Montgomery County (Maryland) is a majority-minority jurisdiction with over one million people. It is the most affluent and populous jurisdiction of Maryland. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) provides maximum protection of lives, property, and the environment. MCFRS employs approximately 1,200 career firefighters, 900 active volunteer firefighters, and 82 professional staff members. The FY21 budget was $224,995,408 with budgeted overtime costs of $18.3 million.
MCFRS will require new skills and approaches to respond to the diversifying community it serves. MCFRS and the Montgomery County Government contracted with the Academy to provide a comprehensive equity assessment of the MCFRS. The Academy will:
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