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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 FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Number of volunteer stand-by hours544,852483,472490,000500,000510,000
Number of volunteer in-station drill hours15,24514,86815,00015,50015,750
Percent of total volunteers that are female36.2%35.6%37.0%
Percent of volunteers from a racial or ethnic minority group22.7%25.9%26.0%
Number of trained volunteers hired by MCFRS171915

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved647110410.00
Decrease Cost: Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association - Negotiated Agreement-1350000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-679858-4.00
FY21 Approved56562466.00