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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May
20
2014

Woodside Creamery 7th Annual Fire Company Appreciation Day

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Join us on Saturday, May 31st from 12-7pm for our 7th Annual Fire Company Appreciation Day! The Hockessin Volunteer Firefighters will be here on the farm with their fire trucks and ambulance to say hello and promote fire safety. The kids can get an up close and personal look at all
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May
5
2014

Around the Station–April 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 A few scenes from around the station in April 2014:
Apr
16
2014

Field Fire in Greenville

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Hockessin responded to a field fire at the 1600 Block of New London Road on Sunday, April 6. Crews utilized Brush Unit 19-0 and Tanker 19 to douse the flames.