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The Baltimore County Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical aid and emergency rescue to the county's 754,000 citizens. Fire, rescue, and emergency medical services are provided by the Baltimore County Fire Department. The Baltimore County Fire Department is a combination department staffed by over 1,000 career and 2,000 volunteer personnel. The Emergency Operations division includes 25 career and 35 volunteer fire stations. Apparatus at these locations includes 88 engine companies; 27 career and 61 volunteer, 13 truck companies; 7 career and 6 volunteer and 3 tower ladders. Ten career engine companies are advanced life support capable, which are strategically located throughout Baltimore County. Volunteer companies also operate the county's nine heavy rescue squads.

Emergency Medical Services are integrated into the fire service in Baltimore County, with medic units being housed in fire stations alongside fire apparatus. The department operates 46 advanced life support medic units: 29 career and 17 volunteer units. A large percentage of personnel, both career and volunteer, are cross-trained for both emergency medical and fire suppression operations.

Technical rescue is provided by a career Advanced Tactical Rescue team, and one volunteer company that provide underwater rescue and recovery.

The department also operates one hazardous materials unit, stationed centrally at the Brooklandville station, and three hazardous materials support satellite units.

People in Baltimore County enjoy a state-of-the-art emergency medical and trauma care system. This system features advanced life support engine companies, EMT-P Paramedic support for all medic units, Maryland State Police Medevac helicopters, and the world renowned University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Contact Information:

John J. Hohman, Chief
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286-5500
Phone: (410) 887-4500
Fax: (410) 887-8248


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