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 80 years ago and look forward to continuing our service to the community for many years to come.
Now Hiring-Part Time EMT’s
1 week ago
Engine 19-2 looking sharp at the Cradle of Liberty chapter of SPAAMFAA muster at Cooper River Park. Pennsauken, NJ, last Saturday. Thanks to James Wensell for always providing great pics of our Autocar. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Christiana Fire Company - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's post.
1 week ago
Several fire companies in nearby PA have been reporting activity similar to this. If you have any questions about a mailing you may receive, please feel free to contact us to confirm it is legitimate and not a scam.***ATTENTION CHRISTIANA / ATGLEN / SADSBURY TWP AREA RESIDENTS***
*SCAM ALERT*SCAM ALERT*SCAM ALERT**SCAM ALERT*
Today we received notice from several area residents that this solicitation letter was received in their mail. The Christiana Fire Co. DID NOT send or approve of this third party solicitor on our behalf. If you receive this letter, please throw it away and disregard it immediately. We will receive no monetary or any other benefit from this deceiving act.
Over the past few weeks this same letter has been showing up in communities around Southeast Pennsylvania and the common theme has been as identified above.
However, if you would like to send a donation, please feel free to CALL us at 610-593-5124 and press option 3 or EMAIL us at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Queen Anne's Local 4886's post.
2 weeks ago
Clutter affects your safety. Clutter affects our safety. Clutter can conceal you or a loved one when we are searching your home in smoke and near-zero visibility.August is Hoarding Awareness Month. Hoarding is a widespread problem that poses a REAL threat to firefighters and those living with in a home. Please take a moment to like and share our page for more helpful tips and reminders through out the week and moving forward. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Firefighters Kevin Hovis, Anne Gillespie and Jake Mergenthaler stopped by the Hockessin PAL’s Summer Camp today for a fire prevention and safety presentation. ... See MoreSee Less
Ann Spako Gillespie
I love this!!! Thank you for sharing!! My son, Raymond lived doing Fire Prevention with #19.
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 4 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Following a busy July with 95 fire/rescue and 118 EMS incidents, HFC kicks off August with 2 MVC’s, 1 Citizen Assist, 3 EMS runs and some drafting training to finish the day! Pics by Tim West and Matt Costa. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Stop Fire Deaths's post.
1 month ago
This is why we exist, this is why we train, this is why we need your support. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 7 new photos.
1 month ago
Tanker 19 took part today in a water supply exercise in Nottingham, PA with several of our neighboring Chester County companies, along with companies from Delaware County and Lancaster County. This was the final evolution of a two day class run by Got Big Water Associates and hosted by Union Fire Company of Oxford, PA. Herr's Foods provided classroom facilities, use of their property (which enabled most of the practical evolutions to be conducted without the hazards of roadway traffic) and snacks and beverages.
The exercise went quite well with a water delivery rate of 1750 gallons per minute reached and maintained by tankers during the latter part of the final evolution. The instructors stated afterwards of all the classes they have conducted over the years throughout the U.S. and Canada, this evolution tied for the second highest GPM delivery rate. Practice, practice, practice! ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 5 new photos.
1 month ago
At 1551 hours Friday A19 was dispatched for an injured person in a neighborhood off Loveville Road. Shortly after the ambulance responded supplemental information indicated the subject was pinned underneath a lawnmower that had gone down an embankment. The incident was upgraded to a rescue at 1553 with the Rescue Engine, Chief and Assistant Chief all responding within two minutes. Units arrived to find a "zero turn" style mower down an embankment with the subject's foot pinned under the mower deck. Steps were taken to secure the mower to a tree to prevent further movement. Tools and equipment from the Rescue Engine were then used to free the subject. After evaluation by our EMT's and New Castle County Paramedics, the subject elected to decline medical treatment and transportation to a hospital.
Photos courtesy John Jankowski ... See MoreSee Less
Good job fellas !
Good job guys! Glad he was ok!
Great job guys!
2 months ago
Hockessin units leading the way in last year's Hockessin 4th of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Shawn Weigel of the Hockessin Community News.
Have a fun and safe Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Hanover Professional Firefighters's post.
2 months ago
Please help the men and women of the Hanover Professional Firefighters provide you our most valuable customers with the quality emergency services that you deserve. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Hockessin members Nate Carrier (black suit) and Edward Edward W.Szczerba Jr. (red suit) on completing Swift Water Rescue this past weekend. Also pictured, Tim Laird (far left) and Kyle Pedicone (far right). ... See MoreSee Less