Citizens’ Hose Company No. 1 in Smyrna is starting its Annual Fund Drive in the coming weeks. Residents will be receiving a flyer in the mail with information on the importance of donating to support the local fire department.

Citizens’ Hose is a 100-percent volunteer fire company. The Annual Fund Drive helps in supporting fire protection activities. The department relies on donations so it can continue to provide the highest level of emergency services. Currently the department is doing active training programs and updating equipment.

Last year the department went out to 450 alarms and this number is only expected to grow as the size of the Smyrna population continues to grow.

Donations can be made online at or via mail at Citizens’ Hose Fire Company, P.O. Box 97, Smyrna, DE 19977.