In 1973, after a large fire at Wild Acre Park which burned ten homes, the North Mountain Volunteer Fire Company was formed. The first organizational meeting was held on February 25, 1973 at the old Shawneeland lodge with about 100 people in attendance. The building sits on donated land that was given by Thomas Rosenberger, a local farmer and a former Fire Chief. The station assisted with EMS calls as part of the "First Responder" program until 1990, when the first ambulance was purchased. North Mountain was one of the first transporting agencies in Frederick County.
Today, the station is staffed by volunteers 24-hours, 7 days a week, and has two career personnel on duty during daytime hours (6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. The station's apparatus includes:
- 2 ALS (Advanced Life Support) Ambulances
- 2 Fire Engines
- An Attack mini-pumper
- A brush truck for woods/ grass fires