The Community Fire Company of Perryville Maryland, Inc was organized September 13th, 1923 after the community was very concerned about the rash of fires that had been happening recently and with out no organized fire protection.
John H. England was elected Chief and the first piece of firefighting equipment used was a hand drawn hose cart carrying 2 ½ inch hose housed in an old building on Otsego St. along the Pennsylvania Railroad.
July 8th, 1926 the first motorized fire engine was obtained: a 1926 Hale, 500 G.P.M. Pumper at a cost of $6424.88.
During the years of 1926-1927 a firehouse was built on Broad St. and is now the Town Hall. The cost of the land was $1000.00 and the building cost $19,813.80. The firehouse was dedicated on February 16th, 1927.
In April 1955 the company purchased a used 1946 Cadillac Ambulance from Harford Memorial Hospital for $800.00, and began providing ambulance service to the community.
On October 14th, 1967 ground was broken for our present firehouse and on November 30th, 1968 the new firehouse was dedicated.
In June of 2003, the company opened it’s sub-station at Rt. 222 and I-95.