Elsmere Fire Company

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Recruitment Event

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Come on out July 13 to see what the Elsmere Fire Company has to offer you as a member of the community! You don’t have to live in the Elsmere Fire District to be a member!

New Rd House Fire

Thursday, March 31, 2022


Serpes Storage Building Fire

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Elsmere Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 12, 2021
The 2021 Elsmere Christmas Parade will be held on December 12th, 2021. The Christmas Parade will feature Fire Trucks, Floats, Bands and Marching Units, Classic Cars, and of course Santa and Mrs. Clause will be there as well. There will also be a Breakfast with Santa in the morning at the Firehouse. The Breakfast will be from 8am-12pm and the Parade will start at 2pm.

Santa is Coming to Town

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
The Elsmere Fire Company is happy to announce that Santa Clause is coming to town. Below is a list of times/dates and the locations. Please remember, these times and date are weather permitting are are subject to change. We will quickly update everyone if any changes are needed. Also, please understand that Santa's helpers may also have to respond to emergencies, so please be patient with us. Thank you all for your continued support, and we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Tuesday 12/7: West Haven/West Park 17:00hrs Westover Hills 18:00hrs Friday 12/10: Elsmere Town Hall Tree Lighting 18:00hrs Saturday 12/11: Colonial Heights 15:30hrs Lancaster Village 16:15hrs Dogwood Hollow 16:45hrs Greenbrier Village 17:15hrs Tuesday 12/14: Rosemont 17:00hrs Silverbrook Gardens 17:30hrs Elsmere and Elsmere Manor 18:00hrs Elsmere Gardens: 18:30hrs Forest Park 19:00hrs Thursday 12/16: Vilone Village 17:00hrs Oak Hill 17:30hrs Willow Run 18:00hrs Friday 12/17: North and South Roselle 17:00hrs Brack-Ex 18:00hrs

House Fire on Spruce Ave

Saturday, December 4, 2021

House Fire Atkins Ave

Saturday, November 27, 2021

House Fire on Harvey Place

Sunday, August 22, 2021

House Fire on Bungalow Ave

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Rollover Crash injures one

Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Ambulance, Rescue/Engine and Chief along with ALS responded to this MVC with rollover in the 1000 block of Montgomery Rd early this morning. One patient remained in the vehicle until the Rescue/Engine could stabilize the vehicle and safely remove the patient.


WPD Officer Giles Welcomed Home

Thursday, June 3, 2021
This afternoon a group of members made their way to the Christiana Hospital to support one of the injured WPD officers, who is also one of our own, while he was being released from the hospital, and escorted home. Again, we wish him, and all of those involved all of the best, and for a speedy recovery. #wpd #thebigE

1 Airlifted from Crash

Thursday, June 3, 2021
This morning around 11:15hrs, the Station was alerted along with New Castle County Paramedics for an MVC with a subject trapped. Upon arrival, crews found a single vehicle crash and reported negative entrapment. The patient was found to be seriously injured and was transported to the trauma center by the Delaware State Police Helicopter Trooper 4.

Kirkwood Hwy Fatal Crash

Saturday, May 29, 2021
This afternoon just before 16:00hrs, Rescue-Engine 16 and A-16 responded to Kirkwood Hwy/Tamarrack Ave for an MVC. Units arrived to find a single vehicle vs a light pole. A front seat passenger in the vehicle was found to be in cardiac arrest and CPR efforts were immediately started. Three additional patients were also transported to area hospitals by A-17 (Five Points) and C-14 (Cranston Heights) along with New Castle County Paramedics. Despite efforts by those on scene, the front seat passenger was pronounced shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Firefighter Graduates Fire Academy

Thursday, May 27, 2021
On Thursday May 27th 2021, Probationary Firefighter Joseph Smith graduated from the New Castle County Firefighter Academy Recruit Class 7. Joseph showed his pride and dedication by not only attending the Academy, but by continuing to push forward and attend all classes after suffering a fractured ankle during one of hands on training days. Joseph will now move on to complete his written and practical testing within the company to become an interior firefighter. Joseph’s family and several members were in attendance to watch him graduate. Congratulations Joseph Smith III, we’re all proud of you!

Talleyville Train Derailment

Monday, May 17, 2021
This evening Engine 16 responded to assist Station 25 (Talleyville) with a train derailment off Montchanin Rd. Units found 5 train cars overturned and off the track. No hazards were present and the scene was quickly scaled back.


William E. Thomas

Monday, May 3, 2021
The Officers and Members of the Elsmere Fire Company are saddened to announce the passing of Assistant Treasurer William E. Thomas. William, affectionately known to family and friends as "Wet" was a life member of both the Elsmere and Minquas Fire Companies. William actively served the Elsmere Fire Company for 40 years, and was also our Assistant Treasurer for the past 30 years. William began his career of public service as a dispatcher for the Delaware State Police, and then graduated from the police academy in 1978 as a Police Officer with the Elsmere Police Department. William was then later hired by the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department where he retired from, after 31 years of service. Information on funeral services will follow when released.


Laundromat Fire

Monday, March 15, 2021
This evening around 17:30hrs, Ladder 16 made the response as the first due special to assist Station 17 (Five Points) on a building fire. Crews arrived to find smoke showing, and found a dryer fire in the building. Fire was contained to the dryer.

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