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Crowd Manager Seminar

Occupancies classified as public assembly under the Howard County Fire Code are required to have one crowd manager for every 250 people. The Office of the Fire Marshal offers an educational seminar to prepare individuals as crowd managers.

Course Objective

This course is designed to prepare individuals to assist in the management of crowds. It will provide valuable education in the areas of fire safety and emergency building evacuation. Upon completion of this program, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to create a safe envrionment for occupants to gather in and promote organizational safety as a part of the corporate culture.

Courses will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm except during the months of July, August and December.


 Class Schedule


January 14, 2015 


April 8, 2015 


September 9, 2015 


February 11, 2015 


May 13, 2015 


October 14, 2015 


March 11, 2015 


June 10, 2015 


November 11, 2015 




Fire & Rescue Headquarters
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Room 401
Columbia, MD 21046

Course Fee

Click here to register online: Crowd Manager Course Registration 

Free to all Howard County organizations, establishments, and civic groups. 

Call 410-313-2447 (Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM)
Classes are limited to 48 people per class. 

Please note that classes with less than 12 people will be cancelled.