Join the KVFD team as a volunteer firefighter/EMS provider, or auxiliary or administrative member. There’s a place for you! Learn more about our types of membership and how to become a member on our Join page. 


Our volunteers spend hours of their time training, manning our apparatus, and responding to your calls for service! This level of commitment shown by our KVFD volunteers is made possible by the generosity of those who have previously contributed donations and those who continue to do so. 


After your application has been reviewed and your references verified, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview. Interviews generally run 30-45 minutes in length. Visit our Steps to Membership page to learn more.

Our Stations

Station 5 – Old Town

Kensington Station 5 is located at 10620 Connecticut Avenue, on the corner with Plyers Mill Road, in Old Town Kensington.

Station 18 – Glenmont

Kensington Station 18 is at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Mason Street in the heart of the Glenmont community

Station 21 – The Village

Kensington Station 21 is located on the corner of Viers Mill and Gaynor Roads on the southern border of the Aspen Hill community.

Station 25 – Aspen Hill

Kensington Station 25 is located at Connecticut Avenue and Bel Pre Road in the heart of the Aspen Hill community.

Mission Statement

The mission of KVFD is to serve the community with the highest quality fire suppression, emergency medical and rescue response, community education, fire prevention, and to train, support, equip and protect volunteers to perform these services professionally and with an e ‘spirit d’ corps.

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Meet the KVFD Tuesday Night Crew 🚒

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Thank you KVFD Tuesday night crew!!!

Grew up there (McIntyre’s stepson).

The Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) emergency patrol truck helping reopen the Beltway after a personal injury collision, Sunday 5 February 2023. Engine 705 and Ambulance 705B on scene, no one transported. ... See MoreSee Less

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Marco Rodriguez

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Kensington Volunteer Fire Department

15 years ago, FF Paul Russell and EMT Cori Sabate (now Russell) met around our dining room table, over a warm cup of coffee, during our daily line up. They served a combined 13 years total to KVFD and the community. Fast forward a few years, they each served in our military, and found their way back to each other. They launched Fortitude Coffee Co in December 2022 and today, delivered their first 5 lbs bag to us, where it all started, to keep the next generation of volunteers warm and sharp tonight. Thanks so much to Fortitude Coffee Co and we are so proud to be a part of this story!

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Great Folks! Thanks for your Service!

That was only 13 years ago?!

Station 5 is really where our love for coffee began! From late night chats around that big kitchen table to early morning calls. Coffee was a staple for us and it’s an honor to bring our love for coffee full circle to the next generation of volunteers.

Beautiful story!!!


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Remembering Sergeant John Carter

On the early morning hours of October 24th, 1997, box alarm 872 was transmitted for the building on fire at 4th and Kennedy Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C.’s Fourth Battalion. First arriving units reported a liquor store with smoke showing. Sergeant John M. Carter of the 1st Battalion was assigned to Engine Company 14 during this incident. While operating on this box alarm, Sergeant Carter unfortunately perished.

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