Independent Hose Company


2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 182 370
Feb 145 294
Mar 137 367
Apr 158 362
May 136 367
Jun 137 350
Jul 165 382
Aug 138 383
Sep 128 384
Oct 147 367
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 1473 3626

2014 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 1230
Tower 239
Tanker 42
Ambulance 3626
Brush 61
Canteen 26
ATR 35
Other 103

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2013 1466 3633
2012 2158 3807
2011 1884 3659
2010 1751 3601

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Website Visitors
Since
August 25, 2009
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Visitors Today
Nov 22, 2014
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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 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, Child Car Seat Inspections and, Community Event Support.

We are also the home for MEDIC-1 which provides 24x7 ALS services for the citizens of Frederick City and County. This unit is staffed 24x7 by Fulltime  Paramedics.

We have rich history as Maryland's oldest fire station in continuous operation. We have many awards and memorabilia on display in our station. Stop by for a visit.

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Busy Saturday

Deputy Chief Dwayne Ausherman, October 11

IHC crews were engaged on two significant incidents today on an All Volunteer Staffing Day. The first was a rollover accident on Rt 40.

The next was a working fire box in Company 2's area. Engine 12 (4th due) and Tower 1 (2nd due) were on the initial alarm and Rescue Engine 11 responded on the Rapid Intervention Dispatch.

Strong work by all!... (Full Story & Photos)

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First due apartment fire

Assistant Chief Josh Sherwood, July 29

At 12:20 in the afternoon, units were dispatched for box alarm 1-8 for the apartment fire at Hickory Hill apartments. Fire arriving Rescue Engine 11, found a 3 story apartment building with smoke showing from the Alpha side second floor. The officer off the Rescue Engine found occupants on both the alpha and Charlie sides that needed to be rescued from windows and balconies. Chief 1-1 arrived to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Door Pop with Flyout

Lieutenant Matt Lyons, July 23

Just after 1500 hours on July 23, IHC crews were dispatched to Route 40A at Mount Philip Road for the motor vehicle collision. One of the occupants complained that they were having chest pains. Chief 3 arrived first and established incident command, reporting two vehicles off the roadway, one requiring a door pop. IHC's Rescue Engine (RE) -11 arrived and went to work stabilizing and cutting the ... (Full Story)


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Rescue Engine and Engine company assist with a cut job in 12's area

Assistant Chief Josh Sherwood, July 16

Just after 8 in the morning, units from 12 and 1 were alerted for the vehicle accident with entrapment on Mt. Phillip Rd at Teal lane. Chief 1-1 (Ausherman) arrived to find 2 SUV's head on with one trapped in the vehicle. Engine 12 was added to the call to make staffing for Engine 122 who was driver only. The Rescue Engine arrived to stabilize the vehicle and removed the drivers door to gain access ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Company extrication training

Assistant Chief Josh Sherwood, June 28

Members went to the junk yard to refine extrication skills and learn new technices.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Sink Hole With Dog Rescue

Deputy Chief Dwayne Ausherman, March 30

AT 0727 Company 1 was dispatched for service call to assist a home owner with her dog in a small hole. Rescue/Engine 11 arrived on the scene and found a small sink hole at the back of the apartment building. Rescue/Engine 11 requested the ATR Team to assist. Chief 1-3 arrived on the scene and established command. The ATR Team arrived and began assessing the sink hole. Crews placed ground pad ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Braddock Heights Fire

Sergeant Charles Huebner, March 11

12 Box was dispatched on Willowtree Drive for an outside fire that has spread to the car port. By the time Company 12 arrived on scene fire had spread to the roof. Tower 1 was the first due truck, who went interior and opened ceiling. Rescue Engine 11 was the third due engine and set up the Rapid Intervention Team. Fire was knocked, Tower 1 assisted in overhaul. Company 1 went in service.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Courtesy of Frederick News Post
Courtesy of Frederick News Post

Landed Two Helicopters

Sergeant Charles Huebner, March 08

Around 0945, Company 20, Company 3 and Company 1 were dispatched for a vehicle accident with ejection on 340. Two were pronounced dead on scene. While crews assisted in patient care in the 4 patients trapped in the three vehicles, Rescue Engine 11 shut down 340 to land Trooper 3 and Life Net. Which flew three patients out and one taken by ground. Crews had a debriefing and went in service.... (Full Story & Photos)

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