Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department

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2023 Call Stats
January 93 240
February 98 229
March 117 240
April 123 246
May 146 260
Total 577 1215

2023 Unit Run Stats
Unit Responses
Medic 127 518
Medic 128 435
Medic 129 442
Engine 123 147
Engine 124 42
Tower 12 23
Squad 12 61
Duty 12 78
Utility 12 171
Brush 125 32
ATV-12 6
Total 1955

Past Responses
Year Fire EMS
2019 1568 3265
2018 1550 2905
2017 1423 2850
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

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No Caption Fire Damages Building At Sykesville Apartments

Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf, February 06

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, February 5, Sykesville and mutual aid crews were alerted for the building fire at the Sykesville Apartments , 7400 block Village Road

Arriving units found fire in a third floor apartment. Crews immediately stretched lines and began attacking the fire, which was extending to the eaves on the rear exterior of the building.

The fire was knocked in about 15 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Sykesville Line Officers Named For 2024-25

Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf, January 02

The Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department has named its line officers for the 2024-25 term.

Chief Ed Ruch, Jr. will continue to lead the department's operational division. Joe Dennis and Dave Polikoff will continue to serve in deputy chief roles, while Kevin Larkins has been promoted from Captain to deputy chief.

Tim Deklau will continue to serve in the rank of Captain, while Bruce Fleming ... (Full Story)

No Caption SFDFD Collecting Toys For Johns Hopkins Childrens Center

Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf, November 24

The Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department is once again collecting toys for the kids at the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore.

For more than 20 years, the department has delivered gifts from the community in the form of unwrapped toys to the hospital so that children receiving care during the holidays and beyond might enjoy them.

From now through December 10, you can drop a toy off ... (Full Story & Photos)

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! (On A Fire Engine!)

Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf, November 20

It's almost time...Santa Claus is getting ready to make his annual trip through the Sykesville and Eldersburg area on top of a fire engine!

Our annual "Santa Runs" begin Sunday December 10 and run through Saturday December 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Note that, due to safety concerns, we will no longer be driving the fire engine down cul-de-sacs or dead end streets. Please see the routes below ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Engine, Tower, Medic Assist Gamber On Second House Fire Of The Day

Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf, November 15

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11/15, Sykesville units responded to their second house fire of the day, again assisting Gamber & Community Fire Company in the 4300 block of Poole Road.

Tower 12, Engine 124, Rescue Squad 12 and Medic 127 responded with six volunteers and Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS of Maryland career personnel out of Station 12.

Engine 124 was assigned to a water ... (Full Story & Photos)



It is the mission of the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.

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