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.

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For immediate release:

A fast moving fire on May 20, has left several families homeless with all belongings destroyed.

Fortunately, there were no injuries even though families were home at the start of the event.

One of families displaced by the fire are members of our department.  Please click here to see details on how you can help us help our extended family.


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 169 485
February 124 421
March 144 489
April 146 468
May 0 0
June 0 0
July 0 0
August 0 0
September 0 0
October 0 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
TOTAL 583 1863
2010 1563 4731
2011 1471 4788
2012 1486 4753
2013 1534 5007
2014 1630 5216
2015 1917 5743
2016 293 906
2017 NA NA
2018 NA NA
2019 NA NA
2020 NA NA