Independent Hose Company


2018 Incidents
FIRE EMS
Jan 172 414
Feb 130 404
Mar 143 345
Apr 134 384
May 199 422
Jun 139 411
Jul 159 364
Aug 120 409
Sep 160 416
Oct 184 416
Nov 140 365
Dec 132 405
Total 1812 4755

Apparatus stats
2019 2018 2017
Engine 1632 1616
Tower 135 403
Tanker 48 49
Ambulance 4755 4616
Brush 25 55
Canteen 15 36
ATR 60 52
Other 115 80

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2018 1812 4755
2017 1918 4616
2016 1892 4544
2015 1882 4244
2014 1742 4331
2013 1466 3633
2012 2158 3807
2011 1884 3659
2010 1751 3601

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Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

Celebrating Over 200 Years of Service !

 

The Independent Hose Company is Frederick County Maryland's Fire & Rescue Station #1. We are Maryland's oldest volunteer Fire Company in continuous operation having been instituted in 1818. We celebrated our 200th anniversary in 2018.

We perform the following services for our community: Volunteer & Career Integrated Team, Fire, Rescue and EMS Services, Advanced Technical Rescue, Home of "Tower 1 & Canteen 1", Fire-EMS-Rescue support to Ft Detrick and Community Event Support. We are also the home for MEDIC-1 which provides 24/7 ALS services for the citizens of Frederick City and County. This unit is staffed 24/7 by Fulltime  Paramedics.

Check out our on-line store for our commerative coin that is being sold to help fund the various celebration activities. We have rich history as Maryland's oldest volunteer fire station in continuous operation. We have many awards and memorabilia on display in our station. Stop by for a visit.


 

If you would like to donate to IHC, you can use the Donate button below or check out our Online Store where you will find IHC memorabilia for sale as well as an option to Donate.  Your donation is greatly appreciated and helps us to provide high quality fire suppression, emergency medical care and rescue services to our community.

 

                                                                        

 

                                                                                    

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Happy Mothers Day

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 12

To all Mothers out there, thank you for being strong and compassionate when it counts. Happy Mothers Day from all of us at the Independent Hose Company.... (Full Story)


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No Caption Medal of Valor

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 11

Jeff Scire awarded the Medal of Valor from the Easter Division of the International Fire Chiefs Association at their annual conference in Hightstown New Jersey.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Remembering and Honoring

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 10

Supporting and remembering Marine Staff Sergeant Hines and his family. Let his bravery, dedication to community, and country, not go unnoticed. RIP... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter training this Saturday

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 07

Reminder training this Saturday starting at 0800. This will include ladder / window bailout practices and hoseline management. Hope to see you there.... (Full Story)


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Charles H. & Mutt Deater, Jr. Apprentice of the Year Award

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 06

Congratulations to Zoe Carnegis for her accomplishment in establishing a partnership between the Independent Hose Company and The Frederick County High School LYNX program. Because of this accomplishment she has received the Charles H. & Mutt Deater, Jr. Apprentice of the Year Award. Her dedication and efforts towards being an advocate for our communities youth does not go unnoticed.

Charles H. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Our Quartermania is Back

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 06

Sunday June 9th 2019 Doors open 1230 pm. Biddings starts at 1:30pm at the Independent Hose Company. Tickets are $5.00 advance or $8.00 at the door.

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Receiving the Gold Medal of Valor

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, April 10

Congratulations to President Jeff Scire on his Gold metal of valor award last night at the annual Frederick County Public Safety Awards Ceremony. Representing what firefighting is all about. Helping a total stranger in need without selfishness for ones own life. Great Job!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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SCBA Training for Company 1 Members

Training Division, February 06

Company 1 will be doing SCBA training February 10 and 23 starting at 0900 at the station. All operational members are encouraged to attend. There is no need to sign up just show up. ... (Full Story)


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