Fire-Rescue 'Academy Status' Training Opportunities

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The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy offers a number of training opportunities.  Additional classes are offered by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) are also available.  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. 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.

This is a two part process, You will have to enter your information TWICE to complete your pre-registration. If you haven't entered your information twice, your registration is incomplete and will not be valid. After completing the FIRST 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. Please call the FRA if you have further registration questions.

Fire-Rescue Academy Course Schedule and Registration

 Course NameCourse LocationDate(s)Times
RegisterVolunteer Weekend - HMCC & CPRPikesville Volunteer Fire Company (32)
Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company (46)
6/4/22 to 6/5/220800 to 1600 hours
RegisterRescue Tech Site Operations White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
10331 Philadelphia Road
White Marsh, MD 21162
7/18/22 to 7/30/221900 to 2100 hours
RegisterEmergency Medical Responder Jacksonville VFC
3500 Sweet Air Road
Phoenix, MD 21131
6/27/22 to 7/14/22
Monday through Thursday
0800 to 1600 hours
RegisterEmergency Medical Responder White Marsh VFC
10331 Philadelphia Road
White Marsh, MD 21162
7/18/22 to 8/3/22
Monday through Thursday
0800 to 1600 hours
RegisterEmergency Medical ResponderArbutus VFC
5200 Southwestern Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21227
8/8/22 to 8/24/22
Monday through Thursday
0800 to 1600 hours
RegisterEmergency Vehicle Operator Red Card CourseJacksonville Training Facility
3101 Paper Mill Road
Phoenix, MD 21131
7/2/22 to 9/17/22
Saturdays
0800 to 1600 hours
RegisterFID Auto FiresNorthpoint/Edgemere Volunteer Fire Station
7500 North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21219
5/24/220730 to 1530

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 Safety Office.  Volunteer members must have a current physical on file with the Fire Department's Safety Office.

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

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)