Fort Detrick
Fire and Emergency Services


Emergency Dispatch911

Business Phone301-619-2528



Building 1504
Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702


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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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I am pleased to present the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for the Fort Detrick Fire Department. The primary objective is to chart direction for the future while maintaining traditional core values of Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Loyalty and Commitment. We have conducted an in-depth analysis within the Department and Installation to determine what the top priorities should be for the next five years. The Department’s vision is one of partnership between department members and Fort Detrick Employees that will build on competencies to respond to fires, emergency medical incidents, hazardous material situations and rescue calls as well as new challenges.

This Strategic Plan clearly defines what we expect to accomplish in the next five years. The goals and strategies detailed here form a foundation upon which to build the future of the department. While some of the strategies are underway, others will begin shortly. A commitment to strategic planning ensures that the Fort Detrick Fire Department will continue to provide the Fort Detrick Community with the highest level of service.

The key to successful implementation of this plan is that everyone is responsible to assist in the 5 strategic initiatives that are outlined. The strength of this department has always been its people and we will use the talents of our staff to develop and implement these goals/strategies, which are crucial to the future of the Fort Detrick Fire Department.

It is a true pleasure to lead an outstanding group of men and women. I am committed to ensuring that we, as a department, are ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Department of the Army Medium Fire Dept of the Year

Department of the Army
Fire Prevention Program of
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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

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