Railroad Open House
The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will have its 18th annual holiday open house on Jan. 10-11 and Jan. 17-18. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. There is no admission charge. The Delmarva Model Railroad Club is located at 103 E. State St., Camelot Hall Second Floor, in Delmar, Del. This is one of the largest permanent model railroad displays on the Delmarva Peninsula with more than 5,000-square-feet of operating model railroads in N, HO, O (scale), O (hi-rail) and Standard Gauges plus N-trak, module layouts. Also train videos, refreshment and “white elephant” table. For more information or directions call Bill Deeter at 856-9250.
Delmar Holiday Hours
The Delmar Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and open regular business hours on Friday and Saturday of both weeks. Any materials can be returned to the library by the front door drop slot when the building is closed. The Delmar Public Library also will be closed all day on Monday, Jan. 5. The staff will be receiving further training on the Gates computer by the Gateway representative.
New chief is from Delmar
By Sandy Davis
Fire Chief David B. See sees great things happening at the Salisbury Fire Department. Newly appointed, See was chosen by Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman and the City Council as Salisbury’s new fire chief. See was born and raised in Delmar. After graduating from Delmar High School in 1973, he attended Del Tech for about a year-and-a- half studying architectural engineering. He worked several other jobs including the Red and White Feed Mill in Delmar, Salisbury Automotive Machine Shop and Alban Tractor in Delmar.
See’s grandfather was the only other family member to serve as a firefighter. See joined the Delmar Fire Department in 1976 where he held many fire line offices, lieutenant, captain, assistant deputy chief and deputy chief in 1994 as well as many administrative offices.
He began his career with the Salisbury Fire Department in 1979 where he has served as firefighter, administrative assistant to the deputy chief, fire lieutenant, captain, and most recently deputy fire chief. In December he received his appointment to chief.
Among his first duties was a promotion for Tim Keenen, also from Delmar, to deputy chief. Capt. Leslie Thompson was promoted to assistant chief. See has many goals in mind for the department. He would like to add and renovate station 1 by adding a kitchen and dormitory and expanding the bay area. He hopes to replace downtown headquarters station 16.
Future renovations are also planned for station 2 by adding a living area for the EMS personnel. See would like to replace the apparatus in the department with modern equipment to make it more efficient and cost effective with less maintenance. The chief is working on a 5-10-15-year plan for the department.
There are currently 60 employees and 105 volunteers at the station. Chief See is very concerned about the declining number of volunteers in all fire companies. He would like to promote programs to attract minorities.
He would like to see a program to offer a probationary period to new volunteers to receive training before they become members.
Chief See is also trying to integrate the fire and EMS personnel so members are capable of performing duties in each department.
“We have made great strides in the last couple of years,” said See, “and we want to achieve as much as we can in the next five years.”
Chief See resides in Delmar with his wife Suzette and children Jessica and Jason.