Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department

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2017 Call Stats
January 87 228
February 104 209
March 170 247
April 124 244
May 108 236
June 114 262
July 94 255
August 132 225
September 116 249
October 152 245
Total 1201 2400

2017 Unit Run Stats
Unit Responses
Medic 127 839
Medic 128 454
Medic 129 1127
Engine 123 290
Engine 124 306
Tower 12 100
Squad 12 154
Duty 12 138
Utility 12 169
Brush 125 30
ATV-12 14
Total 3621

Past Responses
Year Fire EMS
2016 1469 2761
2015 1427 2852
2014 1006 2619
2013 828 2123
2012 764 2261
2011 864 2139
2010 859 2215
2009 1017 2182
2008 835 2127
2007 1057 1966
2006 1071 1947
2005 960 1849

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Employment Opportunities

To Download Application please use the link below.

Employment Application

The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department hires full and part time Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians to ensure 24 hour EMS coverage in our first-due area. 

Our employees also serve as firefighters, while some are also trained as apparatus drivers and engineers.

We offer competitive pay rates and a generous benefits package to our valued employees. To fill out an application, please stop by the fire station at 6680 Sykesville Road or contact Chief Eddie Ruch, Jr or President David Kreimer or call 410-795-8021.

The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Volunteer Membership

Who Will Answer the Call?

Carroll County is one of the few areas in Maryland that is protected by volunteer fire departments. There are fourteen independent departments in the county that work together to provide excellent fire and pre-hospital medical coverage.

The Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department is the second-busiest company in Carroll County, protecting the residents of the Sykesville and Eldersburg areas. While the department does hire paid EMS personnel to staff the ambulances, its the volunteers that are the heart and soul of the organization.

Gone are the days when firefighters worked in the same town they lived in. Back then, when the fire whistle or bell sounded, employers would release their firefighters to answer the alarm. Being good neighbors, they knew that what goes around comes around.

Times have changed. Volunteer firefighters now work far from their homes and are unable to answer the alarm. The increased call volume, combined with stringent training requirements and the demands of everyday life dictate that more volunteers are needed. Nationally, the volunteer fire service is suffering, and Sykesville is no exception.

How can you help? Consider volunteering. We provide the equipment and the training necessary to become firefighters or EMS providers. If riding the emergency units isn't your thing, we also have need of volunteers in many administrative areas, including accounting, administration, fund raising, and fire prevention.

If you are 16 and older, and would like more information on how you can help, please call the station at 410-795-9311; or feel free to download our membership application.

We also have a very active and successful junior program for young people ages 12-16. You can find out more about them by visiting the Juniors page, or download our junior application.

It's one of life's most rewarding experiences knowing that you are helping to serve others in their time of need. Will you answer the call?

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6680 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784

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