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Community Relations Coordinator - Building Relationships with Dynamic Fire Department

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The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) is looking for members to serve on our Public Affairs/Community Relations Committee. Do you have experience in building relationships with a community? Like being involved and interacting with the public? Fundraising? Planning events? We have the perfect position for you at MVFD. The role of the member serves the community relations and focuses on a combination of elements of relationship building within the community and volunteer coordination.


Serve as the primary point of contact for external entities and manages MVFD's relationship with local entities.

  • Works under the general guidance of the Public Affairs committee chair for the organization with responsibilities for delivering the department’s vision within the local community
  • Builds and maintains relationships with all parties within the community that can support fire department’s goals.
  • Creates a beneficial partnership by sponsoring presentations or lectures on behalf of MVFD on home safety, ensuring that working and up to date smoke and carbon dioxide detectors are located in the homes; how to describe situations when making 911 calls; how to provide specific details; learn basic emergency terms; etc.
  • Coordinates external requests to use MVFD assets for community events with the President's approval including use of the MVFD facilities for external meetings and fundraisers, and tables/chairs to support town event
  • Implements community outreach programs, organizing events, coordinating volunteers, writing, developing and releasing publicity material such as for presentations, lectures, apparatus demonstrations. Develops strategies that will promote the department's mission.
  • Direct inquiries from external entities to the correct internal committee, administrative or operational officer.
  • Disseminate information about all the above to the Department and its leadership




6200 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746, US

Mission Statement

The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department will accomplish its vision by ensuring all members are competent and capable in needed areas of training, being regularly engaged with local community groups, and strive to reflect the local community, be professional, and provide equity to all.


The Morningside Volunteer Fire department (MVFD) has proudly served the Town of Morningside and the citizens of Prince George’s County since 1944. Our diverse department consists of working professionals and tradesman, individuals who have retired from their careers, college students, and young adults, who proudly volunteer their time to provide 24/7 fire protection and emergency medical services. We house live-in members who serve as Firefighters and EMS. In addition, we have an administrative staff that supports the department’s mission and operations team. The town makes up .56 square miles of the Department’s primary response area. The total response area includes many portions of Prince George’s County such as Camp Springs, Suitland, Temple Hills, Fairmont Heights, District Heights, Capital Heights, Oxon Hill, Forestville, Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Fort Washington, and Seat Pleasant. Throughout any given year, our members can also respond to the Nation’s Capitol, Washington, DC, and points as far away as Alexandria, VA. MVFD is 100% volunteer and one of the busiest fire departments in the county. The population density can fluctuate to 90,000 people throughout the peak travel periods and during special events. Notably, the MVFD is a primary responder to Joint Base Andrews, a 17+ mile portion of the Interstate 95/495 "the beltway", 4 METRO stations, and several other critical infrastructure assets and federal government sites.



We'll work with your schedule.


6200 Suitland RoadSuitland, MD 20746



  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time requirements is 24 – 32 hours per month
  • Must serve 24 – 32 hours per month Attend two monthly meetings Submit a resume and cover letter

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