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 officers and members of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company want to remind everyone that this weekend begins Daylight Saving Time. With the time change, it is also time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Roughly 2 out of 3 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working… DON’T be a statistic!!!
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has awarded the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company the BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grant. The $10,000 grant has helped us purchase two LIFEPAK® 15 Monitor/Defibrillators, one LIFEPAK® for each of our two medic units, Paramedic 28 and Paramedic 29. Our previous monitors/defibrillators, the LIFEPAK® 12 series, were over 10 years old and it was difficult ... (Full Story & Photos)
Our appreciation to BGE has been displayed on our electronic sign in front of the firehouse. Thank you BGE!
Tuesday night, the station was alerted for a dumpster fire next to the dwelling in Arcadia's area. Engine 23 responded and arrived to find a large roll-off dumpster fully involved about 10-15 feet from a house. Crews quickly knocked the fire and began overhauling the dumpster to prevent rekindle. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Box alarm 4-09 was alerted for a building fire on cape horn road. Units quickly arrived to find a very large garage/barn fully involved. The tanker task force was requested and water operations were established. Crews contained the fire using defensive operations utilizing Truck 2's ladder pipe. Crews remained on scene for many hours before returning to service.
A fire broke out at the Manchester Laundromat Sunday afternoon. Units arrived to find a clothes dryer on fire with heavy smoke conditions inside the store. The fire was quickly extinguished, overhauled, and the store was ventilated before units returned to service.... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Thursday morning, a box alarm was dispatched in Manchester for a barn fire off of route 27. Units arrived to find a fully involved barn. The tanker task force was requested due to lack of water as Engine Tanker 24 laid 1500 feet of supply line back the farm lane. Crews worked to extinguish the fire and remained on scene for several hours.... (Full Story & Photos)
Tuesday afternoon, rescue alarm 2-21 was alerted for a vehicle collision with rescue on Route 482. Units arrived to find one subject unconscious and another trapped. Truck 2 extricated the trapped patient while Engine 23 and Medic 28 handled the other.... (Full Story & Photos)
Saturday afternoon box alarm 4-03 was alerted for a house fire. Crews quickly responded and arrived to find a two story dwelling with smoke showing. The fire was found to be in the walls and attic surrounding the chimney. The fire was extinguished and overhauled before crews returned to service multiple hours later.