Training is demanding and time consuming, but worthwhile!

The companies within Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (FCVFRA) are volunteer organizations that are always looking for new members willing to join their teams and serve their community. 

Volunteering with Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services can be one of the most challenging, rewarding and valuable experiences of your life!  We provide the training, equipment and support to help you to become a contributing member of a vital part of our county support structure.  

You will be placed in emergency situations and will discover that you have the courage and drive to handle them, both, calmly and rationally.  You will be provided with training and opportunities to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of others.  The training that you will receive is college-level and allows you to earn college credits while volunteering. No experience is needed.  Training is FREE!

Frederick County Orientation Training Program (aka Gear Up Orientation Training)
This course prepares new volunteers for a future in the fire and rescue service and includes an introduction to apparatus, CPR-AED, HIPAA and several other compliance programs.

Firefighters are first responders who perform many brave duties. Before you can rescue a child locked in an automobile, fight a fire, or save a passenger trapped in an overturned vehicle, you must receive the proper training.  Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials training must be completed before you can begin working on actual incidents.

Emergency medical responders play a critical role in providing supportive medical care to an injured or ill patient until that patient reaches a medical facility. EMT training must be completed in order for volunteers to have the basic life support skills necessary to ride the ambulance.

You can choose to expand on the basic training for EMS and Firefighting with specialty courses in everything from water rescue, to rope rescue, to wildland firefighting, to hazardous materials response, or enroll in leadership courses.  If you are willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve!  

How far you take your emergency response training is up to you!