Fire-Rescue Academy Staff Members

Contact the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy (FRA) staff via email by selecting a name below or by calling 410-887-7523.

The FRA's normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo Designation Contact Role
Academy 1 Lonnie D. Ledford, MS EFO NRP
Bureau Chief
Chief of Training and Education
Academy 2 Operations Officer
Academy 3 W. Gentry Fitzpatrick
EMS Captain
Fire/Rescue Training Administrator
Academy 4 Melissa Simpkins
Emergency Medical Services Lieutenant
EMS Training Administrator
Academy 5 Chris Davis
Fire Lieutenant
Fire Training Administrator
Safety 4 W. Richard White
Fire Specialist
Senior Instructor
Field/In-Service Program Manager
Academy 6 Brian Ellis
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Battalion Training Administrator
Academy 7 Recruit Training Instructor
Academy 8 Steven Hinch
Fire Fighter
Fire and Rescue Instructor
Academy 9 Joseph A. Wiggins
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Emergency Vehicle Operator Program Manager
Academy 10 Rachelle K. Alexander
Emergency Medical Technician
Basic Life Support Program Co-Manager
American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator
Academy 11 Jaimie L. Philpott, NRP
Advanced Life Support Program Manager
Office 1 Debbie Blades
Office Coordinator
Office Coordinator
Office 2 M. Katherine Liddick
Office Coordinator
Office Coordinator