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Carlisle Fire Company 615 NW Front St

PO Box 292 Milford, De 19963
Phone: (302)422-8001
Fax: (302)422-2146


Carlisle To Hold Public Crab Feast

Saturday, September 6, 2014 


Happy 70th Birthday Smokey Bear

Saturday, August 9, 2014  The Carlisle Fire Company joins the U.S Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters in celebrating Smokey Bears 70th Anniversary. First launched in 1944, the Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running and one of the most successful PSA campaigns in American history. Over the past seven decades, the campaign has received more than $1.4 billion in donated time and space from media companies. Awareness levels have also remained high, with 96 percent of the U.S. adult population recognizing Smokey Bear and 70 percent being able to recall Smokey’s tagline without any prompting, according to the Ad Council’s consumer tracking surveys. Most importantly, the average number of acres lost annually to wildfire has decreased from 22 million in 1944 to an average of 6.7 million today

Remember:  “Only you can prevent forest fires”


Congratulations World Champions

Saturday, August 9, 2014 

The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary congratulate the Delaware District 1 Kent County (Milford Little League) 2014 Little League Softball World Series Champions


Carlisle Places Engine 42-3 In Service

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  The Officers and Member of Carlisle would like to announce the placing in service of Engine 42-3.  Engine 3 is a 2014 Seagrave Attacker HD Chassis. Engine 3 replaces the previous 42-2 that was sold to keep the Carlisle fleet current with up to date apparatus.  Below is a list of specifications as well as a full compliment of tools. 

Seagrave Stainless Steel 7 man Cab
Motor: 450 ISL Cummins
Transmission : Allison
Water Pump : 1500 Waterous
Front Bumper: Trash line 100 ft (1" 3/4 )
Front Bumper: 50 Ft 5 inch Supply Line
Cross Lays Above pump Panel: ( 2 ) 200 ft 1 3/4 lines.. ( 1 ) 250 1 3/4 with Smooth Bore Tip 
Hose Bed: (1,000 ft 5 inch supply line)...(800 ft 3 inch supply line)...(250 ft 1 3/4 up 200 ft 1 3/4 down) (250 ft 2 1/2 up 250 down)..
Generator: Onan 15k Hydraulic
Light Tower: Night-scan Telescoping Light Tower
Pre Connected Deck Gun .
Roof ladder 14 ft....Section ladder 24 ft..folding ladder 10 ft
 Pike Poles ( 1* 6ft) ( 1* 8ft )
1 quick vent 1 chain saw
1 electric powered vent fan

150 ft top mounted Booster Reel



20th Annual Milford's Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 

Members of the Carlisle Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary assisted in participating in Milford Police Department’s 20th Annual Milford’s Night Out. Fire company member’s displayed apparatus featuring the newest Engine in our fleet 42-3 and displaying the newest related suppression tools and equipment on board. As well as providing Fire Prevention materials to the public. All in all it was another successful event for Milford PD as well as for Carlisle. Thanks to all the members and Auxiliary for their participation and assistance.



Carlisle Receives Public Donation

Friday, August 1, 2014  The start of the Carlisle Fire Company monthly Board of Directors meeting started with an unexpected visit from a local well known businessman. Curtis Wright has always admired the volunteers of the fire company, watching them respond to various alarms answering the call for help year after year, until one day a couple years ago, he found himself needing the help. Mr. Wright was involved in a serious car crash at the intersection of Milford-Harrington Hwy & 113. Although Mr Wright's injuries were not life threatening, he still needed to be removed from his wrecked vehicle by Carlisle Volunteers, and transported by Carlisle's finest paid EMT's. Mr. Wright fully recovered from his injuries and decided to give back to Carlisle. Curtis Wright and his family presented a check the Carlisle Fire Company in the amount of $1000.00 for the services that Carlisle provides. The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company would like to thank Curtis Wight for his donation and for also being another outstanding citizen of Milford.


This Day in Carlisle History

Sunday, July 27, 2014  On this date in 1883 at noon the fire alarm was sounded from Blair's Factory and in a few minutes hundreds gathered to help extinguish the fire. But thanks to a bountiful supply of hose and a large well sunk especially for emergencies of this kind, what might have been a serious conflagration was extinguished with but little effort.

Milford Chronicle


This Day in Carlisle History

Monday, July 21, 2014 

On this date in 1921 one of Milford’s largest fires at the time occurred destroying several businesses including the Milford Grange Hall. At approximately 7:30 am fire broke out on the third floor of the Barto Shirt Factory located at Railroad Avenue and West Fourth Street. Today that location is known as Church Street and Southwest Front Street. Within minutes of the fire’s discovery the entire building was engulfed. Housed on the first floor of the Barto Building, William Clobus owned and operated a Battery Repair Shop and Garage. Harry Lindale operated a Flour and Feed Store resulting in total loses of both businesses. As fire consumed the Barto Shirt Factory, flames jumped across Front Street to ignite the   Grange Hall, William V. Sipple & Sons, Marble Works, Draper Cannery and Pierce Hardware. 

Unfortunately the Grange was a total loss with Sipple’s, Draper’s and Pierce’s all received extensive damage.  During the conflagration, sparks carried by the wind landed on several locations downtown and small blazes were reported at the Old National Hotel Building (site of Penny’s Square today) Winfield Wrights and Hill’s Restaurant. Assisting Carlisle included Georgetown, Ellendale, Harrington and Dover Fire Companies.  In 1922, the Carlisle Fire Company purchased the property of the former Barto Shirt factory for purposes of constructing a new firehouse. On February 12, 1923 a thirty (30) day fund drive began resulting in the collection of pledges totaling over $40,000. Two years later in 1925, the Community Building and Fire House was completed at a total cost of $87,000 dollars.


Carlisle's own takes Fire News/Firehouse 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award

Sunday, July 20, 2014  Vice President Glenn Gillespie was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award sponsored by Firehouse Expo and Fire News on Saturday July 19th 2014. Glenn received this well deserved award through his hard work and dedication that he continues to put forth with the Carlisle Fire Company. Glenn was chosen for this award through members of a committee formed by Firehouse Expo and was also granted a 3 day and night stay with all lodging and expenses paid through Firehouse Expo as well. Several family members of the Gillespie family was in attendance with Glenn in receiving the award as well several members from Carlisle made the trip to show their support as well. Congratulations Glenn Gillespie on your well deserved accomplishment.



This Day in Carlisle History

Sunday, July 20, 2014  On this date in 1883 at noon, the fire alarm was sounded from Blair's Factory and in a few minutes hundreds gathered to help extinguish the fire. But thanks to a bountiful supply of hose and a large well sunk especially for emergencies of this kind, what might have been a serious conflagration was extinguished with but little effort.

Source: Milford Chronicle


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