|FIRE COMPANY TO REPLACE ENGINE 23|
|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.
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
The Board of Managers, Officers, and the membership of the fire company thank you for your generous contribution and support.