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Program Description

  Volunteer Services

The Division of Volunteer Services (DVS) manages 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.

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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.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of volunteer stand-by hours501,719502,924505,000510,000515,000
Number of volunteer in-station drill hours16,86215,12216,00017,00018,000
Percent of total volunteers that are female37.4%37.2%38.0%40.0%40.0%
Percent of volunteers from a racial or ethnic minority group20.3%20.8%21.0%25.0%25.0%
Number of trained volunteers hired by MCFRS510121520
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved59195556.00
Enhance: Local Fire and Rescue Department Emergency Service Transporter Supplemental Payment Program Distribution16500000.00
Increase Cost: Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association - Negotiated Agreement899210.00
Add: Unlapse Program Manager II to Promote the Integration of Volunteer and Career Fire and Rescue Activities800000.00
Increase Cost: Length of Service Awards Program690000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.287280.00
FY23 Recommended78372046.00