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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 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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Training academy accreditation (three accreditations)33333
Percentage of non-white male recruit applications 138%45%45%50%50%
1  MCFRS began tracking this metric in FY20.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved2829556236.26
Enhance: Add a Therapist and Administrative Aide to Expand Available Mental Health Resources for First Responders1500001.75
Enhance: Fire and Rescue Occupational Medical Services Enhancement and Contract Increase to Support Additional Workload1486040.00
Increase Cost: Convert Paramedic Training Coordinator Position from Master Firefighter to Captain to Better Support Advanced Life Support Instruction400000.00
Enhance: Chargeback for Mental Health Unit Lease Consolidation and Expansion330000.00
Technical Adj: Abolish Long-term Vacant Lapsed Positions0-3.00
Decrease Cost: Recruit Class Adjustment to Reflect the Timing of Prior Year Classes-7550000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.194304-4.00
FY23 Approved2810647031.01