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Working house fire on Day Road...

At approximately 17:46 hrs.  Engine 1 was alerted on Box Alarm 10-5 for a working house fire at 2052 Day Road.  Eng...

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Apartment Building Fire with Entrapments....

At approximately 19:48 hrs. units transferred into the City from the Day Road fire were alerted to Box Alarm 3...

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 Transfer Crew to the "MOUNTAIN" A crew of five (5) personnel from the Hose Company transferred to Frankl...

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FIRST HAGERSTOWN HOSE COMPANY

THE  CITY'S  

BUSIEST  ENGINE  COMPANY 



Photo Courtesy of Kyd Dieterich, Retired Fire Chief, Hagerstown Fire Department

Home of the
"BLOODY REDS"

124th Maryland State Fireman's Convention

The Officers and Members of the First Hagerstown Hose Company would like to congratulate the Maryland State Fireman's Association on their 124th Annual Convention and Conference!

Captain Emeritus Blaine Snyder (above) proudly displayed the First Hagerstown Hose Company's Charter Member flag during the opening ceremonies. 

In 1893 during the 1st convention held in Frederick, MD on June 7 and 8th, the First Hagerstown Hose Company became a founding member of the Maryland State Fireman's Association and we remain actively involved with this organization today.  

"Times Remembered"

Spotlighted Event during the Month of June, 1947

"Tornado Strikes the City"

The early evening hours of 9 June 1947 spelled disaster for the City of Hagerstown and that disaster kept the fireman of the First Hagerstown Hose Company busy by answering calls for assistance from every part of the city.

The evening sky became a copper green color that turned instantly to black.  Hail the size of walnuts began to fall upon the city making those exposed to the elements run for cover.  Suddenly a funnel, swirling, yellowish cloud measuring two blocks wide dipped into the City Park.  In a matter of minutes it had uprooted century's old trees and brought havoc to the parks tailored landscape.

From City Park, the menacing funnel traveled a distance of ten blocks through the southeast section of the city.  Acting in a hit and skip pattern the tornado did major damage to the city's taller buildings, apartments and church steeples which fell in its path.

Especially hard hit was the city's East End, including the Washington County Hospital on East Antietam Street.  Nurses working on the fifth floor of the S. M. Bloom Memorial section; could feel the building sway.  As they rushed to close the windows, persons on the east side saw the roof lifted off the nurses. home and land a block away.

Arlington Apartments located on East Antietam Street received the greatest damage of any single structure as the roof and part of the third floor, were ripped completely off the building.

Hagerstown Firemen scrambled through the damaged areas of the city looking for signs of life, injured persons and hazardous conditions.  Shards of broken glass and debris were strewn everywhere along their routes.  Spectators lined the streets to witness the damage caused by the wrath of Mother Nature.

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 

Become a part of the brotherhood / sisterhood.

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

2016 OFFICERS OF F.H.H.C.

Administrative Officers

President:  Dave Stevens

Vice President:  Lisa Poole

Vice President:  Tiffany Long

Secretary:  Raymond Lushbaugh

Asst. Secretary: Patty Lushbaugh

Treasurer:  Kathy Bartles

Asst. Treasurer: Kevin Willis

Standing Committee

John Miller - Chairman

Blaine Snyder

Tara Wolfe

Allan Carmack

Freddie Johnson

Suppression Officers

Captain:  Warren Royce Jr.

Lieutenant:  William King

Lieutenant:  Randy Poole

Sergeant:  C.J. Rinehart

Sergeant:  Charles Reger

Public Information Officers:

Dave Stevens & Ray Lushbaugh

 

02- JOIN UP TODAY!
200TH ANNIVERSARY DVD

$20.00

DONATIONS WELCOME

 

CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE TO DONATE TO OUR CAUSE!

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2016 Call Volume
 FIREPICEMSTOTAL
Jan5052479
Feb4493790
Mar43112882
Apr5492588
May4674093
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Total23741154432

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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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