The Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) stands as a commendable symbol of community dedication and firefighting excellence. Nestled in the heart of Huntingtown, a vibrant town known for its strong sense of unity and support, the HVFD has been serving the local residents for several decades. With an unwavering commitment to safeguarding lives and property, the department has earned the respect and trust of the community it serves.
The origins of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department trace back to its establishment in 1972. Since its inception, the department has flourished, evolving from a small group of determined volunteers into a highly skilled and well-equipped firefighting force. Throughout the years, the HVFD has constantly adapted and grown, keeping pace with the changing needs and advancements in firefighting techniques and technology.
At the heart of the HVFD’s success lies its dedicated team of volunteers. Comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds, these brave men and women selflessly devote their time and energy to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Through rigorous training and continuous professional development, the firefighters of HVFD demonstrate their unwavering commitment to excellence in emergency response.
The HVFD takes pride in its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment, which enable its personnel to effectively combat fires, perform rescues, and provide emergency medical services. The department’s fleet of modern firefighting apparatus stands ready to respond swiftly to any call for help, equipped with the latest technology to mitigate risks and protect lives.
Beyond its firefighting responsibilities, the HVFD actively engages with the community through various outreach programs. By organizing fire safety workshops, participating in local events, and fostering educational initiatives, the department strives to enhance public awareness and preparedness. The Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department embodies the spirit of volunteerism, compassion, and service, making it an integral part of the fabric of the Huntingtown community.
As the HVFD looks to the future, it remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting lives, property, and the environment. With an unwavering dedication to service and a passionate team of volunteers, the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department continues to serve as a beacon of safety, resilience, and community strength.
To provide high-quality emergency services by dedicated volunteers.
To be the leader in providing emergency services and community engagement.
We are dedicated to:
- Selfless and compassionate services to others.
- Reliability and professionalism
- Excellence in everything we do.
Our Humble Beginnings
For over five decades, the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) has been a pillar of protection and service in the Calvert County community. Situated approximately five miles north of Prince Frederick along the Route 2/4 corridor, Huntingtown had relied on neighboring fire departments for its fire protection needs until the early 1970s. However, a group of determined residents believed it was time for Huntingtown to have its own Fire/Rescue Department. In 1972, after months of planning and community support, the HVFD was officially formed with an initial group of 55-60 charter members. Led by their first Chief, Thomas Brady, and President, Donald Turner, the department quickly acquired a used ambulance and a 1962 Ford/American pumper. With a distinct yellow color for their apparatus, the HVFD steadily grew in both personnel and resources over the years, expanding their fleet and constructing a new station. Today, with Chief Timothy Clark and President Mike Hardesty at the helm, the HVFD continues its proud tradition of dedication and service, providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the Huntingtown area and its diverse communities.
2023 Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department
The HVFD is effectively managed by Chief Timmy Clark, who oversees operational activities, and President Mike Hardesty, responsible for administrative functions. Their unwavering commitment and diligent efforts in delivering exceptional emergency services to the community are readily apparent. Their leadership is reinforced by a team of equally zealous and devoted individuals who actively contribute to the realization of our organization’s mission and vision. Through their guidance, our dedicated volunteer members are provided with comprehensive support, ensuring their well-being, as well as the safety and welfare of the community they have vowed to safeguard.
Question, Comment, or Concern?
Have a question, comment or concern? Let us know about it. Please use the online form and a representative from our organization will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.