Division of Volunteer Services

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A. Michael Kelley

Division Chief
Office: (240) 777-2466
[email protected]

Volunteer Services Section

Management of the volunteer component of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. This entails all of the 2500 volunteer fire and rescue service providers and administrative staff that are an integral part of the service provided by MCFRS.

These dedicated personnel contribute on average a half a million hours annually participating through the 19 Local Fire and Rescue Departments (LFRDs).

The Volunteer Services Section is charged with:

  • Promoting the integration of the activities of volunteer and career firefighters and rescuers
  • Promoting recruitment and retention of volunteers
  • Assisting LFRDs in training, risk management, use and maintenance of apparatus, budget preparation, and formulating department policy and recommendations to the Fire Chief and Fire & Emergency Services Commission
  • Monitoring legislative and regulatory actions involving volunteer activities and inform affected groups
  • Providing additional opportunities for people to volunteer, including the creation of a mobile volunteer personnel corps
  • Managing volunteer benefits programs

List of MCFRS Stations and their contact information