2016 Pierce Enforcer Pumper
27 East Jarrettsville Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Year Opened: 1979
1973 saw the Forest Hill community show interest in a fire station in their community. In May of 1973 a meeting was held with the Forest Hill residents. From that meeting it was decided that the current residents who were interested would join the company, receive training and be active members and the fire company would look into placing a fire station in the community, as long as, the membership would support it.
A membership drive was also started in the area to further gain members who lived in that area. Membership in the fire company from that area continued to grow.
In 1975 the officers of the fire company reported to the Board of Directors that they fully supported the idea of a Forest Hill station. A meeting was held with the Forest Hill Association to discuss the plans for a station in the community.
A temporary location for a fire station was found in a small building on the Hicks property at the intersection of Route 24 and Old Jarrettsville Road, while the fire company looked for land to acquire on which to build a permanent fire station. In January of 1976 the fire company placed Air 361 (an emergency support unit) in service at the station in Forest Hill.
In March of 1977 the fire company had to relocate the Forest Hill fire station location to the Forest Hill Airpark as the previous property had been sold. At the airpark, the fire company rented a hanger and turned it into a fire station, albeit temporary.
In May of 1977 the fire company moved the 1948 Mack to the Forest Hill station and placed it in service. This would be followed by the 1969 Seagrave in September of 1977.
In early 1978 a piece of property on East Jarrettsville Road for a fire station was generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Klein, well known proprietors and residents of Forest Hill.
October of 1978 saw the groundbreaking for the Forest Hill Station. On September 1, 1979, it was officially completed and opened. It would not be dedicated until October 28, 1979.
2006 saw the fire company finding it necessary to renovate the Forest Hill fire station. The renovations would include more storage space, bunk rooms, exercise \ workout room and improved kitchen facilities.
2007 was spent gathering the necessary paperwork, bidding the job and getting all the contracts signed.
In late 2007 the fire station (apparatus, offices, equipment and gear) in Forest Hill was moved temporarily to a building just up the street owned by Benfield Electric. This would be the temporary fire station until the fire station had been renovated.
Groundbreaking was in early 2008 and the fire station was completed and occupied in September of 2008.