Elsmere Fire Company

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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.

Elsmere & Cranston Heights

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Engine 16 was placed in service today by personnel from both Elsmere and Cranston Heights while units from the area operated in Chester County on multiple alarms.


Incidents During Snow Storm

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Colonial Heights House Fire

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

First Due House Fire

Friday, February 5, 2021

Crash Sends 4 to The Hospital

Thursday, February 4, 2021

House Fire w/ Possible Entrapment.

Saturday, September 12, 2020



Car Fire on Belmont Ave

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

MVC Vehicle VS Pole

Monday, July 6, 2020

Ladder Assist 21

Sunday, July 5, 2020

MVC Vehicle into Building

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Golf cart crashes into structure with one injured.

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