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.
Training Opportunities for Personnel
FRA offers a number of training opportunities for current Baltimore County Career and Volunteer Firefighters. We currently do not offer any training for the public.
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:
- Submit Form 58 to their Direct Supervisor that includes name, rank, Career ID Number and the number of tags needed.
- The supervisor must approve Form 58 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Role||Contact|
EMS Training Administrator
|Melissa Simpkins, EMS Lieutenant|
Fire/Rescue Training Administrator
|Michael Murphy, Fire Lieutenant|
Battalion Training Administrator
|Brian Ellis, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator|
|Jaimie Philpott, Paramedic|
Fire and Rescue Instructor
|Joseph Wiggins, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator|
|Rachelle Alexander, EMT|
|Richard White, Fire Specialist|
|Debbie Blades, Office Coordinator|
|M. Katherine Liddick, Office Coordinator|