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"Come on boys!!" might have been heard around Frederick in the 1860's to charge a line to fight the Court House Fire.
"Come on boys!!" might have been heard around Frederick in the 1860's to charge a line to fight the Court House Fire.

Hand Drawn Equipment at SPAAMFAA MUSTER in York PA

Member Clarence Jewell, June 11

The "Old Lady" was the hit of the day, and proved she can still pump, at the SPAMFFA Muster in York. PA. The "Old Lady", the circa 1848 hand tub pumper that was used by both the United Fire Company and Libertytown and her beau "Romeo", the 1893 hose carriage of the Independent Hose Company No. 1 as well as the 1876 Junior Silsby hose reel were on display at the muster thanks to the dedication of museum ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MUSEUM ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT HONORS MARYLAND FIRE SERVICE HEROES

Member Clarence Jewell, June 04

Three pieces of antique hand drawn fire equipment normally on display at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum were on display at the annual Maryland Fire-Rescue Memorial Service held in Annapolis on June 2, 2024 to honor our fallen heroes added to the state memorial in Annapolis. Two Frederick County firefighters, Battalion Chief Chris Morlan and United Fire Chief Mark Fisher were added to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

L to R-  "Romeo" Independent Hose Co. No 1
1876 Silsby Hose Reel Junior Fire Co. No 2
"Old Lady" 1848 hand pumper United/Libertytown
L to R- "Romeo" Independent Hose Co. No 1 1876 Silsby Hose Reel Junior Fire Co. No 2 "Old Lady" 1848 hand pumper United/Libertytown

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No Caption MUSEUM HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Member Clarence Jewell, April 24

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum will be closed on Mother's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, and the weekend after the 4th of July so our members can enjoy time with their families. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Have We found "Grandfather" ?

Member Clarence Jewell, April 24

The 1764 "coffee mill" hand pumper "Grandfather" is believed to be the first engine purchased in Frederick with funds from the 1760 raffle that was held specifically to build a "market" and purchase a fire engine. According to the records of the Independent Hose Company, the engine was purchased in 1764, some 54 years before the Independent Hose Company was organized. The engine was probably used ... (Full Story & Photos)

The engine named "Veteran" on display at the Friendship Fire Co. in Alexandria, VA is believed to be "Grandfather" the 1764 engine purchased in Frederick
The engine named "Veteran" on display at the Friendship Fire Co. in Alexandria, VA is believed to be "Grandfather" the 1764 engine purchased in Frederick

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No Caption MUSEUM OPENS APRIL 6 !!

Member Clarence Jewell, April 02

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum will kick off the 2024 museum season on Saturday, April 6. The museum will be open Saturday and Sunday each weekend from 12 noon - 4PM. The museum will be closed holiday weekends. A new feature at the museum is the display of a re-created "Junior Defender" on loan from the Junior Fire Company.... (Full Story & Photos)

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B225 Back in Museum

Member Clarence Jewell, August 21

The former Brush 225 previously owned by the Lewistown District Volunteer Fire Department is back on display at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum. This 1952 former military style M38A1 jeep served as a brush unit many years at Lewistown. Years ago, several military and CJ style Jeeps were in service in Frederick County at Urbana, Middletown and Wolfsville. The unit is now owned by museum ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 1919 Ahrens-Fox "Gladhill No. 1" Now On Display

Member Clarence Jewell, July 28

The beautiful, fully restored 1919 Ahrens-Fox owned by the Gladhill family is now “in service” at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, 300B South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. The engine was originally purchased by the city of Frederick for the United Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 3 and remained in service until the 1950’s. According the Maurice Gladhill, son of Bernard “Buck” Gladhill, his father ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WELCOME TO THE FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE MUSEUM NEW WEB SITE

Member Clarence Jewell, April 24

Welcome to the new web site of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum!! We are very fortunate to have received grant funding from the Delaplaine Foundation to allow us to upgrade to a web site developed by FIREHOUSE SOLUTIONS, the same vendor used by many of the fire and rescue companies in Maryland. We will be able to provide frequent updates and add a members roster to provide direct communication ... (Full Story & Photos)

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