By Chief Troy Hipsley
January 1, 2021

The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company has ushered in the new year in a big way! After many hours of training and laying out equipment, we have officially placed in service Engine 21. This is the culmination of a 5 year project that began in May of 2016. Engine 21 is a 2020 Seagrave (Capitol Cab) 1,500 GPM / 1,000 gallon tank engine. It is equipped with LED warning light package and all LED scene lighting.

We would like to thank the following companies who assisted with this project:
Seagrave Fire Apparatus- Dennis Warren
Shannon-Baum Signs (graphics)- Denise Baum
The Fire Store (equipment / hose) - Steve Rabine
First due Apparatus Solutions (equipment mounting)- Doug Insley
York Canvas and Coverings (hose bed cover)- Kyle Zirkle

As another point of interest, The New Market Volunteer Fire Company placed in service E-153 on the same day. E-153 is our former E-23 (1995 Seagrave) that New Market purchased and refurbished (including a color change)). Congratulations to them on this milestone.