MEMBERS NEEDED!
PLEASE JOIN TODAY!

Minimum Training Requirements.

All approved applicants will be required to enroll in the next available EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy. Please contact recruiter@kvfd.org if you required more information.

Phone: ( 301 ) 929-8000
(For emergencies dial 911)

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

The members of KVFD offer our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to our brothers and sisters just up the street at Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc., and the Baltimore City Fire Department.

We honor and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty today:

-Lieutenant Paul Butrim
-Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo
-Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler

We also hold close FF/EMT John McMaster who is still in the hospital at the time of this writing.It is with deep sadness that we share news of the death of WVRS Life Member Kenneth Lacayo on the morning of January 24, 2022.

Kenny joined the Rescue Squad in May of 2011 and steadily advanced through the ranks. He became a firefighter in 2012, a paramedic in 2014, and a founding member of the Honor Guard in 2017. Among his many awards he received the Rescue Squad’s award for paramedic of the year in 2016 and was recognized as a top ten responder in 2015 and 2016. He also received a unit citation in 2018 for his life saving actions in responding to a pedestrian struck by a car.

His exceptional skills as a firefighter and paramedic were matched by his bright smile and his unfailing good nature. He was dearly loved by his fellow WVRS volunteers and will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kenny's family, his many friends, and his brothers and sisters in the Montgomery County Maryland – Fire & Rescue Service and the Baltimore City Fire Department.

We will share further information as it becomes available.
... See MoreSee Less

The members of KVFD offer our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to our brothers and sisters just up the street at Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc., and the Baltimore City Fire Department.  We honor and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty today:  -Lieutenant Paul Butrim
-Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo
-Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler  We also hold close FF/EMT John McMaster who is still in the hospital at the time of this writing.

Comment on Facebook

God bless you….thank you for your service. Prayers for your family.

Godspeed

🙏

🙏

❤🙏🙏❤

So sad 🙏

View more comments

8 hours ago

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Such a loss for all.

Just terrible….so sorry

Godspeed

Load more

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.

Tax deductible donations
can be made through Paypal

Active Members

Active members participate directly in fire and rescue operations, including incident response and operation of apparatus and equipment. Men and women, ages 16 or older, that are in good physical condition and have the desire to participate in this capacity are eligible for active membership. Applicants under the age of 18 require parental consent. Once minimum training requirements have been met, an individual may continue to increase his/her level of participation by obtaining additional training through county and state programs. Members must serve one year of probation before receiving full “active” membership status.

Minimum Training Requirements

All approved applicants will be required to enroll in the next available EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy. This is an entry level training program certified by the State of Maryland. It is 130 class hours and all volunteers in Montgomery County – including firefighters – are required to complete this class. Several classes are usually run simultaneously but on different schedules to accommodate students’ needs. In addition, you will need to complete a 40-hour orientation program taught in each station.

Join our Members!

Please contact recruiter@kvfd.org if you have further questions or require more information.

Apply Now

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.

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.

Learn more