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.
Due to the late delivery of the collection boxes and recent snow storms, we have extended the last day to donate toys to Tuesday, December 17. The Marines are concerned about collecting enough toys to fill the needs of the children in our community, so the more toys we can give from employees the better! Please remember to donate only NEW and UNUSED toys, books, and other such items. (Collection ... (Full Story & Photos)
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)
Effective Oct. 1, it is a primary offense for drivers to use hand-held cellphones while driving, expanding the ban on hand-held cellphones while driving. Police can pull drivers over without needing an unrelated violation in order to make the stop. Fines for first-time violators will increase from $40 to $75. Fines for a second violation will be $125 and $175 for a third or subsequent violation, police ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members from United Fire Company provided fire and Emergency Medical Services care for the Great Frederick Fair all day Friday.
Fire and EMS services are shared among all fire and rescue companies in the County. United Fire Company provides coverage for the fair on several days this year, including during special events.... (Full Story & Photos)