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Celebrating 80 Years of Service to the Community

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 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 nearly 80 years ago and look forward to continuing our service to the community for many years to come.

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The Hockessin Fire Company is mourning the loss of Life Member Ed Gebhart Jr. Ed joined the Company in 1971 and served as an active firefighter and fire police for many years and will certainly be missed by all. Please keep the Gebhart family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

In the photo below, Ed looks on with his nephew John during a training session at the station. Photo courtesy of Karen Gebhart.
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Chaplain SchwartzOur sincere condolences and Prayers to the Gebhart and Hockessin family! From the Chester County Fire Chiefs1 week ago   ·  4
RoseAnn SwiftSorry for your loss1 week ago
Jeffrey WarrickCondolences and prayers to the Gebhart family and his family at HFC.1 week ago   ·  3
Nancy RipplePrayers at this difficult time!1 week ago
Beverly Ford RelyeaI remember Ed Gebhart and his family from growing up in Yorklyn, my condolences to his family1 week ago
Eric FelkerSincere condolences from your brothers and sisters at West Grove FC.1 week ago
Christine Flomerfelt MorphySo sorry for your loss-Louie and gebhart family1 week ago
Bonnie KeatingSorry for your loss. :(1 week ago
Dianne Danny AikensTo the entire Gebhart family. ...I am very sorry for your loss.1 week ago
Pamela MorthimerWe send our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family.1 week ago   ·  1
Tina Bistline MalatestaMy sincerest condolences1 week ago
Dominique MaySo sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the family and friends1 week ago
Debbie QuesenberryThe Quesenberry Family is so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace for the family .1 week ago
Amanda Kibler TiberiSo sorry1 week ago
Arlene HynesSo sorry for your loss! RIP Sir.1 week ago
Boston Bob BarsellSorry for ur loss.1 week ago
Patti Hobsonhe got such a kick out of john .R.I.p1 week ago   ·  1
Tina Crossan FolkCondolences to family and friends7 days ago
Ken BuschowPrayers fir the families and friends. May he rest in peace7 days ago
Carol BaileyJ Kathleen Gebhart I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family at this time.!!! You have been an angel 😇taking care of him bringing hi m to the Helen graham center for treatments. I know he will Be missed . I only wish there was something I could go for you!6 days ago   ·  1

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Career FF/EMT Position Available-Posting closes on Friday, August 19 at 18:00 hrs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure you sign up to support us at our first ever golf tournament. It's being held at Loch Narin Golf Club on September 23. Registration deadline is September 2nd!! Any questions email golf@afc...

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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19Engine 19-2 at the Antique Fire Apparatus Show today at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. Photo courtesy of Colleen Jarvie Swartz and Mike Cook.3 weeks ago

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Fire at Modern Mushroom Farms north of Toughkenamon. Avondale arrived to find about 350 tons of hay burning with fire extension to two buildings and a front-end loader. Hockessin units were in servic...

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Fire at Modern Mushroom Farms north of Toughkenamon. Avondale arrived to find about 350 tons of hay burning with fire extension to two buildings and a front-end loader.  Hockessin units were in service for about four hours.  T29 (Port Penn) covered Station 19.   Be sure to see the photo album from Dave Smiley Jr. shared earlier.

At approximately 0130 hours Hockessin was dispatched to assist Avondale and other Chester County companies on a building fire on Newark Road. Tanker 19, the Engine and the Ambulance made the response with a combination of career and volunteer personnel. First arriving units found an estimated 350 tons of hay on fire with flames extending to two buildings and equipment parked on site. Due to the lack of water supply several additional companies from Chester and Lancaster Counties were called in. Hockessin's station was covered by Tanker 29 (Port Penn) and several companies from Chester, Lancaster and Delaware Counties covered other vacant fire stations for the duration of the call. Hockessin units spent about four hours in service for this incident, additional photos will follow later today.

This photo courtesy of Dave Smiley Jr.
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Celebrating two special people- Anne Thompson and HFC President Dan Carrier at our breakfast today. Happy Birthday!!!!

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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19Engine 19-2 at the keystonefirefighterconference.com. Photo courtesy of Michael Cook.1 month ago

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On July 13th fire companies from throughout the state came together to escort Lewes Firefighter Tim McClanahan (LODD 7/11/16) from the Medical Examiners Office in Wilmington to Parsell Funeral Home in...

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On July 13th fire companies from throughout the state came together to escort Lewes Firefighter Tim McClanahan (LODD 7/11/16) from the Medical Examiners Office in Wilmington to Parsell Funeral Home in Lewes.  Hockessin was represented by Fire Chief Quint Saienni and Deputy Chief Randy Broadwater in Rescue 19. 

Photos courtesy of @[100000046519581:2048:Brandon Bolinski], Five Points Fire Co.  To see all of Brandon's photos go to https://www.facebook.com/brandon.bolinski/media_set?set=a.1244604628884409&type=3

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Mike CackowskiTruly amazing to see the outpouring of respect for a fallen brother. Signs that good people still exist in this world. Godspeed Tim1 month ago   ·  2
Karen GebhartThis is without a doubt the most beautiful display of brotherhood and sisterhood ever. Our Fire Service, making sure the start of putting another brother to rest is done with the class and respect he deserves.1 month ago   ·  4
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19Brandon's video from the staging area in Wilmington: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FpdJChnaxk1 month ago

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