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 7:40 PM, Station 2 and Rescue Squad 4 was alerted for a vehicle collision with rollover with person trapped on Route 482. When Lieutenant 13-5, who was passing by, reported that the single occupant of the single vehicle had self-extricated, the rescue box was put in service. Medic 29 transported the patient priority 2 to Sinai Trauma Center.... (Full Story & Photos)
On Wednesday, June 24th, a little after 4 PM, Hampstead was alerted for a vehicle collision on Route 482. Medic 28 and Engine Tanker 24 responded and arrived on scene to find a pick-up truck on its side after colliding with a power line pole. The driver had self-extricated himself from the vehicle and was quickly transported to the hospital with only minor injuries. Power lines making contact with ... (Full Story & Photos)
Sunday afternoon, Hampstead was alerted for mutual aid into Baltimore County's 43 district (Arcadia) for a dwelling fire with reports of an occupant trapped inside. Engine Tanker 24 and Truck 2 quickly responded. Immediately after turning onto Main Street, a large column of black smoke was visible in the distance. Hampstead's Engine Tanker 24 was first to arrive on scene, with a single family dwelling ... (Full Story & Photos)
Saturday night's thunderstorm brought down many tree limbs and utility wires throughout town. Crews responded to multiple locations for wires down. Engine Tanker 24 responded to reports of live wires down on a vehicle with an occupant still inside. Crews arrived to find electric wires lying across the top of an occupied pick-up truck. A perimeter was established and the driver remained inside the ... (Full Story & Photos)
In the early hours of Monday morning, a box alarm was dispatched for the house fire on Louisville Road in Gamber. Units arrived on scene to find a working house fire with fire showing. The tanker task force was requested along with additional manpower to the scene. Crews worked through the morning to extinguish and overhaul the fire.... (Full Story & Photos)
The Hampstead Junior Fire Company participated in the Junior Day activities at New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company. Junior Day is a yearly get-together organized by the Carroll County Volunteer emergency Services Association (CCVESA) for the juniors of the fourteen county fire companies to train together and then compete against each other. The first half of the day was reserved for the training ... (Full Story & Photos)
State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci encourages all Marylanders to be mindful of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, and potentially toxic gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of liquid fuels, solid fuels, or natural gases. The recent incident involving the deaths of eight family members in Princess ... (Full Story & Photos)
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