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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


Chicken BBQ on Recruitment Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Members of Carlisle that participated in the statewide Delaware Fire Service Recuitment Day also took the time to prepare a chicken bbq that was available to purchase for the public.  The bbq was an instant success and sold out within a couple hours of opening.  Thank you again to all those who came out to support us.



MVC Dump Truck VS 3 School Buses

Thursday, April 16, 2015  At 0741 hours Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported school bus accident at the intersection of S. Dupont Hwy and Fitzgerald's Road.  Rescue 42 responded under the direction of 42-24 (Fire Lt. Kevin Donovan) and was advised by the Ambulance already on scene of a dump truck vs three school buses, two of which were not occupied with children.  Rescue 42 arrived on scene, establishing South Dupont Hwy Command, to find the children of one of the buses involved in the MVC had already been evacuated due to the substantial fuel leak.  Command 42 directed Rescue 42's crew to contain the fuel leak and requested a Tanker response from Station 42 for precautionary measures while awaiting the arrival of DNREC.  Engine 42-5 arrived on scene and was directed to pull a front trash line to stand by. The driver of the dump truck and one school bus were transported to Milford Memorial for minor injuries.  Command 42 requested a one engine standby at Station 42.  Command 42 declared the incident under control at 0823 hours with all units clearing at 0904 hours.

Units responding: Rescue 42, Engine 42-5, Tanker 42, Amb. 42, 42 Fire Police, Engine 52-5, Amb. 52, Amb 75, SCEMS, Trooper 2, Delaware State Police, Milford Police, DNREC



MVC Rollover Warner Rd & N Dupont Hwy

Monday, April 13, 2015  At 1939 hours, The Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to reported MVC with vehicle overturned at the intersection of Warner Rd and North Dupont Hwy. 



Carlisle Responds To Chimney Fire

Tuesday, April 7, 2015  At 1824 hours, the Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported chimney fire on Nelson St.



Working Attached Garage Fire

Monday, March 16, 2015 

Carlisle was dispatched to a reported working structure fire on Abbotts Dr.  Due to Heavy Rescue 42 being out of service a rescue from 75 (Ellendale) was automatically dispatched.  Engine 42-3 went responding under the direction of Assistant Chief Shawn Hinton (42-18).  A42 was clearing from another call and went directly to the scene advising they had heavy smoke showing.  A42 also advised 42-3 there was no hydrant within the area of the structure.  Assistant Chief Hinton advised Kent Center to start a tanker out of station 52.  Engine 42-3 went on scene with heavy smoking from a single story single family dwelling with 42-18 assuming command. 

The crew from Engine 3 advanced a 1 ¾ hand line to the Charlie side of the structure where they made access to the garage.  Upon the 360 from 42-18 he advised Kent Center that he had fire showing on the Charlie Delta corner.  Tanker 42 went on scene and they were advised to advance a second hose line to the Alpha side of the structure through the front door and investigate for any extension.  All other units on scene where advised to stage sending their manpower up to the manpower pool in front of 42-3.  The crew from 42-3 made an aggressive knock on the fire putting the incident under control within a half hour.  Special thanks to station 75 for covering while Heavy Rescue 42 was out of service.  Engine 49-5 (Frederica) and Engine 50-5 (Harrington) provided cover up for Carlisle.



Elevator Training Conducted at Carlisle

Thursday, March 12, 2015  On February 10th and February 24th, the Carlisle and Memorial Fire Companies participated in the Elevator Rescue course conducted by the Delaware State Fire School.  The course began with a brief elevator awareness lecture and presentation that provided the officers and firefighters with valuable information regarding the operation of elevators and elevator emergencies that we encounter daily.  The second evening of the course allowed hands-on training evolutions to take place through use of hydraulic elevators.  Due to the size of the class attendance, the class was divided into two separate groups which performed evolutions at both the Milford Central Academy and the Grier Building at the Bayhealth Milford Campus.  The elevator rescue course provided the officers and firefighters with a great opportunity to refresh their skills and provide additional insight for the potential elevator emergencies in the future.  Special thanks to Dave Truax (DSFS), Paul Eichler (DSFS), Milford Memorial Hospital (Bayhealth), and Milford School District.



