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Popular Information and Services

Ambulance Billing

Baltimore County bills private insurers, Medicaid and Medicare for ambulance transport costs. County residents are not 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

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.

Speakers for Community Events

BCoFD provides speakers about fire and life safety for school and community events. Contact us at least a month in advance by calling 410-887-3344, or emailing fireinfo@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Renter's Insurance

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

The Fire-Rescue Academy offers classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the general public on a bi-monthly basis. Course details, dates and registration information are available on this website.

Fact Sheets and Safety Brochures

View our archive of printable fire and life safety fact sheets and brochures and coloring sheets.

Emergency Preparedness

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 November 3, 2017         

 

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