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Program Description

  Support Services

The Division of Support Services provides central administrative and management service and direction for support functions across the department. Core services include logistics, facilities, and information technology.

The logistics function consists of property and supply, fleet operations, and fleet maintenance. The Property and Supply Section handles the uniform and protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus needs for career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel. This includes the procurement, order placement, receipt, storage, inventory, and distribution of a wide array of items, as well as related contract and budget administration and invoice processing. The section coordinates special services such as uniform tailoring and alterations, shoe repair, and protective clothing inspection, cleaning, and repair.

Maintenance of MCFRS heavy apparatus is performed and managed by the Fleet Operations Section. The section ensures compliance with State and Federal regulations pertaining to emissions, inspections, and safe vehicle operation.

The Fleet Support Section handles the acquisition and disposal of County-owned apparatus as well as assisting LFRD's with acquisition of apparatus. The section selects, acquires, maintains and repairs tools, equipment, hose, and appliances used by fire and rescue personnel. Fleet support also purchases and manages fuel for the department.

The Facilities Section is responsible for providing fire and rescue facilities that are properly constructed and maintained to enable all elements of the MCFRS to meet their mission. This includes construction of new stations, renovation of existing facilities, and overall monitoring of the department's infrastructure.

The Information Technology (IT) Section is responsible for development, implementation, and ongoing support of all IT needs for the department. This section ensures compliance with all Department of Technology Services requirements, assists with Computer Aided Dispatch, directs the Data Warehouse, and maintains desktops, and firehouse reporting and inventory control software.

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 COMAR-mandated vehicle inspections performed245227240240240
Number of facilities maintained by MCFRS4646464647
Number of gear pieces inspected and cleared3,9024,1954,3004,4004,500
Uptime for MCFRS-maintained IT systems99.93%99.93%99.93%
Number of times MCFRS went below its minimum complement of apparatus776563

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved1661449352.60
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3104331.00
FY21 Approved1692492653.60