Brian Jefferson began his fire service career as a young volunteer for the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department over 29 years ago. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as a full-time career firefighter in the same jurisdiction, Montgomery County, Maryland. Brian currently has 25 years on the job and holds the rank of Master Firefighter, which he has held for roughly 20 years. He recently transferred to Fire Station 31, one of the two Special Operations stations. Prior to this, he spent the last 16 years as the driver of Rescue 3 in downtown Rockville. Brian gained a tremendous amount of extrication and technical rescue experience while “wheeling” this busy rescue unit.
Brian has been with MATR since we taught our first course in 2009. Since then he has been one of our most active instructors and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. In addition to Montgomery County, Brian also has experience with the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department in Frederick County, Maryland. After moving to the area several years ago, he was recruited as a member and quickly became a driver, line officer, and eventually an assistant chief. He has spent the past three years in this position. Brian also has a passion for fire service communications. In the early years of his career, he spent 6 years at the Emergency Communications/911 Center. He has also been a part of the National Capitol Region Radio Cache Team since its inception in 2002. He currently serves as the team’s Assistant Program Manager. Brian currently lives in Brunswick, Maryland with his daughter “Cayla” and dog “Daisy Mae”, a very friendly boxer who also spent quite a few years at Fire Station #3 and traveling with MATR.