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
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company's post.
1 day ago
Several of our people - both career and volunteer - trained side by side with members of Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Co. today in West Chester, PA. Volunteers from Avondale Fire Co. staffed our station while we were at training, handling a fire alarm on Loveville Road in the interim. Thank you to Aetna for inviting us, Avondale Fire Company for covering our first due and also to West Chester Fire Department for allowing us use of their facility.Our crews are always moving! While this hasn't been our busiest week for calls (55 fire/rescue and 175 EMS since Monday) it has been a very active week for training. We had in-station Delaware State Fire School driver/pump operator training Tuesday and Thursday nights, Vehicle Rescue training at Goodchild's Towing (they donate their facility and cars for Aetna training) Wednesday night, ladder company training Saturday, and live fire training in West Chester Sunday. Thanks to Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 for participating in our training today and Townsend Fire Company for covering our district today.
And... on top of all of that, additional members were at the Delaware State Fire School in Dover this weekend for Basic Firefighting Skills, Vehicle Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response Skills and National Fire Academy Leadership classes.
We're gearing up for a busy weather week so stay safe out there!
YTD Totals: 690 fire/rescue calls 2005 EMS calls as of 22:00 3/18.
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Red Hot Chilli Pipers's post — at Wilmington Fire Department - Station 1.
2 days ago
Scottish "bag-rock" band The Red Hot Chilli Pipers is currently touring in the U.S. One of our Chiefs met long time band member Willie Armstrong at a performance last year (Willie recently retired from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service after 27 years). He recently made arrangements for some of the band members to visit Wilmington Fire Station 1 yesterday before their performance at The Grand. The Pipers are in Hershey today but we see bagpiper Willie Armstrong wasted no time in putting his new Hockessin Fire Co. shirt to use. Wear it in good health!Playing in the beautiful Hershey Theatre, PA, tonight.
Who’s all coming for a St Patrick’s Day celebration? ... See MoreSee Less
The "Drive to Survive" class scheduled for tomorrow evening at Station 19 has been postponed due to weather. Information on a rescheduled date will be posted here at a later time. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 7 new photos.
2 weeks ago
Hockessin Firefighters and EMS staff have been on the move these past few days! A-19 has handled 15 various EMS calls while fire crews have responded to 22 incidents since Thursday morning including MVC’s, alarms and several calls for wires down. Hockessin also sent Engine/Rescue 19 and Ladder 19 to assist Cranston Heights Fire Company on this apartment fire yesterday afternoon. Photos by Frank Martin Jr. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
Photo by Randy Broadwater ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 2 new photos — at Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19.
3 weeks ago
WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES!
Do not view if you may be offended by freshly applied graphics.
Philip Garappolo from Fitch Graphics is currently applying new reflective striping and graphics to Tanker 19, which will be returning to service later today following a refurbishment by Marco Equipment that began in late November. A full story on the refurb. will appear on our page in the near future. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Five Points Fire Company's post.
4 weeks ago
On Tuesday, February 20, just after 10pm, Five Points and surrounding companies were alerted for a Residential Structure Fire on the 400 block of Boxwood Road. Chief Manley was first on scene, and reported smoke showing. Engine-17 laid in from Boxwood Avenue while Minquas’ Squad-23 laid in from Conrad Drive, both units arrived on scene simultaneously. Squad-23’s crew stretched a line to the first floor, while Engine-17’s crew stretched to the second floor. Crews were met with fire immediately through the front door, and were able to make a quick extinguishment. Crews were also met with hoarding conditions which led to extensive overhaul. The incident was quickly placed under control at 10:35pm. Units worked on scene til about 12:45am.
On scene was:
Command 17-8, Engine-17, Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co.’ Squad-23, Elsmere Fire Company’s Ladder-16, Cranston Heights Fire Company’s Rescue-14, Ladder-17, Safety-17, Belvedere Fire Company’s Engine 30-6, Wilmington Manor Fire Company’s Engine-28, Christiana Fire’s Engine-12, Mill Creek Fire Company’s Ladder 21-7, Hockessin Fire Company’s Rescue Engine 19, Squad-17, New Castle County Paramedics’ Medic-2A & ALS-21, Ambulance-19, Command D-14, Command 18-8, Command 23-8, Command 16-8, and Delaware State Fire Marshals
The incident is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshals’ Office.
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared their event.
4 weeks ago
Going on NOW.
HFC all you can eat breakfast
Park/enter the Hall from the Rt. 41 side of the building. Use 610 Yorklyn Road for the GPS location of the Hall parking lot entrance.
Breakfast dates for the rest of 2018 appear here: twitter.com/HockessinFireCo/status/948737270542192642/photo/1 ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE re. puppy swept into Red Clay Creek 2/11/18.
Approximately 20 personnel from Hockessin and Cranston Heights Fire Cos. spent about 90 minutes searching the vicinity of Creek Road and Snuff Mill Road after reports were received of a whimpering noise in the area. This included checking surrounding hillsides visually and with thermal imaging cameras. Search results were negative. Due to the hazards posed working in proximity to moving water at night, we respectfully requested the citizens in the area to disband for the evening.
We stand ready to assist again for any credible report/sighting. If there is a local animal rescue or anyone trying to coordinate search efforts, we would like to have a line of communication. It is quite easy given the current water and weather conditions for a whole new set of problems to arise if someone searching becomes lost or injured.
I will be at my full-time job overnight but feel free to message me here or contact the fire station so we can be "in the loop" on further search efforts.
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Thank you Soo much!
Thank you! Means so much to the family and community.
So is someone missing an animal?
Good luck hope puppy is found safe. Thank you for all you do.
You guys and gals at hockessin are the best second to none thankyou for being there 24/7 365 god bless each and everyone of you lord watch over these brave souls as they help those in need god bless amen
Andrea Kirk ;(
Hockessin Fire Company is tops. I say a prayer for these folks every time I hear the whistle go off.
I saw all of you last night. You are the best!
Was the puppy found? I hope so.
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 is at Saint Marks HS.
1 month ago
Ladder 19 (along with Ladder 21, Mill Creek Fire Co.) attended the Hearts for Heroes 5K today at St. Marks High School. Despite the weather a good number of people turned out for this event, now in its fifth year. L19 and L21 displayed the colors near the start/finish line of the 5K. Station 19 remained staffed during this event.
Here is a recent news story about the 5K and the cause it supports. www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/health/5th-Annual-Hearts-For-Heroes-5K_Philadelphia.html
Thank you to Paige Davis, MCFC for the photo. ... See MoreSee Less