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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. For information please call: 410-313-HIRE.



Howard County Fire and Rescue Services will open the application process in February 2016.  


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


If you are interested in obtaining further information regarding the fire service and the recruitment process, please fill out the following form:

Fill out the recruitment information form here.  



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