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About Us - Springhill Fire Department

Springhill Fire Department

Dedicated to safeguarding our community since 1890.

Origins and Dedication

Established in 1890 by E.A. Potter, the Springhill Fire Department has been a beacon of hope and resilience for our community.

Historic Infernos

  • 1895 and 1896: Two major blazes on Main Street...
  • Dec. 26th, 1957: A devastating fire...
  • July 20th, 1975: Yet another trial by fire...

Triumphs and Milestones

  • In 1910, the team excelled in Truro...
  • 1965: Under Chief Crawford's leadership, a landmark training school...
  • 2023: The first female officers elected in the Department's history - LT Melissa Mills-Hutton and LT Cathy Spence

Leadership Through Ages

  • E.A. Potter: The trailblazer (1890 – 1906)
  • Arthur L. Somers: A guiding light (1906-1926)

Community Engagement

In 1971, a spirited group of volunteer ladies emerged as the pillars of support...

A Heartfelt Poem

Volunteer Firefighters' Poem

A firefighter's life is one big surprise,
usually they laugh, sometimes they cry.
There's always stress, toil and strife,
hoping they are good enough to save one life.
Their families understand, when they miss dinner,
if they run out of church, don't think they are sinners.
Answering a call, is tops on their list,
regretting each one they have ever missed.
They try and try, but can't make us see,
the happiest people, still work for free.
Jumping from bed, fighting the cold,
knowing what to do without being told.
They rush to the station, jump on the truck,
depending on skill never on luck.
Putting their life on the line for an unknown friend,
hoping and praying it won't be the end.
"The bravest people in the world", the title is fitting,
they all do their best, never come close to quitting.
Next time you see them, all their lights blinking,
Take just a minute, to think what they are thinking.

-Author Unknown