Apr
12
2015

Woods Fire in Newark

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Hockessin assisted Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. today on a woods fire in the area of Maclary Elementary School off of Possum Park Road.  19-5 hit the hydrant and established a water supply in a nearby neighborhood.  The crew stretched a line into the woods and worked on extinguishing the blaze while fiield trucks
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Apr
8
2015

Keeping our Skills Sharp!

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Last week, Hockessin personnel took advantage of some down time and went to work on training.  Some ground ladder work during the day and last Wednesday night, working at the Delaware State Fire School with members of the Cranston Heights Fire Company practicing firefighting skills in the burn building.
Mar
28
2015

#wearyellowforseth

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Station 19 is doing their part to wear yellow for Seth Lane, the 5 year old from England who is battling an immunodeficiency disorder. Thanks to Sarah Pedrick for organizing!  For more info about Seth, go to ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/bubble-boy-seth-lane-asks-internet-wear-favorite/story?id=29922436
Mar
24
2015

Assist Cranston Heights on MVC

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Last night at 10:38pm, Hockessin sent Rescue 19 to assist Cranston Heights Fire Company on an MVC with entrapment on Lancaster Pike at Old Wilmington Road. HFC personnel assisted with extrication and patient care in the second vehicle.  HFC Fire Police kept the road closed and directed traffic away from the site.
Mar
19
2015

Assist Millcreek Fire Company on a Residential Fire

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At 1:54am this morning, Hockessin was sent to assist Millcreek Fire Company on a Residential Fire in the Highland West development.  Crews were met with heavy flames upon arrival at the garage with further extension into the main home.  Personnel on Engine 19-5 and Tower 19 assisted with water supply, suppression, and overhaul.  Cover photo
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Mar
11
2015

Combined Training Session

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Hockessin Fire Company and Cranston Heights Fire Company met tonight for a combined training session at Station 19.  Personnel used tools from Rescue 14 & Rescue 19 to practice extrication techniques on 2 vehicles by removing doors, posts, windshields and roofs. Click read more for photos.
Feb
28
2015

Tanker Assist–Residential Fire

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Hockessin sent Tanker 19 to assist the Avondale Fire Company on a Residential Fire on Scarlett Road in New Garden Township.  Photos from Randy Broadwater.  Story from the Kennett Paper: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com/general-news/20150228/body-of-man-55-found-after-firefighters-extinguish-house-fire-in-new-garden
Feb
27
2015

Fire Prevention Class

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Career Staff members Matt Burge, Jordan Edgerton, and Kyle Pedicone took some time this week to teach some children the basics of fire safety.  To set up a class for your group, send an email to info@hockessin19.com.  Photos by Matt Burge.
Feb
21
2015

Assist on a Residential Fire part of an eventful week at HFC

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Early this morning, Hockessin sent Engine 19-5 to assist the Elsmere Fire Company on a residential fire in Colonial Heights.  The crew helped with overhaul of the structure.  This response was part of a busy week for Hockessin as the Company has responded to 27 Fire/Rescue incidents and 19 EMS calls since Sunday morning.  Many
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Feb
20
2015

Hockessin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary

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Our Ladies Auxiliary made the cover of this week’s Hockessin Community News along with being featured in an article about the work they do for us!  They are a valued resource for our Company and help us in so many ways; we definitely appreciate what they do!  Congratulations to them all!  Be sure to stop
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