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The Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association
wantsYOU to GEAR UP

Would you like to make a difference in your town?  
Being a volunteer member is a 
great way to contribute!

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Member Joyce Shry, July 09

Volunteer Firefighting has NEVER been AND it will never be “just a job ever.” It is short of amazing. You may have days and calls that are less than exciting, but the important calls make up the simple calls you run. Since it isn’t a job, you have more flexibility with your schedule and hours.

1. If you’re interested in a real-life account of life lessons, become a volunteer firefighter. Most ... (Full Story & Photos)

Frederick County High School Work Based Learning Internship

Member Joyce Shry, March 05

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services Internship Program is offered to high school students by Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services. Interested high school students must be at least 16 years of age, a member of a volunteer fire/rescue company AND pass a Frederick County Fire Department physical. If you are not currently a volunteer, we will gladly assist you in this process.

Our ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Joyce Shry, July 11

Our selection criteria require that volunteers:
• Be at least 16 years of age.
• Have a valid driver’s license.
• Be healthy and in good physical condition.
• Complete basic fire or EMS training
• Live in close proximity to the fire station.
• Have a clean criminal record.
• Meet the minimum ongoing training requirements.
• Respond to a certain percentage of calls.

Time requirements vary by department. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Join our Team

Member Joyce Shry, July 10

Ready to serve with courage and compassion?

Volunteer today as a firefighter, EMT, or rescue tech and be part of a team that makes a positive impact every day.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop
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Member Joyce Shry, July 03

As we celebrate the benefits and convenience of mobile technology, it's crucial to also address the challenges and risks that come with it. In this digital age, cyber scams have become increasingly prevalent, targeting unsuspecting individuals through their cell phones, smart phones and mobile devices. As we highlight cell phone courtesy, let's also explore the importance of staying vigilant and safeguarding ... (Full Story & Photos)

Excessive heat continues

Member Joyce Shry, July 01

Record-setting heat is scorching America and putting tens of millions of people, as well as the public safety professionals who care for them, at risk of heat emergencies. The forecasted high temperatures are incomprehensible. Those temperatures are dangerous for anyone working outdoors or living in a residence without air conditioning. Public safety personnel need to prepare for a heatwave in our ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 301-600-2281
Fax: 301-600-2592
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