BCFD Leadership Team
Led by Chief Niles R. Ford, PhD the Baltimore City Fire Department serves a geographic area of 92 square miles and a population of more than 620,000 residents. The department has over 1700 members who are divided into three management branches – Emergency Operations, Safety and Member Services and Community Risk Reduction. On average the department responds to more than 235,000 calls for service per year.
Assistant Chief of Safety and Member Services - Jeffrey Segal oversees Fire Department Human Resources, Safety Division, Education and Training Academy, Fiscal Office, and the Office of Legal Counsel. Chief Jeffrey Segal is also responsible for overseeing the department’s disciplinary process and labor relations.
Assistant Chief of Operations - Mark Wagner oversees the work of 4 Shift Commanders and the Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services. Operations personnel work out of 39 neighborhood fire stations. These units include 7 Battalion Chiefs, 35 engine companies, 17 truck companies, 24 first-line medic units, 12 peak medic units, 1 heavy rescue and specialty unit such as hazmat response units, special operations command units, mobile command vehicles and various fire boats.
Assistant Chief of Community Risk Reduction - Teresa Everett oversees three support divisions which are the Office of the Fire Marshal, Information Technology Services, and Logistics. All of these divisions help in supporting the operational functions of the Baltimore City Fire Department. The Office of the Fire Marshal services our community by providing public fire safety and educational resources. Logistics is responsible for the procurement of all fire department apparatus, equipment, and supplies while overseeing the maintenance of all facilities. Information technology helps to support the agencies internal communications infrastructure and fire dispatch system.
Chief of Staff - Amy Beth Leasure supervises the Fire Chief’s staff and manages headquarters functions. These functions assist the Fire Chief in managing the internal and inter-agency business operations of the department.