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 over 80 years ago and look forward to continuing our service to the community for many years to come.
Now Hiring-Part Time FF/EMTs
5 days ago
A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of our district for the next four hours. As little as six inches of moving water can sweep a person off their feet, twelve inches of water will float many vehicles. "Turn around, don't drown". ... See MoreSee Less
Yet another reminder about slowing down and moving over when approaching emergency vehicles, tow trucks, DOT vehicles on/near the roadway.This morning one of our Command vehicles was struck while on the scene of an accident on interstate 83. Our vehicle was parked on the shoulder with all emergency lighting activated, and the driver was out of the vehicle. We are fortunate that there were no injuries. Please make sure to use caution when driving on wet roadways, and drive carefully in the area of emergency vehicles. ... See MoreSee Less
At 2334 hours Friday 7/5/2019 the station was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with a rollover on Old Kennett Road south of Ashland Clinton School Road. Also dispatched was the area duty engine from Mill Creek Fire Co., New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section. Deputy 19 arrived to find one vehicle off the roadway with the driver confined. As additional units arrived the decision was made to 'flap' the roof to remove the driver. Initial actions focused on stabilizing the vehicle to prevent it from shifting or rolling further. The Holmatro hydraulic cutters were then placed in service to cut the C post and a portion of the roof above the rear driver's door and a Sawzall was used to complete the lateral cut to fold the roof down. The driver was then removed onto a backboard and moved uphill for medical treatment and transportation to an area hospital by ground. Due to poor visibility (fog) neither DSP Trooper 4 or LifeNet (Christiana Care) were able to reach the scene though both attempted to do so. The scene was turned over to NCCPD for further investigation.
Responding units: D19, B19, RE19, 216, 211, M8, ALS24, TPR4, LifeNet, NCCPD, tow company. ... See MoreSee Less
Thankful for the great work you all do!
Last night at 11:30 PM Rescue Engine 21-6 responded to assist Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 with a rollover/entrapment in the area of Old Kennett Road. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers everyone is ok and safe now.
Hope the injuries are not life threatening
Hockessin units at today’s 4th of July Parade! ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin units leading the way in last year's Hockessin 4th of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Shawn Weigel of the Hockessin Community News.
Have a fun and safe Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less
God bless Station 19!!
At 1525 hours Saturday 6/22/19 the station was alerted for a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Brackenville Road. B19, RE19 and Deputy 19 made the response along with our Fire Police. Upon arriving and assessing the scene an additional ambulance from Mill Creek Fire Co. and New Castle County Paramedics were requested to assist. Rt. 41 southbound was shut down for the duration of the incident to allow on scene personnel to work safely. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital. Thank you to DSP, Mill Creek Fire Co., NCCEMS, Fire Police from Cranston Heights and Five Points, and Harold's Brake Service (towing) for their assistance. And as always thank you to our dispatchers at the NCC 911 Center for their work. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all that responded!
Hope everyone is ok.
A few images of the aftermath of the MVC turned vehicle fire on Mount Cuba Road 6/20/19. See associated video in the preceding post. ... See MoreSee Less
WOW!!!!! That is very scary.
Did the tree just collapse on the vehicle as they were driving? I take this road home every day from work! Hope everyone involved is doing well.
At 1908 hours Thursday evening June 20th the company was dispatched for a vehicle fire on Mount Cuba Road. RE19 and the Deputy made the response, along with RE16 (Elsmere serving as the area duty engine for the night) and SQD14 (Cranston Heights, staffed and on the road when the call was dispatched). Units arrived to find a small SUV burning under a large (30" diameter) downed tree and multiple 7200 volt power lines. Thankfully the two occupants had been able to escape the vehicle and somehow avoided the power lines as they fled. We later learned from them the tree and power lines had come down directly in front of them. The falling utility pole partially crushed the roof of the vehicle in the process. A fraction of a second difference in timing could have brought about a much worse outcome. Both vehicle occupants refused medical attention but needless to say were shaken by the experience.
Fire suppression was delayed while we awaited the arrival of Delmarva Power to confirm the power lines across the road and vehicle had been deenergized. Once power was confirmed to be secured quick work was made of the vehicle fire. The video here was taken by a bystander who lived nearby while we were awaiting Delmarva. Fire apparatus was on the opposite side of the incident from this video. The railroad crossing signals are activated due to the downed power lines.
A few 'after' pictures will follow in a separate post.
Other agencies assisting at the scene included NCCPD and DelDOT.
Thank you to Mount Cuba resident Dirk VanDyk for allowing us to share his video. ... See MoreSee Less
Tanker 19 stood by at a fireworks display tonight, what a great show!
Pics from Mark Gimbl. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Tanker 19 covered West Grove Station 22 while their units and personnel operated at this incident Thursday afternoon.This afternoon Union Fire Company and surrounding Departments operated at a house fire on Cullen Rd. in Lower Oxford Township. 1 member was taken to the hospital for evaluation. County and PSP Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of the fire. Honeybrook and Kinzers Fire Companys provided coverage to the greater Oxford Area while we attended to the blaze. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers for all involved.
4 weeks ago
It's that simple...oh yeah...and it's the LAW! ... See MoreSee Less
I have seen so many cars lately just ignore the emergency vehicles. It is sad that they see the police, fire or ambulance vehicles trying to get buy and they just completely ignore them