Independent Hose Company

2024 Incidents
Jan 189 446
Total 189 446

Apparatus Stats
2023 2022 2021
Engine 1693 1838 1875
Tower 217 248 216
Tanker 65 86 71
Ambulance 4931 4828 4767
Brush 90 114 54
Canteen 15 20 15
Duty Officer 261 262 280

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2023 1883 4931
2022 1942 4828
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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Feb 26, 2024

Welcome to the Official Website

for the

Independent Hose Company

Fire & Rescue Station #1

Celebrating Over 205 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, instituted in 1818. We celebrated our 200th anniversary in 2018.

Our Volunteer & Career integrated team provides Fire, Rescue, and EMS Services, and community event support. We are the home of "Tower 1 & Canteen 1". We also provide Fire, Rescue, and EMS support to Ft Detrick.  

 As Maryland's oldest continuously operated volunteer fire station, we have a very rich history. We have been Green since 1818, ahead of our time!

We have many awards and memorabilia on display in our station, stop by and see our displays.

If you would like to donate to IHC, you can use the Venmo QR Code or the PayPal donate button below or check out our Online Store where you will find IHC memorabilia for sale and 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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💵 🎟️ MARCH BIG MONEY BINGO tickets are on sale now! Get them now before we sell out Join us on March 10th with $500 regular games and $1000 jackpots!

Independent Hose Company #1, February 22

How to get your tickets ⬇️⬇️⬇️
✅Send us a message
✅Call or Text Kayla 240-429-1441
✅Click the link to buy online (Full Story & Photos)

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Independent Hose Company #1, February 17

You never know when your time will be, so make sure you hug your loved ones tight every time you part ways.... (Full Story & Photos)

The thoughts and prayers of the Independent Hose Company go out to our brothers and sisters of Loudoun County Virginia.

Independent Hose Company #1, February 16

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No Caption Yesterday the Independent Hose Company #1 responded and assisted on another historic fire in downtown Frederick City

Independent Hose Company #1, February 11

The 3 alarm fire brought units at each level as volunteers reported to the station to assist staffing. Our career staff responded with Tower 1 on the initial alarm, while Ambulance 18 and 19 continued to serve the community on medical calls. Volunteers reported and responded with Canteen 1 on the second alarm and Engine 11 on the 3rd alarm. Chief 1-1 also responded and had a division assignment. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Since October 2020 Lisa Whisnand of Mission BBQ has been an outstanding advocate for first responders across Frederick County

Independent Hose Company #1, February 08

She has dedicated her time and love to our public safety providers without hesitation. Recently she was offered a new position in Palm Beach Florida to open a new store. We wish her all the best in her new endeavors as she progresses in developing her career. Lisa THANK YOU for everything you do and have done for all of us and remember you are always welcome back to visit. Embrace, Enjoy, and stay ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 💵💰It’s time to buy your MARCH BIG MONEY BINGO tickets 🎟️ 🎟️ Join us on March 10th with $500 regular games and $1000 jackpots!

Independent Hose Company #1, February 06

How to get your tickets ⬇️⬇️⬇️
✅Send us a message
✅Call or Text Kayla 240-429-1441
✅Click the link to buy online (Full Story & Photos)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Past President and Life Member, Tim Ganley

Independent Hose Company #1, January 30

Tim played a vital role in the history of IHC and we ask that you keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers. Tim’s family will be having a private service to honor him.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Independent Hose Company is pleased to announce the new Canteen 1 is going in service Thursday January 25, 2024 at 1900 hours This unit is a 2023 Freightliner Diesel chassis with a 20' box

Independent Hose Company #1, January 25

40 KW, 150 Amp, 3 phase, diesel generator, (total electric kitchen). 3 roof top mounted heating and A/C units. The interior is all commercial grade with a freezer, refrigerator, 4 burner stove, 24" grill. A self serve, coffee ,hot water, cold drinks and snacks area is available from the outside service area. Vehicle has a self leveling system, plus manual leveling system. Vehicle also has a ... (Full Story & Photos)


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