Independent Hose Company

2019 Incidents
Jan 158 400
Feb 161 351
Mar 177 405
Apr 162 387
May 191 450
Jun 164 373
Jul 195 401
Aug 196 417
Sep 167 407
Oct 167 420
Nov 171 372
Dec 133 379
Total 2042 4762

Apparatus stats
2019 2018 2017
Engine 1721 1632 1616
Tower 72 135 403
Tanker 58 48 49
Ambulance 4762 4755 4616
Brush 43 25 55
Canteen 39 15 36
ATR 34 60 52
Duty Officer 127 115 80

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
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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Jan 28, 2020

Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

Celebrating Over 200 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, 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.

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.


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.


Please Support Our Cash Raffle Fundraiser On

22 March 2020

To Purchase Tickets Please Visit our Online Store


No Caption William Cochran Etching

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, September 27

Remember The dedication of the William Cochran etching "Volunteers" is October 4 at 7:30PM at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, 300B South Seton Ave. in Emmitsburg.... (Full Story & Photos)

Dedication in Emmitsburg

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, September 24 (Full Story)

Happy 4th of July!

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, July 04

While we are hard at work supporting the Frederick city festivities, we wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July!... (Full Story)

Michael Powers LODD

Captain Nathan Martin, June 26

As many of you are already aware yesterday volunteer technician Michael Powers suffered a medical emergency while operating on scene of a PIC on Liberty Road. Technician Powers received treatment immediately from the providers on scene and was rapidly transported to FMH where he succumbed to his medical emergency. Technician Powers' remains were transported last night at approximately 1730hrs for ... (Full Story)

Happy Mothers Day

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 12

To all Mothers out there, thank you for being strong and compassionate when it counts. Happy Mothers Day from all of us at the Independent Hose Company.... (Full Story)

Medal of Valor

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 11

Jeff Scire awarded the Medal of Valor from the Easter Division of the International Fire Chiefs Association at their annual conference in Hightstown New Jersey.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 10

Supporting and remembering Marine Staff Sergeant Hines and his family. Let his bravery, dedication to community, and country, not go unnoticed. RIP... (Full Story & Photos)

Charles H. & Mutt Deater, Jr. Apprentice of the Year Award

Assistant Chief Bobby Wells, May 06

Congratulations to Zoe Carnegis for her accomplishment in establishing a partnership between the Independent Hose Company and The Frederick County High School LYNX program. Because of this accomplishment she has received the Charles H. & Mutt Deater, Jr. Apprentice of the Year Award. Her dedication and efforts towards being an advocate for our communities youth does not go unnoticed.

Charles H. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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