Application Process

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department welcomes your application for membership.  Before applying please carefully review the information found on this website to learn about the many benefits of volunteering, as well as the substantial time commitments required of each of our dedicated members.

 After applications are submitted, applicants are required to attend a free informational session offered at our headquarters station in downtown Rockville at which time they will tour the station and have an opportunity to ask questions about volunteering.

 All applicants must undergo a criminal background check and pass a physical (provided free of charge) conducted by Montgomery County.

It may take 3-9 weeks to process your application.

Initial communications with applicants are usually by email.   To ensure that your application is processed at the earliest possible date, it is important that you regularly monitor your email and promptly respond to RVFD inquiries.

Questions about the RVFD application process may be directed to   Please be certain to include your name and phone number in your email.

 Rockville Volunteer Fire Department has adopted a paperless application.

Online Application

 The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It values diversity in the workplace.  Women and men of all ages are encouraged to apply without regard to cultural and ethnic backgrounds, religious belief, political affiliation, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Please contact the Membership Committee at if you have further questions or require more information.