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


Greetings, welcome to all visitors to the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association web page. It is truly an honor to serve as the President of this organization. The goal of our organization and its member companies is to provide the highest quality Fire, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Baltimore County. We take our oath of office seriously to provide service with competence, efficiency, and pride.

In Baltimore County we have a unique department which is a combination department of 29 Volunteer Companies and 25 Career stations that work together to provide quality services to our citizens. Although we do not share facilities with our career counterparts, we, as volunteers, complete the same training and provide service under the same operating procedures and standards. This enables us to work in unison with our career counterparts and provide the highest level of service to our citizens. The leadership of the association is happy to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide and the system in which we operate.

To our members I want to thank you for your continued dedication and unwavering service to your neighbors. The demands on our members have increased dramatically and they continue to step up and meet those demands. Members have seen significant increases in call volume post pandemic. Most of this increase has been seen in the Emergency Medical Services area of our services. We have seen significant increases in certification hours and increases in ongoing training to ensure quality service that provides safety for both the provider and the citizens. In recent months we have also been impacted by supply chain issues with equipment and supplies. We have seen the cost of providing services increase substantially in a very short period. This has caused pressure on our members to do increased fund raising as well as find ways to be more efficient in using our resources. We cannot thank you enough for your continued ability to step up, provide additional time and resources and think outside the box. I ask that you continue to look for ways that our service can become more diverse, efficient, and effective. We are constantly looking for ways to make our volunteer sector more sustainable. We are also working to improve our relationship with our career partners to provide the best service possible to our constituents.

I know that I can speak for the entire administration when I say we stand ready to serve you, our members, and are open to all suggestions.  The entire administration and I promise to diligently work for you and to be open and honest in all that we do.  While we may not always have an immediate answer, as the leadership staff, we will work diligently to get them for you. I look forward to working with our county executive, county council members, Local 1311, the career command staff and the Chief of the Baltimore County Fire Department to make our service the best in the nation.


Susan Bollinger, President

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HMCC UPDATES - Please read

The HM CC process for registration is changing. There have been two changes to the Registration Process for Volunteer Weekend that we want to make you aware of with regards to MFRI’s Hazardous Materials Awareness.  According to MFRI they will no longer be offering the Hazardous Materials Awareness class.  Therefore, members will no longer need to register with MFRI for Volunteer Weekend. However, in order to assure members are approved to attend the class a Station Officer will need to respond to the registration email to let the FRA know if the member is approved to take the training.  The Station Officer has 72 hours to respond or the student will not be seated.

All course pre-work will now be done in the LMS.

2024 Volunteer Weekend Dates

January 6th & 7th (HMCC is on the 7th

February 3rd & 4th 

March 2nd & 3rd (HMCC is on the 3rd ) 

April 6th & 7th 

May 4th & 5th 

June 1st & 2nd (HMCC is on the 2nd ) 

July 6th & 7th 

August 3rd & 4th 

September 7th & 8th(HMCC is on the 8th

October 5th & 6th 

November 2nd & 3rd 

December 7th & 8th(HMCC is on the 8th)

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