Battalion Chief Appointed as Acting Deputy Fire Chief
Fox to Serve as Interim Director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services
FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the appointment of Battalion Chief Kevin Fox as acting deputy fire chief for the Division of Fire and Rescue Services. Fox will serve as the interim director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, until a selection is made to succeed retiring Deputy Chief Clarence “Chip” Jewell.
The director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services supports the work of, and coordinates with, Frederick County’s volunteer fire and rescue companies. The position is appointed by the County Executive. She will conduct an open recruitment process to solicit applicants. Candidates will be screened by a panel that will consist of both county staff and representatives of the Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Executive Committee. The County Executive will make the appointment, which will be subject to confirmation by the County Council.
Acting Director Fox has extensive knowledge of both the career and volunteer sides of emergency services. He has volunteered as an EMT and firefighter for more than 30 years, serving in numerous leadership positions, including as post president of the Thurmont Community Ambulance Service and vice president of Guardian Hose. Fox has worked for Frederick County Government since 1990, first as an emergency communications dispatcher, and then, in 1999, as a firefighter with the Division of Fire and Rescue Services. For the past four years, Fox has been the division’s spokesperson. In 2015, he was promoted to battalion chief. Fox also teaches part time for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. His appointment is effective Monday, Dec. 11.