Emergency Services is the largest section within the Division of Fire and Rescue Services with over 300 uniformed full time and part-time employees who are assigned to fire / rescue stations throughout Frederick County and other field assignments.
Frederick County Fire/Rescue is an all-hazard response agency that includes within the Operations a Special Operations Section. Special Operations is responsible for providing services related to Confined Space Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, Structural Collapse Rescue, Tactical Emergency Medical Services, Trench Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, and Water Rescue Operations. Additionally acts as a liaison to the Frederick County volunteer-operated Dive Team. For further information, contact Battalion Chief Lenne Stolberg at 301-600-1503 or via email at LStolberg@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) launched its Drone or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Program in 2016 recognizing the need and emerging technology drones provide to Public Safety. DFRS started the program with a single drone and five FAA Part 107 certified pilots. The UAS has been utilized for all hazards to include search and rescue, survey storm damage, fire investigations, special operations missions, and large brush fires. Currently, there are ten certified pilots with plans to continue to increase our fleet of drones.
Any requests for the Drone or general questions should be directed to Program Coordinator Lieutenant Stephen Ward.
Work Phone: (301) 600-9290
Cell Phone: (301) 418-8023
The Operations, Planning Section is the liaison to multiple county divisions and agencies for fire and rescue operations. These include but are not limited to:
- Emergency Management
- Frederick City Police
- Frederick County Election Board
- Frederick County Public Schools
- Public Works
- Sheriff’s Department
The Planning Section works with other agencies to further the safety and preparedness of both the staff of Fire and Rescue and the citizens of Frederick County. For further information, contact Assistant Chief Dave Barnes at 301-600-1787.
Employees work either a 24-hour on duty / 48-hour off-duty schedule, or a 12-hour, 4-day-week schedule.