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The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking volunteers for operational and administrative membership. Being a part of Bay District offers many exciting benefits. Interested applicants can e-mail our recruitment officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the On-Line Application.
Become part of our group of dedicated volunteers serving a good cause. We offer a very professional atmosphere and always work as a team.
You can receive free firefighting, rescue, and EMS training through the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. These courses count as college credits through the state of Maryland.
Certified Firefighters: Expedited checkout process
State Tax Break
Receive up to a $5,000 Maryland state tax break for being a volunteer.
Through our Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), you can receive retirement benefits from St. Mary's County after the age of 55.
Live in Program
We offer a Live-In Program that allows you to live at the fire station in exchange for participation and providing service to our communities. Bay District is the busiest fire department in St. Mary’s County that averages over 2000 calls for service a year. Live Rent Free, Private Rooms, Free Internet access via Wi-Fi, Full Kitchen and Laundry facilities, Cable TV, Free nationally recognized training, No Ambulance, And more….
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
New apparatus fleet, On-Site training facilities and state of the art fire stations.