To request a copy of a fire report, please fill out this online form.
Types of Reports
There are 2 types of reports that may be available following a fire department response to an incident -- Fire Incident Report and Fire Investigation Summary.
The Fire Incident Report is completed by fire / rescue personnel to document a fire / rescue response.
When a Fire Investigator is called to an incident to determine the origin and cause of a fire, the investigator will complete a Fire Investigation Report. A Frederick County Fire Investigator does not respond to all fires, therefore, there may be only a Fire Incident Report available. There are times when a fire investigation report will not be released. These time are:
Identifying confidential informant information
Pending criminal prosecution
Sensitive nature of the investigation
Currently, there is no charge for fire reports and they will be released within 30 days of the request being submitted.
General Request for Information
For general information regarding a specific location, for example environmental incidents or fire report history, please click here to send an email. Please remember to include your name, the address of the property, and your contact information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures patient information is protected. The County is a covered entity under HIPAA’s privacy and security regulations. Frederick County Fire and Rescue must follow these regulations when requests for EMS records are made.