Independent Hose Company

2017 Incidents
Jan 131 369
Feb 151 367
Mar 150 369
Apr 180 337
May 142 359
Total 754 1801

2017 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 636
Tower 151
Tanker 25
Ambulance 1801
Brush 29
Canteen 8
ATR 13
Other 38

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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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.

First Aid / CPR / AED

Lieutenant Nathan Martin, February 16

The Independent Hose Company will be hosting First Aid / CPR / AED training for both members and the general public on Sunday, March 12th from 9am to 2pm. No prior experience is necessary. To register for the class please visit the link below.

The price for the course is $40.

1) Search ... (Full Story)

All You Can Eat (AYCE) Breakfast

Paramedic Jon Brundage, January 04


WHEN: 7 am to Noon Sunday 19 February 2017

WHERE: IHC Social Hall, 310 Baughmans Lane Frederick MD

WHAT: Pancakes, Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage & Sausage gravy, Biscuits, & Apples

Adults $8.00
Seniors $6.00
Children Ages 5-10 $4.00
Children under 5 eat free

IHC 200th Anniversary Committee... (Full Story)

The IHC Online Store is now Open !

Paramedic Jon Brundage, December 18

The IHC Online Store is now open. We currently have three items for sale.
Please click on the "Online Store" menu button to the left to go to our new store.... (Full Story)

Together We Make The Fire Service Great in Frederick County

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 04

IHC Career and Volunteer staff are working hard to ensure the safety of Frederick County and it's visitors. Come join our volunteer team and work closely with some great career staff. Together we are the combination fire service professionals the community deserves!
Join our team by visiting (Full Story & Photos)


Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 04

Come out and support our All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser next Sunday December 11, 2016.

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Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 04

It's that time again! Show your support for your local fire station and spread some Christmas cheer. The Independent Hose Company will be opening its annual Christmas Tree lot on black Friday! So be sure to stop by and browse our selection of premium Fraiser and Douglas firs, wreaths, roping, and more!
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TransIT Bus Fire

Lieutenant Nathan Martin, September 27

Tuesday morning (9/27/16) at approximately 09:05 units were alerted to a report of a transit bus on fire in the area of the RT.40 / US 15 interchange. Crews arrived to find the top of an all-electric county TransIT bus involved. Crews used dry-chemical and Class D extinguishers to initially control the blaze, with a follow up foam blanket provided by Fort Detrick's Engine 501. HIRT 33 was also called ... (Full Story & Photos)

Team Travis

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, September 07

Travis had an amazing surprise waiting for him when we came home. In May of 2016 our family went to the Dream Day Foundation
" Fishin' Galore". Travis wasn't feeling very well and was ready to go home. I was trying to get Travis to participate in all the fun activities but he wasn't interested. Brad Gentile, an ... (Full Story & Photos)


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