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The HM CC process for registration is changing. There have been two changes to the Registration Process for Volunteer Weekend that we want to make you aware of with regards to MFRI’s Hazardous Materials Awareness.  According to MFRI they will no longer be offering the Hazardous Materials Awareness class.  Therefore, members will no longer need to register with MFRI for Volunteer Weekend. However, in order to assure members are approved to attend the class a Station Officer will need to respond to the registration email to let the FRA know if the member is approved to take the training.  The Station Officer has 72 hours to respond or the student will not be seated.

All course pre-work will now be done in the LMS.

2024 Volunteer Weekend Dates

January 6th & 7th (HMCC is on the 7th

February 3rd & 4th 

March 2nd & 3rd (HMCC is on the 3rd ) 

April 6th & 7th 

May 4th & 5th 

June 1st & 2nd (HMCC is on the 2nd ) 

July 6th & 7th 

August 3rd & 4th 

September 7th & 8th(HMCC is on the 8th

October 5th & 6th 

November 2nd & 3rd 

December 7th & 8th(HMCC is on the 8th)



Setting up your CANVAS Account for taking MFRI Classes

Once you create the UMD affiliate account, the system will send you an activation email that is valid for 30 minutes. Please follow the steps in the email. If you do not see an email, check your junk and/or spam folders. Securely store the email and the password that you used to create this account. You will need it multiple times throughout your class. If you have problems with this step please work with Campus Tech Support (301-405-1500).

Once you are accepted to the class, you will receive the actual Canvas Link for the class. The link changes with each class your take. Students should log into Canvas at least once every six months to keep your account active.


Hazardous Materials Awareness and CPR Courses

@ Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company / Baltimore County Station 14

Course Registration: 
All course registration is completed through the BaCo FRA Inferno , under training

This is a multi-part form.  You will complete two sections.  

In the first section, you will fill out your basic information and select your date preference for the CPR program, which is held on Sunday. Following this, you will be directed to a registration through the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute for the Hazardous Materials Program, which is held on Saturday. You must complete both forms, unless you are only registering for the CPR portion.  You should receive a confirmation email from the Fire-Rescue Academy. 

Students taking the Hazardous Materials Awareness Course will need to create a CANVAS account to take the online portion though MFRI CANVAS. Follow the instructions on the CANVAS attachment. The MFRI course email will be sent approximately 7-10days prior to the Haz-Mat Course date.

Haz-Mat Course Schedule {Subject to Change}:

Pre-course    Read Chapter 1 of text book complete review questions    MFRI Canvas Online    3.0 Hrs    
     Read Chapter 2 of textbook               
     Read Student Manual Lessons 1-2 and 2-1               
     Complete homework assignment 1-2-1
     Government Regulations/Agencies               
     Complete homework assignment 1-2-2
     Using the Emergency Response Guidebook               
     Review and sign the MFRI Honor Pledge               
0800-0830    BCVFA Welcome Orientation and Registration    Lecture    0.5 hrs    Sta 32
0830-1030    Regulations, Standards, Laws    Lecture    2.0 hrs     
1030-1200    Recognizing and Identifying hazards    Lecture    1.5 hrs     
1200-1230    Lunch        0.5 hrs    
1230-1330    Recognizing and Identifying hazards (cont)        1.0 hrs    Sta 14
1330-1500    Operating Detection, Monitoring, and Sampling Equipment    Lecture    1.5 hrs     
1500-1600    Operating Detection, Monitoring and Sampling Equipment and PTI’s    Practical    1.0 hrs     
Post Course    FRA LMS Quiz (within 30 days of completion)    Online Quiz    1.0 hrs    


Upon completion of the Haz-Mat Course you will be sent directions and passcode to take the online exam via the FRA LMS system. This passcode has an expiration date. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO TAKE THE EXAM. If you have an issue in taking the exam follow the directions in the e-mail sent to you. Do not contact anyone else for assistance other than listed in the e-mail. The help link is responded to Monday through Friday during normal business hours. So I f you waited until 10:00 to take your exam and the passcode expires at 11:00 you will have to retake the course. Do not put yourself in that position. The HMAC exam is online from a randomly generated test bank.  Chief Officers must provide you with a 2016 ERG to use while testing (this is to be an individual exam and not a group activity).  If you pass the exam the certificate will generate immediately for printing (just like BBP which also must be completed online, right now use 2017).  Submit copies to your Chief Officer.  If you fail the exam you will need to retake the class, there is no retest option.   

 Report to the station you registered for either Pikesville/Liberty Road unless otherwise directed.
 A brief 5 min BBP overview will occur. Official BBP (currently the 2019edition) course work is to be completed using the BaCoFRA LMS site
Classroom will open 730am each day. 

Station Addresses:

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 32     Phone: 410-887-1258

Baltimore County Fire Department Station 14          Phone: 410-887-4564
10017 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093 – STUDENTS MUST PARK IN THE REAR PARKING LOT 

Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department, Station 46       Phone: 410-992-7451
10010 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133??

Questions or concerns can be sent to : HMCC@Bcvfa,org


Captain Scott Goldstein
Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
40 E. Sudbrook Lane
Pikesville MD 21208
Station 410.887.1258

Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations Bridge

Course Registration:  Registration for courses will be through the FRA Website
Once on the website you will choose the courses you need to take 








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