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2018 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 791 384 1175
Feb 642 286 928
Mar 682 310 992
Apr 642 288 930
May 790 311 1101
Jun 754 263 1017
Jul 735 310 1045
Aug 738 324 1062
Sep 744 343 1087
Oct 714 318 1032
Nov 705 299 1004
Dec
Total 7937 3436 11373

Historic Incident Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2017 9088 3616 12704
2016 11478 3664 15142
2015 11109 3421 14530
2014 10602 3438 14040
2013 10316 3443 13759
2012 10313 3703 14016
2011 9956 3819 13775
2010 10406 3727 14133
2009 10837 3631 14468
2008 11088 3605 14693

2018 Unit Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 1603 523 2126
Feb 1305 407 1712
Mar 1417 430 1847
Apr 1329 403 1732
May 1671 438 2109
Jun 1581 387 1968
Jul 1466 426 1892
Aug 1498 455 1953
Sep 1502 462 1964
Oct 1440 454 1894
Nov 1457 401 1858
Dec
Total 16269 4786 21055

Historic Unit Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2017 17131 4994 22125
2016 16844 4866 21710
2015 16508 4502 21010
2014 16035 4484 20519
2013 15395 4546 19941
2012 15282 4735 20017
2011 14735 4828 19563
2010 15499 4672 20171
2009 15593 4384 19977
2008 16032 4554 20586
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Membership Types Volunteer Application Form Join Junior Fire Brigade

Why volunteer ?

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking whats in it for me" -- Brian Tracy.

Volunteering is good for a number of reasons:

  1. It helps you meet others in your community.
  2. It helps you contribute to your community's well being.
  3. It helps you appreciate your city.
  4. It helps you help others.


 

Interested in volunteering ?

The basic membership requirements for Active GWGVFD membership include:

  • Good moral character;
  • At least 18 years old at the time of application;
  • A copy of your High School diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • Completion of a comprehensive background investigation, including fingerprinting;
  • A copy of your Maryland Motor Vehicle Record;
  • Completion of a medical examination and urine drug screen for candidates for Operational membership only. Applicants for Administrative and Associate membership need not pass a medical exam. Applicants for Associate membership need not be high school graduates.

Applicants must complete a minimum six-month probationary period to become full members, during which they receive training from GWGVFD personnel and at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy.

Every active operational volunteer is required to certify as an emergency medical technician, completing more than 170 hour college level credits after joining GWGVFD. For volunteers interested in additional training as fire fighters, another 135 hours of basic firefighting skills classes are required. Once certified to ride GWGVFD fire and rescue apparatus, GWGVFD volunteers commit to completing three, 12-hour standby shifts at one of our fire stations each month. Attendance at monthly meetings and regular training drills is required.

Your commitment is a serious to becoming a member of our volunteer department is a serious one and significant time (a desired 5 year commitment) is required. Fire and rescue service is an extremely demanding and can involve grave danger and the risk of serious injury.

Your decision to volunteer should not be taken lightly.

Up to the challenge? Fill out our application form to begin your experience.

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