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Recruitment - Fire & Rescue

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services offers exceptional and diverse career opportunities for men and women seeking professional development and satisfaction. With excellent salaries and benefits, a variety of job assignments, unlimited opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a profound difference in the community. 



Howard County Fire and Rescue Services does not anticipate activating our hiring process at this time. Please check back for updates. For information please call: 410-313-6000.


There is no need to call the County Office of Human Resources to inquire about when we will be hiring.   









 Job Announcement   


  What Requirements 
Do I Need to Apply?

   Salary & Benefits 

Daily Activities 
Inside a Fire Station

 Prepare for Written Test 

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

 What You Need to
Know About CPAT

  Contact a Recruiter 

 Next Steps in the Selection Process  


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In order to have an application considered, an individual must be 18 at the time of the testing period begins, a US Citizen or permanent resident, possess a High School diploma or equivalent within two months from time of application, and have a valid drivers’ license (non-provisional). 

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to take the written examination, which is tentatively scheduled for June 22nd, 25th, and 27th, 2013. Shortly after the job announcement closes, applicants will be notified via email to select their exam date. 

All applicants are required to present copies of specific documentation (drivers’ license, birth certificate, diplomas, proof of residency, social security card, etc.) on the day of the written exam, and must present originals of the same documentation if selected for a background review. If they do not have this documentation, they should request replacements now, as they will not be permitted to take the written exam without that documentation.

The hiring process includes a written exam, oral interview, background review, medical exam, and the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test). Applications will be accepted only online.

A trainee class is planned for January 2014, pending approval.