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Mon. Apr 6th 2015
First Hose Does Engine Transfers.....

Monday, April 6, 2015 was a busy day for several of the county's volunteer stations.  Volunteers from the Mt. A...

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Sun. Mar 15th 2015
Apartment Fire on E. Franklin Street

First Hose (Engine 1) was alerted at 18:54 hrs. along with other HFD units for an apartment fire on Box 1-3-1 located at 30 E...

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Sat. Mar 14th 2015
Alarm Bells turns into smoke in the building...

Saturday, March 14, 2015 while Engine 1 was staged in the Public Square to assist with traffic for the St. Patrick's Day ...

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FIRST HAGERSTOWN HOSE COMPANY

Serving the City of Hagerstown for 200 Years 


"Semper Paratus"

Semper Paratus is latin for "Always Ready" or "Always Prepared".  It is the motto of this organization and many others around the world, most famously the United States Coast Guard, parts of the United States Air Force, the Windsor Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces and the British Parachute Regiment of the British Army

** ATTENTION ALL EMT'S & EMR'S **

The Washington County Narcotics Task Force and the Hagerstown Police Department are warning residents of a synthetic drug known as "SPICE" which has been linked to more than 15 young people in our area suffering an overdose.

All EMT's and EMR's are urged to look for the symptoms of this drug that include agitation, difficulty breathing and nausea.  In two (2) of the mentioned cases the patients needed to be placed on ventilators.

This "DRUG" comes in various packaging, such as in the image below:

"SPICE" is a mixture of herbs that are sprayed with a synthetic compound that is designed similar to "THC", the active ingredient in Marijuana.  "SPICE" is especially dangerous because the ingredients vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even differ from batch to batch.  It is almost impossible to predict the body's reaction to the drug.

"IF LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT ON THE SCENE, REQUEST THEM IMMEDIATELY"

 

** NEW HYDRANTS PLACED IN SERVICE **
 
 
Four (4) new hydrants have been placed in service.  The first set of hydrants are located at:
 
Hydrant #1:  18221 College Road
Hydrant #2:  College Road, 300 feet West of Cobblestone Road
 
These hydrants are located in Funkstown's first-due area off of Sharpsburg Pike.  
Box Alarm 10-15 for this area runs as follows:
First-due engine company - Company 10 (Funkstown)
Second-due engine company - Engine #5 (South Hagerstown)
Third-due engine company - Engine #1 (First Hose)
Fourth-due engine company - Company #26 (Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway)
 
The third hydrant is located at:
 
Hydrant #3:  2036 Day Road (Islamic Society of Western Maryland)
 
This hydrant is located in Funkstown's first-due area off the Dual Highway at Hebb Road.
Box Alarm 10-5 for this area runs as follows:
First-due engine company - Company 10 (Funkstown)
Second-due engine company - Engine #3 (Independent Juniors)
Third-due engine company - Engine #1 (First Hose)
Fourth-due engine company - Company 16 (Mt. Aetna)
 
The fourth hydrant is located at:
 
Hydrant #4:  2049 Day Road 
 
This hydrant is located within the city limits
Box Alarm 5-5-1 for this area runs as follows:
First-due engine company - Engine #3 (Independent Juniors)
Second-due engine company - Company 10 (Funkstown)
Third-due engine company - Engine #1 (First Hose)
Fourth-due engine company - Engine #4 (Western Enterprise)
 
ALL PERSONNEL ARE URGED TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THESE HYDRANTS IN CASE WE ARE TO ESTABLISH A WATER 
SUPPLY FOR INCIDENTS IN THIS AREA.
 
 
**Working House Fire on Yorkshire Drive**
 
 
Engine 1 (First Hose) was alerted along with other Hagerstown Fire Department units to 352 Yorkshire Road on Box Alarm 3-5-8 for a reported house fire at approximately 8:55 pm.  Engine 4 (Western Enterprise) arrived first and reported smoke showing from the structure.  Battalion Chief 2 (Cleck) arrived seconds later and established command and requested the "Safety Assignment" dispatch.
 
Truck 1 (Pioneers) upon their arrival began ventilation operations while Engine 1 established water supply for Engine 4.  At 9:09 pm command advised the fire was knocked down and crews were checking for extensions.
 
At 9:51 pm command requested assistance from the Hagerstown chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the occupants displaced by the fire.
 
Fire department operations were completed by 11:08 pm, command was terminated and units returned to service.
 
 
** Dangerous Building Update **
 
During an inspection by the Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office this week, it was found that a partial building collapse has occurred at the Delta Building located at 66 W. Washington St.
 
The collapse has occurred on side "C" of the building.  The building is currently vacant and will be a "NO ENTRY" building if a fire or any other emergency occurs inside.
 
The building is being held up by a 2 x 6 and a cast iron vent pipe.  There are also multiple trees growing out of the building.  
 
 

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     PHOTOS WANTED!

We are preparing for our 200th Anniversary and we want your pics! 

Please contact us if you have photos we can use!

Contact us:

William C. King at (301) 992-6664 or wking@engineone.org 

The First Hagerstown Hose Company is always recruiting individuals interested in becoming volunteer firefighters or active members to assist us with administrative and fundraising activities within our company.

Click Here For More Information On Volunteering!

 



01- First Hose Officers

Administrative Officers:

President:  Bryan Stallings

Vice President:  Dave Stevens

Vice President:  Tiffany Long

Secretary:  Raymond Lushbaugh

Treasurer:  Christa Stallings

Chaplain:  Harry Hawbaker

Standing Committee:

John Miller - Co-Chairman

Blaine Snyder

Gerald Saum

Richard Stallings - Co-Chairman

Leno Parham

Suppression Officers:

Captain:  Warren Royce

Lieutenant:  William King

Lieutenant:  Steven Jacobs

Sergeant:  Johnathan Sines

Sergeant:  Charles Reger

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2015 Call Volume
 FIREPICEMSTOTAL
Jan4351866
Feb6542594
Mar2881652
Apr2931749
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Total1652076261

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Contact Information
The First Hose Company of Hagerstown
P.O. Box 4958
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Non-Emergency: 301-733-3339
Emergency: 911
Fax: 301-733-3154
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