Regardless if you have no public safety experience or if you are a veteran looking for a new challenge, there is room for you here at Morningside.
The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department offers a variety of benefits for our passionate volunteers.
All training is provided free to Morningside volunteers, including state-provided fire, rescue and EMS courses such as Firefighter I & II, Fire Officer, Rescue Technician and more. Plus, we regularly sponsor hosted specialized operational and leadership training and send members to regional and national training events and conferences — all in addition to regularly hosted drills and station training.
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The MVFD is one of the busiest all volunteer fire departments in the nation, offering a diverse set of fire, rescue and emergency medical responses.
Are you an experienced Firefighter/EMT? Get an incredible depth of experience by joining our live-in program — including private bunk rooms.
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Several tuition reimbursement programs are offered to members of the department. They include the MVFD’s own federally-funded SAFER grant tuition reimbursement, the Charles W. Riley Fire & Emergency Medical Services Tuition Reimbursement Program and the Katha T. Parrish Memorial Scholarship Fund of the PGCVF&RA Ladies Auxiliary. More information on these programs, which cover a wide variety of higher education costs, can be provided upon request.
Active members who are Maryland residents with at least three years of service are eligible for a $4,000 tax credit.
Members with 25 years of service are afforded a generous annual retirement program with benefits paid monthly.
Are you an experienced Firefighter/EMT or EMT? The MVFD is an award-winning, fast paced, urban department that responds to tons of working incidents, and offers the experience of a lifetime in no time.