May
18
2015

Coming Soon–Fire Company Appreciation Day at Woodside Creamery!

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The annual Hockessin Fire Company Appreciation Day takes place on Saturday, June 6 from 12pm to 7pm at Woodside Creamery, Food, drinks, fire trucks, and of course, ice cream! This is the 8th year of this event and its always a great time! More information at Woodside’s website (click read more for link): http://www.woodsidefarmcreamery.com/events-cowlender/icalrepeat.detail/2015/06/06/307/-/8th-annual-fire-co-appreciation-day
May
13
2015

2015 Fund Drive!

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Hockessin Fire Company kicked off the annual Fund Drive on May 1 with our mailing to the residents & businesses of our coverage area.   Each year, we ask the community to give us their support by helping to contribute to the ever increasing costs of providing emergency services.  The Hockessin Fire Company only asks for
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May
4
2015

Weekend of May 2 & 3

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Hockessin personnel kept busy throughout the past weekend with several incidents in the district. After Saturday morning's Tanker assist in the City, crews handled 2 MVC's on Saturday and a medical assist and 2 MVC's on Sunday while our EMS staff ran 15 calls throughout the weekend. Both of yesterday's MVC's had patients flown to
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May
2
2015

Tanker Assist–City of Wilmington

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Tanker 19 assisted the Wilmington Fire Department along with tankers from Port Penn Fire Company and several PA companies on this structure fire earlier this morning. A tanker shuttle was established with units refilling at nearby hydrants. Deputy 19 Randy Broadwater coordinated the water supply.  Story on Delaware Online: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2015/05/02/fire-burns-former-bancroft-mills-wilmington/26763047/
Apr
24
2015

MVC in Centreville

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Hockessin responded to an MVC earlier this morning on Owls Nest Road in the area of Quail Crossing. The lone occupant was flown via DSP Helicopter to Christiana ER. Photos by Mike Testa and Randy Broadwater.
Apr
21
2015

Stormy Night!

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Thankfully, last night’s tornado watch and thunderstorm left the area undamaged, however Hockessin along with Mill Creek, Cranston Heights and Aetna of Newark responded to the report of a possible structure fire at the new Summit Retirement Home on Limestone Road.  Called in by a passerby who saw possible electrical arching through a window, it
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Apr
12
2015

Woods Fire in Newark

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Hockessin assisted Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. today on a woods fire in the area of Maclary Elementary School off of Possum Park Road.  19-5 hit the hydrant and established a water supply in a nearby neighborhood.  The crew stretched a line into the woods and worked on extinguishing the blaze while fiield trucks
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Apr
8
2015

Keeping our Skills Sharp!

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Last week, Hockessin personnel took advantage of some down time and went to work on training.  Some ground ladder work during the day and last Wednesday night, working at the Delaware State Fire School with members of the Cranston Heights Fire Company practicing firefighting skills in the burn building.
Mar
28
2015

#wearyellowforseth

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Station 19 is doing their part to wear yellow for Seth Lane, the 5 year old from England who is battling an immunodeficiency disorder. Thanks to Sarah Pedrick for organizing!  For more info about Seth, go to ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/bubble-boy-seth-lane-asks-internet-wear-favorite/story?id=29922436
Mar
24
2015

Assist Cranston Heights on MVC

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Last night at 10:38pm, Hockessin sent Rescue 19 to assist Cranston Heights Fire Company on an MVC with entrapment on Lancaster Pike at Old Wilmington Road. HFC personnel assisted with extrication and patient care in the second vehicle.  HFC Fire Police kept the road closed and directed traffic away from the site.