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Here are some helpful links for both the public as well as our membership:


Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute of the University of Maryland is the state's comprehensive training and education system for the emergency services. The Institute plans, researches, develops, and delivers quality programs to enhance the ability of emergency service providers to protect life, the environment, and property.


Washington County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association

The Association is tasked with setting the standards in regards to operations, training, support, response, and equipment. We also represent the member companies to the various government agencies for operational, administrative, and legislative issues.


FEMA-Student Identification (SID)

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)

The Maryland EMS is a coordinated statewide network that includes volunteer and career EMS clinicians, medical and nursing personnel, communications, transportation systems, trauma and specialty care centers and emergency departments. MIEMSS oversees and coordinates all components of the statewide EMS system

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Maryland State Fire Marshal

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an agency of the Maryland Department of State Police. They are responsible for statewide fire, arson, and explosive investigations, enforcement of the State Fire Prevention Code, coordination of fire prevention efforts, and the collection of fire incident data.


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