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
Total 1196 3153

Apparatus stats
Apparatus 2018 2017 2016
Engine 1065 1616 1644
Tower 90 403 439
Tanker 34 49 44
Ambulance 3153 4616 4544
Brush 19 55 109
Canteen 11 28 36
ATR 43 52 53
Other 68 80 96

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
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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Oct 19, 2018

Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

Celebrating 200 Years of Service in 2018!


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 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.


IHC-1 Muster

Saturday, September 29, 2018

   Thank-you to all participants!

Go to this link for photos



Sunday, September 30, 2018   1pm to 7 pm

Thank- you for visiting us during our Open House!



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.




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.

No Caption IHC Supports Butterfly Ridge Elementary Open House

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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No Caption Representing at the Thurmont Fireman's Parade

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 13

Members of the Independent Hose Company participated in the Thurmont Fireman's Parade. The weather was great and the enthusiasm of the community applauding our Hose Reel making its way through the streets was incredible. Also in attending in the parade was our canteen unit, and Tanker 1. Thank you to everyone who supports the Independent Hose Company and the Fire and Rescue services in Frederick ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Independent Hose Company shows off at the MSFA parade

Assistant Chief Josh Sherwood, June 23

Members of the company spent several days prepping for the annual MSFA parade to show off for our 200th anniversary. The hard work put in by all showed off and was well rewarded. The company took 8 pieces of apparatus down and won 8 different trophies. All of the officers are proud and would like the members to know how much we all appiciate your hard work!!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Outreach Program Developed by Frederick High School Student

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, April 30

Congratulations to LYNX Scholar Zoe Carnegis for creating and designing the first student-led LYNX experience. Her presentation informed and inspired future volunteer fire and rescue personnel. #Leadership #wearethefuture #FHSProud @CadetsPrincipal

This is a great opportunity for high school students who want to learn about the fire service and public safety to get involved. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Winter Storm is Here. Help us Help You

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, March 20

We ask the following safety tips while working in the snow.

- Be mindful of how long you are shoveling in the snow. it is recommended to work in short periods and to not over exert yourself.
- Pace the timing for removing snow from your sideways and driveways. The larger the snow amount gets the heavier and more dangerous it can be to shovel it.
- If you have a fire hydrant near your house, ... (Full Story)

No Caption The Next Step in FireFighter Safety Initiated by Independent Hose Company

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, March 17

The Independent Hose Company has taken firefighter safety to the next level. There are new unit identifiers place on every Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) at station 1. The identifiers are located on the front shoulder harness and the back strap of the SCBA. The company decided to purchase these to increase firefighter safety on emergency incidents. The identifiers glow in the dark to help ... (Full Story & Photos)

Independent Hose Company in the new with a successful turnout.

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, February 27
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