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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 OHR, recruiting and hiring, promotional exams, discipline, and the collective bargaining process. Further, they represent MCFRS, in cooperation with the County Attorney, in mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and at 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 Thomas Tippett of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2628 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Training academy accreditation (three accreditations)33333
Percentage of non-white male recruit applications45.0%48.5%50.0%50.0%50.0%

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved2810647031.01
Increase Cost: FROMS Contract Adjustment4750000.00
Enhance: Add a Uniformed Peer Support & Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Manager and Civilian Psychologist Supervisor to Expand Available Mental Health Resources for First Responders2450002.00
Add: FY23 Supplemental - Emergency Medical Technician Cadet Program in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools1160000.00
Enhance: Add an Administrative Specialist to Support Administrative Workload in Human Resources 890001.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-9824081.00
FY24 Approved2804906235.01