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              The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company is responsible for fire and EMS protection for approximately 105,000 people during the daytime and 80,000 people at night in an 80 square mile first due response district. This area encompasses both rural and suburban areas. We operate from two strategically placed fire stations, the main station located in downtown Bel Air on South Hickory Avenue approximately 8 miles north of Interstate 95, 35 miles north of Baltimore and the Forest Hill substation located on East Jarrettsville Road near Route 24 approximately 15 miles south of the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line. In addition to our own response district we also provide extensive mutual aid support to the surrounding fire and EMS departments in Harford County, Baltimore County and York County (PA). 

              During 2008 the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded to close to 8,000 fire and EMS incidents. To handle such a call volume we have a volunteer base of close to 175 fire, EMS, associate and auxiliary members and are supplemented by a company funded part time EMS staff. These personnel operate 5 engines, 2 towers, 1 rescue, 1, ems chase vehicle, 2 brush units, 1 air cascade, 6 utility vehicles, and 3 advance life support ambulances out of the two stations.



Bel Air Main Station
109 South Hickory Avenue Bel Air, Maryland 21014
(P) 410-638-4401 ( Operations )
(P) 410-638-4400 ( Administrative )
(F) 410-638-4431

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The Bel Air Main Station currently houses the following apparatus:

 Engines  - 3*

Tower - 2 ( each unit is a 100 ft. aerial platform)

Rescue - 1

Brush Units - 1

Air Cascade - 1

Ambulance / Medic Units - 3

EMS Support Units - 1


Amenities at house 1 include a weight room, bunk room space for 20 personnel,  state of the art computer networking system, full serve kitchen and game room.  


All operations offices, administration offices, conference and training rooms are located at house 1.

Forest Hill Substation
27 East Jarrettsville Road
(P) 410-638-4402


 The Forest Hill Station currently houses the following apparatus:

Engines  - 2*
Brush Units - 1
Antique Units - 1
 Amenities at the Forest Hill Station include a weight room, bunk room space for 16 personnel,  state of the art computer networking system, full serve kitchen and game room.  
The Forest Hill Station was remodeled in 2008 and currently houses two engines* and a brush unit. The station is strategically located to provide fast, quality emergency services to Forest Hill and surrounding communities.

*  Special Note: It should be noted that one of the engines at Bel Air and Forest Hill is equipped as a squad and carries a full compliment of HRT rescue equipment and will run as the next due unit when we receive calls for multiple auto accidents, rescues, etc

Patterson Mill Substation


The BAVFC's third station is planned for the Patterson Mill area. This is a conceptual drawing of our proposed station. Ground was broken on this facility in December 2010. Click on the link below to view the ground breaking ceremony.


Past Stations
28 Jun 2016


Bel Air Vol Fire Company, Inc.

109 South Hickory Avenue
Bel  Air, MD 21014
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