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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: 410-313-6000.   

All eligible candidates who successfully apply will be invited to take the written exam on one of the following dates:  

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016  
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016  
  • Friday, March 11, 2016  
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Class C Operator's driver's license issued by the State of residence;  
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED;  
  • Must provide documentation of eligibility to legally work in the United States 
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age on or before March 1, 2016.   

As a condition of employment, persons selected for this training class and all future training classes shall not use tobacco products in any form throughout the term of their employment whether on or off duty. Any use of tobacco products during the term of employment shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action and/or termination. 

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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Daily Activities 
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  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

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Written Exam Study Guide   




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