The Guardian Hose Company, Inc., located in Thurmont, Maryland, was
organized in 1887. As volunteer firefighters, we provide fire and rescue
services to an approximate 84 square mile area of predominantly rural area in
the Piedmont physiographic region of Maryland adjoining the Catoctin Mountains
(part of the Appalachian Mountains) in Frederick County, Maryland.
"The purpose for organizing the Guardian Hose Company, Inc.,
Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, shall be to assist in protecting the
lives and property of the people of Thurmont and vicinity, and to assist
in rescuing persons and conveying them to a place of safety; to extinguish
fire and prevent its spreading to adjacent property; in case of collapsed
buildings, to rescue all persons or bodies; to clear debris and to remove
all weak or dangerous parts of the building."
As an all volunteer fire company, contacting us via telephone proves challenging at times. Typically, your best bet, unfortunately, is snail mail.
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A large digital photograph album, courtesy of John Kinnaird, containing many photographs of Guardian Hose Company events, may be viewed here.
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