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"DEDICATION TO EDUCATION"

The Fire & Rescue Training Academy (FRTA) is located in the Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) along with the Montgomery County Police Training Academy.   The PSTA was built in 1971 on 56 acres of property which at the time was on the out skirts of Rockville.  The PSTA continues to be one of the most active Training Academies in the State of Maryland. The PSTA is made up of several buildings for academics and  practical skills training.  In 2005 the Driver Training Building was built on the lower property to meet the increasing needs and challenges of the Public Safety  Emergency Driver as well as the Transit Drivers for Montgomery County Ride-On.

MCFRTA Mission Statement

The mission of the Fire and Rescue Training Academy is to provide the highest quality training, instruction and evaluation while supporting the County's current and projected educational initiatives.

We strive to deliver comprehensive training programs for career and volunteer fire services and emergency services personnel, designed to create a culture of safety and competency.

Staff Directory & Contact List

Fire / Rescue Academy Main Phone #.................240-773-8200
Fax Line......................240-773-8232

Inclement Weather Class Cancellation Line........240-773-8227

(recorded message)

 

Staff Directory

 
Email Contact and Hours Office Phone Cell Phone

Assistant Chief Adam P. Jones

MCFRS Training Chief

Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 7a-5p Friday RDO

240-773-8201 240-372-4034

Battalion Chief Kelvin M. Thomas

Deputy Training Officer

Command Development Training Coordinator

Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 7a-5p Friday RDO

240-773-8205

Google Voice

301-744-7440

Amber Leizear

Program Manager II

Training Course Coordinator

Monday thru Friday 0700-1500

240-773-8216  

Patrick J. Evinger

Program Manager II

Driver Training Program

Monday thru Friday 0700-1500

240-773-8225  

Captain Lee R. Silverman, Paramedic

EMS Training Officer

Monday thru Thursday 7a-5p Friday RDO

240-773-8214 240-372-6466

Captain Frantz Pinthiere,  Paramedic

In-Service Training Coordinator

Monday thru Thursday 7a-5p Friday RDO

240-773-8213  

Captain Sam Villani

Recruit Training Coordinator

Monday thru Thursday 6a-4p  Friday RDO

240-773-8206  

Lieutenant Adam Nichols

Ass't Recruit Training Coordinator

240-773-8207  

Lieutenant Dan Schaefer, Paramedic

Ass't Driver Training Coordinator

240-773-8223  

Master Fire Fighter Chris Hinkle

Technical Services Coordinator

Monday thru Thursday 6a-4p Friday RDO

240-773-8218  

Master Fire Fighter Evan Stevens

Technical Services Coordinator

240-773-8219  
Chris Touzeau Email

Master Fire Fighter Chris Touzeau, Paramedic

ALS Course Director

Monday thru Thursay 7a-5p  Friday RDO

240-773-8215  

Michele Burkhammer, RN Paramedic

EMS Nurse Clinician, Clinical Site Coordinator

Hours and days based on teaching schedule

240-773-8211  

Linda Arapian, RN EMT-B

EMS Nurse Clinican, ALS Incumbrent Training Coordinator

Monday thru Friday 6a-4p

240-773-8210  

Cecilia Johnson
Registrar

240-773-8203  

Kathy Settles

Office Services Coordinator

Monday thru Friday 8a-4:30p

240-773-8202  

 

Directions to the:

Montgomery County, Md. Public Safety Training Academy

8751  Snouffer School Road Gaithersburg, MD. 20879

240-372-8200

 

 

From South of Rockville, Maryland:

North on Rt. 355

exit on to Shady Grove Road - East

Left onto Muncaster Mill Rd (MD-115 E)
Head north on Snouffer School Rd  approx. 1.7 miles
turn right into the Training Academy
Parking lot on the right across from the flag poles

 

From North of Gaithersburg, Maryland

South on I-270

exit 11 for MD-124/Quince Orchard Rd Toward Montgomery Village Avenue
Right turn onto Centerway Road
Cross over Goshen Road and continue on Centerway Road to traffic light
Turn left onto Snouffe School Road
proceed up the hill to the 3rd right into the Training Academy 
Parking lot on the right across from the flag poles

 

 

2017 MCFRTA Organizational Chart

 

Check out the latest on the Academy web site:

EMS In-Service Program 2015


Car Donations     

Car Donation Link

 


 
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