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Answer the Call !!

Washington County Maryland’s firefighters are Professional Volunteers trained in state of the art firefighting techniques who are ready to save lives and property.

You are needed !! What if no one was there to answer the call??

You can help, join our team and do somthing special. The training is free and the personal rewards are GREAT!

Don’t Let that Happen.

Will You Answer the Call ?

If you feel you have what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter fill out the information form located under the I WANT TO VOLUNTEER tab or contact our Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at 301-331-4220 or email wcvfrarr@verizon.net.

We thank you, and the residents of Washington County Thank You!

Cadet Program

The Washington County High School Fire & Rescue Academy was started in 1999 with a partnership between the Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Washington County Board of Education and the University Of Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute.

The program is part of Career Technologies and is currently located at the Public Safety Academy located at 701 Frederick St. The Academy is for Juniors and Seniors in Washington County public schools looking to pursue a career in Fire & Rescue. Cadets attend classes at the Academy on Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday then go to Tech High on Tuesdays, Thursdays and opposite Fridays for their academics. The program is designed in two parts, and switches curriculum every year from becoming a Firefighter or EMT. Cadets completing the curriculum can obtain 16 College credits thru the University of Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute.

This year 2014-2015 is our Fire year, the cadets take Firefighter I and II, Engine Company Operations, Arson Detection for the First Responder, PEAF – Protective Envelope and Foam, and Hazardous Materials Operations Class.

Last year we also received the National Volunteer Fire Council “NVFC” Junior Firefighter Program of the Year 2014. This is a very prestigious award for the Academy. To be selected as the number 1 program in the nation says a lot for these Cadets and the program.

We have just moved into our NEW home at 701 Frederick St. The move from a portable classroom at SHHS to 701 allows for expansion of the program both classroom and practical exercises. The 2015-2016 year we will again be breaking new bounds by increasing our class size to one of the largest classes in the history of the academy. We will have 5 returning Seniors and will be welcoming 16 new Juniors.

Current Staff

Jamie Drawbaugh Training Coordinator

Paul Neal Co-Coordinator

Joanna Anthony Lead EMS Instructor

All 3 staff members have multiple years of Career, Volunteer and Instruction experience