Fort Detrick
Fire and Emergency Services


Emergency Dispatch911

Business Phone301-619-2528


Building 1504
Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702

Retired Apparatus

Engine 502
ENGINE 502 (Pumper)
1994 Pierce Arrow 1250 gpm; 750 gallon water/40 gallon foam tanks.
Engine 502 was sent to Walter Reed Fire Department and is now know and Engine 754.

Engine 503
ENGINE 503 (Airport Unit)
1991 Amertek Crash/Rescue 1000 gpm; 660 gallon water/72 gallon foam tanks.
Engine 503 was sent out to Pierce to have the new Engine 502 designed and built using the engine and transmission and placing it into a new cab and chassis.

Engine 504
Engine 504 came to Fort Detrick from RRMC and when the new engine and truck came in, Engine 504 was sent back to them.

Engine 501
Engine 501
Engine 501 was a 1980 PemFab. It was turned back over to the government.

Haz-Mat 50
Haz-Mat 50
Haz-Mat 50 is a 1990 Ford/ E-One. It was transferred to Ft. Belvior, VA and is still in service today.

1982 GMC
1982 GMC
This vehicle was used for decon purposes.

Fire Chief's vehicle
Fire Chief's vehicle
Jeep Cherokee

Utility vehicle
Utility vehicle
Used by the department for daily job assignments.

Reserve Engine
Reserve Engine
This Reserve Engine was a 1969 GMC and was turned back over to the government.

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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