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
Last night, members of the Girls Scouts of Chesapeake Bay, Troop 13 Service Unit 45, presented HFC Chief Saienni and President Carrier with Pet O2 masks as a donation from their cookie sales! Great work and thanks to the Scouts! Photo by Karen Gebhart. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Cranston Heights Fire Company's post.
2 weeks ago
RE19, 198, 198B and Fire Police along with E14 operated as this vehicle fire on Limestone Road a couple hours ago. Photos courtesy of CHFC.This evening after clearing 2 other calls assisting the Aetna H.H.&L. (Newark) and Mill Creek Fire Companies, Engine 14 was in the area of a vehicle fire after a motor vehicle crash on Limestone Road, where they responded to assist the Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19. Crews arrived with a sedan that had a fire in the engine compartment. Fortunately, there were no injuries from the initial crash. Engine 14’s crew worked with Rescue Engine 19’s crew, and cleared after cleaning up and being released by 19-8. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 is at Hockessin Public Library.
3 weeks ago
Membership Secretary Gropp and Assistant Chief Broadwater are representing the fire company at the Hockessin Teen Volunteer Fair, being held at the library until 8:30. Come visit us! ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Don’t miss the Hockessin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast this Sunday from 8am to 11:30am! ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Hanover County Fire-EMS Department's post.
4 weeks ago
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
Name of product: Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010
Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.
Recall date: March 21, 2018
Units: About 452,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 40,000 were sold in Canada.)
Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
Station 19 has been staffed throughout the most recent snow event with a mixture of volunteer and career personnel and will remain so throughout the night. In the long standing tradition of firehouse meals, we elected to grocery shop and grill this evening. Two members did the shopping and not long thereafter a meal was laid out for everyone staffing the station for the evening. Thank you to those to shopped and cooked! ... See MoreSee Less
Melts my heart! And this is better viewing than any television show about firehouses! Hockessin Strong!!!
Thank you all for all your time
Thank you for your time gentlemen!!!
You guys are the best !!
You guys certainly deserve it. Thanks for your dedication.
Thank you all for your commitment to keeping us safe! Hope you all enjoyed the meal. Well deserved!
Thank you for your service!!
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company's post.
1 month 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.
Photo credit: Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared Red Hot Chilli Pipers's post — at Wilmington Fire Department - Station 1.
1 month 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
1 month ago
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 months 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