How do I join your department?

Visit our Membership page to find out more information about how to join, what the process is, and what expectations we have.

Fundraising FAQ Answer

Monrovia Volunteer Fire Rescue, as well as all Madison County Volunteer Fire Departments, are funded through a property tax paid by residents of the county. To supplement these funds and provide the highest level of service our residents have come to expect, we engage in several fundraising events throughout the year to include boot drives, photo fundraisers, and other events. A representative of MVFR will go door to door once a year offering a family portrait in exchange for a donation. This representative will provide identification as well as a letter from our Chief, Kris West, verifying their identity. As always, we thank you for your support!

Someone asked me for a donation. Was that legitimate?

While we are supported by your property tax dollars designated for fire protection, our main source of discretionary funds comes from a picture drive each year where representatives go door-to-door asking for a donation in exchange for a professional family portrait. The representative should identify themselves as working for Monrovia Fire-Rescue, should be able to show you their ID and produce a letter from our Chief. If there is any question as to their authenticity, please contact us directly.

Why does Monrovia Fire Department respond to medical calls?

Monrovia Fire/Rescue is licensed as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency Medical Provider.  Our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) respond to medical calls to evaluate and treat patients prior to the arrival of the ambulance.  Madison County’s ambulance service is provided by Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI), which is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider.

What do I do if a MVFR vehicle is approaching with red lights flashing and siren sounding?

AL Law Section 32-5A-115:  “Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle equipped with at least one lighted lamp and audible signal as is required by law, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.”