The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland was chartered by the International Association of Firefighters in 1995 and currently represents over 300 men and women employed with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue. The members of local 3666 respond to over 35,000 calls annually protecting approx 667 square miles and serving more then 200,000 citizens.
Our professional firefighters and paramedics provide around the clock protection at 17 of Frederick Counties 30 Fire/Rescue stations and daytime protection Monday - Friday between the hours of 6am-6pm at 5 additional Fire/Rescue stations. Our members staff fire and EMS units providing fire and rescue services as well as both basic and advanced life support services. In addition to these services are members staff several support services that provide training and education (Frederick County Training Center), communications (9-1-1 Center), fire investigations and inspections (Fire Marshal's Office) and community disaster preparedness (Office of Emergency Management).
Our association is dedicated to ensuring our members are provided with all the tools they require to ensure the citizens and visitors of Frederick County receive the highest level of emergency medical service and transportation, fire protection, hazardous material mitigation and technical rescue services.
We are not volunteers. We are professional firefighters and paramedics paid for by you, the citizen, with your tax dollars. Do not be confused by fire engines or ambulances that “read” volunteer. Many of these rigs are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by career firefighters and paramedics employed by the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS).
Over the past years the increased demands for emergency services coupled with the increased training and certification requirements have made it impossible for Frederick County to rely solely on the volunteer fire service to answer emergency calls for service. Like many metropolitan jurisdictions throughout the country, Frederick County established a paid fire department to meet the growing needs of the community. Today, most 9-1-1 calls in Frederick County are answered by career firefighters and paramedics employed by DFRS.
We encourage you to tour your local fire station and see for yourself who answers your emergency calls. For more information about the Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland and the services we provide feel free to contact us anytime.