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.


Steamed Shrimp Dinner!

Saturday, June 26, 2021 (4:00 PM-7:00 PM)

Single Meal is $20.00, Family Meal is $60.00

Shrimp is provided by Crabby Scott’s Seafood of Littlestown, PA

Click here for more details and to place your order!


Now Hiring for Open Full-time positions

 WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT, located at 28 John Street, Westminster, MD currently has openings for Full-time ALS and BLS Firefighter providers. 

To apply you must possess the following criteria:

  • EMT-B, EMT-I or National Registry EMT-P
    Current BLS CPR Card
    Valid Driver’s License with 3 points or less
    MFRI EVO
    NIMS 100,200,700 & 800
    Hazmat Material Operations
    Firefighter I
    Truck Company or equivalent

Click Here for full details and how to apply


Congratulations – Our newest graduates from the CCPS Career and Tech Center – Emergency Services Training (EST) program

The Westminster Fire Department would like to congratulate members Danielle Wolf, Christopher Petry, and Brayden Haschert on their graduation May 31 from the Emergency Services Training (EST) Program.  Please click here for the full details and some photographs of the graduation.


Training – House Burning provides life-like critical training for our firefighters

On Sunday May 30, we conducted a live training evolution on Tannery Road in Westminster.  Despite the cold temperatures and periodic rain, 50 firefighters and support personnel from 6 of our mutual aid companies participated in the training.  We were able to conduct 18 evolutions in 5 hours, giving the participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge.  Please click here for the full details some photographs of what the firefighters experienced during the training.


WFD Statement on the Resignation of Director Robert McCoy

Please read the attached statement regarding the Westminster Fire Department’s stance on the resignation announcement of Fire and EMS Director Robert McCoy.

WFD Statement on the resignation of Fire and EMS Director Robert McCoy


2021 Big Money Drawing

Click HERE for the video replay and full list of prize winners.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us by buying a ticket and to our event sponsors.


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 Service 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!