Fire & Rescue Services Safety Office The Division of Fire & Rescue Services (DFRS) Safety Office is responsible for the safety, health and welfare of fire and rescue personnel. The Safety Captain is the Section Safety Officer and is responsible for the management and oversight of the safety management plan and program. Safety Officers also respond to fire, rescue and EMS incidents.
Our fire and rescue personnel are our greatest asset and our goal is to make sure they are equipped regarding how to stay safe while responding to emergencies in Frederick County, MD.
Home Fire Safety & Preparedness Partnership
In an effort to enhance fire and life safety in Frederick County, Maryland, a partnership of the local American Red Cross Chapter and Frederick County Fire & Rescue Service was launched on May 16 to address community awareness for home fire safety and preparedness and assure a working smoke alarm in every home.
Red Cross volunteers, bolstered by volunteer and career personnel of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Service fanned out into Frederick neighborhoods to discuss home fire safety, emergency preparedness and provide free smoke alarm inspections/installations.
The American Red Cross has implemented a national fire and life safety campaign that provides smoke alarms to local fire departments. With the cooperation of the Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue, Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association Fire Prevention Committee and personnel from the Independent Hose Co. No. 1, Junior Fire Co. No. 2, United Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 3, Citizens Truck Company, and Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company, Red Cross and fire/rescue personnel knocked on over 300 doors and installed over 30 smoke alarms.
In addition, as a result of this public outreach program additional calls have been received requesting smoke alarm inspections and community smoke alarm programs. A smoke alarm “hot line” is available 24 hours a day by calling 301-600-7275 (Smoke Alarms Save Lives) and leaving name, address and phone number. You should receive confirmation of your request within 72 hours.
Future door to door smoke alarm events are being planned over the next few months in communities throughout Frederick County. The partnership between the American Red Cross and Frederick County Fire & Rescue Service has been forged in an effort to increase fire safety awareness by ensuring smoke alarms are present and in working order in all Frederick County homes.