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John Allen
In the past, John has held the positions of Deputy Fire Chief, Rescue Captain, and Deputy Chief.

~~A Marine Corps Combat Engineer veteran, having served in both the Iraq & Afghanistan Campaigns. Chief Allen joined the Odessa Fire Company in 2013 as en EMT but later went on to obtain his fire training. Prior to becoming Fire Chief, John completed his Firefighter training at the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy in Texas where he graduated at the top of his class. John is also a former Airport Firefighter at the New Castle County Airport. In his free time John enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and training Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where he is a blue belt.

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Knox Box Program
In an emergency, firefighters must often gain access to your secure building or home in a timely manor. The KNOX-BOX is a system to provide the fire department access while eliminating damage.
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  • Wed Jan, 16 2019 @ 08:55
    Medical Emergency
  • Tue Jan, 15 2019 @ 21:31
    Fuel Spill
    Rte 301 South and Jamison Corner Rd Offramp
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    Alarms - Residential (Multiple)
    Villas At Willow Grove Mill Twnh
    180 Gillespie Ave
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    Fuel Spill
    240 Olivine Circle

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Odessa Fire Company
304 Main St.
P.O. Box 81
Odessa, DE 19730
302.378.8929 | 302.378.1300 (fax)

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