Avondale Fire Company

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Engine 23-1 Now In Service

Captain Richard Franks Jr, February 27

The Avondale Fire Company is proud to announce that they are finally putting the new Engine 23-1 into service. The engine is a 2014 4-Guys Spartan Gladiator. It is equipped with 1000 gallons of water, 30 gallons of class “A” foam, and a 1750 GPM pump. It has 7 pre-connected attack lines providing 1400’ of fire suppression hose and 100’ booster line. In addition, it has 500’ of 3” and 1200’ of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gas Leak Outside With MVA

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, February 23

On Sunday, February 22nd, the Avondale Fire Company along with the Chester County Hazmat Team were alerted for a gas leak in the 800 block of Sunrise Drive at 1753 hours. Assistant 23 (Bessicks) went responding within a minute and Chester County Fire Board advised him that a car had struck the top of an underground propane tank and it was now leaking. Rescue 23 made the response and were given orders ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney Fire

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, February 08

On Sunday, February 8th, the Avondale Fire Company along with West Grove, Kennett, Hockessin, and Longwood for RIT were alerted at 1250 hours of a dwelling fire. Chief 23 and Engine 23-2 were enroute within seconds. The chief was advised that the roof was burning around the chimney. Assistant 23 went on scene with nothing showing. Assistant 23 established "Ellicott Command", while Chief 23 handled ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kennett's Deputy Chief (Plumley) teaching Junior Firefighter (Cole) the role of an accountability Officer.
Kennett's Deputy Chief (Plumley) teaching Junior Firefighter (Cole) the role of an accountability Officer.

Jeffstat landed safely
Jeffstat landed safely

Landing Zone Standby

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, February 07

On Saturday February 7th JRH held an 8 hour con-ed class in our training room. Jeffstat was planned to land at our fire house for the students to look at and go over proper helicopter responses. While the class was in session the Jeffstat helicopter landed around 1300 hours, the rescue with a crew of five stood-by to make sure it had a safe landing. Jeffstat went airborne at 1455 hours while the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Lifetime Member Wallance "Gene" Bessicks

Fire Chief Steve Cole Jr., February 04

The Avondale Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Wallace “Gene” Bessicks.

Gene joined the company in May of 1991.

Through his years at Avondale, he was an active driver and held the position(s) of Trustee and Engineer for multiple years.

There will be a viewing at the Congo Funeral Home in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, February 6th from 1100 to 1200 hours.

Burial ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gene with his grand-daughter Jennah
Gene with his grand-daughter Jennah


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