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Fire Rescue Academy: Suppression Overview

Welcome to the Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy's Suppression home page. On this site you will find links to suppression training, as well as certification information, for members of the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Special Interest Bulletins

If you have any ideas or articles, please put them together and email them to the Fire Rescue Academy at Our goal is to put a SIB out each quarter, or sooner if it is a hot topic. Learn more about Special Interest Bulletins.

  • SIB #2 (PDF) deals with  the new Chevrolet Volt, a high voltage electric vehicle.

EMS to Firefighter Bridge Program

The EMS to Firefighter Bridge program allows EMS personnel to be cleared to ride suppression equipment. View the EMS to Firefighter Bridge program page for further information on the application process.

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator

Fire Apparatus Driver Operators (FADO) are career personnel sanctioned to drive suppression equipment for the Baltimore County Fire Department. Procedures to become a FADO can be found on the FADO Turn In Procedure page.

Burn Technician

Burn Technicians support the Fire Rescue Academy staff with live fire burn scenarios. These scenarios predominantly occur at the Fire Academy facility, but may also include acquired structures.


Revised May 19, 2016        

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