Welcome message from the Fire Chief...
The City of Cumberland is located in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. Cumberland is 130 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 140 miles west of Baltimore, Maryland, and 140 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
The Cumberland Fire Department is a career department with 65 members consisting of one Fire Chief, one Administrative Officer, one Chief Deputy, one Fire Marshal, three Deputy Chiefs, three Captains, nine Lieutenants, eighteen Equipment Operators, and 28 Firefighters.
Personnel are cross-trained for both fire suppression and emergency medical services. The Cumberland Fire Department is currently staffed with 48 emergency medical technicians and 15 paramedics.
The Cumberland Fire Department operates from three fire stations, six pumpers, one aerial tower, one rescue truck, one command unit and four advanced life support ambulances.
The Fire Prevention Bureau provides fire investigations, fire inspections, code enforcement, plan reviews, and public education.
The Training Division works in cooperation with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and is a member of the Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies.
The goal of the Cumberland Fire Department is to provide the best possible fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to our customers.
-- William G. Herbaugh