Division of Fire & Rescue Services (DFRS)

If you have an emergency, please dial 911. 

Frederick County Fire - Rescue Service Plan CY 2019 - CY 2029
  • Move Over-Slow Down! Maryland's Move Over law, which took effect on October 1, 2010, requires drivers to move over to an adjacent lane, if possible, whenever approaching an emergency vehicle from the rear that is on the side of the road displaying its warning lights.  If it is not possible to move over safely due to traffic congestion, then drivers must slow down below the posted speed limit and be prepared to stop if necessary.
  • Check out our Gear Up program for more information on how to serve as a volunteer.
  • Smoke Detectors Save Lives- If you need a smoke alarm or information/assistance regarding smoke alarms in your home, email us at SmokeAlarm@FrederickCountyMD.gov.  If you need specific safety or preparedness information the you cannot locate on our website, please contact us.