Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Emergency Training Center has hosted hundreds of thousands of students from fire departments and emergency management agencies from across the nation and sometimes beyond. Classes at the National Fire Academy, the delivery arm of the U.S. Fire Administration, as well as those of the Emergency management Institute, on the NETC campus have been widely proclaimed and attendance is highly coveted.
Also at NETC, The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial includes the names of men and women, career and volunteer, who have died in the line of duty serving others. Each October, in concert with National Fire Prevention Week, well-attended memorial services culminate a weekend of remembrance of our nation’s emergency service personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum seeks to preserve and
Co-located with the Museum is the National Fire Heritage Center, which works to “Preserve the Perishable” – the written word of all aspects of Fire in America. The NFHC collection included documents, books, and other print materials regarding the firefighting services and fire protection disciplines.
Officially established in 1884, as the Town (sic) was starting to install water mains, the 100% volunteer Vigilant Hose Company, located just west of Town Square, is today proud to be the most visited fire station in the world, owing in part to visitations from NETC students and instructors.
Erected by Catoctin Mountain Town & Communities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 39° 42.507′ N, 77° 18.83′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Catocin Mountain Highway (U.S. 15). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mason-Dixon Visitor Center, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Emmitsburg (here, next to this marker); Emmitsburg Longrifles Emmitsburg (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Operation Urgent Fury and Lebanese Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Persian Gulf Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Operation Just Cause Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Viet Nam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 7. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.