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Program Description

  Volunteer Services

The Division of Volunteer and Community Services manages and coordinates the department's community outreach efforts and provides support and volunteer advocacy, oversight, mediation, and enforcement of MCFRS policies, coordination and technical assistance, incentives, and administrative services to support the Local Fire and Rescue Departments (LFRD) within MCFRS. This program promotes consistent and balanced integration of the activities of volunteer and career firefighters and rescuers; promotes recruitment and retention of volunteers, assists LFRDs in training, risk management, the formulation and standardization of LFRD/MCFRS business plans, use and maintenance of fire and rescue apparatus, budget preparation, and formulating department-wide policy. The program makes recommendations to the Fire Chief, monitors legislative and regulatory actions involving volunteer activities, and informs the affected groups. The program provides additional opportunities for people to volunteer, including the creation of a Mobile Volunteer Personnel Corps.

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 FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Child safety seat inspections survey - percent of respondents who were overall satisfied99.4%99.2%100%100%100%

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved336997310.00
Increase Cost: Length of Service Awards Program2660000.00
Increase Cost: Volunteer Contract253090.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.28098220.00
FY20 Approved647110410.00

Notes: Reflects the transfer ($2.7 million) from Fiscal Management for the disbursement of fifteen percent of net Emergency Medical Service Transport revenues to Fire Departments.