Partners and Affliates

Listed below are member groups associated with HCDFRS. Click on the appropriate group name for more information.


Volunteer Departments

We work side-by-side with many volunteers throughout Howard County to provide the best possible care to the community.

5th Dist/Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department

Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department

Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department

Savage Volunteer Fire Department

West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

IAFF/Local 2000

The Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association was chartered as the 2000th Local of the parent organization – the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) - and deals in collective bargaining rights for Howard County professional firefighters and paramedics.

Howard County Fire Officers Association

Supports members to fulfill their leadership role in educating, serving and protecting our community.

Phoenix Sentinels

Exists to promote the progress, motivation, professional competence among its members and to improve the status of the fire service, through community service and brotherhood among firefighters.

Retiree Association

Association dedicated to the retirees of the department.


Howard County Public School System

Partners since since 2011 in reference to the Community CPR Program. HCDFRS and the HCPSS both envisioned changing the behavior of students to successfully become a responding bystander in a cardiac arrest situation. The goal was to have every 6th and 9th grader trained in Hands-Only CPR through their required health classes.

Howard County General Hospital

As partners in the health and wellness of the citizens of Howard County, the department works closely with Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of emergency medical care for patients suffering from life threatening emergencies including heart attack and stroke.

Women in the Fire Service

International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Service (iWomen) is an organization of women and for women — but not for women alone. Male fire chiefs, union presidents, EEO officers and others seeking to make the fire service a professional place where women and men work together harmoniously are finding iWomen a valued source of information and counsel.

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