The Annapolis Fire Department exists to provide a safe environment for the community by minimizing the impact of fire, disaster, hazardous conditions, illness and injury through information, public education, quality service and efficient utilization of resources.

About the Section

The Operations Section is the largest division within the Annapolis Fire Department and is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, rescue activities and mitigation of disasters. The department operates from 3 stations with 3 engine companies, 2 truck companies, 1 squad and 3 advanced life support (ALS) medical units, a duty Battalion Chief and an EMS Supervisor.

The Special Operations Division is responsible for the specialty teams:

  • Bike medics
  • Bomb squad services
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Marine rescue/firefighting
  • Tactical medics
  • Technical rescue response
  • Weapons of mass destruction response

These teams are all collateral duties of personnel assigned to the three stations.

The Fire Marshal's Office

Fire and Explosives Services Unit provides the staff and equipment for bomb squad activities.

The personnel assigned to the Operations Section routinely conduct fire/safety inspections of commercial properties and marinas. They participate in public education programs and will conduct home fire safety and smoke alarm checks on request.