Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services proudly protects approximately seven thousand people living in an area of two square miles. We operate out of one station that protect a primarily industrial area. Our department is a private department whose members are on a paid status.Home to the National Cancer Institute's Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the Fort Detrick F&ES division provides a variety of services to its military and civilian customers. Serving laboratories, administrative and office occupancies, communications facilities, barracks and family housing areas with fire protection, crash fire and rescue, emergency medical services, confined space rescue and hazardous materials incident mitigation are undertaken from the department's headquarters station. Public fire education and a proactive facility inspection campaign are administered by the twenty-five career firefighters at Fort Detrick. Mutual aid response areas include portions of Frederick City for suppression activities, and Frederick County and vicinity for hazardous material incident response.