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Field Fire in Greenville

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Hockessin responded to a field fire at the 1600 Block of New London Road on Sunday, April 6.  Crews utilized Brush Unit 19-0 and Tanker 19 to douse the flames. 



Hockessin Fire Company Open House!

Friday, April 4, 2014  Stop by the Hockessin Fire Company on Sunday, April 13 between 12-4 pm for an Open House.  All 75 volunteer companies throughout the State will be open as well. 



HFC seeks Volunteers!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  Hockessin Fire Company is always looking for volunteers to join our team as firefighters & rescue personnel.  For more information, contact us at Membership@Hockessin19.com.

For info about becoming a firefighter: firefighter.delaware.gov



MVC at Route 41 & Brackenville Road

Sunday, February 23, 2014 4:46pm At 1648 hours Station 19 along with NCCEMS and DSP (Aviation Section) were dispatched to an MVC reported with entrapment on Lancaster Pike at Brackenville Road.  B19 arrived on scene at 1651 followed by 198C (Broadwater) who assumed Lancaster Pike Command.  The four-vehicle crash and resulting debris field encompassed a distance of about 75 yards along both sides of the highway.  B19's crew began triaging patients while 198C sized up the incident and called for additional EMS resources along with Zone 2 Fire Police.  Rescue 19, 198 (Saienni) and Engine 195 arrived shortly thereafter.

It was determined no one was trapped in any of the four cars but there were multiple serious injuries.  Fire and rescue units operated in the northbound lanes while EMS units were staged in the southbound lane. Three ALS patients including one trauma code were transported to Christiana ER, a fourth patient transported BLS, and a fifth individual declined medical evaluation.

Lancaster Pike was closed in both directions for approximately 80 minutes while patients were treated and transported, debris removed from the roadway, and spilled engine fluids mitigated.  Station 19 units cleared the scene at 1825 hours, turning the scene over to DSP.

Units on scene: B19, 198C, R19, 198, 195, U19, A14, B14, B2, M3A, M7A, ALS24, TPR4, DSP and Fire Police from Stations 19, 21, 14 and 16. Many thanks to all who assisted.

Story & Photos by Randy Broadwater

More information on Delaware Online: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2014/02/24/5-hurt-in-4-car-hockessin-crash/5779943/



HFC Firefighter plays in Charity Event!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 

One of Hockessin Fire Company's own, Anthony Del Signore, had a chance of a lifetime to play in a charity hockey game with former NHL players on Sunday, February 9. The charity hockey game called The Red Line Classic is an annual event that raises funds for the All Hands Working Charity, a nonprofit organization that provides firefighters with fitness equipment grants, health and nutritional resources, and survival training.

 Del Signore assisted on one of the goals in the third period. Del Signore had the chance to play with Mark Recchi, Rick Tocchet, Todd Fedoruk, Brian Propp, Mark Howe, Brian Boucher, and Bob Kelly.

                Statistics show firefighters face a 300% greater risk of suffering a heart attack by simply performing their jobs. The rate of injury due to over exertion and stress is comparable to that of a professional athlete. Funds raised by this game are used to fund our grants as well as establish scholarship programs to provide funding to the children of the men and women of the fire service who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Story by Anthony Del Signore.  Photos by Ashley Narvell & Ashley Cazier



Ladies Auxiliary Shrimp Feast

Friday, February 7, 2014  Get your tickets for the Ladies Auxiliary Shrimp Feast being held in Hockessin Memorial Hall on March 7, 2014!



Busy January Continues

Thursday, January 23, 2014  Bitter cold temperatures and recent snowstorms have continued to keep the members of the Hockessin Fire Company running this January.  So far, our crews have responded to just over 60 fire/rescue calls for the month. 

Despite challenges presented by blowing and drifting snow, abandoned vehicles and frigid temperatures the Hockessin Fire Company faced the challenge head on.  Personnel both volunteer and career responded to a multitude of calls during and after the foot of snow the area received.  Calls included an occupied vehicle down a 15' embankment, multiple fire calls, a subject partially pinned underneath a vehicle, and an abundance of EMS and medical assist calls.  Several volunteers staffed the station alongside our career personnel, some for in excess of 24 hours.  We present you a smattering of photos and video from incidents we responded to during the storm.  Day or night, sun or snow, dedicated men and women stand ready to serve YOU.

Story & photos by Randy Broadwater



Busy start to the New Year!

Monday, January 6, 2014  2014 is off to a busy start for the Hockessin Fire Company with personnel handling many calls over the past few days. Our EMS staff started out the year with the first Ambulance call coming in at 12:48am on Wednesday, Jan. 1 and handled 2 more calls that morning! The first fire run of the year sent our crews to a pile of burning leaves on Pyles Ford Road on Wednesday afternoon. Other fire calls since Jan. 1st include: an Engine cover at Cranston Heights FC, assisted Mill Creek FC on a fire alarm at Linden Knoll Condos and building fire at Woodlea Apartments in Pike Creek, a residential fire in Hockessin Chase, assisted Kennett Square FC on an accident with entrapment on Kaolin Road, covered Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder with an Engine on Friday evening, a fire alarm at HB DuPont Middle School on Saturday, an appliance fire in Stuyvesant Hills & assist Kennett on a mushroom house fire on Sunday and wires down on Nine Gates Road this morning. And including the 3 ambulance calls mentioned above, our EMT’s have responded to 22 separate EMS incidents since midnight on Wednesday! 

Just know that when you call 9-1-1, we will be there to help.
Happy New Year!

Mushroom House fire in Kennett Square, PA

Mushroom House fire in Kennett Square,


2014 Fire and Administrative Officers

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  The Hockessin Fire Company elected the following officers for 2014 at the monthly meeting on Monday, December 2:

Chief -- Quint Saienni
Deputy Chief -- Mike Perrone
1st Asst. Chief -- David Notarnicola
2nd Asst. Chief -- Randy Broadwater
Captain -- Brandt Farley
Captain -- Anthony Del Signore

President -- Dan Carrier
Vice President -- Robert Perrone
Treasurer -- Jim Druding
Secretary -- Wayne Ferrente
Directors: Louis Amabili Sr.
                  Mark Felicetti
                  Anthony Guzzo
                  David Notarnicola
                  Michael Perrone
                  David Roser



Mushroom House Fire

Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:29am Fire struck the attic and roof portion of a Mushroom House along Valley Road in Hockessin early Thanksgiving morning.  Dispatched as a working alarm, Deputy 19 arrived on the scene to report visible flames and requested an upgrade in the assignment.  Units from Millcreek, Cranston Heights, Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder, Elsmere, and Avondale Fire Companies responded to the scene.  Engine 19-5's crew quickly established a water supply and stretched hand lines into the structure and on the roof to attack the flames.  The crews knocked it down quickly and damage was minimal to the structure. 




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