Avondale Fire Company

Avondale Fire Company

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Avondale Fire Company

The Avondale Fire Company is a predominantly volunteer organization. We proudly provide fire and EMS services to the residents and businesses of Avondale Borough as well as New Garden, London Britain, Franklin, and West Marlborough Townships.

Our volunteers rely heavily on donations to supplement financial obligations for purchases of a variety of needs including firefighters' gear and equipment, training, new fire apparatus, and maintenance of the firehouse.

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Early Morning Haybale Fire

Lieutenant Anton Bilski, November 25

Just before 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to the area of London Tract and New Peltier Roads in London Britain Township for a reported haybale fire.

Engine 23-2, Tanker 23, Ambulance 23-1, and Captain 23 made the response. Captain 23 arrived on scene first to find four rows of multiple haybales fully engulfed in flames in an open field. Due to the bales being so ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews arrived to find four rows of haybales fully engulfed
Crews arrived to find four rows of haybales fully engulfed

(L-R) SCCEMS Sgt. Barnes, AFC Fire Chief Cole, SCCEMS Chief Hotchkiss, AFC President Swift, and SCCEMS Board Member Walls.
(L-R) SCCEMS Sgt. Barnes, AFC Fire Chief Cole, SCCEMS Chief Hotchkiss, AFC President Swift, and SCCEMS Board Member Walls.

Southern Chester Co. EMS (Medic 94) 40th Anniversary

Lieutenant Ulises Aguilera, November 13

On Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, Southern Chester County EMS (Medic 94) Chief Robert Hotchkiss, presented Avondale Fire Company with a 40th Anniversary Award.

A Southern Chester County EMS paramedic chase vehicle has been stationed at Avondale Fire Company for nearly 15 years. Although, Avondale Fire Company and Medic 94 have been working together for over 15+ years, where prior, both departments ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accident with Entrapment

Captain Brandon Cole, November 03

The Avondale Fire Company was alerted at 1511 hours for an auto accident in the Somerset Lake development. Captain, Ambulance 1 and the Rescue responded at 1513 hours. CCFB advised Captain 23 that additional reports stated that the vehicle was on its side, possibly in the lake and that a subject was trapped. With the entrapment upgrade, Captain 23 added Rescue-Engine 19, boats from Kennett and Longwood ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Brandon Cole, October 29

Yesterday afternoon, the members of Avondale took part in the funeral for West Whiteland Firefighter Colin Reedy. Members from Avondale were met with other members of various stations all across Chester County and Lancaster County.

Colin was responding to an emergency when he lost control of his vehicle and died at the scene of the accident. Colin’s girlfriend, another West Whiteland Firefighter, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Dump Truck Fire

Captain Brandon Cole, October 16

At 1319 hours, The Avondale Fire Company was alerted for a reported dump truck on fire in the 700 block of Newark Road. Captain 23 arrived at 1320 hours to find the engine compartment of the dump truck on fire and setup the “Avondale Command.” Engine 23-2 arrived at 1323 hours and deployed a handline to begin knocking out the fire. Tanker 23 arrived supplying Engine 23-2 with additional water. Avondale ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine compartment engulfed in flames
Engine compartment engulfed in flames


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2023 Incidents
Fire EMS
January 34 142
February 27 110
March 53 146
April 45 131
May 31 149
June 44 138
July 47 147
August 67 162
September 35 132
October 56 162
November 62 194
Total 501 1613

2022 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 43 114
Feb 44 115
Mar 31 102
Apr 43 121
May 41 141
June 45 138
July 50 137
Aug 45 159
Sep 37 124
Oct 37 140
Nov 34 144
Dec 34 129
Total 484 1564

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2022 484 1564
2021 533 1411
2020 571 1446
2019 525 1393
2018 578 1460
2017 1411
2016 1277
2015 1183

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