Sharptown Fire Dept. Alerted for a House Fire on Tower Hill Lane

At approx. 8:15PM, on June 13, Wicomico Central alerted Sharptown Fire Department (Station 14) along with Mardela Fire Department (Station 9), Hebron Fire Department (Station 5) and Laurel Fire Department (Station 81) of a house fire on Tower Hill Lane. A column of smoke could be seen from in town Sharptown and as far away as Hebron. Engine Tanker 14 arrived on scene with a house fully involved and fire through the roof. Assistant Chief Bowden took command and requested a tanker task force due to the size of the house. Additional tankers and engines were added from Delmar Fire Department (Station 74), Eldorado-Brookview Fire Department (Station 26), Seaford Fire Department (Station 87), Blade Fire Department (Station 71), and Vienna Fire Department (Station 11). Two 1 ¾” hand lines were initially put in service, quickly followed by two 2 ½” lines. Firefighters utilized these lines to put out the bulk of the fire. Truck 14 was then moved into position to utilize the master stream. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 7 hours. Hurlock Fire Department (Station 6) provided a standby crew in Sharptown while firefighters were on scene. Two family pets were lost in the fire. The fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshalls Office who has estimated the loss at one million dollars.

Members Graduating from Delaware State Fire School

The Sharptown Fire Department would like to congratulate members Matthew Bennett, Rob Ennis, Jeremy Watkins II, along with all of their class for graduating The Delaware State Fire Shool Spring Firefighter I and Firefighter II Acadamy. Great job Everyone! We’re proud of all you!

SFD Open Positions for ALS Provider


The Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department has an open position for Firefighter/Paramedic without benefits. The qualified applicant would have to be able to fill the local “A” or “D” Shifts. Firefighter I (or equal to) and a minimum of EMT-I certification are required. Preferred “B” Class license and pumps.   Interested applicants may download the PDF application below, and either print it out, or fill it out and email it to

Sharptown Vol. Fire Department ALS Application

Bids Open for Sharptown Fireman’s Cemetery Lawncare

The Sharptown Fire Department Board of Trustees are currently seeking bid proposals for the upkeep and lawncare for the Sharptown Fireman’s Cemetery located at 12200 Laurel Rd. Sharptown, MD 21861.


Duties include but are not limited to:

                Mow, trim and remove weeds from around all monuments and structures.

                Removal of trash from the grounds and empty designated receptacles on the grounds

                Trim and remove any fallen or dead limbs from trees on the property as needed


Cemetery must be attended to within 3 days prior to the following dates:

March 31st – Easter Sunday
May 27th – Memorial Day
July 4th – Independence Day
May 12th – Mother’s Day
June 16th – Father’s Day
November 11th – Veteran’s Day


We ask that the cemetery be mowed and trimmed every 2 weeks, weather dependent with the understanding that in extremely dry conditions it will not be necessary to follow a strict schedule.  The Sharptown Fire Department Board of Trustees reserves the right to notify you of the necessity to attend to the cemetery with 5 day’s notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

We also ask that no herbicide or weed killer be utilized on the grounds unless approved for extreme circumstance.


The 2024 contract will extend from March 15, 2024 to March 14, 2025


Bids are to be submitted via email by March 1, 2024.

Notification will be made of contract award via phone call on March 11, 2024.  Unsuccessful bidders will be notified via email within 7 days.  The Board of Trustees reserve the right to refuse any and all bids submitted.  Proof of insurance must be submitted as part of the bid proposal.


Please address and submit bid proposals to Cemetery Chairman at

Sharptown Vol. Fire Dept. Touchdown Gun Raffle

The Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department presents:

Touchdown Gun Raffle

Winning Ticket Numbers Listed Below

Raffle was given away on Superbowl Sunday (February 11, 2024) on Facebook Live at 3PM. Prizes include :

1. Browning Maxus II Vintage Camo Tan 12g 3.5" – Ticket 467
2. Black Rain Ordnance Spec. 15 .223 – Ticket 309
3. Henry Big Boy .44mag SPL 20" Walnut – Ticket 172
4. CVA Cascade .450 Bush – Ticket 477


For any questions contact Sharptown Vol. Fire Department online at, or by phone at 410-883-3131

**Winner(s) must be legally able to take possession of a firearm. If winner is unable to pass the firearm background check, winner will forfeit the prize and a new drawing will take place for that ticket. All firearm winners must contact Webster Waffen Werks @ 443-953-4053 within 21 days after the drawing date to claim prize.  Tickets are eligible to win multiple prizes.

Training and Control Burn

On Sunday, November 12, Sharptown Vol. Fire Dept. with the assistance of Eldorado – Brookview Volunteer Fire Company, Mardela Springs Vol. Fire Company and Hebron Volunteer Fire Department conducted a training and control burn of a vacant house. Thanks to everyone that came out and participated.


Sharptown assist Mardela with Outside Fire

On August 20 at approx 4:30PM Sharptown Fire Department was alerted to assist Mardela with a outside fire on RT50 in Mardela. ET1402 responded and assisted with extinguishing the fire. Crews were on scene for approx 1.5 hours containing the fire. 

Sharptown Fire Dept assist Federalsburg Fire Department with Commercial Building Fire

On August 14 just before 10 Sharptown Fire Department was alerted to assist Ferderalsburg while they were on a Commercial building fire on Railroad Ave. Shortly after Engine Tanker 14 arrived to the Federalsburg Fire Department, we were requested to the scene to assist.  Stations assisting with the assignment Preston 200, Hurlock 6, Eldorado 26, Seaford 87, Blades 71, Bridgeville 72, Denton 300, East New Market 21, Easton 60, Trappe 30, Cordova 50, Greenwood 78, Cambridge RFC 1. Crews were on scene for several hours containing the fire. 

2023 Sharptown Carnival Raffle Winners

Thank you everyone for coming out for the 2023 Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival. The winning ticket numbers are listed below. 

Reminder : The ATV/Trailer was given away by the Sharptown Lions Club and the Grasscutter/Weedeater/Blower was given away by the Sharptown American Legion. You will have to contact those organizations for information on their raffles. 


1 $10,000 7280
2 $2000 7676




1 Browning Maxus Wicked Wing 12ga. 1195
2 Black Rain Ordnance Spec 15 .223 1925
3 Henry Big Boy 357 0534
4 Tri-Star Trinity Over/Under 0090
5 Savage II Apex 350 w/ Scope 0242
6 Howa 270 Bolt Action w/ Scope 1409
7 Pop Up Hunting Blind & Artic Cooler 1218
8 Gun Safe with Surprise inside 1596

Sharptown assists Mardela with a house fire on Athol Rd.

On July 22, at approx. 2:30pm, Wicomico Central Alerted, Stations 9 Mardela, 5 Hebron, 14 Sharptown, 12 Westside of a house fire on Athol Rd. Crews arrived to find smoke coming through the eves. Once on scene, Asst. Chief Bowden established command, while Chief 14 took over operations. Crews were able to extricate 2 dogs and Mardela EMS transported them to the Pets ER in Salisbury. Fire crews were on scene for just over an hour.  The Red Cross was called in to assist the family. (Photo Credit: Wayne Barrall Photography)