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.
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared a post.
2 weeks ago
Earlier today we posted a UL Close Before You Doze video about the importance of sleeping with your door closed. The following pictures were taken from a house fire this afternoon after we posted the video. The resident was awake however one of the bedrooms did have the door closed! Look at the destruction in the open area that did not have a closed door and compare it to one room that had the door closed. #closebeforeyoudoze ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
At 2018 hours the station was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Valley Road in the vicinity of Evanson Road. Upon arrival firefighters found one of the drivers pinned. Following extrication both drivers were transported to Christiana Hospital. The intersection remains closed at this time. Hockessin was assisted by Elsmere, Avondale, New Castle County Paramedics, Delaware State Police Aviation, New Castle County Police, and Harold's Towing. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job by all
Wishing the injured well. Thank you #19!!
? The speed limit is 25 in that area, isn't it?
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
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Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 shared a post.
1 month ago
Happy 90th birthday to our Auxiliary Matriarch, Anne Thompson as well as HFC President Dan Carrier!!!! We have celebrated these two together at our breakfast for quite a few years . Here's to many more birthday celebrations! ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday was Raymond’s 34th Birthday!! He loved the Firehouse!!! We will be forever grateful to Dan for all of his continued support. It is 16 years since Raymond passed, this November.
Happy birthday!! What a gift you both are!!
Happy birthday to you both !
We were there during the celebration! We had a lovely breakfast and were blessed to meet two hard working dedicated individuals!
Happy birthday you two!!
Happy birthday to both of you and many more to come 🎈🎉🎂
How sweet... Happy Birthday Anne and Dan!
Happy 90 birthday To you both
The Hockessin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their monthly Breakfast tomorrow, Sunday, July 21, starting at 8am through 11:30am at Hockessin Memorial Hall! No Breakfast in August, so be sure to stop by tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
Best buffet around. Don’t miss it.
When is the pig roast?
At 1546 hours Monday 7/15/19 ambulance B19 was dispatched to an "unknown medical emergency" in the Yorklyn area. Following their arrival, the crew's carbon monoxide monitor alarmed as they entered the residence. The ambulance crew got two residents out of the house and requested the Rescue Engine to assist. Deputy 19 and Rescue Engine 19 responded. Upon arrival, Deputy 19 interviewed the residents and the ambulance crew. It was determined a gasoline powered portable generator had been in operation inside the garage for approximately five hours. D19 established incident command and requested additional EMS resources. A second ambulance, Paramedics and a Paramedic supervisor responded to assist. RE19 arrived; the crew was split and given assignments. Two members of the crew assisted B19 with patient care until additional EMS units arrived, the rest of the crew went "on air" (donned self contained breathing apparatus) for the purpose of securing the generator and searching the house for any additional victims. The crew was able to obtain a garage door keypad code from one of the residents and access the garage to shut down the generator. At this time it was observed that a standard size door at the rear of the garage was standing fully open to the back yard. Initial CO readings in the adjoining kitchen area were 400PPM (parts per million). As the crew began their search they located a male Rottweiler in another first floor room. The dog was removed from the house and the search continued. The rest of the house was found to be clear of any other occupants, with CO readings of 450PPM on the first floor and 1000PPM on the second floor. The crew began ventilation by opening windows and doors as they searched, this would later be changed to mechanical ventilation. Mutual aid EMS units arrived and both residents were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with paramedics on board. The family veterinarian was contacted to clarify what treatment the dog might require. We were given a few things to look for although the dog did not appear to be suffering any ill effects. RE19 briefly left the scene to respond to another 911 call in the immediate area while D19 remained. When RE19 returned we began positive pressure ventilation using one of our fans, systematically ventilating one room at a time to reduce CO levels to a safe amount. The scene - and our new Rottweiler friend - were eventually turned over to a family member who arrived from Pennsylvania. Units operated on this incident for just over 2.5 hours.
Responding units: B19, D19, RE19, A25 (Talleyville Fire Co.), M8A and ALS30 (New Castle County Paramedics).
Some important takeaways:
- A carbon monoxide detector should be on each level of your home. They are typically available for about $40 at area hardware stores and have a service life of seven years. (They will go into an alarm mode at the end of their service life).
- An internal combustion engine should never be left operating in a garage or other similar space, even if a door is open. The residents had left a standard size door (about 20 square foot opening) fully open, yet a large amount of CO built up over time in the garage and found its way throughout the house.
- There was NO door between the garage and the house. It was not possible to transit from the garage to the house or vice versa without walking outside. The only openings between the house would be a couple small ones for electric wires and possibly a water line. Despite this, a lethal level of CO was able to build up in the house over time. Thankfully one of the residents realized they weren't feeling right and called 911. The ambulance crew - and every EMS unit in the county - carry a CO monitor on their first-in kit. Our crew recognized the potential hazard and summoned help. Had the residents lost consciousness prior to their 911 call this incident would have ended far differently.
If we can answer any CO related questions, or any safety related questions in general, feel free to contact us. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for sharing such detail. Helpful for emphasizing the importance of providing adequate ventilation with monitors as a second layer of defense to detect any issues. Had carbon monoxide detectors installed near all of my in home sources of gas combustion including stove, fireplace, dryer, and hot water heater.
Awesome and great information! Thanks for all you do!💪🏼💪🏼👍🏼
Wow! Great job! Great information too♡
Great job, guys!
Excellent job. If not for the ambulance crews co monitor the outcome could have been worse 🙏🏻
Thank God for our fantastic First Responders. They are to often taken for granted.
Job well done! Stay safe!
Great job!! Thank you!! Stay safe in this heat.
Great work to all!!! Thank you.
Thank you for all you do!
Strong work and awareness by all !
Way to be there! Kudos!
Great job all
Great JOB....training training training....everyday...
Job well done
Good job 19
Strong work to all.
Why was there are generator running in the garage? Powering what?
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.