Sep
15
2014

Weekend of Sept. 12-14

MVC on Doe Run Road
It was a busy weekend for members of Hockessin.  On Friday at the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association Conference in Dover, our own Anthony Guzzo was installed as DVFA President and Karen Gebhart installed as Assistant Secretary of the LADVFA for her 6th term.  Meanwhile, crews back in Hockessin responded to and MVC involving a bicycle
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Sep
7
2014

Annual 9/11 Walk at Delcastle Park

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Hockessin among many other Companies participated in the Annual First State F.O.O.L.S. 343 Miles For 343 Fallen Brothers “SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN” held at Delcastle Park on Sunday, September 7th, 2014.  All Photos by Patti Gropp.
Sep
6
2014

MVC-Millcreek and Brackenville Roads

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Hockessin was alerted to an MVC with Entrapment at the corner of Millcreek & Brackenville Roads this morning at 9:28am.  Entrapment was confirmed upon arrival of Chief Quint Saienni.  A-19′s crew began patient care while Rescue 19′s personnel used the winch to pull one of the vehicles away in order to gain access to the other vehicle,
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Sep
4
2014

Hockessin Fire Company–Full Time Employment Opportunity

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Hockessin is currently seeking a full-time Firefighter/EMT for the 0600-1800 shift.  Click “read more” for the posting and application.         Application for Employment
Sep
4
2014

Hockessin assists Avondale FC on a barn fire

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Hockessin assisted Avondale Fire Company on a barn fire in Landenberg, PA on Sunday, August 31st. Story from Daily Local News:  http://www.dailylocal.com/20140901/lightning-strike-possible-in-new-garden-barn-fire
Aug
17
2014

Hockessin/Cranston Heights capture 2nd Place in Softball Tournament!

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Members from Hockessin & Cranston Heights Fire Companies took 2nd Place (Lower Division) in the Seaford VFD Softball Tournament.  Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Delaware Burn Camp (www.delawareburncamp.com), an organization that promotes physical and emotional healing to young victims of burn injury.  The weekend tournament caps off another season where the team reached
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Aug
11
2014

Residential Fire–Valley Road

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Hockessin Fire Company along with units from Avondale, Cranston Heights & Millcreek responded to a house fire at the 700 block of Valley Road early Monday morning.  Engine 19-5 arrived with smoke showing and placed an attack line into service.  The engine crew quickly extinguished a small fire in the basement of the home.  The
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Jul
31
2014

Core Competencies Training-Block 5

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Hockessin Crews continued the Core Competency Training this week with the 5th Block; Vehicle Rescue.  Members reviewed the basics in removing a patient from a vehicle including: placing a cervical collar & holding C-spine, proper procedure in securing patients to a backboard and placement on the stretcher.  Next, vehicle stabilization techniques were reviewed including placing
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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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