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 Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue wants YOU to  

GEAR UP

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to serve the community

Getting involved with your local department is an incredibly rewarding way to make a positive contribution to your community.  

It is often a stepping stone to starting a new career as well.

                      

 

       
 
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Why I Chose Fire: Next Generation VOLUNTEER video

Member Joyce Shry, April 28

What an excellent way to meet new volunteers and family members.... (Full Story)


 
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Firefighter retention begins with recruitment

Member Joyce Shry, April 27

Firefighters leave the job for a variety of reasons, setting things in order before recruiting them can cut those losses... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dr. James Marrone EMS Member of the Year Award

Member Joyce Shry, April 19

The Dr. James Marrone EMS Member of the Year Award is presented in memory of Dr. James Marrone, a long time member of the United Steam Fire Engine Company No. 3 and the father of Emergency Medical Services in Frederick County, in recognition of an individuals’ contribution as an active emergency medical services provider.

The winner this year is Kerri Gasior. Kerry joined the Rocky Ridge Volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kerri Gaisor from Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is this years winner of the Dr. James Marrone EMS Member of the Year Award.
Kerri Gaisor from Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is this years winner of the Dr. James Marrone EMS Member of the Year Award.

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Jason Porterfield - Winner of the 2015 Firefighter of the Year Award.
Jason Porterfield - Winner of the 2015 Firefighter of the Year Award.

2015 FireFighter of the Year Award

Member Joyce Shry, April 19

This award is presented in recognition of an individual’s outstanding citizenship and exemplary job achievement as an active firefighter or rescue person. The awardee this year is Jason Porterfield.

Jason is a member of Urbana Volunteer Fire Department and Urbana Rescue Squad, Inc. He joined the Urbana VFD in 2014 through Gear Up. He successfully completed Gear Up Orientation Training class, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Young Member Zachary Main wins County Award

Member Joyce Shry, April 19

Zachary Main of the Urbana Volunteer Fire Department was awarded the Charles H. “Mutt” Deater, Jr. Apprentice of the Year Award. This award is named in memory of Charles H. “Mutt” Deater, Jr., a long time member of the United Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 3. This award is given in recognition of the accomplishments and outstanding service of an apprentice or young member of the fire and rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

Shown in picture are: presentor 
Charles E. Abrecht, Awardee Zachary Main and presenter Grayson M. Abrecht, Jr.
Shown in picture are: presentor Charles E. Abrecht, Awardee Zachary Main and presenter Grayson M. Abrecht, Jr.

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Frederick County, MD
5370 Public Safety Place
Frederick, MD 21704

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 301-600-2281
Fax: 301-600-2592
E-mail: jshry@frederickcountymd.gov
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