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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

The Emergency Services Division is the primary liaison between St. Mary’s County Government, Fire Departments and Rescue Squads, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police.

Fire & EMS Cadet Program

Program Guidelines

The program is available to high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old by September 1st.

Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA to enroll in the program and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA during the program.

Students are required to obtain and maintain membership at a volunteer fire department or rescue squad while enrolled in the program.

The program is held at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Transportation to and from the fire department is provided FREE of charge!

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Once the application is completed, email the application to:

After emailing the online application, students are contacted by the St. Mary’s County Government Fire & EMS Recruitment Coordinator.

The Coordinator collaborates with St. Mary’s County Public Schools to ensure the student has met academic criteria to participate in the program.

The Coordinator is available to assist students in becoming a member of a Fire Department or Rescue Squad to meet program requirements.

301-475-4200 ext. 72114

St. Mary's County FIRE/EMS Scholarship Program Year 2022-2023(SMC FY2023)

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please submit the following to St. Mary’s County Emergency Services, Attention: Angel Clem, Post Office Box 653, Leonardtown, MD 20650-0653.

Please note that all applications, in order to be considered, must be received on or before 31 August 2022.

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Special Care Patients

The Special Care Patient Program allows citizens of St. Mary’s County with health concerns to provide their medical information by referencing a special care patient number when calling for help to the Department of Emergency Services. Once providers are dispatched, they can view the information and be more knowledgeable about the situation before arriving. This allows for the most appropriate resources to be dispatched at the initial call for help. Forms may be completed for yourself, a child, or any other family member that may require help in your home. Forms are updated annually by the Special Care Patient Coordinator and updates can be made by patients and family members when needed.

Examples: heart conditions, chronic diseases, metabolic disorders, developmental delay

Completed forms must be sent to:

Kristy Sprouse at 301-475-4200 Ext 72119