Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services and Rescue
Stay Informed About Baltimore County Fire
Keep up-to-date with the Baltimore County Fire Department (BCoFD). Articles about daily public safety news, including significant fires and rescues, are posted in the Police and Fire News blog.
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For our citizens who choose not to join Twitter or Facebook, we have embedded a feed containing our social media updates on the top of this page.
Popular Information and Services
Schedule of Fireworks Displays
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, we are publicizing information about local fireworks displays. A schedule of fireworks displays is now available online.
Please note that this page includes all displays that to date have received permits from state and local fire officials. The local Fire Marshal's Office continues to review applications for fireworks displays. We will add displays to the schedule as new permits are approved. Check the schedule for updates regularly from now through the holiday.
This page includes links to the State Fire Marshal's schedule of fireworks displays throughout Maryland, as well to important information about the laws regulating fireworks.
Backyard use of fireworks without a permit is illegal in Maryland.
Some ground-based and hand-held sparklers are legal; our Fireworks page includes links to the State Fire Marshal's list of legal sparklers.
Baltimore County began billing private insurers, Medicaid and Medicare for ambulance transport costs on September 1. County residents will not be personally responsible for these costs and should not receive a bill. For billing questions, call Med3000's customer service at 1-866-366-3626.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, invisible gas produced by fossil fuel- and wood-burning appliances. Learn how to protect your home from CO, about CO detectors and how to recognize the symptoms of CO poisoning. County law requires CO detectors in rental properties.
Few victims of apartment fires have renter's insurance. If you rent, your belongings are not covered unless you are covered by a renter's insurance policy. The Maryland Insurance Administration and National Association of Insurance Commissioners provide valuable information on this topic.
Hands-Only CPR Training
Hands Only CPR is a simple technique that anyone can perform in an emergency. It does not require mouth-to-mouth contact and keeps the victim's blood flowing until help arrives. The Fire Department offers training in Hands-Only CPR.
CPR Classes For Citizens
Fact Sheets and Safety Brochures
View our archive of printable fire and life safety fact sheets and brochures and coloring sheets.
Many households don't have the basic supplies that will help them through the first 72 hours after an emergency. Learn how you can prepare.
Working With People With Disabilities
"Working With People With Disabilities: A Guide for Responders" is a 26-minute training video, designed to help personnel from emergency medical services, fire, and police and other agencies and organizations work effectively and compassionately with persons with disabilities. The video was produced by the Baltimore County Fire Department in cooperation with the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities.
Baltimore County Fire Department "Year In Review"
"Year in Review" is an annual report that, through words and pictures, documents Fire Department' statistics, accomplishments, events, incidents, retirements and farewells. All Year In Review documents are presented in PDF format and open in a new window.
Revised June 22, 2016