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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 Schedule

The schedule and contact information for the on-call Police and Fire PIO are provided to media agencies each Monday via email. On-call PIOs provide information about breaking news that occurs during nights, weekends and holidays. Please post or share with your editing and reporting staff.

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 or Police Liaison at 410-307-2020.

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

Records Requests

Learn how to request Fire Inspection Reports and other 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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