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Division Of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach


A. Michael Kelley, Division Chief


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

Community Education and Outreach Section

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Community Education and Outreach Section plays a vital role in keeping the community safe. Delivering fire safety education and community risk reduction programs is a top priority of the department. Under the oversight of the Public Education and Outreach Division, MCFRS is committed to providing resources, education, training and leadership in the community. This is achieved through a number of programs and services that are dedicated to improving the safety of Montgomery County’s residents and include:

  • Free home safety and smoke alarm checks for County residents
  • “After the Fire” door-to-door outreach program
  • Premier Child Safety Car Seat Program
  • Dedicated Senior Outreach Program
  • Effective fire safety curriculum-based programs in the schools and summer camps
  • CERT Program for Residents
  • Station Tours
  • High-rise building evacuation training
  • Community Outreach and Education at community and County events
  • “Safety In Our Neighborhood” community-wide safety and educational outreach program 

Please click here for the list of MCFRS Stations and their contact information.


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