Welcome to the Museum

As you “Walk Through the History of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Service”, you will find artifacts, pictures, and apparatus that tell the story of the individual companies and the many members of the county fire and rescue service.

 
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Welcome

Old Lady

 

Welcome to the Home Page of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum and Preservation Society, Inc. The museum is located at 300B South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, 2 blocks north of the National Emergency Training Center and the National Fire Academy.

 

Our mission is to protect, preserve and display the artifacts of the history and tradition of the fire and rescue service of Frederick County, Maryland. With the purchase of the first fire engine by the City of Frederick in 1764, fire protection has been consistently provided to the citizens of our county.

 

As you “Walk Through the History of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Service”, you will find artifacts, pictures, and apparatus that tell the story of the individual companies and the many members of the county fire and rescue service.

 

Three of the featured pieces of apparatus are the “Old Lady” a hand tub pumper originally built in 1821 for the Mechanical Fire Company No.1 of Baltimore that served both the United Fire Co. No. 3 in Frederick and the United Volunteer Fire Company of Libertytown. This pumper, rebuilt in 1847 by the Rogers Company of Baltimore, was recently restored in pumping condition and was used to pump water at the commemoration of the 1861 Frederick County Court House Fire.

1821 hand Tub Pumper

Another featured pumper is the 1939 Ahrens-Fox piston pumper owned by the United Fire Co. No. 3 in Frederick. This massive engine fully restored and operational and still seen at musters.

 United Fire Co - 1939 Ahrens-Fox

Then last 1893 Hand drawn hose cart built in Baltimore, Md. by the Charles C. Halloway Co.. This Hose cart was in-service from 1893 - 1926, originally purchased and proudly owned by The Independent Hose Co. 1 Frederick, Md.

 Indepedant Hose - 1893 Hand Drawn hose cart


We invite you to share with us the tradition and history of the Frederick County, Maryland fire and Rescue Service by visiting the museum or contacting us at museum@frederickmdfiremuseum.org.

2015 Pink Heals Tour made their National Tour Stop in Emmitsburg on July 6 & 7, 2015. The Maryland host was Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum. Click >>> here to view the pictures of Pink Heals Elaine and the rest that was here.

front of the Fire & Recue Museum

 

 

Hours of Operation

Bell and History Day April 4, 2015 Opening Day Hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Regular hours Saturday and Sunday Noon - 4:00 PM

From April to October

Emmitsburg Days Opening hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mailing address

Frederick County Fire & Rescue and Preservation Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 382

300B South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

 
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