Aug
17
2014

Hockessin/Cranston Heights capture 2nd Place in Softball Tournament!

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Members from Hockessin & Cranston Heights Fire Companies took 2nd Place (Lower Division) in the Seaford VFD Softball Tournament.  Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Delaware Burn Camp (www.delawareburncamp.com), an organization that promotes physical and emotional healing to young victims of burn injury.  The weekend tournament caps off another season where the team reached
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Aug
11
2014

Residential Fire–Valley Road

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Hockessin Fire Company along with units from Avondale, Cranston Heights & Millcreek responded to a house fire at the 700 block of Valley Road early Monday morning.  Engine 19-5 arrived with smoke showing and placed an attack line into service.  The engine crew quickly extinguished a small fire in the basement of the home.  The
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Jul
31
2014

Core Competencies Training-Block 5

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Hockessin Crews continued the Core Competency Training this week with the 5th Block; Vehicle Rescue.  Members reviewed the basics in removing a patient from a vehicle including: placing a cervical collar & holding C-spine, proper procedure in securing patients to a backboard and placement on the stretcher.  Next, vehicle stabilization techniques were reviewed including placing
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Jul
22
2014

Core Competency Training

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In our ongoing commitment to serve the community, the officers of the Hockessin Fire Company are instituting a “Core Competency” program to ensure each active firefighter maintains their skill level in all areas of emergency response.  Members will be required to exhibit competency in various areas including hose handling, ventilation techniques, forcible entry, vehicle rescue
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Jul
9
2014

2014 Duty Crews

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The Hockessin Fire Company maintains a Duty Crew system to ensure quick responses to emergencies with fully staffed apparatus.   Crews remain at the station from 6:00pm to 6:00am which reduces the need to activate the pagers and siren.  When not responding to emergencies, the Crew will perform truck checks and run training drills to
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Jul
3
2014

Leave July 4th Fireworks to the Pros!

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We ask everyone to stay safe this 4th of July weekend and leave the fireworks to the professionals!  The Hockessin Fireworks are planned for 9pm at Swift Park on Friday the 4th.  And also, fireworks are illegal in Delaware: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/07/02/delaware-officials-caution-illegal-fireworks/12081267/  
Jun
20
2014

MVC on Lancaster Pike

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Thursday, June 19, 2014-4:40pm-Hockessin along with Mill Creek, Elsmere and several other agencies responded to Lancaster Pike in the area of Newport Gap Pike for a MVC with entrapment. Story on Delaware Online: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2014/06/19/serious-crash-closes-lancaster-pike/10997093/ Photos by Randy Broadwater
Jun
5
2014

CAFS Training

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 Duty Crew 4 spent some time this evening training on the Compressed Air Foam System on Engine 19-5.
Jun
1
2014

Great Day at Woodside Farms!

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Saturday, May 31, 2014–Beautiful weather, delicious food and family fun combined to form a great day at Woodside Farms for the 7th Annual Hockessin Fire Company Benefit. Our thanks to the Mitchell Family for their unbelievable support and generosity.
Jun
1
2014

MVC with Rollover–Lancaster Pike

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 2:00am Shortly after returning from an earlier accident, HFC was dispatched to 7440 Lancaster Pike for an MVC with a Rollover. With our Ambulance still at the ER from the previous incident, the crew on Rescue 19 began patient care for a victim that was lying near the vehicle. NCC Medics
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