Independent Hose Company


2024 Incidents
FIRE EMS
Jan 189 446
Feb 135 371
Mar 165 406
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 489 1223

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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The History of IHC.....

The Independent Hose Company No. 1, the host company of the 1992 Centennial Convention, has the proud distinction of being the oldest volunteer fire company in the State of Maryland still in continuous operation.

Originally named the Frederick Hose Company, it was officially organized in 1818 and the name changed to the Independent Hose Company. At this time the color green, and the number 1 were adopted, which are still in use today.

The first quarters were located near the old courthouse. In 1846, ground was broken on West Church Street for a new two-story firehouse that was occupied until 1978. At that time, due to the large growth rate of Frederick City, IHC moved to its present four-bay modern quarters on Baughmans Lane in the western section of town to better serve the growing community. The first piece of apparatus used by IHC was a small hand engine affectionately known as "Grandfather"; made in 1764 and used until 1880 when it was replaced by a steamer made by LaFrance named "Romeo".

In 1908, IHC purchased the first motorized apparatus in the state, a pumper from Howe Company. IHC has continued to replace and update its apparatus. Currently serving are two structural engines (E-11 and E-12), a tanker (TNK-1), a ladder tower (TWR-1), a brush truck (B-16), two ambulances (A-18 & A-19), a canteen (CAN-1), a utility truck (U-1), a utility van (U1-1), a duty buggy (D-1), and the Chief's buggy (C-1).

Today, IHC is a combination volunteer / career station with approximately 250 members, 75 of these being active volunteers and 7 career personnel on shift. IHC responds to over 6000 calls yearly, please see our statistics boxes on the home page. Training is accomplished through the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, in-house training, and out-of-state courses.

The Independent Hose Company is proud of its past, accomplishments, and members.

 

 

 

 

 

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