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Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy


Exterior of Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg, front facade of building with drive up road and three flying flags.

Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg provides increased instructional capacity and training environments for firefighters and police.


In 2016, Montgomery County, MD, opened the new Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy (MC-PSTA) in Gaithersburg, MD. The new $68 million shared facility provides increased instructional capacity and start-of-the-art training environments for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) and the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD).


The 12-building MC-PSTA campus includes the academic/classroom building, parking garage, canine training center, Training Fire Station, high-bay interior fire training building, two fire training burn buildings, a four-building cityscape and a driver training building. The MC-PSTA campus also provides numerous outdoor training facilities, including live-fire prop areas, urban search and rescue training, a driving track, driver training skills pad and skid pan and drafting training.


Read more at: Firehouse Magazine

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