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2020 Responses
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Jan 32 114
Feb 51 94
Mar 44 90
Apr 36 69
Total 163 367

2019 Responses
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Jan 48 117
Feb 50 90
Mar 51 100
Apr 36 104
May 38 108
Jun 39 109
Jul 53 121
Aug 44 109
Sep 33 98
Oct 45 91
Nov 50 69
Dec 50 92
Total 537 1208

Past Responses
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2018 551 1390
2017 792 1454
2016 719 1397
2015 812 1410
2014 752 1288
2013 608 1251
2012 619 1366
2011 627 1250
2010 617 1296
2009 636 1169
2008 695 1192
2007 775 1175
2006 581 1084

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  • 05/26/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]14:42CT: UNCONSCIOUS PERSON ALS 4428 BLACK ROCK RD APT 1 BOX:0222 DUE:M49,U2 20007975 14:44
  • 05/26/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]13:43CT: TROUBLE BREATHING ALS 4225 NORTH WOODS TRL, MCDONALDS BOX:0217 DUE:BM855,FR2 20007972 13:45
  • 05/25/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]08:23CT: BRUSH FIRE 4723 BARBED CT BOX:0217 DUE:E23 20007905 08:25
  • 05/25/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]02:48CT: MUTUAL AID ALARM BC, 41-12 / 13022 OLD HANOVER RD X HANOVER PKE / COMM BF BOX:BC00 DUE:E134,A139,T2,RS9,U9-1,E91,ET44,ET24 20007900 03:00
  • 05/25/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]02:48CT: MUTUAL AID ALARM BC, 41-12 / 13022 OLD HANOVER RD X HANOVER PKE / COMM BF BOX:BC00 DUE:E134,M139,T2,RS9 20007900 02:49
  • 05/24/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]21:02CT: CHEST PAIN-ALS ALS 1513 AMALFI DR BOX:0205 DUE:M37,A49,FR2 20007893 21:03
  • 05/24/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]20:31CT: INJ PER/FALL-BLS BLS 1411 N MAIN ST, FAIRMOUNT APTS BOX:0208 DUE:M29,U2 20007892 20:39
  • 05/24/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]00:48CT: CARDIAC ARREST ALS 2607 SUSANANN DR BOX:0402 DUE:M49,U4,U2 20007853 00:55
  • 05/23/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]18:44CT: AUTOMATIC MED ALARM BLS 4422 BLACK ROCK RD APT 6 BOX:0222 DUE:BM855,FR2 20007831 18:45
  • 05/22/2020: [Sta 2 Fire]16:18CT: SERVICE CALL RT 30 BYPASS / RT 30 BYP SOUTH ROUNDABOUT BOX:0261 DUE:E23 20007778 16:20

Mission Statement

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.

2020 Carnival is Cancelled

Because the timeline is unknown for when the physical distancing requirement will be relaxed, and because it is impractical to sanitize the rides and games between different riders and participants, and with the health of the community in mind, the Board of Managers of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company has decided to cancel our annual Carnival in 2020.  (Our annual Parade is also cancelled in 2020 because of the governor’s executive orders.)

The Board and Fire Company realize that the community looks forward to our carnival each year.  The first carnival in Hampstead was held in the year 1899.  Since 1978 the carnival has been held each year at its present location on the firehouse grounds.  The carnival has become an annual tradition for both the Town of Hampstead and the Fire Company.

For several months, the Board had discussed and debated how we can still host the carnival.  The decision was delayed as long as possible with the hope that the COVID-19 situation would be resolved and the carnival could go on as usual.  But the Board could not delay any longer and had to finally make a decision because contractual deadlines with vendors were quickly approaching.  

We apologize for, and understand, any disappointment and inconvenience that this decision causes our community, our supporters, our members, and our vendors.

The Fire Company is working on other ways in which we can bring the community together while complying with the governor’s executive orders.  Announcements will be forthcoming.

The carnival is our largest and most profitable fundraising event of the year.  We still have the same daily operational expenses as well as the large additional expense of paying for a new replacement fire engine that will be delivered in the next few months.  We are also in the preliminary planning stages of replacing our current 45-year-old firehouse whose maintenance, upkeep, and repair costs are becoming more expensive each year.  

