Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Department
The Baltimore County Fire Department provides fire protection, disaster medical and disaster relief towards county's above 800, 000 citizens.
Baltimore County covers a location of 610 square miles. Located in main Maryland, it surrounds the town of Baltimore on three edges and extends from Chesapeake Bay into the southeast to Pennsylvania within the north. The Fire division acts a diverse location, including hefty professional areas, small cities, residential district communities and farmland. The northern two-thirds of this county is nearly solely rural, with denser suburban communities and professional areas positioned, east to west, in a horseshoe surrounding Baltimore City.
The goal of this Baltimore County Fire Department is to provide the highest quality fire protection, disaster health solutions, fire prevention, security knowledge, neighborhood solutions and minimization of emergency and non-emergency incidents to your residents of and visitors to Baltimore County.
Our solution delivery is improved through education, knowledge, preparation and teamwork. We'll achieve our objective safely while remaining economically responsible through effective and efficient utilization of all sources.
Personnel and gear
The division includes significantly more than 1, 000 paid emergency response personnel, housed at 25 career programs. These profession responders just work at fire and relief scenes alongside volunteer firefighters from the county's 33 volunteer fire businesses. A lot more than 2, 000 people volunteer in fire solution as energetic responders, fundraisers and help workers. Though volunteer companies tend to be separate, personal corporations, Baltimore County has a real joint fire solution, with devoted job and volunteer responders working together at disaster scenes every single day for our residents.
Baltimore County firefighters and disaster health technicians answer above 114, 000 incidents yearly. Over 70 % of these situations tend to be health phone calls.
Apparatus accessible to serve county residents consist of:
- 88 motors (27 job and 61 volunteer)
- 13 vehicles (seven job, six volunteer)
- Three tower ladders
- a state-of-the-art, urban search-and-rescue product
- A decontamination product
- Six large-capacity tankers for rural firefighting
- Various brush and squad devices
Ten profession motor organizations have actually higher level life-support capabilities; they are situated near commercial establishments for the county. Volunteer companies work the county's nine hefty relief squads.