Westminster Volunteer Fire Department

Our Mission:  The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.

        Top News

  • Carroll County announces the dedication of its own 9/11 memorial on Sunday, April 30th.   Click here for the details.
  • Do you have  your Raffle chances?   Annual raffle just around the corner and like the lottery, you have to buy a ticket if you want to win any of the prizes.
    Just $10 a ticket with multiple chances to win and top prize $10,000
  • Would you like to complete your annual fund drive online?  Just use
    Donate button to the right and it will take you to Paypal.   You do not
    need a Paypal account to use this method.  It is safe because we never
    see your credit or bank card data.

Have you thought about how you can help us?

Obviously, you could donate, as financial contributions are always appreciated.  There are other ways that you could assist us.

  • Do you already have Fire Fighting experience or Emergency Medical training?
  • If you are not trained, we can provide you with the training needed. It is not easy work, but challenging and extremely rewarding.
  • Not into frontline action? We have members in support roles assisting in valuable ways that do not involve Firefighting or EMS Certifications.

Contact us and let us show you how you can participate.  For Maryland residents, after your third year of qualified service, there is an outstanding state income tax break!

Incident Statistics

January 145 453
February 130 441
March 190 492
TOTAL 465 1386
2010 1563 4731
2011 1471 4788
2012 1486 4753
2013 1534 5007
2014 1630 5216
2015 1917 5743
2016 1761 5370
2017 NA NA
2018 NA NA
2019 NA NA
2020 NA NA