Fort Detrick
Fire and Emergency Services

Phone

Emergency Dispatch911

Business Phone301-619-2528

DSN343-2528

Fax301-619-2163

Building 1504
Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702

Mission/Functions

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Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services Department is a leader in the Department of Defense. We proudly protect a diverse community, which is rated as one of the safest in the nation. This Department provides unique services protecting Soldiers, Families, and Civilians in a wide variety of facilities from family housing to laboratories that explore ways to improve the nation's health and fight cancer. We provide fire protection, crash fire and rescue, emergency medical services, confined space rescue and hazardous materials incident mitigation. Career Firefighters at Fort Detrick administer local public fire education and a proactive facility inspection campaigns. Fort Detrick also provides mutual aid in parts of Frederick City and Frederick County. The Fire Desk non-emergency number is 301-619-2528.

The Fort Detrick Fire Department is a member of the National Fire Protection Association External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Mission Statement

As a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals, it is our mission to provide the highest standard of service to all those who may seek our help. We are a service provider and we stand ready to provide fire suppression, fire prevention and education, rescue services, and emergency medical care. We will faithfully provide these vital services, promptly and safely to any person who resides in, works in, or visits the Fort Detrick and its surrounding community.

Vision Statement

Personnel of the Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services, through our commitment to innovation, service, and excellence will always strive to be leaders in fire and life safety services, and continue to improve the quality of service delivered to our customers ensuring "Everyone Goes Home."

Strategic Plan

Chief's Message

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Since its inception, our Department has had a proud tradition of providing the best possible Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to the Fort Detrick community and its surrounding areas. "As a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals, it is our mission to provide the highest standard of service to all those who may seek our help. We are a service provider and we stand ready to provide fire suppression, fire prevention and education, rescue services, and emergency medical care. We will faithfully provide these vital services, promptly and safely, to any person who resides in, works in, or visits Fort Detrick and its surrounding community," and our values guide us safely and effectively in achieving that mission.

Organizations such as ours must mature over time and appropriately respond to internal and external challenges and opportunities. In our continuing efforts to be proactive and a viable agency within the Fort Detrick community, modification to existing processes is critical for success.

The first Strategic Plan, created in 2002, was a milestone for the Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services. It was the first time that short and long term plans, combined with goal setting, were documented for the use and benefit of the department, our customers, and the community. With this 2009 update to the plan, we will address our accomplishments; adjust for new goals, set objectives, and reaffirm our commitment to the future of the organization.

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Awards

Department of the Army Medium Fire Dept of the Year

Department of the Army
Fire Prevention Program of
the Year

Facts and Figures

Department Type:

  • All Paid/Career

Area Served

  • Fort Detrick is primarily an industrial area. Mutual aid is provided to the surrounding counties of Frederick, Carroll, and Washington.

Type of Area:

  • Military Base

Population Served:

  • Primary Response Area: 10,000
  • Secondary Response Area/Mutual Aid: 250,000

Services Provided:

  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • BLS Emergency Medical Service
  • Other Technical/Specialized Rescue

Average First Due Response Time

  • Fire & Rescue: 2 minutes
  • EMS Transport Units: 2 minutes

Radio Frequencies:

  • Main Dispatch: 153.845 MHZ

Sites of Interest

National Fire
Protection Association
External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Customer Evaluation:

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