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Emergency Medical Services


To protect the lives and improve the safety of all citizens and visitors in Washington County by collaborating with our dedicated volunteer and emergency service providers.


To promote a “Citizens First” culture, where integrity, accountability, professionalism, compassion, respect, and safety lead the way. Strong leadership and education is our backbone to the “One Team, One Mission” approach that will drive our service forward.

Fire Services

The Office of Fire Services develops, and administers various programs to enhance the provision of fire suppression and rescue services to the citizens of Washington County.  The office assists local volunteer fire departments throughout the county by providing staffing support at the companies’ requests.  The department coordinates the annual testing of fire equipment and fire apparatus, coordinates the purchase and distribution of new personal protective equipment to the volunteer departments, and works closely with the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association to administer various programs and policies that benefit the volunteer fire services in Washington County.

Within the office are the Special Operations Team and the Air Unit (Station 25).  The Special Operations Team receives extensive training to respond to and mitigate hazardous material spills and highly specialized rescues.  The Air Unit refills firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus at the scene of structure fires and other emergencies.

Emergency Services

16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, MD 21795

Office Hours:
Phone: (240) 313-4360
Fax: (240) 313-2901

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Available Job Postings

Firefighter - Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO)
Posted: June 14, 2024
Location: Washington County
Department: Emergency Services
DEADLINE: 06/28/2024 04:00 PM
Captain - Field Operations
Posted: June 6, 2024
Location: Washington County
Department: Emergency Services
DEADLINE: 06/20/2024 04:00 PM
Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!