Independent Hose Company

2018 Incidents
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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Apr 20, 2019

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.


No Caption 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)

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)

Community Support at Your Fingertip

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, February 06

It's still early in the year to try something different. Become a volunteer at the Independent Hose Company. What does that mean? You can be the person that makes an impact on your community. By volunteering your spare time, you help make your community safer and resilient. Areas you can help include Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Advance Technical Rescue, Canteen and Firefighter Rehab, ... (Full Story)

IHC Partners with Frederick High School

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 13

The Independent Hose Company in cooperation with Frederick High School LYNX (Linking Youth New Experience) showed off what fire department activities can be like as an option for students after high school. A group of 17 students participated in the program and came to the station to learn about our history, engine company rules of operations, emergency medical services, and advance technical rescue. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thank You to our Community

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, December 11

We would like to thank the community for their support in purchasing a tree from our Christmas Tree Lot Sale and for the donations received from the community fund drive letter we sent out. If you have not had a chance to donate or purchase a tree there is plenty of time! Our department relies on these fundraiser activities to help keep our department responding to your community. For more details ... (Full Story)

A Life Saved By a Professional Volunteer

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, October 23

A job well done by an experienced Volunteer of the Independent Hose Company. Words can't expressed how grateful we are to have one of our own protecting and serving the citizens of Frederick Maryland in the manor he has. A life was saved by his bravery and compassion for human life and for that we are truly thankful. Jeff Scire is a PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER. We also hope for a speedy recovery of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 25

The Independent Hose Company was invited to support the Open House of Butterfly Ridge Elementary School. This new school will help to support the immediate area of Butterfly Lane and surrounding schools. There was a great turn out of new students and neighborhood participation during the 2 hour event. We would like to congratulate FCPS on this accomplishment and wish the students & staff of Butterfly ... (Full Story & Photos)

Independent takes part in state diversity and recruiting video

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 08

The Independent Hose Company was selected by Maryland State Fireman's Association in cooperation with First Arriving Video production, to participate in a new recruiting video across Maryland. The recruiting video is being produce to promote fire service participation and diversity within the fire service. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and participation in the hot temperature's ... (Full Story & Photos)

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