Thank you for visiting our website! Here you will learn much about the volunteer services that protect the life and property of Harford County, MD.
The mission of the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association shall be the prevention and suppression of fire and the protection of life and property during such fires and emergencies as may occur in the Harford County, MD. To accomplish our mission it will be our duty to demand personal commitment, good morale character, pride, honesty and teamwork from each and every member of the organization regardless of rank or position.
The fire/EMS organizations are governed by the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association which is the assembly of representatives from each organization. The Association's senior leadership includes a President who reports directly to the Director of Emergency Services and the Harford County Executive.
As a whole the 12 volunteer fire and EMS organizations with their 1500 members respond to approximately 8,000 fire responses each year and close to 25,000 EMS responses each year supporting a population of over 250,000 persons.
This all volunteer fire and EMS system is supplemented by the Harford Co Vol Fire/EMS Association EMS Foundation which provides paid EMS personnel to cover vacant or partially vacant stations in addition to two roving EMS supervisors. In addition the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, a military installation location in Aberdeen and Edgewood areas of Harford County, also provides fire and EMS protection via mutual aid agreements with Harford County.