Fire Company & Community Events & Information

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company
DOES NOT SOLICIT BY Phone or Door to Door

 It is ESTIMATED that
Of the Nation’s Firefighters are
Think What This Saves Us in


Since 3/1/2020

100% Volunteer

100% Of The Time

Hereford Vol. Fire  Co. &

Baltimore join together to raise money for Fire Co.

Don't just stand there - Become a Member
Firefighters, Administrative and Fundraisers Needed

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Paul Harvey

What is a Fireman?

What We Do Best

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Move Over Law

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Looking Back  to 1947

1924 - 2020

Celebrating  96    Years of Service to the Community

Used Cell Phones

needed for Soldiers.

Drop off your old cell phones at the

Fire Station.
We will do the rest or contact
Ron Campion


Fire Call from the Past
August 28, 1956
Newspaper Article


Do Not

Get Sung

Fund Raising

Food Truck Night

Wed., October 14, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Several Food Trucks to Choose From

2nd Wednesday May to October

Located in Front of Summit Manor

Behind Hereford Fire Station

510 Monkton Road, Hereford

Mexican on the Run, Baltimore Crab Cake Co., and Fili’s. 

Lots of Parking Bdhind Fire Station

Pit Beef

Saturday, October 17th

9 am to 3 pm

or untill sole out

Breakfast Sandwich

Lunch Sandwich

Comb with Fries & Soda

Located in Front of

Hereford Fire Station

 Hereford Volunteer Fire Company 

CPR Training

Call Ron 410-343-1119


Food Truck Night


October 14th

2ND Wednesday 

May to October

4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Guess What !

Pit Beef

is coming back

October 17th

9 am to 3 pm

Or untill sole out

3rd Saturday

May to SOctober


Hereford Fall Festival

October 17th & 18th

Vendors Wanted

Call Sue 410-357-5183

Need A
Banquet Facility or
Conference Center

Take few minutes and talk to us.

We think we have what you are looking for.

Accepting Booking for 2020 & 2021

It is never too early to start planning for a venue for

Fall & Winter  Weddings and Family Parties.

Talk to our Facility Management Team

today about available dates.

Ron or Sue 410-357-5183


Amazonsmile 0.5% of your purchase

will be donated to the Fire Co.

Temporally Down

We are currently having problems with our PayPal account.

If you would like to make a donation please mail it to:

Hereford Vol. Fire Co.

510 Monkton Road

Monkton, MD 21111

We Are Open Again

Pit Beef

CPR Training

Station Tours

Food Truck Night

Kids Birthday Party

Summit Manor Rental

Special Notice

Hereford Fall Festival

Everyone  has been hit hard this year due to the COVID 19. The Hereford Volunteer Fire Company is also feeling the effects.  As a volunteer fire company, we depend on our fundraisers and donations to be able to purchase whatever equipment we need, along with running the daily operations of the company.

We had to cancel our 21st Annual Herford Fall Festival due to the concerns and safety of our vendors, community and our fire company members.  The festival is one of our largest fundraising projects for the fire company.  If you would like to help us make up some of our loss you can donate to:


Hereford Fall Festival

510 Monkton Road

Monkton, MD 21111


Top Responder


Chief Bollinger

38 Years

The company responded to 680 calls in 2019.

Our Top responder for 2019 was Chief Chuck Bollinger with 573 calls for the year.

Chuck responded to 84% of the calls.

Hall of Fame


Chief Thomas Ruhl

Inducted Into

Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

Hall of Fame 2020

Joined HVFD July 8, 1985

35 Years of Service

50 Years of Service   Award

Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

50 Years of Serive Award

Total of 167 Years of Service

FADO Mike Hoshall

62 Years

(Fire Apparatus Driver Operator)

(L) Chief Ron Croft 

55 Years

(R) John W. McDowell
President BCVFA

Chief Fred Stiffler

50 Years



A New Service

Hereford Volunteer Fire company starts new serviceH

Squad 442 is equipped with rescue tools that will now allow us to provide rescue services to our community. Previously, services were provided by surrounding fire companies who were equipped with these specialized tools. Fire companies from other counties, and even Pennsylvania, have responded to assist. While we cannot begin to express our gratitude to these companies, sometimes rescue services were simply too far. We will now be able to respond as quickly as possible to emergencies that require these services.

Our members have spent countless hours preparing for this new service. From trainings and meetings, to simply making themselves familiar with the new equipment, our members have dedicated themselves to building the knowledge needed to perform these rescue services.

We also could not have done this without the support and donations from our community. There are not enough words to express how grateful we are.

Again, thank you to our members, community, and surrounding fire companies!

A Little History

The Fire Siren

You may hear our sirens! The purpose of the sirens are to alert the Volunteer Fire Department members of an emergency. While we rely on other forms of communication such as pagers and cell phones, they have their short comings. Batteries die, pagers and cell phones are not on the person, text messaging and smart phone apps like Active 911 could be delayed, with some calls not coming through at all. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that there are at least 2 reliable means to alert firefighters. The siren gets the firefighters attention at any time.

It says to everyone, somebody needs help! When people in town hear the sirens, it tells them there’s an emergency going on somewhere and it helps with traffic. It warns citizens to be alert for volunteers responding to the firehouse and to watch out for fire trucks responding to an incident. When it’s your time of emergency, a siren reassures you that help is on the way!

The Bell


I am an American LaFrance Bell; I joined the Hereford Volunteer Fire Company in 1936 and served on the 1936 Dodge fire engine.  In 1954 I was transferred and did a tour of duty on the 1954 Mack pumper.  In 1971 I was reassigned and did my third tour on the 1971 International Oren pumper / tanker.  In 1986 after 50 years of distinguished service warning the citizens of Baltimore County of an emergency I was retired and given a place of honor in the fire station.

Memorial Garden & Bell Tower

On September 14, 2008 The Hereford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. and The Hereford Ladies Auxiliary dedicated a Memorial Flower Garden and Bell Tower to honor the memory of our deceased members. We encourage you to stop by and visit.

The Memorial Garden is locate along Firehouse Lane on the west side of the Summit Manor.

The bell came from the Hereford School on York Road just south of Hereford. Leroy Merryman installed the bell in the HVFC tower in 1927 or 19'28 and it was used to alert fire company members of an emergency.

2020 Installation Of

Officers & Awards


Newspaper Article

March 3, 1982

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Firefighters & Administrative

People Needed

If you are having a


CALL 911


We may not be here We could be on another call and you wasted time.

CALL 911



Peoples Bank,

Hereford Office,

211 Mt. Carmel Road, Hereford

makes a $500.00 doantion to the Hereford Fire Company.

Thank you Peoples Bank

President Ron Campion, Hereford Fire Co.

Michael Mistretta,

Assistant Vice President of Peoples Bank

A Big Thank You to

Ravens Roost 118

Raven Roost 118 donated $500.00 to

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company

at their annual meeting held at

Silver Mining Company.

Hereford Zone Business Association President Patrick McMullen presented a $4500 check to Hereford Volunteer Fire Company at HZBA annual Holiday Party at Summit Manor.

The money was raised by HZBA at the Hereford Fall Festival in October when they held their silent auction, and other activities throughout the year, to raise money to support community organizations.

HZBA President

Patrick McMullen

Hereford Fire Co.

President Ron Campion

Hereford Fire Co.

VP Sue Croft

Past Fire Chief Ron Croft, Hereford Fire Co.

Nicole Topper, President Ravens Roost 118

VP Sue Croft

Hereford Fire Co.








What a Great GIFT

On Sale NOW
Historic Hereford Blanket Throw

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