Stop, Drop & Run 5K to benefit Lewes fire department Nov. 1

Race to raise funds for thermal imaging cameras
July 12, 2020

The 6th Stop, Drop & Run 5K, presented by the Lewes Fire Department Auxiliary, will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, starting and finishing at Lewes Fire Station 1, 347 Savannah Road.

The fundraising goal is to purchase two thermal imaging cameras. By equipping Lewes Fire Department with these devices, firefighters can potentially save more lives and protect property by increasing two vital parts of an emergency call: speed and safety.

Thermal imaging cameras can help locate victims, pets and hot spots quickly when every second counts. They can help firefighters find their own way out in zero-visibility conditions, reduce rekindles by ensuring that the fire is completely extinguished, and assess the scene for heat-related clues. Faster ways to search buildings for people and animals can save more lives.

Also, once it's established all people and animals have been rescued from a burning structure, water can be quickly applied on a building, which will potentially save property from being further damaged.

To register, go to

For more information, email or call Pat Jones at 302-249-9433.

To sponsor, mail a check to Lewes Fire Department Auxiliary, Attn: Secretary Stephanie Talino, P.O Box 225 Lewes, DE 19958.

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