of Public Safety- Volunteer Opportunities
Become a Member of a
Volunteer Fire or EMS Company!
Do you want to be part of a team? Do you like
helping people? Do you want to be a leader? Do
you want to be active in your community?
Fire and Emergency Medical Services in St. Mary's
County is comprised of six Volunteer Fire
Departments, six EMS Squads, one Hazmat Unit and one
Advanced Life Support Unit.
Our system is
proudly served by an ALL VOLUNTEER staff providing
dedicated and continuous fire, rescue and EMS
services to more than 102,000 citizens that live in
the 376 square miles of our community, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Listed below are some of the different
Responds on fires, motor vehicle accidents, request for
service and pre-established medical calls. Participates in
drills, meetings, fundraising.
Technician/EMT: Responds on medical calls.
Calls include anything from a headache to a major trauma
from a motor vehicle accident. Participates in drills,
meetings and fundraising.
Administrative Member: an
administrative member does not take training to ride the
apparatus but assists the company with administrative
matters and fundraising efforts may attend meetings and
Associate/Auxiliary Member:an associate
member does not ride or wish to hold an office but wants to
get involved. This person would assist with fundraisers and
other company events as needed.
This membership is available to volunteers 13-15 years of
age. They receive training and participate in drills, fire
prevention, fund raising and public outreach activities.
Junior Members: Membership is
available to volunteers 16-18 years of age. They receive
training and participate in drills, fire prevention, fund
raising and public outreach activities.
Handle all driving when they are on calls; they do not
perform any patient care. They must be at least 25 years old
and have a good driving record. All types of memberships are
available at all departments.
Emergency Medical Services training:
Maryland Fire and Rescue
University of Maryland Training Opportunities. Free uniforms and personal protective equipment
Maryland Tax Incentive* LOSAP-Length of Service Awards
Program* Many opportunities for Scholarships Chance to
develop valuable life & Job Skills Chance to meet new
people with lifetime bonds Make a difference in your
community Much more! *
Minimum requirements must be met
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center This program includes
classroom instruction as well as formal training at
selected local fire companies, students are required to
complete a minimum of 138 hours of work-based
learning and take the Firefighter 1, Incident Management
System, Emergency Response to Terrorism, Hazardous
Materials Operations, Firefighter 2, and Rescue site.
Students may earn college credit. This intense training
program is offered as a one year experience. the
classroom training will be provided by instructors from
the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MRFI) of the
University of Maryland.
Visit the Technology Center website.
This class is a one year
program. The number of periods required in a
student's schedule to complete this program is as
follows: Year 1=4 periods including 0 period (most
likely during Senior year) For more information about
Fire and Rescue Emergency Medical Technician, please
Recruitment and Retention
Coordinator 23090 Leonard Hall
Drive Leonardtown, MD 20650