Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter's Association

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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



Equitable Funding - Why are BCoFD Volunteer contributions ignored ? 

The Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman’s Association (BCVFA) provides for the coordinated representation of the Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and EMS Companies serving the citizens of Baltimore County and all those that travel through and visit.  

      The 29 Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and EMS Companies in Baltimore County dedicated hundreds of thousands of man hours, serving the citizens of Baltimore County during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many volunteers receiving ZERO compensation risked their lives and the lives of their family’s serving every day alongside our career brothers and sisters.  

     The BCVFA is disappointed with Executive Olszewski and the lack of BCVFA volunteer contributions recognition. Equitable funding from the American Rescue Plan Act could have helped bolster Volunteerism within Baltimore County.  Funding allocated towards increasing the EMS Attended Rates, and more help with EMS Unit purchases, recruitment and retention, an overdue increase to the Length of Service Awards Program,  and more support for the Volunteer Turnout Gear program would all represent an acknowledgement of the endless contributions the citizen volunteers of the BCVFA provide every day.

The Volunteers save Baltimore County approximately $60M each year. 


BCoFD EMS Academy Training Series is Now Streaming Live!

Training is available at

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

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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700 E. Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286-5500
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