The “Old Lady” is a hand tub pumper owned by the United Fire Company from 1859 to approximately 1880. The pumper was built in Philadelphia, Pa. for the Mechanical Fire Company of Baltimore City in 1821. The pumper was rebuilt by the Rodgers Company of Baltimore in 1847. The Uniteds purchased the “Old Lady” from the Mechanical Fire Company in 1859 after the Mechanical Company received one of the first steam pumpers in Baltimore. Shortly after selling the “Old Lady”, the Mechanical Fire Company was absorbed into the Baltimore City Fire Department and became Engine 4. The “Old Lady” was also owned by the United Volunteer Fire Company of Libertytown from approximately 1880 to 1932. Until 2004, the “Old Lady” was in a museum of the Baltimore Equitable Society until the museum closed. The late Lydia Butterworth, past Secretary and Life Member of the Uniteds, deserves credit for making sure the “Old Lady” came home. The “Old Lady” is presently stored and hopefully will be on public display at the proposed Frederick County Fire Museum in Emmitsburg.
Company 3 units were dispatched for a vehicle collision on East Patrick Street at Bowman's Farm Road. Sheriffs' Department units were on the scene reporting a two vehicle collision with one vehicle off the roadway down over the embankment. Chief 3-2 arrived on the scene confirming two vehicle collision with one vehicle off the roadway down over the embankment. Chief 3-2 perfuming a quick assessment ... (Full Story & Photos)
Tuesday January 7th 2014, United Steam Fire Engine Company , held it's department elections. The following individuals were elected into office and will begin to serve their term in office on January 14, 2014. Congradulations to all the newly elected officers.
On October 6, 2013 several young men and women competed in the Frederick County Fire Prevention Ambassador Contest. Among those contestants was United Fire Company's own Justine Glover. The ambassadors range in age from seven years old to seventeen years old and represent their respective age groups accordingly. Each contestant had the opportunity to speak to a panel of judges on a fire prevention ... (Full Story & Photos)