Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

Driver/Operator Qualification Exams


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Written Exam Process

Engine, Aerial, Rescue Squad, and EMS Transport Unit written exams are administered at the PSTA monthly.  Candidates are highly encouraged to email the Driver Training Staff ( e-mail _FRSDriverTraining) directly to request to take the written examination.

Brush Truck candidates must also take a written exam, however that is provided in the station on the same day as the practical exam.  There is no written exam for Tanker candidates.
When requesting an exam date, be sure to include the date and type of written test you are requesting to attend.
Exams start at 9:00 AM usually in Room 215 on the 2nd floor of the Administrative Building at the PSTA.   Parking is available in the garage immediately on the right as you enter the facility.  You will need your Montgomery County Employee ID.  Click here for a facility map and directions.
Engine, Aerial, Rescue Squad, and EMS Unit
July 2022 13 (C) 27th (B)
August 2022 10th (A) 24th (C)
September 2022 14th (C) 28th (B)
October 2022 12th (A) 26th (C)
November 2022 9th (B) 23rd (A)
December 2022 14th (A) 28th (C)
January 2023 11th (B) 25th (A)


August 2022  23rd (B)  25th(A)
September 2022  13th (B) 15th (A)
27th (A) 29th (C)
October 2022 11th (C) 13th (B)
25th (B) 27th (A)


Practical Exam Process

  • A full description of the exam request process can be found here .
  • Practical exams for Engine, Aerial, Rescue, and EMS units are administered at the PSTA while on duty.
  • Practical exams for Tankers and Brush Trucks are administered at the station while on duty.
    Exam Type Duration Location
    8 hrs
    (1 day)
    Straight body Aerial and Aerial Tower
    8 hrs
    (1 day)
    Tractor Drawn Aerial
    12 hrs
    (1.5 days)
    Rescue Squad
    16 hrs
    (2 days)
    Tanker 4 hrs In quarters
    Brush Truck 4 hrs In quarters
    EMS transport unit 3 hrs PSTA
  • The tests are scheduled by appointment only through the station chain-of-command. Driver Training does not accept requests directly from the candidate.
  • The candidate's officer must e-mail the exam request with  three proposed dates to the
    Driver Training Program staff. Exams are not conducted on weekends or County holidays. ( e-mail _FRSDriverTraining).  NOTE:  the email address "&FRS.DriverTraining" will not result in an email being received by the Driver Training Program.
  • The station officer is responsible for securing the unit detail and ensuring the apparatus tracker is updated via the chain-of-command.
  • The station officer needs to review the trainee's training package to ensure that all components have been completed prior to test day.
  • Failure to complete pre-requisite assignments will result in cancellation of the exam and the unit will be returned to service.  Pay attention to the list of items included in the test confirmation email.
  • Candidates are responsible for reviewing the Driver Training Program website to ensure they have the most recent versions of the PAGS.


 Updated 20211208 1058 RDT