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.




2023 – 200th Anniversary

As we start preparations for our 200th anniversary, we are producing a collectible Tree Ornament releasing 1 each year leading up to the anniversary.   Click here for more details.  Limited quantity so check out the details page which includes links to order online.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- Westminster Fire Department is not accepting any requests for visitations to the fire station or The Historical Museum of the Westminster Fire Department. This is to ensure the virus is not spread to our EMS providers and firefighters who are still providing 911 services to Westminster and the greater Carroll County.  We recommend you start with the Carroll County Health Department for any questions you may have.

Can recycling is currently suspended due to the collection sites closed.  Please do not drop off any cans until further notice.

Top News

  • The Carroll County Public Safety Virtual Awards presentation can be found here
  • We are now currently recruiting EMT-P/Firefighters and EMT-B/Firefighters to fill full-time positions.  See the Career page for all the details.
  • 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!

The Historical Museum of the Westminster Fire Department

Recently, a very special part of our building, our museum, was named and adopted a mission statement to help guide actions and projects specifically for preserving our history.

The Historical Museum of the Westminster Fire Department is a museum whose purpose is the preservation and appreciation of artifacts and history of the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co #1 and surrounding areas as well as to teach and promote fire safety education.

Take a look at The Historical Museum of the Westminster Fire Department or stop by!