The Frederick Board of County Commissioners decided on the new position after volunteer fire companies in the Frederick County area asked for a liaison between the various services to improve communication.
“I believe it will be a great opportunity but also a proactive position to support the volunteer fire & rescue service of Frederick County,” said Jewell.
The director volunteer-chief, must report to the county manager, work closely with the division of fire and rescue services, and the fire and rescue association executive board, a responsibility Jewell said he's familiar with.
“I have been meeting with the association leadership and the leadership of the division of fire & rescue services to compile some issues and ideas of what we can do together to both improve the overall fire & rescue services, but in particular the volunteer fire & rescue services,” said Jewell.
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