FIRST HAGERSTOWN HOSE COMPANY
"THERE'S NOBODY BETTER IN THE CITY CENTER"
Garage Fire on Brookside Terrace
Monday, October 22, 2018 significant damage was caused to a garage at 209 Brookside Terrace off Mealey Parkway in the city's North End. First arriving HFD units encountered heavy fire in the garage which was able to be knocked down in about 20 minutes.
Although there was minimal damage to the main part of the house, the American Red Cross was called to assist the residents.
Units operating on Box Alarm 3-2-3-1 were Engine 2 and Special Unit 3-2 (Antietam), Engine 3 (Juniors), Engine 1 (First Hose), Engine 5 (South Hagerstown), Engine and Truck 4 (Western Enterprise), Truck 1 (Pioneers), Engine 27-1 (Long Meadow), Engine 10-1 and Rescue Squad 10 (Funkstown), Ambulance 75-1 and Medic 75-9 (Community Rescue), Rescue Squad 20 (DES Special Operations), Air Unit 25-2 (Wash. Cnty. Air Unit), Safety Officer 101 and 202 (WCVFRA), Rehab 2-5-5 and Chief 2-5-5 (Wash. Cnty. Rehab) and Car 304, Battalion Captain 32 (Stoops), FD1 (Lohr / Chief of Department) and FM1 (DeHaven).
"Oldest Active Firehouse in the State"
Maryland is home to many historic fire companies, some of which date as far back as the early nineteenth century. Most old firehouses now serve as other multi-purpose uses, but in old cities like Hagerstown, there are still a fair amount of older ones that are still actively operated by the fire department.
Many of them share a rich heritage. Fire historian and intern with Preservation Maryland, Kurt Waters, has documented some of the state’s oldest and most unique firehouses that are still standing today.
The Hagerstown Firehouse of the First Hagerstown Hose Company, located on S. Potomac Street just south of Washington Street, is the oldest active firehouse in the entire State of Maryland.
The building was constructed in 1881 of a unique Italianate architecture. Today this firehouse is home to Hagerstown Engine Co. 1 which houses Engine #1 and Reserve Engine #1 as well as the Museum of Firefighting History!
We are constantly looking for photos that we can historically archive for our department.
Please contact us if you have photos we can use!
William C. King at (301) 992-6664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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2019 - 2020 OFFICERS
President: Dave Stevens
1st Vice President: Pam Stevens
2nd Vice President: Heather Myers
Secretary: Raymond Lushbaugh
Asst. Secretary: Patty Lushbaugh
Treasurer: Gerry Saum
Chaplain: HarrDonna Smithy Hawbaker
John Miller - Chairman
Woodrow Allan Carmack
Captain: Ernie Girardin.
1st Lieutenant: Ernest Girardin
2nd Lieutenant: Steve Jacobs
Public Information Officers
Dave Stevens & Ray Lushbaugh