Our Department: Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow
The Hubbards Fire Department proudly protects the citizens and visitors of Hubbards and area in District 2. We are dedicated to enhancing and preserving the quality of life, property and environment through education, leadership and effective response to emergencies. This volunteer service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout our community.
The Hubbards Fire Department was organized and established in 1958 by a group of concerned community members following the tragic death of a local resident in a trailer fire. The original fire station was located on Station Road in Hubbards and remained there until 1961.
In that year a new hall was built on Highway 329 where the it is located today. The new station was funded entirely by the J.D. Shatford Memorial Fund. The land was generously donated by local residents. Chief Doug Wooff (left in photo) officiated the 1961 cornerstone ceremony for the new station on Hwy 329.
Our early equipment consisted of three main appparatus, including a pumper, a tanker and a 1955 Willys Jeep Utility vehicle.
This Jeep was subsequently donated to the Blandford Fire Department to assist them in starting their local fire service.
Chief Westhaver received the keys of the new 1974 Chevrolet Pumper.
A group photo was taken with the new 1974 Chevorolet Pumper. (Top Row Left to Right: Carl Harnish, Guy Westhaver Jr., Vincent Harnish, Carmon Schwartz, Unknown, Bob Huskins, and Bottom Row Left to Rigt, Donnie Nicolas, Jerry Cavanaugh, Harold Richardson, and Joe Newall)
A new Tanker was required and our 1981 unit was brought on line. This unit has a 1050 pump and 1500 gallons of water on board. This unit is still in service today but is to be replaced in 2009-2010.
A Forestry 4X4 truck was acquired in the late 1990's and in 2001 a new Rescue truck was purchased to respond to ever increasing medical calls in the community.
In 2004, Chief Hans Stokkeskog accepted the keys of the new 2004 Pumper apparatus ( Progress Enterprise.)
The Hubbards District Fire Department responds to over 150 emergency calls each year. The communities served by the Hubbards Fire Department include Hubbards itself and the surrounding communities of Fox Point, Mill Cove, Birchy Head, the Lodge, Simms Settlement and Mill Lake. One of the most demanding services to the community is our emergency response to motor vehicle incidents on Highway 103 between Exits 5 and 7.