The Hockessin Fire Company was established in 1936 and is the primary provider for fire, rescue and emergency medical service in the Hockessin area. Our Company consists of an Engine/Rescue, Tanker, Ladder and Ambulance along with a committed group of dedicated volunteers. Our members & staff contribute nearly 30,000 hours of their time yearly for emergency responses, training, fire prevention, duty crews and administrative support. We share the same pride today as our founders did over 80 years ago and look forward to continuing our service to the community for many years to come.
Now Hiring-Part Time FF/EMTs
6 days ago
It's that simple...oh yeah...and it's the LAW! ... See MoreSee Less
I have seen so many cars lately just ignore the emergency vehicles. It is sad that they see the police, fire or ambulance vehicles trying to get buy and they just completely ignore them
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
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Photo courtesy of Wayne Ferrante
A far cry from the blue and white Cadillac in the ‘70’s.
We partnered with Artsy Rocks for Firemen Appreciation Day at Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin! We'll be hiding this rock today at Woodside - if you find it, give it to a member of Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19! And don't forget to post your pics here on our Facebook page! ... See MoreSee Less
Happening today! Volunteer Fire Company Appreciation Day, 12-6pm. Come meet and support your @hockessinfireco men and women, climb aboard their trucks, enjoy some bbq, ice cream and get your chance to win $500 in Cow Pie Bingo!! #supportlocal #hockessinde #netde #cowpiebingo #destinationhockessin ... See MoreSee Less
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Hockessin Firefighter Joe Gallucio along with 17 other Cadets graduated from NCC Fire Academy #5 on May 23. He successfully completed 16 weeks of rigorous training and earned his NFPA Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications as well as CPR and AED. Joe also set the Academy record for push ups at 105 and was awarded the class Physical Fitness award. Congratulations to Joe and the others for this great achievement!The 5th New Castle County Recruit Class graduation was held on the evening of May 23rd, hosted by the Delaware City Fire Company.
They spent the past 3 months, of 2 nights a week and every other weekend, in the classroom or on the drill grounds, working on their skills in a structured program, similar to those held for career fire departments. These Graduates successfully achieved their Proboard National Certification in NFPA 1072 - Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, and NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 & 2. They also received credit for our Core Programs of Basic Firefighting Skills, Structural Firefighting Skills, Hazardous Materials Response Skills, and Vehicle Rescue, as well as their American Heart Association First Aid and CPR. The fire companies involved sent representatives to show what an achievement these students have reached.
These newly certified firefighter represented were Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company Fire Station No. 1, Belvedere Fire Company, Christiana Fire Company, Cranston Heights Fire Company, Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc., Station 15, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, Good Will Fire Company, Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, Wilmington Manor Fire Company, and the Talleyville Fire Company.
We congratulate them and wish them the best as the newest certified firefighters in Delaware!
Thanks to the fire companies who shared their photos of their graduates! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations!!! Be proud and thank you.
Firefighter Dan is here at the BookShelf doing some light reading & raising awareness for Woodside Farm Creamery’s Firefighter appreciation Day on Saturday June 1st. Please support support your local Fire Company. Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19! ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin assisted Aetna on this residential fire yesterday morning.On 5/13/2019 at 1128 hours, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was dispatched to the 100 block of S Wynwyd Drive in Woodmere for a residential structure fire. Chief Bowerson arrived to find a 2 story single family residence with fire showing from the 1st and 2nd floor in the rear. Arriving crews performed an aggressive interior attack while simultaneously searching for any victims. Initial reports of trapped occupants fortunately proved false and crews operated for approx. 3 hours extinguishing the fire and performing overhaul. Fire extension to both floors, the attic, and through void spaces led to a long, labor-intensive firefight. American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region is assisting the 3 displaced residents and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office determined the cause to be accidental due to items on the stove coming in contact with a burner, damages were estimated at $250,000.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identifies cooking fires as the #1 cause of residential fires and injuries, accounting for 48% of residential fires. Check out the following link for some safety tips www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Cooking.
Assisting Agencies: Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, West Grove Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company No.1, Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, New Castle County Paramedics, Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, and Newark Delaware Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Delaware's ozone season open burning ban goes into effect today. Only cooking fires, campfires, patio fire pits, chimenea, and ceremonial fires are allowed during the Ozone Season (May 1 – Sept 30).
Learn more at de.gov/openburning ... See MoreSee Less