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Fire-Rescue Academy

The 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.

CPR Training for Citizens

Register for CPR training for Hands-Only CPR or traditional CPR.

Training Opportunities for Personnel

FRA offers a number of training opportunities.  

New or Replacement Personnel Accountability Tags

Volunteer members needing new accountability tags should have an officer from their station submit an ePAT application.

Career members needing replacement accountability tags must:

  1. Submit Form 58 to their Direct Supervisor that includes name, rank, LOSAP Number and the number of tags needed.
  2. The supervisor must approve Form 58 and email it to When submitting, indicate if the tags will be picked at the Fire-Rescue Academy or sent via interoffice mail.

Working With People With Disabilities

Watch the "Working With People With Disabilities: A Guide for Responders" video, which provides training for Emergency Medical Services, Fire and law enforcement personnel on how to work effectively and compassionately when responding to emergency incidents involving persons with disabilities. The video was produced in cooperation with the Commission on Disabilities and includes first-person accounts from people with a variety of disabilities. 


Contact the FRA staff via email.

Designation and RoleContact
Academy 1
Director of FRA
Timothy Rostkowski, Fire Director
Academy 2
Fire Programs
Robert Biggs, Jr., Fire Captain
Academy 3
Fire Programs
David Gouak, Fire Lieutenant
Academy 4
EMS Programs
Bill Ullrich, EMS Lieutenant
Academy 5
EMS Programs
W. Gentry Fitzpatrick, EMS Lieutenant
Safety 4
Fire Programs
Richard White, Fire Specialist
Academy 6
EMS Instructor
Krystal Kelly, Paramedic-Firefighter
Academy 7
Fire Instructor
Kevin Gilmore, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Academy 9
Fire Instructor
Joseph Wiggins, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Academy 10
EMS Instructor
Rachelle Alexander, EMT
Academy 11
EMS Instructor
Jaimie Philpott, Paramedic
Academy 12
EMS Programs
Tracey Marvel, EMS Lieutenant
Office 2
Office Staff
Debbie Blades, Office Coordinator

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Fire-Rescue Academy

1545 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219


Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bureau Chief

Lonnie Ledford

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