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 David Barnes at 301-600-1787 or via email at DBarnes@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
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:
Frederick City Police
Frederick County Election Board
Frederick County Public Schools
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 Battalion Chief Paul "Doug" Wallick at 301-600-9002.
Employees work either a 24-hour on duty / 48-hour off-duty schedule, or a 12-hour, 4-day-week schedule.