Fire Academy Training Schedule

Fall 2020

*UPDATE 9/2/20: Upon arrival at the Fire Academy, all students will now be required to report to the auditorium entrance at a specific time for a temperature scan prior to each class session. Check-in times will be staggered to minimize the number of individuals occupying common spaces at any given moment. Students will be notified of their assigned time via email prior to the first morning or evening of class. When registering, prospective students should consider that they will need to arrive at the Fire Academy several minutes earlier than the start time listed on the training schedule.

All classes are dependent upon Federal, State, County, and PA State Fire Academy COVID-19 restrictions and are subject to change.*


Below you will find this semester's training schedule for the Montgomery County Fire Academy. Printer-friendly versions of the schedule can be downloaded here:
Course Formats

Courses will be offered in multiple formats and are color-coded as follows in the schedule below:
  • BLUE: online
  • GREEN: hybrid
  • BLACK: in-person
Class Times

Unless otherwise noted, classes held on weekdays (Monday-Thursday) run from 6:45 PM until 10:45 PM and classes held on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) run from 8:15 AM until 4:45 PM. See note above regarding check-in times for temperature screenings.

Registration Fees

Fees are listed below for each course. In most cases, Montgomery County firefighters will receive a discount (second column) over the "out of county" price (first column). All fees listed below are for Pennsylvania residents. Students who are not Pennsylvania residents should call (610) 278-3500 and ask to speak with the Registrar concerning course fees. Fees are subject to change.

Registration Form

To download a copy of the Course Registration Form, click here. When complete, the form can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the Fire Academy.

Email: cmyers@montcopa.org

Mail:

Montgomery County Fire Academy
ATTN: Registrar
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Fax: (610) 278-3499

Registrations must be received by the Fire Academy no less than 10 business days prior to the class start date. 

Medical Release

Students starting the Pennsylvania Entry Level Fire Fighter Curriculum must also submit a completed Medical Release Form

Course Changes

All courses are subject to change based on enrollment, instructor availability, and other factors. Any class without a minimum of 15 registered students may be canceled at the discretion of the course coordinator. Students enrolled in a course that must be rescheduled, modified, or canceled will be notified via the e-mail address provided on the registration form.

The schedule posted below will be updated throughout the semester if any changes need to be made. The printer-friendly course schedule will not be updated.

Course Descriptions

To view a full description (including topics covered, prerequisites, required supplies/equipment, and course length) of any course offered this semester, click on the name of the course in the list below. For descriptions of all courses, view the Course Catalog.

Questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact Registrar Cindy Myers at (610) 278-3500 or cmyers@montcopa.org.

Other Price MontCo Price Course # Course Dates 
September       
$270 $195 4001 Introduction to the Fire Service HYBRID ONLINE: September 2, 9, 14, 23, 29; October 1 (7-9 PM)
IN-PERSON: September 27 (8:15 AM - practical skills @ MCFA)
$15 $10 1334 Water Rescue for the First Responder Awareness ONLINE September 8 (7-9:30 PM)
$475 $410 4004 Interior Fire Fighter September 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26
$210 $165 4003 Exterior Fire Fighter September 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26; October 3, 10, 14, 18, 19, 21
$160 $105 1731 Driver/Operator - Pumper September 9, 16, 23; October 4
$470 $310 1653 HazMat Technician September 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30; October 4, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 class cancelled
$210  $175 1355 NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue Operations September 10, 13, 27
$170  $105 1728 Fire Instructor September 12, 27; October 3
$110  $90 1242 Pump Operations I September 14, 17, 20 - class full, register to join wait list
$15  $10 1318 Trench Rescue Awareness ONLINE September 15 (7-9 PM)
$140  $110 4002 Fire Ground Support September 15, 17, 22, 27; October 7, 11, 13
$100  $80 1331 Water Rescue & Emergency Response September 16, 21, 23, 27 - class full, register to join wait list
      Make-up Testing
September 17 - *Registration Required*
$280  $250 1350 Rescue Technician - General Requirements September 22, 24, 26, 29; October 1, 3, 10 - class full, register to join wait list
$25  $10 1639 HazMat Operations Refresher

Focus: Flammable liquids/gas and foam
September 22, 29
$15  $10 7063 Hoarding - Emergency Response Perspective September 23 (daytime - 10 AM)
$155  $135 1122 Fire Fighter II Certification Prep September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 1
$90  $70 1360 Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue September 26; October 3 - class full, register to join wait list
$155 $135 1122 Fire Fighter II Certification Prep September 27; October 18, 22, 29; November 1
$110  $90 1241 Pump Operations II September 28, 30; October 3
$15  $10 1399 Helicopter Landing Zone Safety
September 29
$110  $90 1331 Advanced Line Systems September 30; October 5, 7, 11
October       
$80  $65 1069 Emergency Vehicle Operator Training October 3, 4
$25  $10 1639 HazMat Operations Refresher

Focus: Meters/PPE
October 4
$140  $110 4002 Fire Ground Support October 6, 8, 15, 17, 20, 24, 27
$15  $10 1341 Structural Collapse Operations Level I
ONLINE
October 8, 22 (7-9 PM)
      Make-up Testing October 8 - *Registration Required* 
$90  $65 1570 Basic Fire Police October 10, 11
$50  $40 1539 Decision Making for Initial Company Operations October 10, 17
$150  $80 1638 HazMat Operations October 11, 18, 25
$325  $270 1121 Fire Fighter I Certification Prep October 11, 25; November 8, 14, 18, 21
$80  $65 1098 Junior Fire Fighter October 17, 18
$90  $70 1322 Rope/High Angle I October 17, 18
$200  $160 1354 NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue Awareness October 19, 21, 24, 25
$15  $10 1133 Chimney Fires & Heating Related Emergencies ONLINE

*New Course Offering*
October 19 (7-9 PM)
$15  $10 1325 Confined Space Awareness ONLINE October 20 (7-9 PM)
$0  $0 1006 Arson Awareness for the First Responder ONLINE (pilot) October 20, 27 (7-9 PM)
$160  $130 1342 Structural Collapse Operations Level II October 25, 31
$15  $10 7063 Hoarding - Emergency Response Perspective October 26
$90  $70 1069 Emergency Vehicle Operator Training October 27, 29; November 1
$155  $125 1690 HazMat Operations Certification Prep October 27, 29; November 1
$30  $25 5008 Scenario Based Decision Making for the Company Officer October 31
$30  $20 1155 Foam Fire Fighter Basic October 31
November      
$210  $165 4003 Exterior Fire Fighter November 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23; December 2, 6, 12
$475  $410 4004 Interior Fire Fighter November 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21
$210  $175 1355 NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue Operations November 5, 7, 8
$75  $60 1567 Incident Safety Officer November 7, 8
$150  $80 1638 HazMat Operations November 7, 14, 21
$15  $10 1340 Rapid Intervention Teams ONLINE November 16, 18 (7-9 PM)
$25  $10 1639 HazMat Operations Refresher November 19 (8:15 AM)
      Make-up Testing November 19 - *Registration Required*
$50  $40 1571 Advanced Fire Police November 21, 22
$15  $10 1059 Traffic Incident Management November 24
      Make-up Testing November 24 - *Registration Required*
December       
$25  $10 1639 HazMat Operations Refresher ONLINE December 1, 3, 8
$30  $20 7021
7022
Fire Dynamics: Fundamentals and Strategy & Tactics December 6
$15  $10 1168 Wood Frame Construction December 6
$160  $105 1731 Fire Officer I To Be Announced