Welcome to Shrewsbury Hose Company No. 1! We are a solely volunteer organization, who pride ourselves in serving our citizens with the best in fire protection and emergency services. Founded in 1908, we are still 100% volunteer, and ready at a moments notice.
Farewell but not Goodbye
The Shrewsbury hose Co. #1 is sad to say that one of our most outstanding members will be leaving us. Peter Gibson has recently retired from the L.S.P.D. and will be moving out of state. We will certainly miss Pete and his family very much as they all have been a integral part of our fire department for many years. Pete's father, Bill, was an Ex-Chief, both of his sons are recent members of S.H.C., and his wife and mother are both members of the S.H.C. Ladies Auxiliary. Peter and his family have played major roles in our department to say the least. Peter has served as Chief of the department numerous times, has held every line officers position, and served as a trustee. He has also headed and served on many committees. Peter was the head of our truck committee for our last 3 pieces of apparatus, headed our boot shake fund drive since its inception, and started our very popular comedy night to name a few. The loss of Peter will leave a large hole in the department, but we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. While Peter will remain a life member of the S.H.C., we will certainly miss seeing him around the firehouse and around the town in general.
Peter from all the members of the S.H.C., we will miss you dearly and wish you nothing but the best of luck in your future.