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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.

Learn more 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:

Travis Francis, Lieutenant
Phone: 410-887-2892
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday 

Weekly On-Call PIO Schedules

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.

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

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

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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