Avondale Fire Company

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October 10th, 2015

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Minor Afternoon Accident

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, September 06

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched for an accident on Route 41 and Sixth Street at 1727 hours. Assistant 23, Ambulance 23, and Rescue 23 (Chief Cole with 5) went responding seconds later. Assistant 23 arrived on scene finding two vehicles not blocking the road. The rescue crew checked and handled hazards on both vehicles. Fire police shut down one lane of traffic while the tow truck hooked up ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue in blocking position
Rescue in blocking position

Tanker 23 dumping in the port-a-tank
Tanker 23 dumping in the port-a-tank

Training Night

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, September 03

This week, the Avondale Fire Company's training was pumping and pulling a draft out of a porta-tank. The port-a-tank is carried on the tanker and is used in water supply operations on large fires. The port-a-tank holds up to 3500 gallons of water.
This training allowed drivers to practice their pump skills and firefighters to flow some hand-lines. It also allowed some newer members to see how to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Carbon Monoxide Incident

Captain Richard Franks Jr, September 03

On August 29th, just beforemidnight, the company was dispatched to the Broad Run Ridge development for a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. The chief, rescue and ambulance made the response within minutes and were given a report of 2 detectors going off inside the residence. Upon arrival, Rescue 23 found the residents and pets were evacuated and in the driveway. The homeowner stated that they had just ... (Full Story & Photos)

This was the event AFC handled, hay bales and pallet fire to allow the children hand-line use.
This was the event AFC handled, hay bales and pallet fire to allow the children hand-line use.

Assisting Christiana With Kids Camp

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, August 29

The Avondale Fire Company was asked by Christiana Fire Company (station 52 ) of Lancaster County for an engine to assist them with their annual Kids Camp. Engine 23-1 (with 5) traveled to assist them with teaching the children about what it takes to be a firefighter. Engine 23-1's crew burnt hay bales and pallets so the children could put them out with a booster line. Also, AFC volunteer (Quinn) brought ... (Full Story & Photos)

County Fire Marshall Retires

Fire Chief Steve Cole Jr., August 28

After 26 years of service as a Chester County Fire Marshall, Russ Kilmer has retired. Russ was responsible for investigating the cause of fires for the county. He has also been an active member of the Avondale Fire Company for over 52 years, where he has held multiple positions for both executive and operations. Russ has held positions as high as President and 1st Assistant Chief.

Russ you will ... (Full Story & Photos)


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2015 Incidents
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Jan 41 101
Feb 42 96
Mar 37 88
Apr 40 81
May 36 108
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Total 353 871

2015 AFC Incident
Working Fires 5
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Past Incidents
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2014 498 1338
2013 502 1304
2012 485 1381
2011 481 1331
2010 540 1329
2009 489 1301
2008 491 1302

2014 AFC Incidents
Working Fires 18
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