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.
Another chimney fire occurred Thursday afternoon in Manchester. Units were dispatched to Hanover Pike and quickly arrived to investigate. It was determined that minor extension into the walls occurred. Units worked to ensure the fire was completely extinguished and overhauled.
Box alarm 4-9 was dispatched for a house fire Thursday morning on Albert Rill Road. Units quickly responded and arrived to report a working fire originating from the chimney with extension into the house. Units from Manchester made a quick knock of the fire while Truck 2's crew carried out overhaul on the roof. The fire was stopped before any major spread into the home occurred. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Thursday 12/15 at approximately 2015hrs Station 2 was alerted for mutual aid in Baltimore County for a building fire on Gunpowder Rd. Truck 2 and Engine Tanker 24 quickly responded. While enroute to the scene dispatch advised the caller stated they have a chimney fire with reports of smoke filling the attic. When Truck 2 was approaching the scene they observed and notified incoming units of fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
Four HVFC members attended FROG: Fire Rescue Organizational Guidance developed by the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This course emphasizes working together to develop solutions to common leadership challenges through discussions and scenarios presented by the course facilitators. Class discussion revolved around real world challenges found ... (Full Story & Photos)
L to R: Jason Tyler Chief Westminster VFD; JJ Lynott Asst. Chief, Hampstead VFC; Nick Thompson Chief Hampstead VFC; Bridget Weishaar Gamber CVFC; Doug Hinkle Hampstead VFC; Charles Simpson Past President CCVESA; Kenny Ruby President Hampstead VFC. Photo credit Joe Chornock.
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure.
A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms ... (Full Story & Photos)
Elizabeth Hann, daughter of Assistant Financial Secretary Kevin Hann, has won the title of Carroll County Jr. Miss Fire Prevention at the county Fire Ambassador Contest today. The officers and members of HVFC congratulate Miss Hann for her accomplishment. We are very proud of you, Elizabeth.... (Full Story & Photos)
A member of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company recently had the opportunity to attend an advanced training course on crude oil shipments by railway at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, CO. The course was a 3 day training session dealing with all aspects of rail shipments containing crude oil. During the course, instructors provided a history of crude oil, the hazards ... (Full Story & Photos)
Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company is proud to announce a special edition, sequential numbered, challenge coin for sale to its members and the public. The coins will be on sale nightly at our annual carnival August 15th through August 20th. Please see the guidelines below:
HVFC Challenge Coin Purchase Guidelines:
The Hampstead VFC is offering a special edition, sequential numbered, challenge coin ... (Full Story & Photos)
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