Hampden-Sydney Fire Department

Although the majority of members are students, faculty, and staff, the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department is neither a student club nor a College organization. Rather, it is a non-profit corporation that was reorganized in October 1970 and incorporated in 1982 as a Prince Edward County fire department to provide protection to the College and central areas of Prince Edward County. Members include students, as well as community members. Although The HSVFD was originally created to provide fire suppression services, the department now operates an Emergency First Responder program that coordinates with the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad in the provision of emergency pre-hospital care.