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Emergency Operations Membership-  Membership within the company is open to those individuals who are willing to engage in Firefighting, EMS, and/or Marine Emergency Team functions.

Support Membership-  We also have a team of members who are not actively engaging in Emergency Operations that support our operation with other activities within the fire department including event planning, administrative support, fundraising, advertising, accounting, and more.

If you’re interested in joining to serve your community, we have the place for you!

**Professional training and gear are FREE!!!!!!
How to Become a Member

Step 1 – Complete your application 

Your completed application including necessary supporting documents can be dropped off at the firehouse or emailed. Please work with the Membership Chair at membership@bqvolunteers to coordinate dropping it off. Online applications will be available shortly.

Step 2 – Interview with the Membership Committee

You will be interviewed by a panel of members who will ask you questions about you background and why you are interested in joining the company. This is also your chance to ask questions.

Step 3 – Drug Screening and Background Check

You will need to complete a drug test at a local lab and a thorough background check will also be conducted. The results of these investigations will be included with the Membership Committee’s recommendation. 

Step 4 – Voting by General Body of the Company

The membership committee will present the results of your background check and drug test as well as their recommendations based on your application and interview. The existing members of the Company then vote on your application and determines whether or not membership will be granted. This voting happens at the General Body Meeting which is held on the second Wednesday of each month. The Membership Chair will contact you following that meeting to let you know the result of the vote on your application.

Probation Period
If you are accepted as a member of the Company, you will serve one year in probationary status. This means you will be a participant in the company but will have limited privileges and benefits of membership . At the end of your probationary period, upon the recommendation of the Membership Chair, the Executive Board will vote to upgrade your membership status or extend your probation.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact the membership committee via e-mail at, or you can fill out the contact us form by clicking below. 

To request more information:

900 Bowleys Quarters Rd

Middle River, MD 21220

​Tel: 410-887-5771​

You can also request more information with this form: CLICK IMAGE

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