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.
Within the Operations, the Special Operations Section is responsible for providing Hazardous Materials Response to Frederick County and provides assistance and acts as liaison to the other Special Operations groups such as the Dive Team and the Advanced Technical Rescue Team. For further information, contact Deputy Chief Tom Coe at 301-600-1780.
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.