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Welcome to the Official Website of the

Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

To serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of all volunteer fire, rescue, rehabilitation and emergency medical services companies in Baltimore County. We provide coordinated representation to Baltimore County and Maryland State Government to assist in all aspects of member company needs and activities, including management, administration, budget, operations, training, standards and logistics. We strive to provide excellence in service to our communities while saving taxpayer dollars by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership and dedicating ourselves to volunteerism.

The Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

700 East Joppa Road
3rd Floor Volunteer Offices
Towson, MD 21286-5500



BCoFD EMS Academy Training Series is Now Streaming Live!

Training is available at

Coming Events

Mar 21, 2019

“State of the BCoFD EMS System”

Presented by:Andrew Pollak, MD

Location: Station 32, Pikeville VFC, 40 East Sudbrook Lane, 21208

 Dr. Pollak will provide an overview of BCoFD EMS operations and priorities for the upcoming year. He will be joined by AC Aubert Utz, and Dir Schenning and the panel will be available for questions and discussions. Dr. Pollak is Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to his academic and clinical practice, Dr. Pollak has a long-standing interest in EMS that began while he was a volunteer firefighter/EMT before college. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Baltimore County Fire Department, Special Deputy US Marshal, and as Medical Director of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center’s Go Team, among other leadership roles.

Apr 4, 2019

"The DAWN of an New Era in Stroke Treatment”

Linda Toral BSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN


Linda’s presentation will include case studies and focused on the most updated interventions in stroke and what that means for patients and providers.  Linda Toral is a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse and Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience. She graduated from the University of Delaware, where she volunteered on the student ambulance, city of Newark ambulance and in the Newark Emergency room. She began her post graduate career at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, in the neuro-trauma unit. Her love for trauma and emergency nursing then took her to the emergency room at Franklin Square hospital. She has been with Sinai Hospital since 2000, holding various positions to include outpatient clinic manager, stroke unit case manager, stroke program coordinator and her current role of Manager of the NeuroRescue Network at LifeBridgehealth. She has participated, as an invited speaker in Stroke Certification review courses and at the Maryland Comprehensive Stroke Conference. She has also provided education to Baltimore City and Baltimore County EMS providers and coordinated training for an Baltimore City EMS pilot. MIEMSS ID: TBD

What's New Upcoming Events

Response to a request from Fire Department Presidents


"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor delivered a message to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  His message centered around the tragic events of an early morning house fire where four family members perished; no smoke alarm was found in the house. 

His message was well received not only on that Sunday but also by the thousands that have watched the video.  Many have asked for the words to the poem that was read, "It's What We Do."

It is what we do - the Poem

YouTube Video of the Speech

"Paid or Volunteer, It’s What We Do, I Wish You Really Knew”
Adapted from Author Unknown by Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief, Prince George’s County MD Fire/EMS


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Safety Shoe Fitting/Pickup & Gear Pickup

BCVFA VP of Administration Michele Crumbacker, April 10

Supply will be open on Saturday May 4th from 0800-1200 for Safety Shoe Fitting/Pickups as well as PPE Pickup.

Please sign up through the link below!

We must have at least 30 volunteers signed up by April 26th to open Supply.

- Only members who have been pre-approved to be fitted for safety shoes will be fitted, your company commander has the list of pre-approved members.
- Wear socks that you ... (Full Story)

No Caption SCAM ALERT - Phone Solicitation

BCVFA VP of Administration Michele Crumbacker, October 25

There is currently a SCAM going on around the county via phone solicitations! This person or persons are stating that they are collecting donations on behalf of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association.

The BCVFA does not do this!

In order to help us stop such solicitations, if you do get a call, please get the persons name and number (if you can) and forward that on to one of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Haz Mat Core Competency Training @ Pikesville VFD


Haz Mat Core Competency Training @ Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department

Classes Held the 1st weekend of every month!

Updated info and sign-up sheet on our Training page

Captain Scott Goldstein
Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
Station 410.887.1258


... (Full Story)


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