Citizens' Hose Company No.1 organized the Ladies Auxiliary on May 8, 1950 to assist and support the firemen. Many of the women who belong to the auxiliary are married to firemen and they know how arduous a fire fighter's work can be. These women help out wherever and whenever they can. The women provide food and coffee to the firemen at the larger fires and also support the fire company by holding bake sales, dinners and other various events. They also provide meals throughout the year for firemen that attend training on the weekends as Delaware State Fire School Training Center. Being available to cater for wedding receptions and various parties help keep these ladies working at a brisk pace.

Contact Us

Upcoming Events


Help us continue serving the community. Please make your tax deductible donation to the Citizens Hose Company today!


Be A Hero

photo of the day

Knox Box


The KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System provides non-destructive emergency access to commercial and residential property.

recent alarms

  • Mon Nov, 20 2017 @ 21:17

    Nature: Structure-Mobile Home/Trailer

    Address: 311 Forest Dr

    City: Townsend, DE 19734

  • Mon Nov, 20 2017 @ 20:56

    Nature: Gas Leak-Outside

    Location: Spring Meadow

    Address: 198 Sorrell Circle

    City: Smyrna, DE 19977

  • Mon Nov, 20 2017 @ 17:05

    Nature: Structure-Chimney

    Address: 7 East Hoffecker St

    City: Middletown, DE 19709

  • Sun Nov, 19 2017 @ 14:50

    Nature: Medical Emergency

    City: Smyrna

Live dispatch

Listen to Live Fireground Radio from the Kent County Emergency Operations Center