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2016 Incidents
JAN 583 316 122
FEB 484 383 91
MAR 734 303 99
APR 600 302 144
MAY 770 365 112
JUNE 652 359 125
JULY 719 325 94
AUG 627 339 112
SEPT 693 312 109
OCT 680 332 99
Total 6542 3336 1107

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
August 586 324 79
September 568 293 108
October 590 329 117
November 550 312 97
December 460 316 101
Total 6285 3528 1288

Past Incidents
Sta3 Sta31 Sta33
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.


Toys for Tots Drop off

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, December 17

Drop off new, unwrapped toys to help less fortunate children throughout Frederick County during this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off anytime up to December 15th. If you have any questions about the program. Please use this links. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Overturned Tractor Trailer on I70

Chief Marc McNeal, November 21

Traffic was slowed this morning on Interstate 70 near Mount Phillip Road following a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer required extrication and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Baltimore. Units from Braddock Heights, Independence, United, and Advanced Life Support responded.... (Full Story & Photos)

Brush 35 Assists on Mountain Fire

Chief Marc McNeal, November 21

Brush 35, along with units from throughout Frederick and adjacent counties worked to extinguish a large mountain fire off of Sabillasville Road outside of Thurmont yesterday and into the early morning hours. The fire was started by a downed power line and was quickly spread by high winds.... (Full Story & Photos)

Early Morning Fly-Out on RT-340

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, November 12

One person was flown to Baltimore with serious injuries following a single vehicle crash on RT 340 near Jefferson early Saturday morning. Units from Jefferson, Carroll Manor, United and ALS were on the scene.... (Full Story & Photos)

Horine Road House Fire

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, November 09

Units were dispatched for a house fire with reported smoke coming from the house. A/C 20 was on the scene with smoke and fire showing and requested the tanker task force. Crews worked for over 2 hours overhauling and assisted the Fire Marshall Office.... (Full Story & Photos)

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, November 03

This Sunday, November 6th it will be time to set your clock back one hour due to daylight savings time, this is also the time to participate in "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries". For those of you out there who have to yet upgrade your home smoke detectors to the new 10 year battery smoke detectors, it is a great time to remember to replace the 9 volt battery in all of your smoke detectors ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Jim "Sonny" Ridgely

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, October 24

United Fire Company is saddened to announce the passing of James "Sonny" Ridgely. Sonny was a Life Member, Past President. In 1967, Sonny was appointed the first Chief Dispatcher of Central Alarm. He retired as Chief of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Fire Department. Arrangements have not been announced. Please keep his family and his fire service family in your thoughts ... (Full Story & Photos)

Congratulations Dimopoulos

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, September 01

Congratulations to "A" Firefighter Chris Dimopoulos and wife Carli on the birth of their baby girl. Congratulations from ALL of us at The "U"... (Full Story & Photos)


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