Career Readiness for Students → Explore High School Plans → Fire Science and Rescue
Montgomery County Fire Rescue Administration (MCFRA) made the decision to cancel the Cadet and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs for juniors and seniors this school year. MCFRA plans to restart the program for the 2022-23 school year and students interested in a career in Fire Science & Rescue are encouraged to contact their local fire station to see if opportunities are available to volunteer.
The Fire Science and Rescue program prepares juniors and seniors for a variety of careers in fire prevention and control and emergency medical technology. Students spend part of the day in their home high school and also attend formal training at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy. Students must complete a minimum of 393 hours of work-based learning and take certification exams. By the time they graduate from high school, students will have earned seven industry certifications and college credit. They can continue their postsecondary training at several colleges in the state.
Forms and timelines for the new programs will be posted in early January 2018 at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/schoolchoice/. Updates and information will be provided on the MCPS Career Readiness website.
Students from all high school clusters are eligible to apply.
Transportation to the Public Safety Training Academy is available from these high school clusters: