Kent County Fire Department

Find Kent County Maryland fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Betterton Volunteer Fire Co 2 Howell Point Road Betterton MD 21610 410-348-5678


Chestertown Volunteer Fire Co 211 Maple Avenue Chestertown MD 21620 410-778-3434

Galena Volunteer Fire Department 90 East Cross Street Galena MD 21635 410-648-5050

Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company 21500 Rock Hall Avenue Rock Hall MD 21661 410-639-7888

What is a Fire Department?

A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.

Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.