First Due Engine Company Operations Training

Monday, March 9, 2015  On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the officers and members conducted in-house First Due Engine Company refresher training.  This refresher training consisted of instruction regarding first due engine seating assignments and responsibilities, various hose loads and deployment, and the maintenance and operation of power tools.  Although these functions appear to be basic essentials to be performed by the first due engine company, it is necessary for all firefighters to refresh their knowledge and skills in this area.  The training managed to incorporate members from all ages and levels of training within the fire service.  Overall, the ultimate goal was to continue to provide training to ensure proficiency on the fire scene and when operating at the fire due engine company level.



MVC with Entrapment

Saturday, March 7, 2015  At approximately 1245 hours the Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported MVC with entrapment in the 300 block of Milford-Harrington Hwy.  Rescue 42 responded under the direction of 42-16 (Deputy Chief J.R. Griffith) and was advised of same.  Arriving on scene and establishing Command, the Rescue's crew went to work with extrication of one patient in the vehicle.  Engine 42-5 arrived on scene under the direction of 42-24 (Fire Lt. Kevin Donovan) and was assigned to stretching a trash line for precautionary measures as Engine 42-3 arrived to set up a landing zone in the case of Trooper 2 would be utilized.  After the single patient was extricated, the subject was transported to MMH by B-42.  Milford-Harrington Hwy Command placed the incident under control at 1308hrs with all units clearing.

Units responding: Rescue 42, Engine 42-5, Engine 42-3, Ambulances A&B 42, Traffic Control 42, SCEMS, Trooper 2, MPD.



Stephanie Callaway Scholorship Program

The Sussex County Paramedic Association has opened the application period for the 2015 Stephanie Callaway Memorial Scholarship.

The Stephanie Callaway Memorial scholarship program was created to encourage high school graduates and others to consider Emergency Medical Services as a career.  On June 17, 2008 our president, Stephanie Callaway, was killed in the Line of Duty.  To honor the memory of our fallen co-worker, this scholarship was put in her name to remind us of her commitment and dedication to the field of Emergency Medical Services. 

Scholarship applications and more information can be found at:

This year (2015) we will be awarding two scholarships of $1,000 each.

·       One recipient MUST be a high school senior graduating in 2015. 

·       The other scholarship is open to applicants of any age that are pursuing a career in EMS.

Applicants for the “high school graduate only scholarship” must meet the following requirements:

 High school graduating senior in 2015.

  • Resident of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Emergency Medical Services as intended course of study.
  • TWO letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • 250 word essay meeting requirements detailed below
  • Applicants for the “open scholarship” must meet the following requirements:

  • Resident of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 if already enrolled in college courses
  • 1.     If high school graduate within last two years, must have had a high school GPA minimum of 2.5.

  • Emergency Medical Services as intended course of study.
  • TWO letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • 250 word essay meeting requirements detailed below
  • One for graduating high school seniors, and the second for all other applicants.  Please remember that all information submitted to the Scholarship Committee must be typed and mailed directly to the address shown on the application.

    THE DEADLINE FOR THIS YEARS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS TUESDAY, March 31, 2015. Remember all information (i.e. application, letters of recommendation, 1st semester report card of senior year, etc. ) must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2014, in order to be considered for this year’s scholarship.  Only applications received by mail will be considered.  Recipients will be notified by May 1st, 2014.


    Carlisle Responds to Field Fire

    Sunday, February 8, 2015  At 1244 hours the Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported field fire in the 6700 block of Big Stone Beach Rd.  Command 42 responded with 42-16 (Deputy Chief J.R Griffith) and was advised of an approximate 50ft x 50ft area on fire in a field.  Brush 42 responded with 42-21 (Fire Captain Ryan Knowles) and was advised by Command 42 of an active fire in the field.  Tanker 42 responded with 42-22 (Fire Captain Rick Deputy) and was advised by Command to set up to supply the Brush Unit.  The fire was quickly extinguished with Command 42 placing the incident at 1317 hours, returning all units shortly after.

    Units Responding: Command 42, Brush 42, Tanker 42, 42 Fire Police



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