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.
Around 21:06 hrs station 2 was alerted for a vehicle collision with reported rollover in the area of Snydersburg Road and Albert Rill Road. Units called en route and were further advised the accident was near the entrance of Cascade Lake. Medic 29 arrived to find one car on its top with the occupant trapped inside. Fire suppression arrived and command was assumed by the Chief. The truck crew stabilized ... (Full Story & Photos)
On 02/06/2014 at approximately 9 AM Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company and Baltimore County Station 43 (Arcadia) were alerted for a vehicle collision in front of the 7-11 near the county line. Upon arrival Medic 29 and Engine/Tanker 24 found two vehicles off the roadway, both very close to striking houses. The crews from Engine/Tanker 24 and Truck 2 checked for leaking fluids from the vehicles, but ... (Full Story & Photos)
(Hampstead, Maryland) - On Thursday January 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region Headquarters located in Baltimore, Maryland, BG&E held a press conference to announce the recipients of their 2nd Annual Emergency Responder Safety Grant.
Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company (HVFC) was selected as one of the recipients to receive $10,000.00. The proceeds from the grant will ... (Full Story & Photos)
Mid Tuesday afternoon a Box alarm was dispatched for a dwelling fire on Carrollton Road in Reese's 9-13 box. Hampstead was due with all three pieces and quickly responded with the Truck and both Engines and Command Support. Units fought the snowy conditions, limited accessibility, and arrived to find fire on the side Charlie deck with extension into the house. The fire was extinguished and overhauled ... (Full Story & Photos)
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)
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