To stay informed of delays or closings in the winter weather you can call the Fort Detrick Hotline at one of the following numbers: (301) 619-7611 or (800) 256-7621. In addition, base operations status is found in the top left hand corner on the Fort Detrick website, www.detrick.army.mil, and under the inclement weather link at http://www.detrick.army.mil/weather/.
Forest Glen Annex employees have a worksite located within the Washington Capital Beltway and are required to follow the Washington, DC Area Emergency Dismissal or Closure Procedures established by the Office of Personnel Management. Announcements on OPM administrative dismissal, delayed arrival, and administrative closures are announced through Washington, DC media outlets and through the OPM website, www.opm.gov.
Technology has allowed implementation of the AdHoc System where individuals who sign up can receive text alerts to their cell phones. For more information on this system, please contact the Garrison Emergency Manager at (301) 619-3366.
The Fort Detrick Garrison and Forest Glen Annex Facebook and Twitter pages are another frequently updated resource. You can find them at: https://www.facebook.com/DetrickUSAG and https://www.facebook.com/ForestGlenAnnex. On Twitter follow: @DetrickUSAG and @ForestGlenAnnex.
Finally, there are several local radio and television stations that run Fort Detrick delays and closures in addition to local school delays and closures.
- WBAL - Channel 11 - Baltimore, Md.
- WHAG - Channel 25 - Hagerstown, Md.
- WGAL - Channel 8 - Harrisburg, Pa.
- WUSA - Channel 9 - Washington, DC
- WARK - AM 1490 - Hagerstown, Md.
- WEPM - AM 1340 - Martinsburg, W.Va.
- WTHU - AM 1450 - Thurmont, Md.
- WFMD - AM 930 - Frederick, Md.
Employees who cannot make it to work because of inclement weather should call their supervisor and request unscheduled leave.