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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

Driver/Operator Qualification Exams


Written Exam Process

Engine, Aerial, Rescue Squad, and EMS Transport Unit written exams are administered at the PSTA monthly.  Candidates may email the Driver Training Staff ( e-mail _FRSDriverTraining) directly to request to take the written examination.

Brush Truck candidates must also take a written exam, however that is provided in the station immediately prior to the practical exam.
When requesting an exam date, be sure to include the date and type of written test you are requesting to attend.
Exams start at 9:00 AM usually in Room 215 on the 2nd floor of the Administrative Building at the PSTA.   Parking is available in the garage immediately on the right as you enter the facility.  You will need your Montgomery County Employee ID.  Click here for a facility map and directions.
Engine, Aerial, Rescue Squad, and EMS Unit
February 2018 14th (A) 28th (C)
March 2018 14th (B) 28th (A)
April 2018 11th (C) 25th (B)
May 2018 9th (A) 23rd (C)
June 2018 13th (C) 27th (B)
July 2018 11th (A) 25th (C)
August 2018 8th (B) 22nd (A)
September 2018 12th (A) 26th (C)
October 2018 10th (B) 24th (A)
November 2018 14th (A) 28th (C)
December 2018 12th (B) 26th (A)


July 2018 24th (B) 26th (A)
August 2018 7th (A) 9th (C)


Practical Exam Process

  • A full description of the exam request process can be found here.
  • Practical exams for Engine, Aerial, Rescue, and EMS units are administered at the PSTA while on duty.
  • Practical exams for Tankers and Brush Trucks are administered at the station while on duty.
  • The tests are scheduled by appointment only through the station chain-of-command. Driver Training does not accept requests directly from the candidate.
  • The candidate's officer must e-mail the exam request with  three proposed dates to the
    Driver Training Program staff. Exams are not conducted on weekends or County holidays. ( e-mail _FRSDriverTraining)
  • The station officer is responsible for securing the unit detail and ensuring the apparatus tracker is updated via the chain-of-command.
  • The station officer needs to review the trainee's training package to ensure that all components have been completed prior to test day.
  • Failure to complete pre-requisite assignments will result in cancellation of the exam and the unit will be returned to service.



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