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Recent Structure Fire - Milford on 02/05/23


Shed Fire with Exposures to Residence

Carlisle responded with the mutual aid assistance of Ellendale, Houston and Greenwood to handle this incident that was contained to the shed.


This Day in Carlisle History

On this date in 1962, a massive storm was caused by an unusual combination of three (3) pressure systems, combined atmospheric conditions of the Spring Equinox which normally causes exceptional high tides. The storm stalled in the mid-Atlantic off of the south coast of New Jersey for nearly three (3) days pounding coastal areas with continuous rain and high winds, resulting in significant tidal surges and dumping large quantities of snow inland for several hundred miles, Such was the case along the tidal Atlantic and Delaware Bay beaches. The 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 portions of the city's business district. During the height of the storm, water from the river measured as much as three (3) feet in depth at our former fire station located at the corner of Church and Southwest Front Streets. When it was apparent the first floor of the station would be flooded, the apparatus was re-located until the flood waters receded. 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. The photograph is an aerial view of the Rehoboth and Dewey Beach coastline following the storm.


This Day in Carlisle History

On this date in 1960, a bread delivery driver on entering the Quality Market at 7:30 pm in downtown Milford reported a fire across the roof top to Bata Shoe store and Brereton Drug Store. Firemen on the scene were alerted that the blaze would spread through the entire block, as far as the Mispillion River. A cold winters day, the firemen were hampered by snow and 28 degree temperatures. Using the near by river for water, the Fire Company's new aerial ladder played a vital part in containing damage to those three stores. Damage estimates reached between $120,000-140,000 dollars.


This Day in Carlisle History

On this date in 1951, the Calvary Methodist Church located at 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. 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.


This Day in Carlisle History

On this date in 1892 a notice was printed in the Milford Chronicle that an application will be made for a charter to the Milford Fire Department.

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Fire Stats

Jan: 69   Jul: 74
Feb: 60   Aug: 59
Mar: 49   Sep: 0
Apr: 68   Oct: 0
May: 65   Nov: 0
Jun: 56   Dec: 0

Past Years:

2023 - 500
2022 - 781
2021 - 649
2020 - 564

EMS Stats

Jan: 377   Jul: 378
Feb: 315   Aug: 381
Mar: 303   Sep: 0
Apr: 329   Oct: 0
May: 364   Nov: 0
Jun: 383   Dec: 0

Past Years:

2023 - 2830
2022 - 3964
2021 - 3717
2020 - 3404