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The Volunteer Fire Service

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The Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Service (BCVFA) oversees 35 volunteer companies located across Baltimore County. These include two volunteer "rehab" units, which provide food, water and other supplies to first responders during emergency incidents.

The volunteer companies are independent corporations that manage their own budgets, fundraising and company affairs. Baltimore County Government provides millions of dollars in grants and other subsidies to the volunteers each year.

Though volunteer companies are independent, private corporations, Baltimore County has a true "joint" fire service. Every single day, our 25 career stations and 1,000 career personnel work alongside volunteer responders at fires, medical calls and other emergencies with career and volunteer responders.

Joining a Volunteer Company

More than 2,000 citizens volunteer in the fire service as active responders, fundraisers and support personnel. The BCVFA welcomes new volunteers to ensure continued provision of vital emergency services to our citizens.

Visit the BCVFA for information about how to get involved with one of our volunteer stations. Or, contact one of the volunteer stations in Baltimore County.

Revised November 12, 2014

Revised April 6, 2016         


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