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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 Health and Safety Section ensures the occupational health and safety of personnel through management of safety capacity. The program develops and promotes proactive prevention initiatives to reduce injuries to personnel and damage to property through compliance monitoring, investigations and follow up.

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 Rachel Silberman of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2770 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of safety inspections (PPE) performed 15,5985,5986,0006,0006,000
Training academy accreditation (three accreditations)33333
Percentage of non-white male recruit applications 2NA38%40%40%40%
1  Does not include Volunteer inspections.
2  MCFRS began tracking this metric in FY20.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved2749217336.26
Increase Cost: Fire Rescue Occupational Medical Services Contract Adjustment220350.00
Decrease Cost: Company Officer Leadership Academy - Ongoing Savings Plan Adjustment-800000.00
Decrease Cost: Officer Training Courses - Ongoing Savings Plan Adjustment-1400000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10013540.00
FY22 Approved2829556236.26