said they are extremely grateful to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who have stepped up their support during this trying year.
Chief sponsors: Delaware River & Bay Authority; Jack Lingo Realtors; Big Oyster; and Clean Delaware.
Captain sponsors: All Climate Storage – Lewes; Hear on the Shore; Preston Automotive Group; Jeanine O'Donnell, State Farm Insurance; and Shell We Bounce.
Lieutenant sponsors: Acme; Avery Hall; Beebe Healthcare; Brush Factory on Kings; I.G. Burton; Leanne Wilkinson Realty; and Tile Market – Lewes.
Engineer sponsors: Atlantic Millwork; Best's Ace Hardware; Cape Henlopen Dermatology; CNMRI; Community Bank; Creative Concepts; Delaware Beach Storage; Fairfield Inn & Suites; Graves Uniforms; Johnson Orthodontics; McDonald's; Provident State Bank; SPI Pharma; and Charles J. Flocco and Patrick K. McDonnell.