Carlisle Fire Company 615 NW Front St
PO Box 292 Milford, De 19963
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company extend
our sincere condolences to the Officers and Members of the Frankford Volunteer
Fire Company following the passing of Life Member and DVFA Past President, John
E. “Jack” Bear Sr. Carlisle also extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the
Bear family during these difficult times.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company extend
our sincere condolences to the Officers and Members of the Citizens Hose
Company No.1 of Smyrna following the passing of Life Member, Ralph P. Jones.
Carlisle also extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Jones family
during these difficult times.
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
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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
At 1824 hours, the Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported chimney fire on Nelson St.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Story to follow....
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 6, 2015
this day in 1962, a massive storm was caused by an unusual combination of three
pressure areas, combined with atmospheric conditions of the spring equinox which
normally causes exceptionally high tides. The storm stalled in the mid-Atlantic
off of the south coast of New Jersey for nearly three days, pounding coastal
areas with continuous rain, high winds, resulting in significant tidal surges
and dumping large quantities of snow inland for several hundred miles.
was the case along the tidal Atlantic and Delaware Bay beaches. Tributaries
from the bay resulted in damaging flood waters miles inland. This was the case
in Milford, where the Mispillion River spilled over its banks flooding large
portions of the city’s business district. During the height of this storm water
from the river was measured as much as 3 feet in depth at our former fire
station located at the corner of Church and South East Front Streets. When it
was apparent the station would be flooded apparatus was re-located until the
photo to the left looks north on church street and on the right the brick two
story building is our former fire station. The photo to the right is looking
east on North East Front Street near the former Milford Fertilize plant. The approximate location where this particular picture was
taken would estimate the river sitting less than 100 feet on the right side of
the photograph. Like many of the fire companies up and down the Delaware Coast
Carlisle was involved assisting in a variety of rescues, service calls and
investigating the welfare of many people along and near the Delaware Coastline.
Not only did this storm alter the coastline it remains as one of the biggest
coastal storms in Delaware history.
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