Carlisle Fire Company 615 NW Front St
PO Box 292 Milford, De 19963
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Carlisle Fire Company will be hosting a Chicken & Dumpling Dinner from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Carlisle Fire Company, Grier Hall, 615 Northwest Front Street. In addition to the chicken and dumplings the meal will include mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, beets, applesauce, dessert and beverage.$12.00 for Adults, $5.00 for children 10 years of age and under, Takeouts available for $13.00. For tickets call 422-6097 or 424-1979, get your tickets early, only 200 tickets to be sold.Come out and support your local Volunteer Fire Company
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company and
Ladies Auxiliary extend our sincere condolences to the Officers and Members of
the South Bowers Fire Company following the passing of Life Member William " Bill" Stokes. Carlisle also extends our heartfelt thoughts and
prayers to the Stokes family during these difficult times.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
On this day in 1960, a bread deliveryman
entering the Quality Market at 7:00 am in downtown Milford sounded the alarm
for a fire blazing across the roof of the store. The fire believed to have
started on the second floor of the market spread along the roof top to Bata
Shoe Store and Brereton’s Drug Store. Firemen on the scene were alarmed that
the blaze would spread through the entire block, as far as the “Mispillion
River”. A cold wintery day, the firemen were hampered by snow on the ground and
28 degree temperatures. Using the nearby Mispillion River for water, the Fire
Company’s new aerial ladder played a vital part in containing damage to these
three stores. Damage estimates reached $120,000.00 -140,000.00.
Source: Milford ChroniclePhoto By: Carlisle Archives
Monday, March 3, 2014
this day in 1951 the Calvary Methodist Church located on the corner of Southeast
Front and Franklin Streets was destroyed by fire. Fire Companies from as far
north to Dover and as far south to Georgetown was alerted to assist Carlisle
with battling the blaze. The Robbins Hose Company (Dover Fire Department)
responded to the scene with their aerial truck. At the time of this fire Dover
was the only fire company south of the C & D (Chesapeake & Delaware)
Canal with an aerial device. The building was a total loss. The church was
rebuilt on the same location four years later and today is known as the Calvary
United Methodist Church.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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.
Friday, February 14, 2014 14:32
The Carlisle Fire Company was dispatched to a reported barn fire in the 500 block of Church Hill Road. Engine 42-4 responded and was advised of a tractor on fire that was now out of the barn. Tanker 42 responded under the direction of 42-23 Fire Captain Billy Caiola. Units responding had trouble accessing the exact location of the tractor due to extreme mud conditions in the driveway. Units on scene were able to extinguish the tractor placing the incident under control within 20 minutes. Units responding 42-4, Tanker 42, 42 Fire Police, Stand By Engines 52 and 75
Photo By Wayne A. Whitney
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Officers and Members of the Carlisle Fire Company take
this opportunity to welcome Kolby Scott into our Department. Kolby has begun
fulfilling his one (1) year requirements as an Apprentice Firefighter.
Congratulations and the best of luck in your career with Carlisle.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
On this day in 1885 a fire started in Lowery’s livery
stables behind the Milford Hotel on Walnut Street. Before modern firefighter
technology was available, only buckets and force pumps were used by 500 men who
took part in fighting the fire.
Source: Milford Chronicle
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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 and don’t
want fire apparatus.
Source: Milford Chronicle
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