About Box 414 Association

Proudly Serving the Firefighters of Baltimore City Since 1946

Mission Statement

The Box 414 Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed in 1946.  Our mission is to  provide rehabilitation services, through our canteen and other rehab vehicles, to the Baltimore City Fire and Police Departments.  We operate at major emergencies and special events or as requested by the fire and police departments.

On March 3, 1946, several ex-auxiliary firefighters from the Baltimore City Fire Department organized the Fire Fans of Baltimore. Shortly, thereafter, the name was changed to the Box 414 Association. The name symbolizes the number of the fire alarm box that was used to transmit the signal 2-2-2-2 (the signal used to request all of the available firefighting equipment in the city) for what was to become the Great Baltimore Fire of February 7, 1904.

The organization initially composed of all men, devoted their time and effort to the support of the firefighters of Baltimore City. They began their canteen service by transporting urns of coffee to the scenes of multi-alarm fires in their personal vehicles. In 1949 the Board of Fire Commissioners officially recognized and sanctioned the organization.

Their original club quarters were located in the 500 Block of N. Calvert Street. Since that time they have operated out of 4 different locations (at one address during two different periods). The “club” currently operates out of the former quarters of Engine Company 6 at 414 N. Gay Street, where we also maintain the Baltimore City Fire Museum.

Our main focus is to support the health and welfare of the firefighters of Baltimore City, and in recent years, have strived to provide that same service to the officers of the Baltimore City Police Department.

We operate our canteen service, which currently includes 4 vehicles, at all major emergencies in addition to ceremonial and social events held by the fire and police departments. We are assisted by our ladies auxiliary. Our goal is to continue to provide these services well into the future.

Where We're Located


414 North Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 (Map It)


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Box 414 Leadership

Shaun Freund
Stuart Nathan
Vice President
Roger Katzenberg
Alex Katzenberg
Recording Secretary
Marie Lemmon
Corresponding Secretary
Charles Shultz
Charles Conlon
Director Through 2021
Kurt Waters
Director Through 2021
Frank Ward
Director Through 2022
Joseph Freund
Director Through 2022
Samuel Katzenberg
Directors Through 2023
Martin Lang
Director Through 2023

Current Apparatus Supporting Our Efforts

Car 417

Proudly Serving Since 1993

Car 415

Proudly Serving Since 2007

Car 414

Proudly Serving Since 2003