Independent Hose Company

2016 Incidents
Jan 136 397
Feb 129 338
Mar 150 421
Apr 142 371
May 158 396
Jun 174 397
Jul 163 348
Aug 172 402
Sep 148 368
Oct 170 373
Nov 185 336
Total 1727 4147

2016 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 1502
Tower 394
Tanker 40
Ambulance 4147
Brush 101
Canteen 36
ATR 51
Other 88

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2015 1882 4244
2014 1742 4331
2013 1466 3633
2012 2158 3807
2011 1884 3659
2010 1751 3601

Web Counters
Website Visitors
August 25, 2009
Visitors Today
Jan 17, 2017


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 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.

All You Can Eat (AYCE) Breakfast

Paramedic Jon Brundage, January 04


WHEN: 7 am to Noon Sunday 15 January 2017

WHERE: IHC Social Hall, 310 Baughmans Lane Frederick MD

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

PRICES: 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.
... (Full Story & Photos)


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!
... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

Company Drills Active Every Month

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 27

Personnel from Station 1 took the time to complete a walk through of some new buildings under construction. While new buildings may provide sprinkler protection, firefighters need to understand the importance of how fire can travel within a structure and what risk it can pose to them. The greater the understanding of buildings construction, the better we can prepare to protect ourselves and the community. ... (Full Story)


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