Vision Statement

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service vision is to enhance public safety and support quality of life through direct immersion in our communities, effectively blending outreach and education, and by leveraging our career and volunteer workforce to deliver exceptional services and improve our resiliency to meet increased challenges.


The Mission of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is to protect lives, property and the environment with comprehensive risk reduction programs and safe and effective emergency response provided by highly skilled career and volunteer service providers representing the County’s diverse population.

Guiding Principles

Our Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service providers will:

  • Deliver services to our customers with impartiality and excellence
  • Promote the highest standards of safety and welfare
  • Serve with integrity and mutual respect
  • Recognize the importance of diversity of our workforce and communities
  • Promote the efficient and effective utilization of our resources, and ensure that all organizations and personnel comprising the MCFRS share the responsibility for continuously improving their capabilities, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Be responsible for the honor of our profession and public service
  • Promote equity and harmony among career and volunteer personnel
  • Maintain and promote open honest communication, creativity, and competence
  • Be accountable and ethical
  • Continuously improve public confidence and trust

Additionally, we follow the County Executive's principles:

  • Insisting upon customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring high value for tax dollars
  • Adhering to the highest ethical standards
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Being open, accessible and responsive
  • Empowering and supporting employees
  • Striving for continuous improvement
  • Working together as a team
  • Being accountable