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Training and Quality Control

The Division helps develop, manage, implement, document, and provide training in various aspects of public safety for career and volunteer personnel and citizens of Washington County and surrounding jurisdictions.  The training is provided internally as well as through various relationships that include the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI), Maryland Institute Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS), International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, and other non-governmental training agencies.  The Division maintains accreditations with MIEMSS to provide basic level emergency medical services training and certification.  The Division maintains “Academy Status” agreement with MFRI in order to provide various fire, emergency medical services, and rescue-based programs.


The Training and Quality Assurance section is to support the Division of Emergency Services Vision which states, “To promote a “Citizens First” culture, where integrity, accountability, professionalism, compassion, respect, and safety lead the way. Strong leadership and education is our backbone to the “One Team, One Mission” approach that will drive our service forward.”  The support comes through the providing the highest quality training, instruction, evaluation, enhanced educational initiatives.

Future Initiatives

  • Public Safety Training Center
  • Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group
  • Active Assailant and Threat Response Training
  • Stop the Bleed Campaign
  • How do I become a Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, or Paramedic

For Training and Quality Assurance Information contact us via email at

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