Independent Hose Company


2017 Incidents
FIRE EMS
Jan 131 369
Feb 151 367
Mar 150 369
Apr 180 337
May 142 359
Jun 139 362
Jul 144 365
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1037 2528

2017 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 872
Tower 199
Tanker 30
Ambulance 2528
Brush 34
Canteen 13
ATR 31
Other 46

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
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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August 25, 2009
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Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

 

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 are celebrating our 200th anniversary in 2018. Check out our on-line store for our commerative coin that is being sold to help fund the various celebration activities.
 

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.

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.

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Townhouse Fire in Frederick Brings Company 1

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 06

Units responded for a reported townhouse fire. When units arrived on location they had fire showing on the Charlie side of the structure. Tower 1 was dispatched on the initial alarm handling ladders, utilities, and roof work. Engine 11 and Canteen 1 was dispatched on greater alarms. Strong work by all involved who mitigated the incident. Our thoughts are with those who had fire loss.


Courtesy pictures ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2nd Due Truck on Working Fire

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 04

Around 2300 in the evening, units from company 1 were dispatched to the 6700 Block of English Muffin Way for a commercial building fire. DFRS units arrived with multiple vehicles on fire with extension into the building. Tower 1 responded as the 2nd due truck and Engine 11 as the 4th due Engine. Personnel worked diligently to mitigate the incident. The origin and cause is being investigated by the ... (Full Story)


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Tanker and Canteen assist company 14 with a barn fire

Assistant Chief Josh Sherwood, November 29

Around 11am units from around Carol Manor and the south end of the city were alerted for the barn fire. Units from company 14 arrived to find a large pole barn with total fire involvement filled with farm machinery. The tanker task force was requested bringing Tanker 1 to the call. Canteen 1 was later added to assist with Rehab. Good job to all on the call for confining the fire to the building ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Skyline Drive Basement Fire

Lieutenant Nathan Martin, November 25

At 1520 hours, station 1 was alerted for a reported basement fire on the 7400 block of Skyline Drive. Crews arrived on scene to heavy smoke conditions coming from the basement. E11 made the initial attack and was quickly backed up by E12's, and the fire brought under control. Crews remained on scene to extinguish hot spots and ventilate as needed.

Photos by Trevor James... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dulaney Court Fire

Lieutenant Nathan Martin, November 25

At 1045 Units were alerted to a residential fire with reported persons trapped on the 1800 block of Dulaney Court. Engine 11 and Engine 12 both responded to the scene within a few moments and began to control the fire. A quick attack was made and the fire was contained to the initial structure with no extension to the exposure units. One patient and one firefighter were transported to area hospitals ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Dwayne Ausherman, November 18

Independent Hose Company 2017 Christmas Tree Lot... (Full Story & Photos)

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Live Electrical Awareness Training by PEPCO

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, October 07

Members from Company 1 attented high voltage training this past Saturday. Volunteers and A shift personnel recieved great information on how to manage electical hazards that occur when items come in contact with power lines. The live demonstration is being conducted on all shifts and is open to all county career and volunteer personnel. The next dates include Saturday October 14 and November 11 at ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 31

Units responded to a reported vacant building fire on August 30, 2017 in the area of route 40 in Middletown. Initial reports included an outside fire and was then updated by Emergency Communications Center as a structure fire. On scene units reported fire throughout the structure and was deemed a defensive operation. Units from compnay 1 included Tower 1, Tanker 1, and Brush 16. Additional personnel ... (Full Story & Photos)

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