The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (MRVFR) was established in 2015 as a result of the merger of the Middle River Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company and the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company to provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the citizens of Middle River, Essex, Hawthorne, and other communities within Eastern Baltimore County.
The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company also takes pride in providing dive rescue services to all of Baltimore County as the only recognized dive rescue team for the county. Our service area includes industrial facilities, residential neighborhoods, commercial properties, schools, waterways, railroads, multiple lane highways, and an airport along with other critical infrastructures.
These services are provided with professionally trained volunteers from the community. The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and its members maintain a commitment to public safety, fire prevention and public health education. Our volunteers dedicate countless hours of time to extensive training to ensure their readiness when summoned for service.
Today the Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company consists of more than 100 active volunteer emergency response personnel who include Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics, Firefighters, Rescue Technicians and Rescue Divers. In addition to our active members, the Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company has a core group of associate members. Our associate members are instrumental in carrying out many of the administrative functions that need to be completed every day by the Company.
Our volunteer emergency responders work at fire and rescue scenes within Baltimore County alongside our counterparts from neighboring volunteer departments and the Baltimore County Fire Department. The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company’s Dive Rescue Team is well-known and well-respected throughout Maryland. Readily available, the team has provided services throughout Maryland for well over 30 years and has traveled as far away as West Virginia to provide dive rescue services.
Today our fleet of emergency apparatus includes four utility vehicles, two type III ambulances, a heavy rescue squad, a dive rescue unit, two zodiac inflatable boats, two fire engines, a brush unit, and a ladder truck. We provide our services free of charge and rely on donations from our community as our source of funding.