Become part of our group of dedicated volunteers serving a good cause. We offer a very professional atmosphere and always work as a team.
Unlock a remarkable opportunity to access comprehensive firefighting, rescue, and EMS training at absolutely no cost through the esteemed Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. These invaluable courses extend beyond skill-building, serving as a gateway to earning college credits endorsed by the state of Maryland itself.
Certified Firefighters: Expedited checkout process
State Tax Break
Unlock Financial Benefits for Your Service.
By volunteering with us, you can take advantage of an incredible opportunity to receive a substantial Maryland state tax break of up to $7,000.
Through our Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), you can look forward to well-deserved retirement benefits provided by St. Mary's County once you reach the age of 55. Your dedication will be rewarded for years to come.
Live in Program
Experience an extraordinary opportunity through our Live-In Program, enabling you to reside directly within the fire station premises while contributing to and serving our vibrant communities. As the most active fire department in St. Mary's County, Bay District boasts a staggering annual average of over 2000 calls for service. In exchange for your commitment, we provide unparalleled benefits including rent-free accommodations in private rooms, seamless access to high-speed Wi-Fi, comprehensive kitchen and laundry facilities, inclusive cable TV, and a treasure trove of nationally recognized training – all curated to empower your growth.
Worth noting, our program doesn't involve ambulance services. Immerse yourself in a transformative journey with us and embrace a host of additional perks that await your involvement.
Are you a Certified Fire Fighter?
Want to see if BDVFD is right for you?
Bay District allows firefighters to ride and sleep in as a “Guest” as long as they are certified. The minimum certification required is Fire fighter 1 (copies of the certification are required) and be a member in good standing of your local fire department. You can bring your own gear or gear will be provided.
State of the art equipment and facilities
Experience a transformation in our apparatus fleet, top-tier on-site training facilities, and cutting-edge fire stations. We're investing in the future to ensure the highest standards of service and safety for our community.