Recent Calls
Wed. Jul 22nd 2015
Tractor/baler fire brings out Co. 2, Farmville VFD, and Darlington Heights VFD

Co. 2 dispatched to a tractor/bailer fire July 22 @ 15:30.  Thanks to Virginia Dept of Forestry personnel, Farmville FD,...

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Tue. Jul 30th 2013
Bomb Threat at Prince Edward County Courthouse

On July 30th, 2013, Farmville Communications received a call that there was a bomb in Prince Edward County Courthouse, and ga...

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Mon. Jul 29th 2013
Motor Vehicle Crash at Kingsville Road and Abilene Road

On July 29th 2013 at approximately 2:20am, Hampden-Sydney Fire was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash with no in...

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Wed. Feb 15th 2017
Burn Law in Effect

Notification from the Virginia Department of Forestry

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Wed. Oct 5th 2016
Upcoming Firefighter Training in Prince Edward County

Firefighter I is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 and will run until Feb. 2017.  Please check the files section on the left fo...

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Wed. Jul 23rd 2014
Recruitment!

Hampden-Sydney Fire and EMS are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in joining our department, please fill out an on...

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Wed. Feb 15th 2017
Notification from the Virginia Department of Forestry
Wed. Oct 5th 2016
Firefighter I is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 and will run until Feb. 2017.  Please check the files section on the left for the complete schedule.
Wed. Jul 23rd 2014
Hampden-Sydney Fire and EMS are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in joining our department, please fill out an online application or see one of our members for information. We do fire suppression, as well as Emergency Medical Non-Transport care. So if you are a resident in or near o...
Sun. Sep 9th 2012
On September 9th, 2012, five members of Hampden-Sydney Fire participated in the 2012 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Suntrust Building in Richmond, Virginia. 1st Lieutenant Justin Gordon, 2nd Lieutenant Danny Cooper, Firefighter Chris Pedraja, Firefighter Thomas Van Clief and Firefighter Thomas Kur...
Sat. Jul 28th 2012
A couple weeks ago, 2nd Lieutenant D. Cooper was approached by one of the instructors at Battleground Martial Arts and Leadership Academy, Noel Malave, inquiring about bringing their students to the station for a tour of the station, as well as a fire safety demonstration. Without hesitation, he agr...
Thu. May 24th 2012
On our May Business Meeting, we welcomed 3 new Full Members to our department. Thomas Van Clief, RJ Draper and Colman Packard completed the 3 month Probationary period and passed the final exam to become full members of our department. Congradulate them when you see them!
Wed. Feb 15th 2012
Just a public Service Announcement. Burn ban is in effect from today February 15th, 2012 to April 30th, 2012. No burning of anything un-contained before 4pm. Examples in our area would be leaves, trash, brush, anything not in an approved burn system. Thank you and Be Safe. Danny Cooper 3rd Lie...
Tue. Dec 6th 2011
On December 6th, 2011, the membership of Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department voted unanimously to accept 6 new members to the department. Hunter Coats, Andrew Watters, Tom Kurtzweil, David Roberts, Scott Murr and Nik Kasper participated in, and successfully passed the HSVFD Rookie School. Of th...
Sat. Oct 29th 2011
Occasionally on Hampden-Sydney Fire, we are requested for things out of the usual scope of practice for a fire department. On October 29th, 2011, We were requested to standby to control demolition of a single story residential structure. The owner of the structure contacted us ahead of time to reque...
Sat. Oct 8th 2011
Fire Prevention Week is upon us! Take the time this week to review your escape plans with your household. A few minutes of discussing pre-planning could be the difference in the case of an emergency. If you dont have an emergency plan in place, now is the time to create one. Also, Fire Prevention We...
Tue. Oct 4th 2011
On Tuesday, October 4th, Capt. Gutermuth, Lt. Bishop, and FF Pedraja traveled to Crenshaw Corp. to take delivery of the replacement for EMS 2-9 following its upfitting. This week, when it is placed in service, the unit will assume the call sign of EMS 2-9 and will continue to serve the same duty ...
Sun. Sep 11th 2011
The Past and the Present came together today in Richmond, VA as current and former members of H-SVFD met up for the Richmond 9/11 memorial stair climb. The group climbed the Suntrust building in downtown Richmond, VA to honor the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters on 9/11. In full gear and carrying the na...
Wed. Jul 13th 2011
On July 13, 2011, Capt. Savarese and former member Taylor Jones traveled to Gaithersburg, MD, to accept delivery of a 2011 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 PPV from Criswell Chevrolet. This vehicle will serve as a badly needed replacement for EMS 2-9, which is over 22 years old. Many thanks to Frank Brewer of Cris...
Tue. Jul 12th 2011
HSVFD will be sending a crew to Gaithersburg, MD this week to pick up the replacement for EMS 2-9. The vehicle will be delivered to a shop for up-fitting and we hope to have the vehicle in service during the month of August. Check back for pictures of the vehicle and updates in the up-fitting proces...
Fri. Mar 25th 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011, HSVFD will be conducting LZ safety training with LifeEvac at Hampden-Sydney College. All Fire & Rescue personnel are encouraged to attend. The class will be held at 2 PM, contact members or website admin for additional details.
Fri. Mar 25th 2011
The Operations Line following the 2011 elections is as follows: Chief: Ralph Crawley Assistant Chief: Warner Winbourne Captain: Joseph Savarese 1st Lieutenant: ---------- 2nd Lieutenant: Todd Pugh 3rd Lieutenant: Justin Gordon EMS Captain: Kevin Gutermuth EMS Lt.: John Bishop    ...
Thu. Dec 2nd 2010
Engine 2-2 is back in service, was placed in service at 14:30 and has already begun receiving calls for service.
Wed. Dec 1st 2010
After a long wait, Engine 2-2 is schedule to be returned to Company 2, tomorrow, Thursday, December 2, 2010!
Wed. Nov 10th 2010
Engine 2-2 has been out of service for body work for about two weeks. The Engine was involved in an MVC, after parking at a scene, during the summer. We expect to have it back in service in the coming weeks.
Tue. Nov 2nd 2010
Tonight, The HSVFD voted to remove the Member at Large Position and to create a Vice President position. The Vice President now handles some of the duties formerly held by the Secretary. The Vice President is also a voting member of HSVFD's board of directors. Gray Gilchrist was unanimously elect...
Fri. Sep 10th 2010
Congratulations our newest Line officers. 2nd Lt. Todd Pugh 3rd Lt. Joseph Savarese   Congratulations to our new members that were accepted as probationary and participating members on Tuesday. Probationary:              &nb...
Mon. Sep 6th 2010
If you have interest in joining HSVFD, come by the station Tuesday, September 6, at 6:15 PM for a 6:30 PM Business meeting. This is the last opportunity to join as a probationary member until January. Applications can be completed at the station.
Wed. May 12th 2010
We are currently attempting to decide which picture to use for the top of our website, please voice your opinion on the visitor poll on the side of the page! Below are the picture candidates.
Sun. May 9th 2010
Congratulations and Good Luck to the H-SC Class of 2010 Firefighters who have recently graduated from Hampden-Sydney College! - Capt. Jacob Newton - 1st Lt. Scott St. Clair - 2nd Lt. Ian Poole - Garrett NeSmith - Kent Wydner - Drew Walker - Scott Anderson - Taylor Jones - Street Jones ...
Tue. May 4th 2010
The Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking new members. Please fill out an application on our website. New members are accepted in either the probationary or participating status in the February, May, and September Departmental Business meetings which occur on the first tu...
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