Independent Hose Company

2022 Incidents
Jan 183 403
Feb 120 383
Mar 174 412
Apr 156 376
May 147 416
Total 780 1990

Apparatus stats
2022 2021 2020
Engine 1875 1851
Tower 216 103
Tanker 71 60
Ambulance 4767 4316
Brush 54 67
Canteen 15 16
ATR N/A N/A 41
Duty Officer 249 254

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2021 1964 4767
2020 1925 4316
2019 2042 4762
2018 1812 4755
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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Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

Celebrating Over 204 Years of Service !


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 celebrated our 200th anniversary in 2018.

We perform the following services for our community: Volunteer & Career Integrated Team, Fire, Rescue and EMS Services, Home of "Tower 1 & Canteen 1", Fire-EMS-Rescue support to Ft Detrick and Community Event Support.  

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. 

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.



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Frederick County Press Release


IHC Statement


New Fire Station to House Paramedic Unit

Strategic Location Will Improve Service Outcomes for All Residents

FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner would like to assure the community that the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services is committed to prompt and efficient emergency response to the people who live in, work in and visit Frederick County.

To ensure the fastest service, the division, under the sound leadership of Chief Tom Coe, routinely evaluates response times to ensure the needs of our growing community are met. As part of that process, DFRS leadership determined that a paramedic response vehicle should be located at the new Northgate Fire Station when it opens next week at 37 Thomas Johnson Drive. The unit is currently housed independent of any fire station at a county-owned facility at 340 Montevue Lane. The first due response areas for multiple paramedic units have been evaluated and adjusted to ensure response times and the delivery of professional service to all areas of the County including the west side of the City of Frederick. Recent allegations that there will be a denial or reduction in service to residents and businesses on the west side of the City of Frederick are inaccurate.

The Northgate station is strategically placed near medical facilities on Thomas Johnson Drive and near the interchange of U.S. Route 15 and Christopher's Crossing. The location offers improved response times in the rapidly growing communities in the northwestern portion of the City of Frederick while continuing to provide service within response standards to all parts of the city.

Executive Gardner and Fire Chief Coe assure the people of Frederick County that no one will be denied service or receive diminished service as a result of this relocation or the adjustment of service areas. Based on the number of service calls received by the division, the new location bases the paramedic unit where it can more efficiently serve a larger geographic area, thereby improving outcomes for all residents.







No Caption Firefighter of the Year brought home by one of our own.

Lieutenant / Director Andrew Wood, April 29

On April 26th 2022 Samantha Sutterman was awarded Firefighter of the Year by Frederick County Department of Emergency Services. Congratulations Sam!!! You bring credit upon yourself, Independent Hose Company, and the entire fire service. ... (Full Story & Photos)

1893 Hose Reel "Romeo" is Best is Show!

Firefighter III/EMT-B Bobby Wells, February 26

IHC won top prize “Best in Show” with “ Romeo” the 1893 Hose Reel, in Kissimmee Florida at the Society Preservation and Appreciation Antique Fire Apparatus. Members who made the long trip were Steve Hurst Sr., AJ Wachter, Rich Lyons, Zach Whitmore, Drew Jacobs. Life Member Rick “Skullhead” Synder traveled from his residence in Florida to assist. Thanks to you all!! Great Job!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Andrew Wood, October 03

Independent Hose Company Canteen Members provide refreshments at National Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

Photo credits IHC Member A. Ausherman... (Full Story & Photos)

Independent Hose Company renders honors.

Lieutenant Andrew Wood, October 03

Members of Independent Hose Company raise a flag over 15 Northbound. Family members of Fallen Firefighters passed under the flag this morning on their way to National Fallen Firefighter Memorial services.

Flag raising is one of many ways to show honor. And the members of Independent Hose Company were honored to render this honor.

Photo credits K. Mahoney NREMT... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Andrew Wood, September 12

Independent Hose Company was part of a Remembrance Ceremony at Mission BBQ.... (Full Story & Photos)

Mission BBQ comes to Frederick

Firefighter III/EMT-B Bobby Wells, April 22

Independent Hose Company supported the soft opening of Mission BBQ. Company 1 put on display it's classic Hose Reel and what a great success this was. We appreciate the support we receive as first responders and to our military Mission BBQ shows. An absolute bonus the business bring to our growing communities. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Nathan Martin, January 22

Today the gear committee met with representatives from Lion, Morning Pride, and InnoTex to get more information and demo the latest products. The gear committee has been charged with reviewing, specing, and ultimately procuring turnout gear for our members. This initiative has been funded using monies approved by the Board of Directors and is in response to the insufficient amount of vouchers for ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thank you Troop 470

Firefighter III/EMT-B Bobby Wells, December 14

Zachary Dorris from Troop 470 delivered his Eagle project to Independent Hose Company 1 members today. Zach oversaw the building of 2 chess tables that can be used outdoors at IHC Shookstown Civic Center. Several Scouts from Troop 470 participated in the project. Members from IHC were present at Shookstown to accept the chess tables. Great job Troop 470, we appreciate your hard work and your commitment ... (Full Story & Photos)

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