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2015 Incidents
Sta3 Sta31 Sta33
January 466 260 114
February 472 289 102
March 433 234 139
April 507 287 99
May 538 288 114
June 536 296 105
July 579 300 113
Total 3531 1954 786

Past Incidents
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2014 5700 3054 1413
2013 5193 2870 1304
2012 5157 2781 1424
2011 5028 2690 1280
2010 5298 3446 1256
2009 5119 4104 1301
2008 4934 3504 1546

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Welcome to United Steam Fire Engine Company #3

Thank you for taking the time to visit, we hope that you find this site helpful and informative. To United Fire Company there is nothing more important to us than the community we serve. We strive to maintain the highest operational status with regards to our personal, equipment and training.  

United Steam Fire Engine Company #3 was established November 1845 and has maintained it’s proud tradition of answering the call for help ever since.  Currently operating with over 150 volunteers and three (24/7) career shifts we stand ever ready to respond to “all-hazards” including fires, medical emergencies, car accidents, airplane crashes, hazardous materials releases and rescues.  

The United Fire Company of today is a proud organization that sits atop a solid foundation of history and tradition.  Combined with it’s ability to adapt and change to meet today’s dynamic world of fire & rescue services United Fire Company volunteers stand ready to meet the needs of our community day or night.

United Fire Co.3 depends greatly on the generosity from it’s local residents, businesses and community groups. The volunteers at United Fire Company work hard for the well-being of it’s community but we need your help.  We have been serving Frederick County for over 170 years and would like to continue that service for another 170 years but we need your help.  

Please click on our Donate button below today to help your fire department.
Note: You do not need a paypal account to donate. Understand that Paypal will charge us (not you) a 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction fee. 


Auto Accident on Ballenger Creek Pike

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, August 24

The occupant of this vehicle had to be extricated early this morning following a motor vehicle crash Ballenger Creek Pike. Crews from Rescue Squad 3 and fire/rescue personnel from Westview Station 31 worked to stabilize the vehicle and removed the door to access the occupant. The patient was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.... (Full Story & Photos)

Frederick County Public Safety Awards

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, May 05

Nine members from this company were honored today at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony, for 3 different occasions. LT. Elliot, FF's Fuller, Wiles, Gozdziewski, Prestia and Wivell, received an award for a grab on the McMurray Street fire. Lt. Malta & FF. McGinnis (not pictured) received medals for a grab in New Market on a working fire. FF. James received Firefighter of the Year. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crash on Rt I70 near Quinn Road

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, April 19

Units were dispatched to I70 @ Quinn Rd for reported rollover. Units on scene confirmed dispatching information. After a quick size up, units advised they had one trapped. Crews worked together to free the occupant from the vehicle. ... (Full Story & Photos)


Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, February 13

More than 2,500 fire deaths occur throughout the U.S. each year. Eight out of ten of those fire deaths resulted from home fires. In Maryland, during 2014, 49 fire deaths occurred in one and two family homes out of the reported 63 total fire deaths recorded in the state. “Most home fire deaths can be eliminated with the installation of residential fire sprinklers,” stated State Fire Marshal Brian S. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Quinn Orchard Road Crash

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, January 22

Thursday January 22nd 2015, Rescue 3 was dispatched to the 5900 Blk of Quinn Orchard Road for a single vehicle into a pole. Upon arrival crews found the driver trapped with no injuries. Rescue 3 went to work popping the drivers to free the occupant while the Engine company stretched the protection line. The occupant was freed in little to no time.... (Full Story & Photos)

Help United Fire Company Make A Difference

Assistant Chief Jerry Dorsey, October 01

ALL Profits and donations will be going directly to Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund (Not United Fire Company).
Help support United Fire Company as we raise money and public awareness to benefit everyone that is waging the war against cancer.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.  Let kick cancers butt! 

... (Full Story & Photos)


Assistant Chief Jerry Dorsey, June 19

Read Message from FF Dave Smith.

was in ocean city to visit the convention center tuesday morning and was approached by Smiley White he told me that United Steam Fire Engine Company #3 received the Zembauer Award for the most hours in training hours it was 132.1 hours congrats to those members who keep on training.


The Zembower Fire Service Training Award was established in 1976 by ... (Full Story & Photos)

2014 Daylight Saving this Weekend

Assistant Chief Jerry Dorsey, March 07

2014 Daylight Saving Time means time to turn the clocks forward and change the battery in your smoke detectors.... (Full Story & Photos)


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