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Fire-Rescue Academy

Thomas Ramey, Fire Director
Phone: 410-887-7523    
Fax: 410-887-7572
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Fire-Rescue Academy's (FRA) 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 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

Photo of training exercise at Fire Rescue Academy.

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)

Volunteer or career members needing new or replacement accountability tags should email the completed PAT Tag Application (PDF) with all applicable documentation to

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. 

Suppression Training

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.

Professional Qualifications

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers information on applying for National Fire Academy courses and links to FEMA Form 75-5 (PDF). 

View additional training information from:

Revised July 28, 2017         


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