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Welcome to the Official Website of the

Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter's Association

To serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of all volunteer fire, rescue, rehabilitation and emergency medical services companies in Baltimore County. We provide coordinated representation to Baltimore County and Maryland State Government to assist in all aspects of member company needs and activities, including management, administration, budget, operations, training, standards and logistics. We strive to provide excellence in service to our communities while saving taxpayer dollars by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership and dedicating ourselves to volunteerism.

The Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter's Association

700 East Joppa Road
3rd Floor Volunteer Offices
Towson, MD 21286-5500


Dear BCVFA Members

It's with great sadness we announce the passing of AVFD Member Steven Jagodzinski. (Jag)

Jag became part of our fire department family in August of 2005. He's been a huge asset to the department, an active member year after year overseeing or assisting with both administrative and operational duties. Most notable; Jag was the departments driver training coordinator and assisted our IT committee with his knowledge in computers and programming.

Jag was only 37 years young. He never hesitated to help anyone grow as a member. He was a great friend to many, a brother to all. Jag will truly be missed.

We will provide updates of the funeral arrangements on our website and FB pages.


John McDowell, Captain, ArbutusVFD

BCoFD EMS Academy Training Series is Now Streaming Live!

Training is available at

UPDATE:  UPDATE: Haz-Mat and CPR Course Registration Link


Volunteer Weekend Dates for the rest of 2022

August – Registration Closes 7/20/22

HMCC – 8/6/22 & CPR - 8/7/2022

September – Registration Closes 8/24/22

HMCC – 9/11/2022 & CPR - 9/10/2022

October – Registration Closes 9/21/2022

HMCC – 10/1/22 & CPR - 10/2/2022

November – Registration Closes 10/19/22

        HMCC – 11/5/22 & CPR - 11/6/22           

December – Registration Closes 11/23/22  

HMCC – 12/3/22 & CPR - 12/4/22

What's New Upcoming Events

Response to a request from Fire Department Presidents


"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor delivered a message to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  His message centered around the tragic events of an early morning house fire where four family members perished; no smoke alarm was found in the house. 

His message was well received not only on that Sunday but also by the thousands that have watched the video.  Many have asked for the words to the poem that was read, "It's What We Do."

It is what we do - the Poem

YouTube Video of the Speech

"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”
Adapted from Author Unknown by Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief, Prince George’s County MD Fire/EMS


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