Avondale Fire Company

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AFC Announces the 2019 Officers

Firefighter Brandon Cole, December 27

Avondale Fire Company 2019 Officers

Fire Line Officers;
Fire Chief : Steve Cole Jr.
Deputy Chief:Shawn Carroll
1st Asst Chief: Richard Franks
2nd Asst Chief/Safety: Matt Bessicks
Captain: Kenny Reed
Fire Lieutenant: Mike Rochester
Rescue Lieutenant: Bryan Franks
Chief Engineer: Sammy Ianni
Chief Hoseman: Henry Schlimme
Asst. Hoseman: Brandon Cole
Fire Police Captain: Harvey Hall
Fire Police Lieutenant: ... (Full Story)

No Caption Building Fire

Firefighter Brandon Cole, December 11

As Avondale’s members were coming together for the monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 11th, Chief 23 received a phone call from an employee of a mushroom company in the 1200 block of Newark Road advising there was a fire in their building. Chief 23 had the alarm dispatched at 1802 hours bringing Avondale, Kennett, Longwood, Po-Mar-Lin and West Grove Fire Companies to the incident. Chief 23 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accident with Entrapment, a Gas Leak and a Medical Assist

Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 14

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched for a reported automobile accident at Baltimore Pike and Reese Street. Ambulance 23-2 responded and was advised of two subjects being trapped in a pickup truck. Chester County Fire Board quickly upgraded the assignment to entrapment adding Medic 94. Ambulance 23-2 arrived to confirm the report of two occupants trapped. Rescue 23 arrived and began extricating ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews removed the driver side doors to remove the victims.
Crews removed the driver side doors to remove the victims.

C Side of the building where our engine crew worked.
C Side of the building where our engine crew worked.

Assist to Townsend Fire Company of Delaware

Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 05

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched at 0358 hours to relocate to the Odessa Fire Company while they operated at a multi-alarm building fire. Engine 23-1 made the response and was quickly requested to the scene of the Willey Farms fire as part of the 5th alarm assignment. Engine 23-1 responded and arrived on scene 45 minutes later. Once on the scene, the crew operated on the C Side of the building ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two working car fires back to back

Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 01

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to the parking lot of the Giant Food Store for a reported car fire. Chief 23 arrived moments later with an engine compartment well involved with exposures to other vehicles. Rescue 23 arrived, pulled a hand-line and extinguished the fire. Engine 23-2's crew disconnected the battery and took care of hazards.

As crews were cleaning up, the chief was advised ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Cole in the Giant parking lot.
Firefighter Cole in the Giant parking lot.


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2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 59 117
Feb 31 108
Mar 41 120
Apr 45 105
May 49 121
Jun 61 138
Jul 50 126
Aug 43 124
Sep 58 131
Oct 41 119
Nov 55 132
Dec 45 119
Total 578 1460

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 120
Feb 34 121
Mar 39 125
Apr 37 96
May 48 113
Jun 34 105
Jul 48 121
Aug 33 104
Sep 35 124
Oct 53 135
Nov 40 117
Dec 46 130
Total 486 1411

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2017 486 1411
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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