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
Total 1224 3070

2016 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 1053
Tower 289
Tanker 27
Ambulance 3070
Brush 88
Canteen 21
ATR 40
Other 69

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

Web Counters
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Visitors Today
Oct 24, 2016


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.

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)

Passing of Mr. Herb

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 03

The officers and members of the Independent Hose Company regret to announce the untimely passing of Herbert Donald Main. Father to Terry Foreman. He was a great member in good standings for several years serving in administrative functions. Please keep your thoughts and prayer with the family as they go through this difficult time.

Arrangement include:

Viewing at Stauffer's Funeral Home:

Sunday ... (Full Story)

Pass of Mr. Herb

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 03

The officers and members of the Independent Hose Company regret to announce the untimely passing of Herbert Donald Main. Father to Terry Foreman.

Arrangement include:

Viewing at Stauffer's Home
Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00

Monday 11:00... (Full Story)


Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 03

Looking for something to do in your spare time. Why not volunteer at you local fire department. The Independent Hose Company is Maryland's oldest Volunteer Fire Company. While rich in tradition, we are also a progressive modern volunteer fire department. We run on average 6,000 calls a year. Several membership opportunities exist such as operational Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Celebrating National Night Out

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 03

Personnel from Company 1, along with many others in public safety across the country celebrated National Night Out. Thanks to everyone who represented our organization during the event. ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due House Fire

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 09

The Independent Hose Company and other Frederick County units responded to the 500 block of Pumphouse Road this afternoon, for a single family home with a reported attic fire. Upon arrival, crews found the roof area well-involved. Two adult occupants were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape uninjured. The occupants of the home were displaced. The Frederick County Fire Marshals Office ... (Full Story & Photos)


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