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Hereford Volunteer Fire Company
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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
We will do the rest or contact
Put inside Double Doors
near the Hose Tower
1/2 FIREHOUSE GAME DAY
Sunday December 20th
10 am till 2 pm
By the Dozen or Platter
more details to follow
Breakfast With Santa CANCELLED
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
Winter & Spring Weddings and Family Parties.
Talk to our Facility Management Team
today about available dates.
Ron or Sue 410-357-5183
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
If your driveway looks like this, then you need to take advantage of the beautiful weekend ahead and do some tree trimming!! Restricted access to your property only slows down emergency response. You should have a clear opening of at least 10 FEET WIDE x 12 FEET HIGH. We can only serve and protect you, if we can get to you…..
Is Comming to Your Road
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Now is the time
to have your chimney cleaned
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Baltimore County Department of Aging
will being airing five BCDA fitness videos
Monday, November 30th on Comcast channel 25 each day, Monday through Friday, starting at 8:25 a.m.
The schedule will be as follows:
Monday - Chair Yoga
Tuesday - Power Up Cardio
Wednesday - Strength Training
Thursday - Tai Chi
Friday – Zumba
Please Join In
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Think What Has Change in 100 Years
The Hereford Volunteer Fire Company is looking forward to June 2024 when we will celebrate our 100th year of service to the community. We have appointed a Centennial committee, chaired by Past Chief Phil Kearney, to see if we can locate old memorable that has been tucked away in a drawer or box in someone’s home or garage. We are looking for old letters, books, badges, or photos that you may have. If you locate any items and you would like to donate to us or just loan them, we would greatly appreciate it. Should you find anything, please contact Chief Kearney at 410-207-1745. Items will be displayed in our curio cabinet in our conference room.
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
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
(Fire Apparatus Driver Operator)
(L) Chief Ron Croft
(R) John W. McDowell
Chief Fred Stiffler
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!
Our members are moving forward, even during the pandemic. During the months of September and October we have had 16 members participating in programs at the University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute. Several classes taught the finer points of rescue techniques. Another program provided students with the skills necessary to operate the complex pump on a fire engine. We would not be able to provide this important training to our members without the support of several local businesses. We would like to thank these local businesses for their support:
John Browns Auto Parts Inc. 19529 Old York Rd. in White Hall, MD 21161
And of course, our gratitude goes out to the Instructors and Staff at the University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute and
. Thanks for allowing us this opportunity to increase our knowledge and provide us the skills to better serve our community.
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!
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
March 3, 1982
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If you are having a
DO NOT COME TO US
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What a Great GIFT
On Sale NOW
Historic Hereford Blanket Throw
If We Can Not Find You
We Can Not Help You
Reflective Address Markers
1- High visibility day or night
2- Reflective material on both sides
3- Fade resistant lasts for ever
4- Predrilled holes for mounting
5- 6” x 18” Green Reflective
Bill Hughes 410-357-5570
for more information or to purchase a sign
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