Dec
20
2014

Residential Fire–Hockessin

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At 5:16pm today, Station 19 was dispatched to a Residential Fire at the 600 Block of Grant Avenue in Hockessin.  Engine 19-5 arrived to find smoke showing and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire dispatch. Crews deployed two 1 3/4 lines and advanced into the house for an aggressive attack.  Units from Millcreek,
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Dec
18
2014

Santa visits Hockessin Neighborhoods!

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Santa has visited several area neighborhoods over the past week and has been a big hit!  He will be finishing up this Sunday by visiting the neighborhood listed below. We will be getting started at 11:00am.  Schedule is subject to change due to weather.   12/21/14                              Stoneridge 12/21/14                              Manley 12/21/14                              Heatherton 12/21/14                              Gateway Farms 12/21/14                              Hickory
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Dec
11
2014

Congratulations to Karen Gebhart!

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Congratulations to our Ladies Auxiliary President, Karen Gebhart, on her installation as the 1st Assistant Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association!  Karen was installed at the ceremony last evening held at the Hockessin Memorial Hall and hosted by the Wilmington Manor Fire Company.  Karen was pinned by
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Dec
6
2014

Santa takes a ride!

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Hockessin gave Santa a lift on Engine 19-5 this morning to Berkshire Hathaway Realtors in Lantana Square for their annual Toys for Tots event! Photo by Marie Constantini.
Dec
3
2014

Fire Company and Auxiliary Officers for 2015

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At the regular monthly meeting held on Monday, December 1st, the Hockessin Fire Company elected the following as the Fire Line and Administrative Officers for 2015: Fire Chief                  Quint Saienni Deputy Chief             Randy Broadwater 1st Assistant Chief    Michael Perrone 2nd
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Dec
2
2014

Working Fires-Newark, DE & Avondale, PA

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On December 1, Hockessin along with other area companies assisted Mill Creek Fire Company on a Residential Fire at the Green Valley Townhouses.  Story on Delaware Online: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/12/01/firefighters-battling-alarm-fire/19742199/  and on 6ABC: http://6abc.com/news/car-hits-townhomes-buildings-catch-fire-in-mill-creek-del/417340/   Photo courtesy of Delmarva Firefighter Forums.             On December 2nd, Hockessin was called to Santilli Road, New Garden Township to
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Nov
27
2014

HFC’s Busy November Continues

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Hockessin’s busy November continued on Wednesday, November 26 with a CO Alarm, Automatic Fire Alarm, MVC on Little Baltimore Road and an assist on a house fire in Mill Creek’s district.  On Thanksgiving Day, the Ambulance crew stayed busy, but the Career Staff did manage to prepare a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for themselves and their
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Nov
26
2014

Residential Fire-Landenberg, PA

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Hockessin sent Tanker 19 & A-19 to assist Avondale Fire Company at a house fire on Hilltop Road in Landenberg early this morning.  Set up as the “nurse” tanker, the unit supplied West Grove’s Ladder which was using its master stream on the fire.  The Tanker’s crew assisted with advancing hand lines while our EMS
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Nov
19
2014

Hockessin Assists Kennett on a Residential Fire

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Hockessin units Tanker 19 and Tower 19 along with several area companies assisted Kennett Square Fire Co. on a house fire on N. Union St.  Our crews placed ground ladders and performed ventilation early on and the Tower was extended to provide additional egress from the second floor.  Hockessin also helped with checking for fire
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Nov
10
2014

MVC–Vehicle into a Home

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At 6:07pm on Sunday, November 9, 2014, Hockessin Fire Company along with Claymont FC (Structural Collapse Team), New Castle County Medics and Avondale Ambulance 23-A1 were dispatched to an MVC with Entrapment, vehicle into a house, at the 1600 block of Old Wilmington Road in Hockessin.  Already out on the road cleaning up a separate
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