Fire-Rescue 'Academy Status' Training Opportunities


The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy offers a number of training opportunities. Entering information into this site constitutes a pre-registration. You can expect a SEATING CONFIRMATION email from the FRA once you are confirmed and seated in the respective class. If you do not receive this email from the FRA, you are not officially enrolled. Walk-in registrations are NOT permitted. At no time should a student expect to be seated without a SEATING CONFIRMATION email prior to the actual start date of the class. Class registrations for Academy Status training courses will close two weeks prior to the start of the class.

For classes offered through the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) you are required to complete two registrations (one with the FRA and one with MFRI).  You will know if it is a MFRI class because once you hit the submit button at the end of the FRA form you will be presented with a link that states: CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE REGISTRATION. You must click on that phrase and fill out the SECOND form to complete the process. You will have to enter your information a second time on the MFRI website to complete your pre-registration. If you haven't entered your information twice, your registration is incomplete and will not be valid. You will know if you registered twice because you will receive an email from the FRA and MFRI.

Additionally, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) offers classes that are not hosted by the FRA.  If you do not see your class listed below, please visit the MFRI website.  The FRA does not accept or process MFRI / state sponsored (S-course numbered) class registrations through this site .  Applications for these classes must be completed through MFRI's website.

Please call Kathy Liddick at the FRA if you have further registration questions.

Medical Clearance
All career or volunteer members wishing to take the classes below must obtain medical clearance for acceptance into the class.  Career members must have a current Form 503 on file with the Fire Department's Bureau of Health & Safety.  Volunteer members must have a current ENTRY level Appendix A on file.

  • Firefighter I and Firefighter II
  • Firefighter Survival and Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue

FEMA Student Identification Number
Some courses which are funded by federal grants require the student to obtain a Student Identification Number (SID) for use on the National Fire Academy (NFA) form at the time of registration.  All students should ensure they have their SID by visiting the FEMA SID Registration and Management System and following the links on the right side of the screen to register, update information, obtain a forgotten SID, or reset a password.  Please have your FEMA SID Number available before registering for any training class.

Online Incident Command/Management System Courses
ICS 100: Introduction to ICS for Operational First Responders (NFA Q0462)
ICS 200: Basic NIMS ICS for Operational First Responders (NFA Q0463)
IS 700.B: National Incident Management System: An Introduction (FEMA EMI)
IS 800.C: National Response Framework: An Introduction (FEMA EMI)

Fire-Rescue Academy Course Schedule and Registration

RegisterVolunteer Weekend - HMCC & CPRPikesville Volunteer Fire Company (32) (HMCC)

Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company (46) - CPR

04/06/2024 HMCC
04/07/2023 CPR
0800 to 1600 hours
RegisterBasic Competency Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) Skills for VolunteersNorth Point Government Center
1747 Merritt Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21221
RegisterTim Phalen 12 Lead Level OneMedstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Crawford Conference Room
Kotzen Auditorium
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
04/11/2024, 04/12/2024 OR 4/13/2024
Choose only one session
0800 - 1600 hours
RegisterTim Phalen 12 Lead Level TwoMedstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Kotzen Auditorium - Crawford Conference Room
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
05/29/2024, 05/30/2024 OR 6/1/2024
Choose only one session
0800 - 1600 hours
RegisterVolunteer EMT Coach Class UpdateLiberty Road Volunteer Fire Company
10010 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

Arbutus VFC

Chestnut Ridge VFC
03/09/2024 Station 35

04/08/2024 Station 50
1000 - 1300 hours

1800 - 2100 hours
RegisterFire Officer IIIUpperco Volunteer Fire Company
5415 Arcadia Avenue
Upperco, MD 21155

03/27/2024 to 04/29/2024
Monday & Wednesday
1900 - 2100 hours
RegisterConducting Safe Live Fire EvolutionsWoodlawn Fire Station #3
7223 Windsor Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
03/25/2024, 03/26/2024, 04/02/2024 & 04/03/2024 (Follow B-Shift Schedule)0800 - 1600 hours
RegisterEmergency Medical Technician Continuing Education OnlineOnline03/15/2024 to 04/28/2024Online