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Program Description

  Human Resources Division

The Division of Human Resources is a comprehensive support function of MCFRS focused on the management and maximization of potential for human capital. The division is comprised of various sub-functions.

The Administrative Services Section is responsible for personnel and labor related issues, including coordination with County Office of Human Resources, recruiting and hiring, promotional exams, discipline, and the collective bargaining process. Further, they represent MCFRS, in cooperation with the Office of the County Attorney, in mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and in front of the Merit System Protection Board.

Fire Rescue Occupational Medical Services provides focus on MCFRS health needs. Services provided include entry level physicals, annual physicals, injury care, return to work exams, fitness for duty exams, and vaccinations. This team also monitors employees injured on the job to ensure appropriate care and timely return to work.

The behavioral and mental health component of MCFRS is addressed by the Behavioral Health Section. Staff professionals provide direct clinical services to MCFRS personnel and assist with the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. The staff psychologist also trains and educates personnel.

The Training Academy is responsible for all job-related training for MCFRS personnel. The Training Academy is an accredited institution that provides multi-level training, education, and certification that is compliant with applicable regulations.

Program Contacts

Contact Dominic Del Pozzo of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service at 240.777.2236 or Willie Morales of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2758 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percentage of non-white male recruit applications48.5%45.9%50.0%50.0%50.0%
Number of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) activations157116137137137
Number of significant medical interventions as a result of Fire and Rescue Occupational Medical Services (FROMS) annual physical10151313 13

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved2804906235.01
Add: Early Detection Cancer Screening for Career Firefighters10416600.00
Enhance: High School Cadet Program6164001.00
Add: Booster Vaccination for Career Firefighters1341900.00
Shift: PSTA Position Transfer to the Office of Human Resources-118724-1.00
Shift: Transfer Vacant Position from FRS to Office of Labor Relations to Support Countywide Labor and Employee Relations Functions-165024-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-301719-3.00
FY25 Approved2925584531.01