Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
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2024 Incidents
Jan 108 111
Feb 82 93
Mar 112 96
Apr 111 92
May 110 102
Jun 123 122
Jul 51 70
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 697 686

Past Incidents
Sta. 3 Sta. 9 Total
2023 1165 1148 2313
2022 1209 1151 2360
2021 1240 1108 2348
2020 1161 1003 2164
2019 1294 1012 2309
2018 1309 1031 2340
2017 1251 994 2245
2016 1248 979 2228
2015 1115 955 2070
2014 1112 1009 2121
2013 906 845 1751
2012 1009 920 1929
2011 1115 955 2070
2010 1119 902 2071

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The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is eagerly extending an invitation to individuals who are interested in joining our ranks as operational or administrative members. Being a part of the Bay District family offers a multitude of exciting and fulfilling benefits.

If you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey with us, we encourage interested applicants to reach out to our dedicated recruitment officer via email at Alternatively, you can conveniently submit your application through our user-friendly Online Application.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team and together, making a positive impact on our community's safety and well-being.



Team Player
Join our passionate team of volunteers, united in serving a noble cause. We pride ourselves on maintaining a highly professional environment where teamwork isn't just encouraged - it's integral. As part of our group, you'll find yourself among dedicated individuals all committed to making a difference. Together, we achieve more, leveraging our collective skills and enthusiasm to contribute positively. Whether you're seeking to share your expertise, learn new skills, or simply make meaningful connections, you'll find a supportive and collaborative community waiting for you. Join us, and let's work together towards a greater good, embodying the spirit of teamwork in every action we take.

Free Training

Unlock an unparalleled opportunity to access extensive training in firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS) at no cost through the renowned Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute. This esteemed platform offers more than just skill enhancement; it serves as a bridge to acquiring college credits, officially recognized by the state of Maryland. These courses are not only designed to equip you with the necessary skills but also to further your educational qualifications.

For certified firefighters, an expedited checkout process is available, streamlining your journey towards advanced learning and professional development. This unique offering allows you to leverage your current qualifications for quicker access to further education and training, positioning you at the forefront of your field.

State Tax Break
By choosing to volunteer with our organization, you're not just giving back to the community, but also unlocking significant financial benefits for yourself. Specifically, you'll be eligible for an impressive Maryland state tax break, which could save you as much as $7,000. This is a fantastic way to make your volunteer service even more rewarding, both personally and financially.

Through our Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP), we proudly offer the promise of  retirement benefits facilitated by St. Mary's County, set to commence upon reaching the milestone age of 55. This program is a testament to our enduring appreciation for your commitment and dedication, ensuring that your efforts are acknowledged and rewarded for many years into the future.

Live in Program
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary opportunity with our Live-In Program, where you can reside directly within the fire station premises and actively contribute to our vibrant communities. As the most active fire department in St. Mary's County, Bay District responds to an astounding annual average of over 2000 calls for service. In exchange for your dedication, we offer unparalleled benefits including rent-free accommodations in private rooms, seamless access to high-speed Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, inclusive cable TV, and a wealth of nationally recognized training opportunities — all designed to foster your personal and professional growth.

It's important to note that our program does not involve ambulance services. Join us on a transformative journey and unlock a plethora of additional perks awaiting your involvement. Experience the difference with Bay District Fire Department.

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. Y
ou 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.

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