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2021 1,050 1,795 2,845
2020 997 1,655 2,652
2014 918 1,487 2,405
2013 975 1,775 2,475
2012 990 1,545 2,645
2011 912 1,489 2,401
2010 918 1,540 2,458
2009 947 1,653 2,600
2008 1,006 1,639 2,645
2007 1,010 1,465 2,475

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Signed on December 06, 2020 at 7:34 PM
Guest Name: Sylvain Family

Thank you for coming down our road tonight and surprising our kids with a visit from Santa. This was our first experience with this tradition and it was appreciated.

Signed on August 11, 2019 at 1:47 PM
Guest Name: Jason Adams
Rank/Title: 2nd Vice President
Web Address:

Thank you to the crew that came down to fill in for us yesterday while we are on the fire. We appreciate the help in getting our apparatus restored upon our return.

Signed on February 02, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Guest Name: Lisa
Rank/Title: N/A
Location: Hughesville

Early morning visit from the HVFDEMS for a possible gas leak and I'm so grateful. This 20F weather can wreak havoc on gas lines BUT I'm thankful that it wasn't anything major.
THANKS to the entire team of first responders. You all are awesome.

Signed on March 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM
Guest Name: Bruce
Web Address:

Good luck in your search for volunteers!
You guys are the best!!!

Signed on March 11, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Guest Name: Claire

Just about an hour ago, I was on my way home when my boyfriend got really sick and threw up. This fire station just happened to be the closest parking lot and a woman who worked here just happened to be in the parking lot. I'm sorry I didn't catch your name, but I just wanted to say thank you again for your help. We're from Prince Frederick so not even your community, nor an official call, but you lent cleaning supplies and checked on us all the same and it just makes all the difference sometimes to have a little help when things go wrong like that. So great work in the community and thank you!

Signed on December 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM
Guest Name: Paul Beckingham
Rank/Title: Retired Captain
Web Address:
Location: Toronto Canada

Enjoyed your site ...great links!
I'd like to take this time to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year....keep up the good work and be safe!
Please feel free to stop by and view my Fire and Ems art and designs and sign my new guestbook
Best Regards Paul

Signed on December 06, 2015 at 6:13 PM
Guest Name: Darlene Moody
Location: Hughesville

Thanks again for the Santa run, this is a wonderful thing you do. The stresses that you endure on a daily basis as firefighters and first responders would make it easy to just go home and relax. But this contribution to the community really makes me think you all must be the most giving and caring group of people.
I applaud your generosity and commitment to the community, thanks so much.

Signed on April 25, 2015 at 5:55 PM
Guest Name: Todd Tucker
Location: Littleton Colorado

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Jimmy "Iggy" Herbert. Iggy, you will be missed by so many, you did great things!! My heart and prayers out to the Herbert family and the Hughesville Vol Fire Department. RIP Iggy, We love you… The Tucker family

Signed on April 20, 2015 at 2:00 AM
Guest Name: Thomas Jenkins
Rank/Title: Firefighter / EMT
Location: Nanjemoy

My condolences to your department. Iggy was not only a member of the fire service he was a brother to many. He will be missed by all but never forgotten. I had the honor of spending 2 weeks with him in 1998 in Florida. He was a grate man and we all learned from him. Prayers to your department and his family.

Signed on June 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Guest Name: jason
Location: savannah ga

Great job guys and girls especially with the 8 year old kid. From one firefighter to another stay safe

Signed on January 05, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Guest Name: Susan Harrison
Location: Chesapeake, VA

I grew up in Hughesville and fondly remember many great things about the fire department. My grandfather, Clarence McDonagh was one of those instrumental in the beginnings of the HVFD. My grandfathers business, Hughesville Motors, was located right next to the firehouse and their home was next to that. Needless to say, I visited the firehouse many many many times. I even ran for the title of Miss Fire Prevention in the late 60's...didn't win but was honored just the same. Many uncles, cousins and brothers served the fire house throughout the years. We lived up on the hill beyond what was Bowling's Store and my Dad raised tobacco... My Mom worked at the locale bank. My Grandmother Harrison lived on the corner of Benedict Road and the tree that once stood in the front of her house was planted by my grandfather and was decorated each Christmas season and Santa would visit on the back of fire truck. I still have a picture of me sitting on his lap at that very site. Oh my, I've opened up a can of worms and the memories are just flooding out. Anyway, the Hughesville Fire Department taught me great respect for firemen and what they do. To this day I yell at motorists who don't yield to fire trucks...yes, it is deep seated, but I'm proud of my roots. I even remember helping to make sandwiches for many of the fire fighters who were called to serve when one of the Hughesville tobacco barns burned down...etc. etc. etc.

Signed on December 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Guest Name: Robert and Cris WHELAN.
Rank/Title: CDR Ret USN
Location: Hughesville

You guys are the greatest. Thanks for your sacrifices for all of us. We are proud of you!!

Signed on November 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Guest Name: Toni (Shumaker) Davis

Hey Guys! Sure do miss you all and I miss riding the ambulance! Thanks for the training your department provided! Special shout out to Antwan! Get in touch with me sometime on FB!

Signed on June 07, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Guest Name: Jeffrey Shaner
Rank/Title: Fire fighter
Location: Houtzdale Pennsylvania

I use to live there but moved to pennsylvania but my parents still live on brandywine rd and I am glade you guys are there if they ever have an emergency. The new rescue looks great. I would love to take a ride in it. Maybe one day when I come to visit my parents I could visit the station.

