Human Resources Division

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FROMS Administrative Section

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James Carpenter
Battalion Chief
Gary Cummings

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The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service began a Joint Health and Wellness Initiative with IAFF Local 1664 in Fiscal Year 02. This program incorporates many of the aspects of the IAFF/IAFC Wellness Fitness Initiative. The focus is on medical, fitness and behavioral health of all fire and rescue personnel.

Battalion Chief Carpenter is responsible for the delivery of these programs. Their office is located within the Fire and Rescue Wellness Center. The Center is located at 27 Courthouse Square, Suite 180, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

The programs coordinated by Battalion Chief Carpenter and Captain Cummings include:

Fire and Rescue Occupational Medical Services (FROMS)

FROMS is our occupational health services. FROMS is a joint program between MCFRS and the Human Resources Division. FROMS is located at the Wellness Center. The staff at FROMS is led by Dr. Jeremy Spinks and our Operations Manager is Diana Cortez who can be reached at 240-777-5185.

  • FROMS Operating Hours:
    • Monday: 0730 – 1600 (Open 4:01 pm to 7 pm by appointment only)
    • Tuesday: 0730 – 1900
    • Wednesday: 0730 – 1900
    • Thursday: 0730 – 1900 (open 7:01 pm to 9:00 pm by appointment only)
    • Friday: 0730 – 1900 (open 4:01 pm to 7:00 pm by appointment only)
    • Saturday: 0700 – Noon
      Note: Injury care is available during all business hours.
      • January 8th, 2022
      • January 22nd, 2022
      • February 5th, 2022
      • February 26th, 2022
      • March 12th, 2022
      • March 26th, 2022
      • April 9th, 2022
      • April 23rd, 2022
      • May 7th, 2022
      • May 21st, 2022
      • June 11th , 2022
      • June 25th , 2022
      • July 9th, 2022
      • July 23rd, 2022
      • August 6th, 2022
      • August 20th, 2022
      • September 10th, 2022
      • September 24th, 2022
      • October 8th, 2022
      • October 22nd, 2022
      • November 5th, 2022
      • November 19th, 2022
      • December 3rd, 2022
      • December 17th, 2022
  • FROMS will be closed on the following holidays in 2021:
    • New Year's Day (Observed): Friday, January 1
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17
    • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 21
    • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
    • Independence Day (Observed): Monday, July 4
    • Labor Day: Monday, September 5
    • Veterans’ Day: Friday, November 11
    • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24
    • Christmas Day (Observed): Monday, December 26

Due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, FROMS will be closed whenever the Montgomery County Government closes.  In the event FROMS closes due to an isolated incident (i.e., power outage at FROMS), a notice will be distributed via frs.all.

  • FROMS Forms
  • FROMS provides annual physicals to all career and volunteer Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel.
  • Medical care for work related injuries and illness
  • Follow up care for  Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures
  • Entry level physicals for career and volunteer personnel
  • Return to work exams for employees injured at work with lost time

27 Courthouse Square, Suite 180
Rockville, Maryland 20850
240-777-5182 (fax)

Note: The best entrance to use is the rear parking lot off East Jefferson and up the ramp.

FROMS Area Map


MIDS - Medically Influenced Duty Status

The MIDS program assists with personnel who are injured or ill for both work and non-work related events. This program works with the Division of Risk Management, FROMS, OHR and CorVel Corporation on all of our work related injuries and illnesses. (Information on MCI can be found at

This program schedules and monitors all light duty assignments, assists with Fitness for Duty Evaluations and other return to work issues. This position provides a vital link for our employees.


Although MCFRS does not currently have a dedicated Fitness Manager, BC Carpenter and CA Cummings are continuing to run the program:

  • Training and coordinating the activities of our IAFF/ACE Certified Peer Fitness Trainers
  • Coordinating Fitness Equipment recommendations, specifications and purchasing
  • Assist with the coordination of exercise programs for CPAT Mentoring, Recruit Classes, Officer Training Programs and Officer Candidate School
  • Meeting with all aspects of the fire and rescue community



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Examination and
Needs Program

On February 14, 2003, FF Chris Sarris succumbed to his battle against colon cancer. Colon cancer has struck our organization not once but three times in the last five years. In order to prevent this from happening again, Chris' dad, Mr. John Aravanis, has started and provided funding for the SCREEN program. A fund within Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has been established to support this program.

This program in partnership with Shady Grove and Washington Adventist Hospitals, FROMS and IAFF Local 1664, is focused on raising the level of awareness and education regarding colon cancer, Fecal Occult Blood Testing and providing funding assistance to firefighters desiring a colonoscopy not covered by insurance.

If you are interested in contributing to this program, please send your donations to:

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
100 Edison Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Battalion Chief James Carpenter at 240-777-5083 or by email ( James.