Vigilant Hose Company

Community Events

04/18/2019 - 04/19/2019
Seafood Bonanza

04/19/2019
Auxiliary Bake Sale

04/27/2019
Wing Feed

05/04/2019
Fried Shrimp & Crab Legs Feed

05/18/2019
Spring Fling


2019 Fire and EMS Incidents
FIRE EMS
Jan 43 92
Feb 27 78
Mar 27 80
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Total 97 250

2018 Fire and EMS Incidents
FIRE 423 EMS 1182

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The support of the Greater Emmitsburg community and the entire national fire service has kept the Vigilant Hose Company strong since our founding in 1884.  We are proud to have volunteer purchased and owned apparatus, protective clothing and all the tools and equipment to serve you.  We are the principal Fire/Rescue service for the thousands of visitors and students to the National Fire Academy, Emergency Management Institute and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.  We are the proud home to Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary and the National Shrine Grotto Lady of Lourdes.  Please consider supporting our mission by donating to the Vigilant Hose Company.

  


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VHC Bids Farwell to E63

Secretary Tom Ward, March 27

Tuesday, March 26th members of the Vigilant Hose Company (VHC) said goodbye to our oldest engine "E63".

With thirty years of service to Emmitsburg and the surrounding communities the membership of VHC began the process of designing and building a replacement engine to retire the thirty year old Pierce Lance. The new "E61" has been completed in Appleton, WI at Pierce Manufacturing and will be delivered ... (Full Story & Photos)

VHC members with PMVFD volunteers for a final picture with E63.
VHC members with PMVFD volunteers for a final picture with E63.

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Secretary Tom Ward, March 22

On March 22nd at 0942hrs Rescue Box 6-20 was alerted for the Bus Accident on RT15 at Creamery Rd.

Vigilant Hose Company (VHC) along with mutual aid partners from Guardian Hose (FC10), Rocky Ridge (FC13) and Thurmont Ambulance (FC30) responded. A69 arrived to find a charter tour bus partially off the roadway into a water culvert, with a few of the occupants evacuating, along with a propane transport ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Spring Fling 2019

Secretary Tom Ward, March 17

Spring Fling 2019 is Two Months Away

The men and women of the Vigilant Hose Company (VHC) are eagerly counting down the days to the eleventh annual Spring Fling. The popular event will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the VHC Activities Building & Grounds (17701 Creamery Rd). The popular event is the largest single day fundraiser for the Vigilant Hose Company. Tickets are on sale for $60, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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E61 Update

Secretary Tom Ward, March 15

New Engine 61 nears completion.

Pierce Manufacturing & Atlantic Emergency Solutions are rapidly nearing the completion of Vigilant Hose Company's new Pierce Enforcer Pumper. This week the engine went under final testing and continued graphic work. VHC crews will travel to Appleton, WI next week for final inspection. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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March 1st Engine Update

Secretary Tom Ward, March 01

Engine 61 is rapidly nearing completion at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, WI.

This week the engine was making it's way thru testing and alignment. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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