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Volunteer Firefighter Requirements 

With a large response area that includes rural and suburban homes, railways, industrial facilities, farms, mountain trails, and the Potomac River, CMFC volunteer firefighters are highly trained and respond to a variety of emergencies each year such as house fires, large field fires, vehicle accidents, train emergencies, hazardous material releases, trail and river rescues, etc.  


As a CMFC volunteer firefighter, you will have unique opportunities to develop a broad range of fire and rescue skillsets while serving as a valued member of our engine company, rescue squad, truck company, and/or swift water rescue team.

Minimum operational volunteer firefighter training requirements include:
-    Background check
-    Physical exam 
-    GearUp Orientation Course
-    Online annual Frederick County compliance training
-    Online FEMA independent study courses (ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800)
-    CPR certification
-    PPE and SCBA Course
-    Hazardous Materials Operations Course
-    Firefighter I

All training courses are provided to CMFC operational members free of charge through the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI). 

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