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The Guardian Hose Company, Inc. has not reviewed the information found on these sites and therefore makes no representation regarding the quality or suitability of any information found there.

Area Emergency Services Organizations

Our sister emergency services organization in Thurmont, Thurmont Community Ambulance Service, Inc., provides emergency medical services (EMS) in the Thurmont area. Many members of the Guardian Hose Company are also members of the Thurmont Ambulance Company.

One of our mutual aide fire companies, Emmitsburg's Vigilant Hose Company, is located approximately six miles north of Thurmont. In addition to sharing duties in mutual aide situations, members of both the Guardian and Vigilant Hose Companies frequently get together in social and recreational settings.

Another of our mutual aide fire companies, Lewistown District Volunteer Fire Department, is located south of Thurmont along U.S. Route 15.

The Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, Inc. is the umbrella group representing common concerns and issues among the 26 independent fire and rescue companies charged with providing fire and rescue services to Frederick County Maryland.

State Links

The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute provides accredited training classes, meeting or exceeding national standards, to GHC members in local settings.

The Maryland State Firemen's Association, is the Maryland state-wide umbrella organization of emergency services providers.

National Links

The National Fire Academy, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is located on a beautiful campus in nearby Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

The National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial, located on the grounds of the National Fire Academy, is the setting for the Annual Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters. Held each year on the Sunday immediately preceding National Fire Prevention Week, the Memorial Service is a truly moving and meaningful experience. The Guardian Hose urges everyone, including rescue workers and private citizens alike, to visit the National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Week proclamation, and since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.

Other Links

Firehouse Magazine 

Annually, on the second weekend in October, Thurmont is the setting for Catoctin Colorfest, a juried craft show featuring over 360 vendors.

State of Maryland, Maryland dot Gov - Hyperlink to State of Maryland Web Site Portal, provides a common portal to every State of Maryland Agency.

Frederick County (Maryland) Government

Thurmont.com - The Town of Thurmont's web site featuring a lot of information about our community.

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