The early afternoon of June 13, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on Winter Street in the West End of Hagerstown. The Washington County ECC received calls reporting smo...
On the morning of June 12, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted, along with crews from the Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company and Community Rescue Service for a reported Apartment Building Fire ...
Monday, November 21st, 2016
Hagerstown stations were alerted to Box Alarm 3-4-7 for an apartment fire at 809 Salem Ave. at 09:33 hrs. Engine 4 (Western Enterprise) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported smoke coming from t...
Monday, November 21st, 2016
An individual leaving Meritus Medical Center contacted 9-1-1 advising a building was on fire near Yale Drive. Box Alarm 10-3 was immediately dispatched at 02:50 hrs. bringing multiple departments on ...





Garage Fire on Brookside Terrace

Monday, October 22, 2018 significant damage was caused to a garage at 209 Brookside Terrace off Mealey Parkway in the city's North End.  First arriving HFD units encountered heavy fire in the garage which was able to be knocked down in about 20 minutes.

Although there was minimal damage to the main part of the house, the American Red Cross was called to assist the residents.

Units operating on Box Alarm 3-2-3-1 were Engine 2 and Special Unit 3-2 (Antietam), Engine 3 (Juniors), Engine 1 (First Hose), Engine 5 (South Hagerstown), Engine and Truck 4 (Western Enterprise), Truck 1 (Pioneers), Engine 27-1 (Long Meadow), Engine 10-1 and Rescue Squad 10 (Funkstown), Ambulance 75-1 and Medic 75-9 (Community Rescue), Rescue Squad 20 (DES Special Operations), Air Unit 25-2 (Wash. Cnty. Air Unit), Safety Officer 101 and 202 (WCVFRA), Rehab 2-5-5 and Chief 2-5-5 (Wash. Cnty. Rehab) and Car 304, Battalion Captain 32 (Stoops), FD1 (Lohr / Chief of Department) and FM1 (DeHaven). 

"Oldest Active Firehouse in the State"

The Most Historical Fire House in Maryland

Maryland is home to many historic fire companies, some of which date as far back as the early nineteenth century.  Most old firehouses now serve as other multi-purpose uses, but in old cities like Hagerstown, there are still a fair amount of older ones that are still actively operated by the fire department.

Many of them share a rich heritage.  Fire historian and intern with Preservation Maryland, Kurt Waters, has documented some of the state’s oldest and most unique firehouses that are still standing today.

The Hagerstown Firehouse of the First Hagerstown Hose Company, located on S. Potomac Street just south of Washington Street, is the oldest active firehouse in the entire State of Maryland. 

The building was constructed in 1881 of a unique Italianate architecture.  Today this firehouse is home to Hagerstown Engine Co. 1 which houses Engine #1 and Reserve Engine #1 as well as the Museum of Firefighting History!


We are constantly looking for photos that we can historically archive for our department.

Please contact us if you have photos we can use!

Contact us:

William C. King at (301) 992-6664 or 

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