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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 Fire Company Fundraising Event

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Please join us Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Grotto Pizza for our annual fund raising event from 4pm - 9pm.  After dining, please present this coupon at the time of the bill for 20% of your total to go back to the Carlisle Fire Company.  


On this Day in Carlisle History

Friday, April 18, 2014 

On this date in 1955 the Kent County Fire Police Association was organized at the Carlisle Fire Company. During that meeting Vail Johnson, from Carlisle was elected as the organization’s First President, holding the office from 1955 through 1957.


MVC Kings Highway and Lakeview Avenue

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  At 14:16 hours Carlisle was alerted to an MVC on Kings Hwy at Lakeview Ave. Rescue 42 responded with 42-18 (Asst. Chief Hinton). Upon arrival Chief Hinton established command assigning Rescue 42’s crew with assisting A&B 42 personnel with patient care as well as securing the vehicles. Engine 42-5 responded with 42-16(Deputy Chief Griffith) Kings Hwy command assigned Engine 5’s crew to roadway cleanup. A&B 42 transported 1 patient each to Bay Health Milford Memorial.

Units Responded: Rescue 42, Engine 42-5 A & B 42, Traffic Control 42 and Milford PD

Article and Photos by: JR Griffith



Troop 579 Visits Carlisle

Monday, April 14, 2014  On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 the Girls Scout Troop 579 came to visit the Carlisle Fire Company to learn about the importance of Fire and EMS safety. Additionally, the young ladies were provided a demonstration of the proper donning and doffing of the firefighter's PPE (personal protective equipment) and how to operate the equipment in the company's ambulances used to provide patients with basic life support. The children and their parents that attended this tour were very excited and pleased to have learned so much important facts about Fire and EMS safety and the experience will last them a lifetime. The Carlisle Fire Company would like to extend a special thanks to LA Vice President Muriel Gillespie and FF Jennifer Lawrence for taking the time out of their busy schedules to assist Girl Scout Troop 579 in their educational efforts and earning their next badge. Job well done ladies!!!

Article and Photos By: B. Fountain



Condolences to the MSD

Monday, April 14, 2014 

The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary extend our sincere condolences to the Milford School District following the tragic passing of Central Academy’s Principle, Tricia Martin and her daughter Taryn. Carlisle also extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Ms. Martin's family during these difficult times.


This Day in Carlisle History

Sunday, April 13, 2014  On this day in 2009, a multi alarm fire requiring the assistance of 24 mutual aid fire companies from around the region resulted into a million dollar loss to the new Hampton Inn Hotel in the 100 block of Lighthouse Estates Dr. A passing motorist reported the fire at approximately 5:30 am at the brand new facility scheduled to open in May of that year. Upon arrival fire was showing from all 3 floors of the building requiring additional assistance from mutual aid companies. It was discovered early into the alarm that the fire hydrants in the immediate area were not in service at the time requiring firefighters to shuttle water into the scene from Tub Mill Pond, north of the fire scene as well as other pre-designated water sources throughout the City. The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The incident was declared under control at 9:40 a.m. Units remained on scene throughout the day extinguishing hot spots located throughout the building.  Portions of the roof collapsed during the incident resulting in the structure being declared a total Loss. The remnants of the hotel were raised and a new facility was constructed on the exact location.

Photos Courtesy of Brian Slattery and Chuck Snyder



Vehicle into the Building

Monday, April 7, 2014  At 19:57 hours Carlisle was alerted to an MVC, Vehicle into the Building at the L & W insurance Office, 522 NW Front St. Command was established by 42-16 (Deputy Chief Griffith). Command advised rescue 42 w/ 17(Asst Chief Konesey) to secure vehicle since the patient self extricated. Engine 42-5 w/19(Asst Chief Fountain) was assigned forcible entry into building to allow personnel with assessing structural damage and secure vehicle. Upon assessing the damage there was uncertainty with the structural integrity of the building leading to the dispatch of the Kent County Special Operations Team to assist with stabilizing the building upon removal of car. NW Front was closed between Linstone Lane & Maple Av throughout the operation. The scene was declared under control at 21:24.

While working the MVC scene Carlisle was alerted to a second emergency in the district to an electrical hazard incident on the 600 block of Tub Mill Road. Dispatched @ 2012 for wires arcing Engine 4 with 42-15 (Chief Fox) responded. Engine 4 was on the scene for approximately 45 minutes awaiting the arrival of Delaware Electric Cooperatives.

Units Respond: Command 42, A-42, Rescue 42, 42-5, Kent County Special Operations;  51-7, 53-8&9 w/ trailer, 42 Fire Police, Traffic Control 42 and MPD

Article and Photos By: JR Griffith



Carlisle Extends Condolenses to the Lewes Fire Department

Wednesday, April 2, 2014   The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company extend our sincere condolences to the Officers and Members of the Lewes Fire Department following the passing of Life Member, Howard Adkins. Carlisle also extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Adkins family during these difficult times.


MVC North Bay Road

Sunday, March 30, 2014 

At 16:16 hours Carlisle was alerted for an MVC in the 500 Block of Bay Rd across from IG Burtons. Command 42 responded with 42-16 (Deputy Chief Griffith), Kent Center advised single vehicle MVC off the roadway. A-42 responded with (career staff) medic 101 was also alerted. Command went on scene and established Bay Rd Command advising Kent Center Medic 101 could cancel. Rescue 42 responded with 42-15 (Chief Fox) and was advised by command that there was no entrapment (patient self extricated) and to secure vehicle. Engine 42-5 responded with 42-23(Captain Caiola) however, cancelled by command before arriving on scene. 42 Fire Police assisted with traffic. The scene was placed under control at1638 hours. A-42 obtained a patient refusal.

Units Responded: Command 42, A-42, Rescue 42, Engine, 42-5, SCEMS Medic 101, 42 Fire Police, Traffic Control 42 and DSP

Article and Photos By: Deputy Chief Griffith



A Step Back In Time

Monday, March 24, 2014 

Recently a long time supporter of the Delaware Fire Service shared with me photos used from the former DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford, DE. The DuPont Company created an employee magazine entitled “Threadlines” to promote DuPont and their vast number of employees working at the Seaford facility circa 1950’s. Articles like the one posted below were printed that presented facts on employees who performed community service with featuring their local Fire Companies throughout the peninsula. The engine pictured was a 1954 American LaFrance pumper that was a proto type designed for fire fighting in large cities. What made this truck so unique was the truck was pumped from the “officer side” of the apparatus keeping the engineer close to the fire hydrant. 

The caption below the picture reads; The Carlisle Fire Company is one of the most up-to-date organizations on the “shore”. It was established in 1802. Its 5 engines include a 1500-gallon pumper, a 100-gallon one, two 500-gallon pumpers and a tank truck with a 2oo-gallon pump. The company has 65 members. It answers about 140 calls a year”.

 The article on the left features Engine 6 traveling east on Northwest Front Street approaching North Walnut Street. The color photo on the right features Engine 6 traveling in the opposite direction in the same general vicinity downtown.

Special thanks to Mr. Jim Bowden a retired Verizon employee with sharing this piece of Carlisle.



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