Swamp Pike was a dirt road until 1928. 


Fire Prevention

The Township does not have a paid fire department and relies on a full-service volunteer fire company to prevent and manage fires.  Click here for information on the New Hanover Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.


Emergency Management Services Primary Districts Map - Update

The New Hanover Township Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in 2023 and 2024 to update the Emergency Management Services Primary Districts Map for ambulance coverage. It is specific to the first ambulance that would be assigned to your home if 911 is called.

Please click here to view the map as there have been questions regarding which ambulance companies are servicing your home in accordance with their membership drives.


Below are links related to fire prevention:

Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk?

National Fire Protection Association - Lesson Plans

The Ultimate Guide to Fire-Safe Landscaping

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation