Having a busy start to 2018

Sharptown Fire Department is having a busy start to the 2018 year. In the first week we have been alerted to assist Laurel and Mardela on house fires, Eldorado on a natural cover fire, and have had several EMS/Medical Assist calls. We have also been to Seaford and Laurel Fire Departments on Standby. 

Sharptown Assist Laurel with House Fire on Mt. Pleasant Rd.

On December 3, Wicomico Central alerted Sharptown Fire Department to assist Station 81 with a house fire on Mt. Pleasant Rd. Laurel arrived on scene to find a Log Cabin house with fire showing from the front and side of the house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. Other stations on scene were Station 74 Delmar, Station 71 Blades, Station 87 Seaford, Station 5 Hebron and Sussex County EMS.


Photos courtesy of Laurel Fire Department


Assist Laurel with Multiple Outbuildings on Fire

On Nov 30, 2017, Wicomico Central alerted Sharptown to assist Station 81 Laurel with a trailer fire. Laurel Fire Dept. arrived on scene to find multiple outbuildings, including a chicken house on fire. Also on scene was Delmar Station 74, Blades Station 71, and an additional tanker from Station 9 Mardela. Crews worked for approx. an hour to get the fires under control.

Garage Fire into a House

At approximately 11am on November 20, 2017, Wicomico Central alerted Sharptown Vol. Fire Department, along with Mardela Vol. Fire Dept., Hebron Vol. Fire Dept. and Laurel Fire Department for a garage fire on San Domingo Rd. While enroute units were informed that it was a working fire. Engine Tanker 14 arrived on scene to find a garage fully involved with extension into the end of the house. Firefighters pulled two lines and quickly knocked down the fire. The situation was placed under control approximately 13 minutes after firefighters arrived.

Sept 10th Open House and New Engine Housing

The officers and members of the Sharptown Vol Fire Department Inc. would like to extend an invitation to join us on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1-4PM for the housing of our new Engine Tanker 14. There will be light food and refreshments served. There will also be fire truck rides as well as a smoke house provided by Willards Volunteer Fire Co. for the kids. The Sharptown Fire Prevention Queens will be passing out goodie bags for the children as well. Again, we extend this invitation to you in hopes that you will be able to join us. Without your continued support though the years, we would not be where we are today.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact the Sharptown Fire Department and ask for Chief Billy White or any New Equipment Committee personnel at 410-883-3131

Chicken House Fire on Laurel Rd

On the morning of Sunday, July 16, Sharptown Fire Department, along with Mardela Fire Dept., Laurel Fire Dept., and Eldorado Fire Dept., were alerted for a Chicken House on fire on Laurel Rd. Firefighters arrived to find a Chicken House with fire coming out of the peak. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and then checked throughout the chicken house for any extension. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 2 Hours.

Assist Eldorado with a House Fire

On Sunday, July 9 at approximately 3pm, Sharptown Fire Department was alerted to assist Eldorado Fire Department for a house fire on Allen Rd. Also alerted were Hurlock, Federalsburg, East New Market, Seaford, Preston, Secretary, Vienna and Mardela.

July 8 Assist with RiverFest

On Sat July 8, Sharptown Fire Dept. assisted Seaford Fire Department with the Annual Float in on the Nanticoke River. Boats and Divers were staged at intervals down the river to be able to assist the patrons of the float in on the river.

New Engine Tanker Progress

During the last week of April, some members of the New Equipment Committee went to the Rosenbauer plant in South Dakota to inspect the progress of the new engine tanker. Things are coming along nicely, and the new engine tanker should be making its way to the shore very soon. Below are some pictures of the progress. 


4-14-2017 Commercial Building Fire – Elzey Brown Loop

At approximately 1pm on April 14, 2017 Wicomico Central alerted Sharptown Fire Department along with Mardela Fire Department and Hebron Fire Departments for a commercial building fire on Elzey Brown Loop in San Domingo. Engine 1404 arrived on scene to find a working building fire. Additional crews and tankers were requested from Delmar Fire Department, Laurel Fire Department and Eldorado Fire Department.  The fire was placed under control after approx. 2 hours.  Extensive overhaul was needed to ensure that the fire was completely out due to the contents of the building.