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Prince George's Volunteer Marine Fire Rescue

 

The first thing to do to get involved is contact us via our contact page, call the station, or show up at one of the posted events on the schedule.  Its best to make contact with us before you show up so that you are aware of any last minute changes.  If you decide you want to become an active member you will need to accomplish the following:

  1. Attend two business meetings and accomplish an initial reading and then a secondary reading.  This will allow the associate membership to vote on a member.
  2. Next, acquire an application from either station 56 or 57 during a business meeting.  Complete your application (to include fingerprinting and notary) and then turn it back in to one of the Fire Chiefs.  This will initiate your background check.
  3. Once your background check is complete you can accomplish your physical.  All applicants must accomplish  a physical through the PG county designated medical facility.  Your Fire Chief will coordinate your appointment.  Once you complete your physical you will receive your county number, which identifies you as a first responder.  You will now be ready to accomplish any and all training courses.

If you want to start some of you training early you can accomplish NIMS 100 and 700 during your application process.  They are located here:

          http://emilms.fema.gov/IS100b/index.htm

          http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp

Other online courses can be found at this location:

          http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims NIMSTrainingCourses.shtm#item1

Rescue Diver

Boat Operator

Dive Tender

Swift Water Rescue

Ice Rescue

Prince George's County Volunteer Fire Marine Rescue was established to support and service the Prince Georges County and surrounding jurisdictions with emergencies that occur in and around the waterways.

Volunteer Diver Description:

As a Volunteer diver, you will be required to assist in various areas like..self-rescue and diver stress diving first aid emergency management and equipment considerations swimming and non swimming assists panicked diver response underwater problems missing diver procedures surfacing the unconscious diver in-water artificial respiration egress (exits) first aid procedures for pressure related accidents dive accident scenarios.

Support Assistance Description:

Operating as a surface support members will assist as..Boat operator and tender

 Search line tender

Handling of equipment to divers over side of boat

Assistance with removal of diver, equipment, or other persons from the water.

Assist in first aid procedures for pressure related accidents dive accident scenarios.

For more information on the PG County Volunteer Fire Association please visit:

pgcvfra.org

For more information on the PG County Fire/EMS please visit:

princegeorgescountymd.gov

13600 King Charles Terrace

Fort Washington, MD 20744

Email: volunteer@vmfr5657.org

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