Serving our Community 110 years...
Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. (SHVFD) is located in a small town
by the same name on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Company was established in 1897 after a huge fire devastated much of the downtown area.
So in 2007 we celebrated One Hundred and Ten years of serving our community!
Snow Hill is a town of only about 2500 people, but our Fire/EMS area is one of the largest in the State including many more hundreds of families.
We respond to an average of a hundred and fifty fire calls and over eleven hundred ambulance calls a year.
Like many areas on the Shore, we are growing and so that will just continually rise.
The Company can have sixty-five active members on the roster and ten Cadets. We moved into a brand new facility in 2002
and already are pushing on it's walls. You can see pictures on this site. We also provide a full-time
ALS / EMS service to our community, fielding three ambulances with eight full time employees. Volunteers
also still provide much needed coverage in this respect as well.
SHVFD also has an active membership in regards to Retired and Life members and a very busy Ladies Auxillary.
We have recently put two new apparatus into service, an E-One front line engine and a three thousand gallon Pumper-Tanker, also
a new replacement Ambulance has just arrived.
And we have just added to our support vehicles with a new thirteen passenger van. Bringing the total to fifteen working vehicles in our
Company to protect our community. You can see our equipment here. We are thankful to have a supportive community
and attained some grant money which has helped, and add to that the normal Company fund-raisers
which enables a relatively small department to grow. You'll find info
on those fundraisers here as well.
Scrapbook number 1:
On this page you will find some of our old photos and history.
Here is a map showing the fire districts of Worcester County relative to one another.
Snow Hill's is in the bright yellow. You can add in half of Stockton and all of Girdletree to see our ALS coverage area.
Check out these old regulations from the founding of SHVFD...
Take a look also at these quotes for Ambulance prices from the 1970's...
They wouldn't even cover the fuel costs (one way) now !