Fort Detrick
Fire and Emergency Services


Emergency Dispatch911

Business Phone301-619-2528


Building 1504
Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702


Engine 501
ENGINE 501 (Pumper)
1997 Pierce Saber 1250 gpm; 1000 gallon water/40 gallon foam tanks

Engine 502
ENGINE 502 (Pumper)
Engine 502 was our old Engine 503 (Crash Truck) that was sent to Pierce and the motor and transmission were removed and rebuilt and then placed into the new Engine 502. It is a 2008 Pierce Lance pumper that seats 8 personnel. It has a 750 gallon water tank, a 30 gallon Class A and a 30 gallon Class B foam tank with a compressed air foam system. It has a Hurst Rescue Combi tool for vehicle extrication.

Truck 50 (Ladder Truck)
Truck 50 (Ladder Truck)
Truck 50 is a 2009 Pierce Arrow XT that seats 6 personnel. It has a 105' aerial ladder. A 500 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon Class A foam tank with a compressed air foam system.

2004 Pierce Dash 5 man cab
Special Operations 50 (HazMat Unit)
2004 Pierce Dash 5 man cab, command area, light tower, roll up doors and transverse compartments.

Ambulance 509
Ambulance 509

Utility 50
Utility 50

Chief 50
Chief 50

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Duty Officer (Command)
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Equipped with an Odyssey Command Cabinet

Car 50
Car 50 (Fire Inspectors)
2005 Ford Explorer

2004 John Deere HPX 4x4
Gator 50 (Specialty Unit)
2004 John Deere HPX 4x4. Equipped with a Modular Concepts Med Bed to be used at special events.

Flashy the Fire Dog with Tiller Truck
Flashy the Fire Dog with Tiller Truck

Site Helpers


Fire Department


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: 4 minutes

Radio Frequencies:

  • Main Dispatch: 153.845 MHZ

Sites of Interest

National Fire
Protection Association
External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Heat Stress Index

Customer Evaluation:

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