County Announces Scott Ebbert as New Acting Fire Chief

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced Assistant Fire Chief Scott Ebbert has been named Acting Fire Chief of the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Assistant Chief Scott Ebbert brings over 29 years of firefighting and EMS experience and is 25-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department, where he has held senior leadership roles including bureau chief for the training and education bureau, assistant health and safety officer in the health and safety bureau, and serves of the Department’s labor-management relations committee.

He will serve as Acting Fire Chief as Baltimore County continues its search to succeed Chief Joanne Rund, who announced plans to retire from Baltimore County and will serve as the Director of Family Programs for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

“Assistant Chief Ebbert is a deeply experienced and highly-respected and member of the Baltimore County Fire Department and I am thankful for his willingness to step into this role as Baltimore County completes its extensive search,” Olszewski said.

“I am confident that he will continue to leverage his decades of experience to ensure continued operational excellence and community safety during this time of transition.”

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.