Avondale Fire Company

Avondale Fire Company

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Back Row: 
Deputy Chief Steve Cole, FP Tom Quinn, Chief Matthew Bessicks, President Guy Swift, Past President John Morris, FF Jeff Morrison, Safety Officer Sam Ianni, FP Captain Harvey Hall, Assistant Engineer Davis Howell, Chief Engineer Richie Testa
Front Row:
Past Chief Al Keiter, Vice President Charles Owens, Emedio Ianni
From Left to Right- Back Row: Deputy Chief Steve Cole, FP Tom Quinn, Chief Matthew Bessicks, President Guy Swift, Past President John Morris, FF Jeff Morrison, Safety Officer Sam Ianni, FP Captain Harvey Hall, Assistant Engineer Davis Howell, Chief Engineer Richie Testa Front Row: Past Chief Al Keiter, Vice President Charles Owens, Emedio Ianni

65 Years of Service

Fire Police Lieutenant Brandon Michaels, November 12

On November 11th at Avondale Fire Company's annual banquet, Emedio 'Meets' Ianni received an award for 65 years of service to the department. Your years of dedication and support have not gone unnoticed! Meets has been a vital role in multiple Avondale Fire Company events including selling 250+ tickets during the most recent Chicken BBQ. We look forward to many more years of your support!

From everyone ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Waterfall Lane House Fire

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 10

The Avondale Fire Company along with Hockessin, West Grove, and Union of Oxford (RIT) were dispatched to the 100 block of Waterfall Lane at 2223 hours. Deputy 23 responded soon after dispatch with the report of a possible entrapment and the incident was upgraded to add additional BLS & ALS units. Ladder 19 stated they had a column of smoke from Starr Road, Deputy 23 upgraded once again to start the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews staging
Crews staging

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Back of the house
Back of the house

Working Fire on Egypt Run Road

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 02

On Thursday, November 2nd, Avondale, Hockessin, Kennett, West Grove, and Longwood (RIT) Fire Companies were dispatched at 1508 hours to the 500 block of Egypt Run Road for a reported house fire. Deputy 23 went responding within seconds of dispatch reporting a column of smoke from a mile out and requested the working fire dispatch which added Rescue 27 for AIR, Rescue 21 (Oxford) for the second RIT, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Prevention Week

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, October 13

The Avondale Fire Company participated in the annual fire prevention week from 10/8-10/14. Engine 23-1 visited the following schools: New Garden Early Care and Education Center, Bancroft Elementary, Westtown Children's Academy, Tick Tock Early Learning Center, Tommy Tinkers, and New Garden Elementary. The crews showed the students the fire engine, demonstrated putting on proper protective equipment, ... (Full Story & Photos)

FF (Cole) is new to putting on his gear so the kids had to tell him what to do
FF (Cole) is new to putting on his gear so the kids had to tell him what to do

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Squad 55 from 19
Squad 55 from 19

Cocoa Bean Fire

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, October 06

The Avondale Fire Company along with West Grove, Kennett, Hockessin and Longwood for RIT were alerted to the 100 block of Starr Road for an agricultural barn fire around 1220 hours. Engine 23-2 responded within a minute of dispatch. Engine 23-2 arrived to find a large storage bin of cocoa beans smoldering. Engine 23-2's crew pulled a hand-line to protect the building while Squad 55 from Hockessin ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 120
Feb 34 121
Mar 39 126
Apr 37 96
May 48 113
Jun 34 105
Jul 48 121
Aug 33 104
Sep 35 124
Oct 53 135
Nov
Dec
Total 400 1165

2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 51 117
Feb 40 111
Mar 40 90
Apr 50 118
May 21 95
Jun 39 92
Jul 57 116
Aug 27 95
Sep 34 121
Oct 30 100
Nov 44 118
Dec 37 104
Total 470 1277

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2016 470 1277
2015 492 1183
2014 498 1338
2013 502 1304
2012 485 1381
2011 481 1331
2010 540 1329
2009 489 1301
2008 491 1302

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