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Click Here To Complete An Interest Form



  • At least 18 years old, ( Some companies have members younger than 18, you need to check with the company you are interested in to make sure)

  • Willing to serve your fellow citizens as a firefighter or emergency medical services provider

  • Allegany County emergency service companies could be for you!



  • Interested applicants will complete and submit an application form. 

  • Upon approval you will be placed on a probationary period, during which your FREE  local training can begin.




Getting back to the basics,   FREE   local training provided by Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute( must be a member of a local department).  Basic training courses include:  Firefighter I and/or Emergency Medical Technician.  


Ways to Volunteer:


Whether you want to be on the front lines or help in the background organizing programs, fundraising and maintaining the high level of service provided by our departments, we’ve got the opportunity for you!


What you Get!

Besides being a member of a volunteer fire or EMS department, there are numerous benefits to being a volunteer.  Among them:

  • Free training in firefighting, emergency medicine and related courses

  • Tax Break- $3,500 tax credit for Maryland residents

  • Length of Service Awards Program—Retirement benefits/program

  • Sense of dedication to the community and becoming a valuable link in the volunteer chain

  • Many other benefits…….just ask our members!


How to Get Started:


So now you’ve decided you want to be a volunteer or already are and want to join the fire or EMS Company.  What do you do? Click Here To Complete An Interest Form  or stop by your local department to discuss membership opportunities.