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. Petes dad was an SHC Fire fighter serving as Chief, both his sons are recent members of the SHC, his wife and mother are both members of the SHC Ladies Auxiliary. To say the least Peter and his family have been major players in our department. Peter has served as Chief of the department numerous times, he has held every line officers position, has served as trustee and has headed too many committees to list. Peter has been head of our truck committee for the last 3 pieces of apparatus we have purchased, he has headed our boot shake since its inception, he started our very popular comedy night. 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 member of the S.H.C., as a life member of the department, 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.