Signed on February 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Guest Name: Patrick Stanley JR
Rank/Title: Chief Engineer
Web Address:
Location: Lexington Park

I like to thank you again for assisting my familey in the time of need. I was Sitting just on the other side of the wall 5 seconds before the car breached the wall. I had my wife going crazy, 2 elderly peopleI was trying to make sure they were ok, a scared child as well as trying to tend to my mother in law who was the driver of the car. I was truly releved to see you arrive and did everthing that you could. Every one that was invoulved were as professional as you could possabley get. That you all for the carring and outstanding assistantance and help cover up the hole and being there when we needed you. It is truly nice to have an extended family. Thank You all once again.

Patrick Stanley JR

Signed on January 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Guest Name: Jerry Stein
Rank/Title: Assist. Chief, Shorewood Hills FD
Location: Madison, WI

We purchased a rear mount rescue pumper from Custom Fire a couple of years ago and like it extremely well. Minor adjustments, but nothing out of the ordinary. I have been following the construction of your unit on Custom's webpage. GREAT LOOKING UNIT!!

Only question I have, is how many personnel does it carry?

Our unit is on their website.

Signed on June 01, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Guest Name: Rob Pyle
Location: Southren Maryland

To all of those fathers. Have a safe and joyfull fathers day.

Have a good weekend.

Signed on March 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Guest Name: VFD Hamburg Alsterdorf
Web Address:
Location: Germany / Hamburg


it's a nice and informativ fire fighter website. We like the big US Fire Cars.
Comes always surely home!

Best regards from the VFD Hamburg - Germany,

FF Alsterdorf

Signed on October 02, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Guest Name: Brian Clements
Rank/Title: Fire Prevention Chairman
Web Address:
Location: Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department

On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank the two members of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department for bringing your fire engine to our open house today, October 2, 2011. Unfortunately the weather was rainy and cloudy. I appreciate your time and assistance today. I have had nothing but compliments from my members and the members of the community that did come out and support us for your support and showing. If there is anything that you would like us to do in return, please let me know. Once again thank you!

Brian Clements
Fire Prevention Chairman
Brandywine VFD

Signed on August 05, 2011 at 3:13 PM
Guest Name: Rob Pyle
Location: Southren Maryland

Hello I just wanted to say hello to Jimmy and Tony and hope to see them one day soon while im at work.

Goodluck and have an great weekend!

Signed on April 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM
Guest Name: Jason Day
Rank/Title: FireFighter
Location: Savannah,Ga

Nice looking website guys and girls keep up the good work and stay safe out there from you brother down south.

Signed on January 08, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Guest Name: Wendy
Location: Soouthern Maryland

Just wanted you all to know how grateful I am of all of you, your dedication, professionalism and saving acts of kindness. I was injured in an auto accident early Oct. 2010 and you saved a mother, daughter, sister and friend! I will never forget that night or the wonderful people who gathered around like angels. When I'm back on my feet and walking again, I will be sure to pay you a visit :) Sincerely, Survivor

Signed on December 25, 2010 at 8:10 AM
Guest Name: Brett Garner
Rank/Title: 2nd Lieutenant
Web Address:
Location: Dentsville, MD

Merry Christmas from Dentsville EMS!

Signed on December 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM
Guest Name: Darlene Moody

Thank you so much for making my day. It was a wonderful surprise to see Santa this evening. Now I know why I wanted to live in Southern Maryland the community pride is great. I live on Baywood Ct and look forward to supporting your volunteers and the Hughesville community. Again Thank you and keep making smiles.

Signed on December 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM
Guest Name: Joel Goulet
Rank/Title: Author
Web Address:
Location: Wausau, WI

Thank you for being firefighters and keeping people safe. I applaud your service to your community. Thank you for all that you do. I'd like to let you know about some special Firefighters tribute pages on my website. I set them up to honor firefighters everywhere. If you get a chance, please check them out. Stay safe and have a great day.

Signed on November 01, 2010 at 12:16 AM
Guest Name: Rob Pyle
Location: Southren Maryland

Have an very nice thanksgiving and I am very glad to see you all when you come to my place of employment for food in the hot deli.

I will always be happy to assist you guys at the store when I am on the clock.


Signed on September 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM
Guest Name: Former Hughesville Resident
Location: North Carolina

As a former resident of Hughesville I would like to send my condolences to Hughesville Fire & EMS. I myself am saddened by the loss of Life Member Billy Bridgett. May he always be remembered for who he was and what he did.

Signed on September 06, 2010 at 8:38 PM
Guest Name: Don McGuire
Rank/Title: Director of Emergency Services Charles Co. (Retired)
Location: Southport NC

Was just thinking of all of you up in charles co. We miss the people but not the politics and the problems. We have enough down here so as not to get out of touch with public safety. Good luck and be safe.

Signed on August 07, 2010 at 3:11 PM
Guest Name: Brad Merchel
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Web Address:
Location: Washington, Iowa

Great site guys. Just stopping by to say hi! I am a firefighter myself for 16 yrs.

Keep up the good work guys.

Signed on January 15, 2010 at 10:20 PM
Guest Name: Chuck
Web Address:
Location: Connecticut

Very nice site. Keep up the great work. Stay safe and have a happy new year!

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