Dear Prospective Member,
When I began my volunteer service for the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department in 1987 I never expected that I would still be involved 23 years later. As the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association, I am charged with the development and management of programs that support and advance the volunteer fire/rescue service on a local, state and national level. I joined when I was 15 years old and moved up through the ranks all while having a career in the military, US government and private industry. I share my personal experience with you because I am a firm believer that once you sign up, you will be joining our family for life. In return for providing a critical service for your community you will: receive complimentary state of the art training; have an opportunity to develop an extensive professional network; and develop life-time friendships.
I commend you for taking the time to explore this website and for considering this extraordinary volunteer opportunity. I also encourage you to fill out the information request tab to give one of our knowledgeable recruiters an opportunity to share some valuable information with you.
Eric N. Bernard