Independent Hose Company

2017 Incidents
Jan 131 369
Feb 151 367
Mar 150 369
Apr 180 337
May 142 359
Jun 139 362
Jul 144 365
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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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.

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)

Company 1 Responds to Fire in Middletown

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)

IHC is Busy During Recent Storm

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, August 12

On August 12 approximately around 5 in the evening, units from company 1 responded to a report of a building fire in the area of Thronhill Place. Engine 122, Engine 11, Engine 12, and Tower 1 arrived on location with smoke showing through the front door. Engine 122 had the initial attack line on the 1st floor while Engine 11 and Engine 12 worked in the basement with additional lines. Tower 1 crew ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training at old Frederick High School

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 23

Members of station 1 and 23 took advantage of some great experience today at the old Frederick High School. Members including chief officers, conducted mayday drills, forcible entry drills, and large area searches. This was a great time and we'll worth the sweat. We would like to thank the training staff of DFRS training academy for making this possible and giving our personnel feedback. The training ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due Fire on Key Parkway

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 06

In the late evening hours company 1 was dispatched for a reported building fire located in the 1400 block of Key Parkway. Engine 12 arrived on location with smoke showing. Crews from Engine 12 completed a 360 size up, advance an attack line through the front door and up to the second floor in the area of origin. The fire was contained quickly with minimal damage to the affected unit. Occupants were ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 11 Operates on Working Fire in Frederick City

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 03

In the early hours on Sunday July 2nd, Frederick City was alerted for a building fire in company 2 area. Engine 11 responded with 5 personnel to the scene as the 3rd due engine. Engine 23 arrived on scene and advised they had a smoke in the residence and sprinkler activation. During their size up it was realized there was a fire in the attached garage. Engine 11 arrived 2nd on the scene and assumed ... (Full Story & Photos)

Independent Hose Company Inspires others to go Green

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 03

Holly Springs Fire department in South Carolina recently under went a new look for their apparatus. It's a great feeling to know we have an impact on other departments and apparently other states.

Picture is courtesy of Flame Warrior Photography... (Full Story & Photos)

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)


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