Independent Hose Company

2020 Incidents
Jan 177 435
Feb 133 382
Mar 162 367
Apr 189 345
Total 661 1529

Apparatus stats
2020 2019 2018
Engine 600 1721 1632
Tower 33 72 135
Tanker 19 58 48
Ambulance 1529 4762 4755
Brush 13 43 25
Canteen 2 39 15
ATR 9 34 60
Duty Officer 31 127 115

Previous Stats
Fire EMS
2020 177 435
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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Dec 01, 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, 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. 


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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Captain Nathan Martin, February 17

Members and Career staff at Station 1 assisted a local Boy Scout Troop with their First Aid and CPR skills. Community service is a big part of what we do. Big thanks to all that came out to support this cause. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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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)

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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)

Remembering and Honoring

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)

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