By Fire Lieutenant Troy Hipsley
June 12, 2019

On Monday evening at our monthly company meeting, the company approved the purchase of a new fire engine to replace E-23. Current Engine 23 is a 1995 Seagrave 1,000 gal. tank 1,500 gpm pump. It will be replaced with a 2019 Seagrave custom 'Capitol' pumper. The apparatus replacement committee has worked over a year and a half to design the new engine for Hampstead VFC's current and future needs.
Some of the features of the new engine will be:
-1000 gallon tank, 1500 gpm pump
- 8 kw generator
- stainless steel construction for crew safety
- low hose bed for safety and ergonomics
- low ladder rack for safety and ergonomics
- wider crew doors for easy entry & exit

Current Engine 23 will be listed for sale shortly to help offset some of the new engine cost. The new engine will cost close to $700,000 This cost will be paid for by fire company funds that are acquired through our fundraising efforts year round. No county tax dollars are provided for this purchase. The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1, commonly known as the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the fire company are tax-deductible
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The Board of Managers, Officers, and the membership of the fire company thank you for your generous contribution and support.