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, 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 their event.
6 days ago
HFC monthly breakfast
#closebeforeyoudozeWe burned this fully furnished prop home today with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute to show the importance of closing your bedroom door before going to sleep. Closing doors stops the spread of fire and lessens the impact of potentially deadly smoke and heat.
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their profile picture.
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their cover photo.
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In honor of Louis J. Amabili Sr.
2 weeks ago
Ogden Fire Company Delaware County PA and Longwood Fire Company Chester County PA will be covering Hockessin's district today as we lay Lou Amabili to rest. Thank you to their officers and members. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 added 2 new photos.
2 weeks ago
We would like to thank the officers and members of Delaware City Fire Company and Christiana Fire Company - Lancaster County PA for covering our station this afternoon and evening while we attended the viewing for Lou Amabili. ... See MoreSee Less
You're welcome our thoughts will be with you as you go through the next several days
It was my pleasure to stand on the Senate floor today to honor a gentleman, a public servant and a volunteer. Lou Amabili dedicated 70 years of his life to the fire service through the Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, Delaware State Fire School and Congressional Fire Services Institute Thank you for your service, Lou Amabili. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXSUTfVcgc ... See MoreSee Less
Amabili Funeral Services
The Viewing will be held at Hockessin Fire Company on Thursday, October 5 from 1600x1900. Parking will be available at Station 19. Additional parking options, if available, will be released Wednesday with the next information update on the services. Entry to the Viewing will ONLY be permitted through the main doors to the Hockessin Memorial Hall.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 6 at 1100 hours at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 7200 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin.
ALL UNIFORMED PERSONNEL, FIRE APPARATUS, AND OTHER DEPARTMENT VEHICLES WHICH WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESSION TO THE CEMETERY MUST BE AT ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION BY 1000 HOURS ON FRIDAY. ENTER FROM LANCASTER PIKE AND YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPARATUS PARKING LOCATIONS. THERE WILL BE A BRIEIFING FOR ALL UNIFORMED PERSONNEL AT 1015 HOURS IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH.
Additional, and final, details will be released on Wednesday, October 4 and disseminated to all agencies. ... See MoreSee Less
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of fire service legend and 70 year member of our organization, Louis J. Amabili Sr. Mr. Amabili joined the Hockessin Fire Company in 1947 and worked through the ranks to become Chief Engineer, 1st & 2nd Assistant Chief along with Vice President, President, President Emeritus and a Director for the past 30 years. Lou is most known as the first and long time Director of the Delaware State Fire School; with the Dover facility now bearing his name. In addition, Lou received national attention as a member of the CFSI Board of Directors and served on the National Commission on Fire Prevention and was a contributor to the Commission’s report, “America Burning”, a report still referred to in the industry nearly 40 years later.
Lou was a dear friend to us all and will be deeply missed.
We will provide more information when it becomes available. Please keep Lou's family and extended fire service family in your prayers. ... See MoreSee Less
R.i.p. brother, thank you for your service
thank you for your service, R.I.P.
RIP Uncle Louie.
God bless the family and crew amen
RIP! Director Amabili
God bless Lou & his family.
A legend. RIP Sir.
Good man. RIP.
A true leader and gentleman. Lou will be sorely missed
RIP Sir, you will be missed & you are greatly respected throughout the Delaware Fire Service as well as the rest of our nation.
My Tony's uncle. Such a kind and gentle man❤️
This certainly marks the end of an era. I remember when I first entered the fire service how instrumental Lou was in making the fire service a trend setter to be emulated by others across the country. The only greater contribution he made is the lives of Delaware firefighters and citizens that were saved because of his contributions.
Rest in peace brother.
North Beach Volunteer Fire Department
From the officers and members of the Bowers Fire Co. we extend our deepest sympathies to your department and the state of Delaware. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
So very sorry to learn the passing of Mr. Lou . My thought and prayers are with your family. From the daughter of Leon "Smokey" and Emma Shahan Sta#40!!! Mille Reynolds Boc.
Rest in peace brother
R I P Sir.Ameb
Answered the last bell 🔔! May you Rest In Peace sir ! Thank you for all your years of dedication !! Prayers for your family had they lay you to rest
Deepest sympathy to the Amabili family and Hockessin Fire Company