Independent Hose Company

2016 Incidents
Jan 136 397
Feb 129 338
Mar 150 421
Apr 142 371
May 158 396
Jun 174 397
Total 889 2320

2016 Calls
Apparatus Total to Date
Engine 788
Tower 223
Tanker 21
Ambulance 2320
Brush 75
Canteen 11
ATR 27
Other 52

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

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Website Visitors
August 25, 2009
Visitors Today
Jul 23, 2016

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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 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.

Elks Lodge Annual Awards

Lieutenant Nathan Martin, June 30

Zoe Carnegis (Company 1) and Daryenne Dorsey from (Company 3) were recognized on May 1st at the Elks Lodge Annual Youth Appreciation Ceremony. They were recognized for their community involvement and volunteerism. Way to go ladies!... (Full Story & Photos)

Taney Avenue Townhouse Fire

Lieutenant Matt Lyons, June 03

At 1324 hours, Box 1-1 was struck for the reported fire in the laundry room on Taney Avenue. Rescue Engine 11 (Lt Lyons), Tower 1 (Lt Jones) and Engine 23 arrived simultaneously to find a two story middle of the row with smoke pushing from the front door. Both engine crews stretched lines and made an aggressive attack, encountering heat and zero visibility on both floors. Tower 1 and Engine 23 operated ... (Full Story & Photos)

Canteen 1, from the Independent Hose Company assists Baltimore, Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium.

Chief Rodney Masser, April 28

Canteen 1, from the Independent Hose Company assists Baltimore, Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium.

Canteen 1, and the members of the Independent Hose Company are proudly serving our partners in public safety, and the military during this state of emergency in Baltimore, Maryland. Stay Safe Everyone! Please keep these men and women in your thoughts and prayers as they serve and protect. ... (Full Story & Photos)

2015 Officers Appointed

EMS Lieutenant Nathan Martin, February 11

Today the Independent Hose Company Board of Directors approved the following members to act as appointed Line Officers of the company. They will serve together with the elected Line Officers of the company for the 2015 term. Congratulations to all.

Chief Rodney Masser
Deputy Chief Dwayne Ausherman
Deputy Chief Brian Grossnickle

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells
Assistant Chief Josh ... (Full Story)

Small Fire in Downtown Frederick City

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, January 17

Around 1:30 pm today, Engine 12 and Tower 1 responded to a report of a house fire on Madison Street in Company 3’s area. Units arrived on scene and had smoke showing from the dwelling. Company 3 investigated and found a small fire in the closet on side Charlie. Company 1 and other units was standing by on side Alpha per command. All occupants were out of the house, no injuries were reported, and units ... (Full Story)

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)

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)

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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