Maryland Fire Department Personnel
Personnel (fire department membership) numbers vary by region, by state and even by county. Recruiting is critical to fire department success, see National Volunteer Fire Council’s Make Me a Firefighter and National Volunteer Fire Council’s Recruiting Resources. Check out how your department’s numbers compare to those around you, to see how your recruitment and retention investments are fairing.
NOTE: In the USFA National Fire Service Registry data for Maryland there are 9 departments NOT classified, and so NOT included in these statistics. Departments should register as Career, Mostly Career, Volunteer or Mostly Volunteer but we do not have it for these 9 departments .
Volunteer Departments of Maryland
Here are the average numbers of volunteer firefighters for each county within Maryland, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.
|County||# Volunteer Departments||Average Firefighters||Highest #||Lowest #|
Career Departments of Maryland
Here are the average numbers of career firefighters for each county within Maryland, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.
|County||# Career Departments||Average Firefighters||Highest #||Lowest #|
Department Types of Maryland
Looking for NFIRS FDIDs?
Here are the fire department identifiers (FDIDs) for agencies within Maryland. NFIRS FDIDs are required for submitting NFIRS reports with mutual aid or automatic aid with those departments.
Need more NFIRS help?
Here are some useful ressources to learn more about NFIRS.
You can also read this NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide, and NFIRS 5.0 Design documentation in order to have a deeper understanding of NFIRS 5.0. Here are also NFIRS 5.0 Forms ready for you to download and use.
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Last Updated on July 1, 2023