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Firefighter Academy

The Washington County Division of Emergency Services (DES) welcomes 31 cadets to the first Recruit Class for the inaugural Firefighter Academy. DES will works closely with cadets, providing an opportunity for staff to identify strengths and for cadets to build team unity. Once cadets complete the academy, they will join the many volunteers to help augment these dedicated groups in their service to our communities. Together, these groups will continue to serve by ensuring the safety of our citizens and visitors throughout the County.

Firefighter Academy Gallery

A special thank you to President Cline, Commissioner Wagner, and County Administrator Martirano for offering a warm welcome to the first recruit class.

Recruits had the chance to get out and enjoy some nice weather and see the Appalachian Trail. Hiking, Knot Tying, Patient Packaging, Moving Patients, and Patient Care. Thanks to staff from Law Enforcement Academy for assisting with some PT while we were out.

Recruit Class #1 – Three weeks complete. Working on some Engine Company Operations and Pump refresher while also completing Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course.

Recruit Class #1 is starting off week 4 at Hagerstown Regional Airport. On site training with Hancock’s Engine 52 and Williamsport’s Engine Co. 2.

The Firefighter Recruit Class 1 completing PT at HCC.

Recruit Class 1 working on drafting exercises and training.

Recruit Class #1 training on-site in Frederick.

Thank you to Conservit Inc for allowing the Fire Fighter Academy to use your facility and to utilize materials/equipment for hands-on training.

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Emergency Services

16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, MD 21795

Office Hours:
Phone: (240) 313-4360
Fax: (240) 313-2901

Available Job Postings

There are currently no job openings available at this time. Please check back later!

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for todayโ€™s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!