Welcome to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
On behalf of the men and women of the MCFRS, I am Fire Chief Steven E. Lohr and I am proud to introduce you to one of the largest combination (career and volunteer personnel) fire-rescue agencies in the nation. We are located just north and west of our nation’s capitol protecting over one million residents in 500 square miles.
As a world class, all hazards, fire-rescue agency our programs are keenly focused to:
- Prevent the 9-1-1 call through education, inspection, testing and safety initiatives,
- Deliver efficient and effective emergency medical services through a deployment model that combines basic life support providers on every unit, and advanced life support (ALS) providers on 24 of 35 engine companies and 17 ALS transport units,
- Supply state of the art fire suppression resources delivered by 35 engines, 16 ladder trucks, and 6 heavy duty rescue squads organized in five battalions, and
- Provide all-hazard, special operations resources including technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, building collapse, trench rescue and rail rescue programs dedicated to low-frequency, high risk events that are present in Montgomery County. Montgomery County is also the sponsoring agency to one of FEMA’s 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue partners with our neighboring jurisdictions and with other Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG) agencies to maximize our resources and preparedness initiatives to best serve our citizens during any emergency. As sworn public safety professionals, we take great pride in the role we share to assure that our streets and neighborhoods are safe for our citizens.
If you are a current county resident; a first time visitor to our area, or contemplating a move to the national capitol region, I am confident you will find Montgomery County to be a safe, vibrant community where we take great pride in our dedication to public safety, education of our children, and community resiliency.
Please take a moment to explore our web site and learn more about the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
If you have an emergency, please call 911. Click here for some basics about what to expect if/when you call.