Fire & Rescue Services

The Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) is organized into two divisions, or departments, under the Office of the Director.  DFRS has over 300 uniformed and civilian personnel.

We are committed to protecting life, property, and the environment by providing professional, efficient, and quality service to the citizens of Frederick County.
With extensive classroom training, skills  training, as well as equipment testing, our goal is to always be ready for anything we are called to do.  It is an honor to serve you!


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Child Safety Seat Checkpoint at Westview Fire Station

Correctly used, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. 

This Saturday, May 30, 2015, the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services will be hosting a child safety seat checkpoint at Westview Fire Station, located at 5525 New Design Road, in Frederick, from 11 am to 4 pm.  The checkpoint is made possible by the combined efforts of Safe Kids of Frederick County and Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.

Maryland law requires that children under 8 years of age must ride in a child safety seat, infant seat, convertible seat, forward-facing booster seat or other federally-approved safety device unless the child is 4 feet 9 inches or taller.
There will be child safety seat technicians on hand to show parents of young children how to properly install their child’s car seat.  No appointment is necessary to attend on Saturday.  If you are unable to make it on Saturday, but would like to have your child’s safety seat checked, please call 301-600-SEAT (7328) to schedule an appointment.

Fire Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, June 8, 2015 7:00 pm 
Winchester Hall, 1st Floor Hearing Room
12 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD
Televised live on Channel 19

Employment ~ Firefighter Recruit                                     

The Division of Fire & Rescue Services within Frederick County government is pleased to announce a new recruitment for the full-time position of Firefighter Recruit.

This is a sworn entry-level position in Frederick County's professional fire & rescue service.  When assigned to duty, this skilled position provides a full range of fire/rescue services including firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services (EMS), as well as routine non-emergency assignments.  Supervision and direction are received from the fire/rescue station supervisor and/or through the chain of command, however Firefighters must frequently exercise independent judgment and discretion.  Work station, shift and duty assignment will be determined by the County.

Requirements Include:

  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Minimum age 21 years on the date of application
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license
  • Maryland EMT certification or have a current equivalent state EMS license or certificate or National Registry Card, based upon the National Standard Scope of Practice




RESPOND NOW by applying today!

Click flyer above to view job description

Submit your electronic application form.  Deadline to apply:  4:00 pm (EST) on Friday, May 29, 2015.


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