We are very grateful and appreciative for your generous donations.  We hope that you can still support us in any way you can during these difficult times.  

Rest assured that we are still trying to find ways for the firehouse to be the center of the community where people can come together for enjoyment.

Above all, the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company is fully staffed, ready, and has been and will continue to respond to emergencies in the community.

We thank you for your understanding, patience, and support.

The Officers and Members of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company and its Auxiliary

Firehouse (along with the Social Hall) is still closed to all visitors.

Click here for additional information.


Assistant Chief Troy Hipsley, February 13

FOR SALE –1995 Seagrave Engine 23 (Still in front line service)

Seagrave Sales Order # 78691
Features Include:

 Model TB 50 DA 6 person stainless steel cab / body
 Mileage: 61,654
 Engine Hours: 4,252
 Pump Hours: 615
 60 Series Detroit Diesel 475 H.P.
 Allison Automatic 5 Speed Transmission
 Waterous 1500 GPM Model CSU Pump
 1,000 gal. water tank
 7.5 KW Onan generator; 682 hours
 47,000 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Troy Hipsley, January 08

On 1/8/2020 Hampstead Truck 2 responded with 5 volunteers to assist units from Manchester VFD and Lineboro VFD with a single family chimney fire. Upon arrival units from Manchester VFD reported fire showing from the chimney of the structure. T-2 arrived on location and laddered the structure using the aerial. Truck 2's crew assumed the roof division and chained the chimney without success. Chimney ... (Full Story & Photos)


Fire Lieutenant J.J. Lynott, December 23

A Family Tradition

HVFC would like to congratulate two of our members EMS Captain Dave Ruby and Firefighter Austin Lowe who graduated from the Baltimore County Fire Department’s Academy Friday, December 20th

A family tradition, both of their families are very active at HVFC. We wish them a long and safe career!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Cole Milewski, December 18

As units were getting ready to start Santa’s tour around Hampstead for the night, crews were alerted for a vehicle collision with rescue on Route 482 near Gablehammer Road. Truck 2, Engine Tanker 24 , Medic 29 and Utility 2 responded immediately and arrived on scene to find one person trapped. Crews went to work extricating the patient and quickly freed the person from the vehicle. Hampstead units ... (Full Story & Photos)


Firefighter/EMT Isaac Yohn, November 24

At approximately 8:30 pm on November 23rd during the Lego & American Girl Doll Bingo, Hampstead VFC Truck 2 was alerted into Baltimore County for a reported house fire on Masemore Road in Parkton. Truck 2 responded immediately with a crew of 4. Hereford VFC was first on the scene and reported they had fire showing from the Delta side of the building. Baltimore County units started the working fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ashley Paulsen and Megan Wilhelm
Ashley Paulsen and Megan Wilhelm


President Richard Zaykoski, October 20

Ashley Paulsen obtained the title of Miss Fire Prevention Carroll County 2019-2020 and Megan Wilhelm was awarded Junior Miss Fire Prevention 1st Runner Up for Carroll County 2019-2020. Ashley and Megan, and all contestants, did a phenomenal job in today’s 2019-2020 CCVESA Fire Prevention contest. Congratulations Ashley and Megan!! The Fire Company is very proud of you and your accomplishments.... (Full Story & Photos)


Fire Lieutenant Troy Hipsley, October 02

At approx 3:20 pm on 10-2-19 an Engine from Hampstead VFC was alerted to respond with an Engine from the Upperco VFC for a reported field fire in the 19000 BLK of Grave Run Road. The caller stated that their field caught on fire. Engine Tanker 24 and Brush 25 responded initially. Engine Tanker 24 was first to arrive on scene and had a hay baler on fire with extension to the field and multiple bales ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Cole Milewski, September 18

Early in the evening, Hampstead VFC and surrounding companies were alerted for box alarm 2-8 for the building fire with rescue. Smoke could be seen from the station and passersby alerted station personnel of a potential rescue at the fire down the street. Chief 2-1 called working fire from the station and then Engine 23 and Truck 2 responded to the scene where a rescue was already initiated by Hampstead ... (Full Story & Photos)

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