Avondale Fire Company

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The First Busy Sunday of January
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By Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole
January 7, 2018

The Avondale Fire Company along with Hockessin Fire Company Ladder 19 were dispatched at 0915 hours for a reported chimney fire in the 400 block of Bucktoe Road. Engine 23-1 and Ladder 19 crews checked for extension and no fire was found. Crews cleared the incident shortly afterwards.
At 1151 hours the Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to assist Hockessin Fire Company on an Automatic Fire Alarm in the 700 block of Meetinghouse Road. Engine 23-2 and Tanker 23 made the response. Soon after responding, Hockessin's incident was under control and Avondale units were recalled.
The Avondale Fire Company was then dispatched to assist the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company with a reported building fire. After further investigation the fire was out and the incident was reduced.
The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Scarlett Road at 2040 hours. Chief (Cole) responded soon after getting reports of a vehicle versus a tree with everyone out. Chief 23 arrived with a car into a tree with a fire in the engine compartment. Rescue 23 arrived at 2048 hours putting the water can in service. Crews had the fire knocked down at 2050 hours and soon after cleared for another accident in our first due local.
While Avondale was operating at the first accident, command was advised of a second accident at Scarlett and Hillendale Roads. Ambulance 23-2 and Chief 23 arrived with one vehicle off the road and all occupants out. Rescue 23 checked hazards on the vehicle and provided lighting for Blittersdorf’sTowing. Crews cleared around 2200 hours. Kennett Fire Police also assisted with traffic control.

Units: Engine 23-1, Engine 23-2, Tanker, Rescue, Ambulance 23-2, Chief, Deputy
 
Mutual Aid: Hockessin, Po-Mar-Lin, Kennett FP
 
Ladder 19 arriving at the chimney fire on Bucktoe Road.
Ladder 19 arriving at the chimney fire on Bucktoe Road.
 
Hosemen (Franks) trying to make entry to the hood at the Scarlett Road incident.
Hosemen (Franks) trying to make entry to the hood at the Scarlett Road incident.
 
Lieutenant (Ianni) making a knock on the car
Lieutenant (Ianni) making a knock on the car
 
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Fire Police Lieutenant (Michaels) cutting sign post under the car for the tow company.
Fire Police Lieutenant (Michaels) cutting sign post under the car for the tow company.
 

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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
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Nov 55 132
Dec
Total 533 1341

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 120
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Mar 39 125
Apr 37 96
May 48 113
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Oct 53 135
Nov 40 117
Dec 46 130
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2017 486 1411
2016 470 1277
2015 492 1183
2014 498 1338
2013 502 1304
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2009 489 1301
2008 491 1302

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