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Baltimore County Fire Department.

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Section provides information about Fire and Emergency Management activities.


Media Requests

Information about significant breaking news is provided on our social media platforms: @BaltCoFire on Twitter, and Baltimore County Fire Department on Facebook.

Here is information about who to contact depending on the nature, urgency and time of your media request.

During Business Hours

For details regarding non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact:

Elise Armacost,, is the Director of the Public Affairs Section for the Baltimore County Fire Department. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office telephone number is 410-887-2892.

Weekly On-Call PIO Schedules — August 2022

On-call PIOs provide information through mainstream media and social media about significant breaking news that occurs during nights, weekends and holidays. Editors, please post or share with your editing and reporting staff.

Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7:

Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14:

Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21:

Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28:

Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 4:

If you do not have contact numbers for the on-call PIOs, or if you have trouble reaching the on-call PIOs, contact Fire Dispatch at 410-307-2052. For Police, contact Police Liaison at 410-307-2020.

The on-call schedule is subject to change due to illness or other personal issues.

Records Requests

Visit BCoFD's Records Section to request Fire Inspection Reports, Fire Incident Reports and EMS records maintained by the Baltimore County Fire Department.


Fire Headquarters

Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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