The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1 is dedicated to protecting and preserving the lives, property, and environment of the citizens and visitors of the communities to which we serve. We will achieve this by providing the highest levels of fire suppression, rescue services, and emergency medical care through continual training, public education, and emergency response.
The members of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company elected their officers for 2014. Congratulations to the elected officers!
President - Robert R. Rill First Vice President - Leon Fleming Second Vice President - Herb Raver Treasurer - Dennis Rhoten Assistant Treasurer - Wesley Martin Recording Secretary - Gary F. Wheeler Assistant Recording Secretary - Mark Bilger Financial Secretary - Dave Brown Assistant ... (Full Story & Photos)
More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves, and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.
Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Wednesday November 13th at 3:49 PM, Station 2, Medic 49, and Rescue Squad 4 were dispatched for a “vehicle collision with rescue for two cars that hit head-on with one now off the road into a tree”. The dispatch information identified the incident location at the Route 30 Bypass and Route 482 interchange but the actual location was about 1.5 miles west along Hampstead Mexico Road (Route 482). ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Sunday, November 10th, seventeen Fire Company members participated in live burn training at the Burn Trailer located in the County’s Northern Landfill complex. The primary purpose was to conduct training on hose advancement and fire attack. Some members also practiced aerial ladder operations and drafting from an underground water storage tank. It was a good day and everyone learned something.... (Full Story & Photos)
After members returned to the firehouse after a live burn training in the morning, fire suppression units from Hampstead were alerted to assist with a large woods fire in Baltimore County. Brush 25 and Engine/Tanker 24 responded to the 2400 block of Bulls Saw Mill Road in Freeland, Maryland (Box 60-6). Due to the isolated location of the fire, it took extra effort to find access to the scene. Units ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday, November 1, 2013, our Past Fire Chief and Life Member of 47 years Raymond “Fuzz” Rill, Jr., 64, who passed on Monday, October 28, 2013, was laid to rest in Shiloh United Methodist Cemetery in Hampstead.
The funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Denise Millett, began at Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead. Fuzz’s flag draped casket was loaded aboard Engine 23 and led a procession of fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of our Past Fire Chief and Life Member of 47 years Raymond “Fuzz” Rill, Jr. who passed on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the young age of 64. Fuzz was Fire Chief in 1986, 1987, and 1996 through 1999. Fuzz was also the fire company's first junior advisor, where he single-handedly help mold young men and women into great EMT's and Firefighters.
Approximately 2:40 PM, Truck 2 was alerted as the second Truck for the building fire in a laundromat on Wimert Avenue in Westminster. The first arriving units found heavy smoke and fire showing from a single story apartment building. The Truck's five crew members assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.