Note from the Fire Marshals Office:

Kidde recalls approximately 450,000 dual sensor smoke alarms Models PI2010 and PI9010 due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.  Call  Kidde toll-free 833-551-7739 or visit and click “Product Safety Recalls” for more information.

 More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles have been recalled. Call Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 or visit for more information.

Who We Are...

The Fire and Rescue Department consists of 11 volunteer fire and rescue companies operated by volunteer personnel who are supported by 101 uniform career staff and 8 office staff. The agency coordinates with our volunteer companies to deliver firefighting and emergency medical services within Frederick County.

Our Mission

The Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department is dedicated to providing quality and cost effective services that protect our citizens, their property, and our environment from the effects of fire, medical emergencies, technological hazards, and man-made or natural disasters which pose a threat to our community.

The volunteer and career members of our Department shall uphold high personal and professional standards and always act with a sense of cooperation, respect and compassion for every member of the public and each member of the organization.

Above all else, our department shall hold as sacred the obligation to be responsible custodians of the public trust and in every circumstance shall always act in the public's best interest.

Core Values