Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

Driver Training Courses

 

Click on course # to view and/or download the course announcement.

Age, Licensure, and Length of Service pre-requisites must be met by the start date of the course.

Certification pre-requisites must be listed in PCAP or PIMS by the registration close date.  
Contact the Registrar with questions regarding PSTA transcripts.

NOTE:  For ALL apparatus operator courses each student must submit a non-certified copy of their motor vehicle driving record prior to the start of practical exercises on public roadways.  This usually occurs by the second or third session of the course.  Students who do not provide the information in a timely manner or whose record does not meet the criteria per MCFRS Policy 23-07AMII will not be permitted to participate in the course.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATORS COURSE (EVOC)

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
EVOC 20-1 5/11/20 5/30/20 6/14/20 Saturday/Sunday
EVOC 20-2 7/27/20 8/17/20 8/21/20 5-consecutive weekdays


Prerequisites EVOC

  • By the first day of class - Must be at least 19 years old
  • By the first day of class - possess a valid non-provisional Maryland Class 'C' License or Out-of-State equivalent
  • By close of registration - IECS certified Firefighter I or EMS  Provider 1
  • By the first day of class - Obtain charge status on BLS unit
  • By the first day of class - At least six (6) months MCFRS affiliation.

EVOC EQUIVALENCY

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
EVO Equiv 20-1 (revised) 6/8/20
NEW registration required.
6/20/20 6/20/20 Saturday only


Prerequisites EVOC Equivalency

  • By the first day of class - Must be at least 19 years old
  • By the first day of class - possess a valid non-provisional Maryland Class 'C' License or Out-of-State equivalent
  • By close of registration - Provide proof of MFRI Emergency Vehicle Operator Course completion to Driver Training Program Management.
  • By close of registration - Provide copy of non-certified driving record to Driver Training Program Management.

CLASS "B" APPARATUS DRIVERS

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
Class B 20-1 (revised) n/a 6/9/20 7/15/20 A-shift; no weekends
Class B 20-2 (revised) n/a 6/22/20 7/31/20 B-shift; no weekends
Class B 20-3 (revised) n/a 7/14/20 8/19/20 C-shift; no weekends
Class B 20-4 (revised) n/a 7/8/20 8/22/20 Wednesday/Saturday

REVISED Class B courses will utilize original spring rosters with no new registration open.
*Note - Per Section 29.6 of the CBA, selection for career member participation is based upon inverse seniority during Spring/Summer course offerings

Prerequisites Class B

By the first day of class:
  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • Possess a valid non-provisional Maryland Class 'C' License or Out-of-State equivalent
  • EMS Unit Driver for 1 year
  • 2 years MCFRS experience
By the close of registration, PCAP or PIMS must display:
  • IECS certified Firefighter II
  • successful completion or equivalency of Pumps & Hydraulics or Rescue Technician (both courses) or Aerial Operations Course

CLASS "A" APPARATUS DRIVERS

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
Class A 20-1 (revised) 6/9/20
NEW registration required.
6/23/20 7/29/20 C-shift; no weekends

 

Prerequisites Class A

By the first day of class:
  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • Possess a valid non-provisional Maryland Class 'B' License or Out-of-State equivalent
  • Class 'B' Apparatus Driver for 1 year
  • 3 years MCFRS experience
By the close of registration, PCAP or PIMS must display:
  • IECS certified Firefighter II
  • successful completion or equivalency of Aerial Operations Course

 

Surface Water Boat Crew Member

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
         

 

Prerequisites Surface Water Boat Crew Member

  • Current full-duty MCFRS Physical
  • Ability to Pass a Basic Swimming Ability Evaluation
  • Rescue Technician - Site Operations
  • Candidates assigend to stations with boats will be given seating preference.

Surface Water Boat Crew Member - Checkoff Days

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
         

 

Prerequisites Surface Water Boat Crew Member - Checkoff

  • Must have compelted the Surface Water Boat Crew Member Class
  • It can be challenging to get checked off while on duty.  
  • We offer this as an option for non-shift-based Crew Member Packet Checkoff

Surface Water Boat Operator

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
         

 

Prerequisites Surface Water Boat Operator

  • Current Passing MCFRS Physical
  • Ability to Pass a Basic Swimming Ability Evaluation
  • Rescue Technician - Site Operations
  • Sruface Water Boat Crew Certification (Reflected in Telestaff)
  • Proof of Completion of USCG or Maryland DNR Safe Boating Course

 

Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Course # Close Date Start Date End Date Days & Times
         

 

Prerequisites Swiftwater Rescue Technician

  • Current Passing MCFRS Physical
  • Ability to Pass a Basic Swimming Ability Evaluation
  • Rescue Technician - Site Operations
  • Candidates assigend to River Rescue and Technical Rescue Stations will be given seating preference.