Bruce Schultz, Fire Director
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
The Fire-Rescue Academy's Advance Life Support (ALS) program has relocated from the Public Safety Building to a classroom on the campus of CCBC Essex. Equipment to complete ALS skills testing for the central battalion has been relocated to Station 10. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) district officers may utilize Stations 3, 6, or 10 to complete skills evaluation. Review the campus map. (PDF)
The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy (FRA) ensures the readiness of all Baltimore County first responders. Technical and customized training is provided for all career and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
Course Registration for Career or Volunteer Personnel
For information on both Academy Status courses and Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) courses in the North East Region, view course offerings.
Personnel Accountability Tags (PAT)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training
Find information on the FRA's EMS training and certification, including the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Recertification Process, ALS Continuing Education, IV Technician Program and more.
Find information on the FRA's suppression training and certification including the EMS to Firefighter Bridge program, the FADO turn-in process, the Burn Technician program, Special Interest Bulletins and more.
The professional qualifications board validates certification credentials on an ongoing basis. View results of recent professional qualification board meetings.
Hands Only CPR Training for Citizens
Hands Only CPR is a simple technique that anyone can perform in an emergency. It does not require mouth-to-mouth contact and keeps the victim's blood flowing until help arrives. Hands Only CPR and has been proven as effective as traditional CPR. Hands Only CPR is not a certification program. Register for training.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes For Citizens
The FRA offers traditional CPR classes for the general public on a bi-monthly basis.
Additional Training Links
View additional training information from:
- The National Fire Academy
- Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
- International Society of Fire Service Instructors
- USFA Coffee Break Training: excellent resource for concise training modules
Revised September 28, 2016