Congratulations to the five Elsmere firefighters who are members of the first New Castle County Fire Academy: Ethan Andress, Kevin Barnes, Christina Fague, Daniel Jackson and Davis Miller, shown here with President Ken Dunn, Chief Jim Facciolo and Assistant Chief Justin Schweiger. All five of these new firefighters worked very hard over the past three months to accomplish their goal and be part of this first-of-its-kind academy for volunteer firefighters in Delaware. Well done!
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare.View full post
On Chirstmas Eve 2015 at around 18:00 hours as the Firefighters of the Elsmere Fire Company and their surrounding area companies were sitting down with their Families to eat dinner we were alert for a building fire at Serpes Bakery in Elsmere a landmark in town since 1964. 168 ( Jim Facciolo) was first on …View full post
At just before 05:00hrs on Sunday November 15th, station 17 (Five Points) Engine 16 (Elsmere) Engine 30 (Belevedere) and Rescue 14 (Cranston Heights) were alerted for a multi-residential fire at 609 Homestead Rd in the Alban Park development. Engine 16 under the command of Asst Chief Mark Facciolo and Ladder 16 under the command of …View full post
On Friday November 6th, just after 10:30 Station 16, Engine/Rescue 14 (Cranston Heights) and Engine 17 (Five Points) were alerted for a multi-residential fire at 48 Court Dr, Lancaster Court Apartments. Engine 165 under the command of Captain Leonetti Jr made the response. Engine 165 arrived to find a 2 story occupied brick apartment building …View full post
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On this March 19, 2016, the members of the Elsmere Fire Company celebrated our 95th anniversary, with a banquet, awards recognizing service and accomplishments, and fellowship that extends over numerous lifetimes. Congratulations to all those members who were honored tonight. Keep up the good work.
A highlight of the evening was the year-in-review video, “A Look Back at 2015,” created and produced by Firefighter Vincent Games, with support from Tom Mitten and contributions from a host of members. Here’s what they saw.
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This video was produced in 1996 for our 75th Anniversary celebration. We celebrate 95 years of service this weekend and thought you might enjoy this historic program. It runs 41 minutes.
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At the December 2015 New Castle County Fire Chief Association Meeting held at the Cranston Heights Fire Company past Chief of the Elsmere Fire Company Dennis Godek was sworn in as President for the year 2016. Dennis is retired from the New Castle County Police Department and is the career staff supervisor and hold the title as 12 8-A for the Christiana Fire Company. The Officers and Members want to congratulate Dennis and wish him the best luck for this up coming year.
Story by Frank Maule
Photo by Jeff Morrison
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