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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 the Capital Improvement Program, logistics, fleet services, facilities, technology services, and safety.

The logistics function consists of Fleet Support, Fleet Maintenance, Property and Supply, Emergency Medical Service Logistics, and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus & Meters. The Property and Supply Section maintains and distributes uniforms, apparel and firefighting personal protective equipment 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 Fleet Maintenance. 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 maintained to enable all elements of the MCFRS to meet their mission. This includes monitoring, management and maintenance of the department's infrastructure.

The Capital Improvement Program manages the construction of new facilities and capital improvements to existing facilities.

The Technology Services Section is responsible for development, implementation, and ongoing support of all information technology needs for the department. This section ensures compliance with all Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions' requirements; is responsible for radio and telecom infrastructure; manages Computer Aided Dispatch; maintains the Data Warehouse; oversees station alerting, and maintains desktops, firehouse reporting, and inventory control software.

The 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.

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
Number of COMAR-mandated vehicle inspections performed215227245245245
Number of safety inspections (PPE) performed 16,0176,5006,0506,0506,050
Uptime for MCFRS-maintained IT systems99.94%99.93%99.94%99.94%99.94%
Number of times MCFRS went below its minimum complement of apparatus 298120505050
1  Does not include Volunteer inspections.
2  FY21-FY22 performance is driven by the lack of available reserve tanker apparatus. A reserve tanker apparatus was placed back into operation in the Spring of calendar year 2022.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved2319569258.60
Add: Information Technology Specialist to Manage the Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Systems990001.00
Add: Fleet Road Technician to Support the Timely Maintenance of Fire Apparatus 950001.00
Shift: Local Fire and Rescue Departments Facilities Maintenance to DGS to Enhance Support-20000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7828052.00
FY24 Approved2217249762.60