There is a great deal of excitement and a sense of accomplishment that comes with extinguishing a structure fire, extricating a trapped patient from their vehicle, or saving a life. The satisfaction, camaraderie, and experience received from the fire and rescue service is often beyond description. However, this business is not for everyone. Firefighters need courage, dedication, assertiveness, and above all a desire to help others in need. Firefighters perform strenuous work that tests their abilities in uncertain and often hazardous situations.

Men and women age 16 and older who are in good physical condition and have the desire to serve as firefighters are eligible for membership. Firefighters in the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department have nearly endless opportunities for training and advancement. Whether your dream is to be fire chief or you would be happy being a basic firefighter, we have a place for you. Your advancement is only limited by the level of certification, training, and experience you reach.

The commitment to serve as a volunteer firefighter with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department is a serious decision and should not be made quickly. The following pages of the web site will provide the information needed to help you make that decision. Once you understand what is involved, we hope you will find that you are able to make the commitment we need to contribute to the safety of the community and its citizens. You will find that participation as a volunteer firefighter with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department will be unlike any experience you have had or will ever have.

Those persons who do not have the desire to participate in emergency activities as firefighters, or who cannot meet the physical requirements are encouraged to consider becoming an emergency medical technician or enter the service as an auxiliary members.

Application Process


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