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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


This Day in Carlisle History

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  On this day in 2010, a 3 alarm fire occurred at a storage facility in the 600 block of South Marshall Street. At 00:56 hours Carlisle was alerted to a reported working building fire resulting in 6 additional mutual aid fire companies assisting in the incident including Kent County Stations 49 (Frederica), Station 50 (Harrington), Station 52 (Houston), and Station 57 (South Bowers). Sussex County Fire Companies included Station 75 (Ellendale) and Station 89 (Memorial of Slaughters Beach). Housed in the structure included an RV as well as several antique and classic automobiles destroyed in the heavily damaged building.



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



    This Day in Carlisle History

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 

    On this date in 1883 a small one story house on Front Street the property of Mrs. Hyer took fire from a defective flu. The furniture was saved and the flames subdued after the roof was nearly destroyed.  The fire burned the plastering and lathes so that the building has to undergo a through repair. Milford is still happy and don’t want fire apparatus.


    Source: Milford Chronicle


    This Day in Carlisle History

    Sunday, February 1, 2015 

    The Headline reads "Fire! Milford's narrow escape, Large Livery Stables Entirely Consumed, The Stock Saved, The Incendiary in Jail, A calm night saves the business part of Milford.

    On this date about five minutes past twelve, while the citizens of Milford were generally asleep, there was an alarm of "fire" shouted lustily by hundreds of frightened people. When those residing in North Milford looked out of their windows, the sight that was before them was truly alarming. Large sheets of blaze were shooting high in the air and angrily lapping the Milford Hotel, the Odd Fellows' Hall and Dr. Wm. Marshall's residence. When it was generally known that the large livery stable and carriage sheds of Milford Hotel were burning, everyone felt that the business portion of North Milford was doomed. Large pieces of blazing shingles soon covered the roofs of the buildings along Walnut Street, and sparks and heat from the burning stables made it almost impossible to remain on the buildings threatened. Brooms, buckets and force pumps were worked by willing hands and as fast as the buildings along Walnut Street took fire, there was someone at work to extinguish it.

    It was evident from the first harness works of J. Lowery must burn, as it joined on to the stable; so the entire stock was removed without much serious damage. Then the large queens ware and grocery store of Mr. Wm. B. Lowery, was next thought of and as its destruction was certain, the stock was removed; but by doing this, the careless manner of handling by the would be helpers, destroyed considerably over two-thirds of the goods. Everything down stairs were taken out; but the entire stock of wood and willow ware, and the stock of raw hides in the second story were lost.

    Every effort was then made to save the kitchen of the hotel; for, had it burned the whole town along the creek must have gone. Water was poured down its roof and sides in a constant stream, but so hot was the fire that the men who did the work were badly blistered.

    The work of demolishing stables and out buildings was soon found to be the only means of checking the progress of the fire. Dr. Marshall's stables, adjoining those where the fire started, we're soon wrapped in flames, and they threatened the destruction of Davidson' and Gray's block; but a calm night was the only saving cause of their being in existence today. The cow sheds were torn away and the contents of the wells were poured upon the property nearest the fire, and as the fire exhausted itself, a feeling of hope returned; but it was long after daylight before the danger was past. All furniture of the Milford Hotel, and the stores and private homes along Walnut Street moved their valuable property to places of safety.

    There was no systematic work done, but every man appeared to work with a will of his own, and to this individual hard work, the thanks of adjoining property holders are due. Many houses kept coffee and biscuits ready to serve the tired workers.

    Source: Milford Chronicle

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    This Day in Carlisle History

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 

    On this date in 1885 during the evening hours, the new residence of Mr. Joseph E. Holland was discovered to be burning. The fire had its origin from a wood stove in the sitting room.

    In the February 6th  edition of the Milford Chronicle several short articles was printed in the paper regarding the house fire that occurred at the Mr. Joseph E. Holland residence. The fire was discovered by Mrs. Holland. In the same edition an article commented the following; "to those men who oppose the purchase of a fire engine and ladders years ago, do the work that saved the Holland residence last Saturday night". In the same edition another article read; some plan should be devised by our Town Commissioners, whereby hooks and ladders can be purchased. Better still let them send a draft of an amendment to our act of incorporation to the Legislature, that will permit the raising of $5,000 for purchasing and fitting up fire apparatus. As a result later in the year of 1885  the acquisition by the town in providing more appropriate equipment for the community to use during an alarm of fire came to fruition.

    Source: Milford Chronicle


    This Day in Carlisle History

    Friday, January 30, 2015 

    In the Friday edition of the Milford Chronicle on January 30, 1891 the following thank you was printed following the January 26, 1891 fire at Kramlich’s Stables, Mr. Kramlich writes: I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the gentlemen who so faithfully fought the fire Monday night last, when my property was in such immediate danger. They worked manfully and through their efforts saved the entire business portion of the town. Frank Kramlich

    Source: Milford Chronicle


    This Day in Carlisle History

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

    On this date in 1891 following the large fire at Kramlich’s Stables the night before the whistles and bells gave out another fire alarm, and the people responded with alacrity. The fire was in the kitchen of Charles Harrington who resides in Hiram Barber's house opposite to the depot. It was a small building connected with the main house and the flames were quickly subdued.

    Source: Milford Chronicle


    This Day in Carlisle History

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 

    On this date in 1888 at about seven o'clock in the evening,  the residence of Willard Morgan on McColley St in South MIlford was found to be burning. The alarm spread over the town and the people assembled only to find the pumps frozen and the few buckets of water useful to put out the fire are not available and the flames making their way slowly against the high wind from the kitchen to the main building. All of the household goods, and nearly all the windows and doors were taken out. Then the Hook and Ladder Company proceeded to pull the burning building down and extinguish the fire it resulted from an over heated chimney. Mr.Morgan's loss is about $600 and he had no insurance: as he permitted his policy to expire last year. Fortunately for the balance of East South MIlford, the burned house was at the extreme end of the  street running north and south and the high wind set the sparks headed over a vacant lot. Wind from a point further north would have caused a disastrous fire. Hooks and ladders are necessary adjuncts to fight fire with but it requires water to quench the flames. Milford should have water works and they can be put in for a cost not exceeding $20,000; but unfortunately there are a few property holders who are opposed to them; and for the reason that a fire would convert old rat traps of buildings into cash. If opposition from this class is not more potent than the demands of the public with our Legislature, the necessary law will be passed enabling the town to put in water works. They are a necessity.

    Source: Milford Chronicle


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