Steps to Membership

There are two options for completing an online application for Membership.

Download a PDF of the Application for Membership to complete by using Adobe or by hand. You may bring your application to KVFD Station 5 at Connecticut Avenue & Plyers Mill Road, email it to:

or mail it to:

KVFD Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 222
Kensington, MD 20895

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.

Next, if selected to continue your candidate position with the department, you will schedule a physical examination with the Montgomery County Medical Office. The physical is modeled after the NFPA 1001 (National Fire Protection Administration Medical Standard 1001) and will be performed at no cost to you.

In addition, all applicants will be required to submit an official criminal background check. Having a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify an otherwise qualified applicant from joining. However, failing to reveal that information on the official application will immediately terminate the application process. 

After all of the above steps have been completed (generally about 90-120 days), you will be presented for membership at the monthly company meeting in either April, June, or October. After being voted into membership, you will begin the six-week Kensington Basic Orientation Course on Saturday mornings, and then start EMT Class after that.

Are you up for the challenge, the excitement, and the satisfaction of serving your community? The commitment of time is great, but so are the rewards. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the operations of our department in greater detail.

Please contact if you have further questions or require more information.