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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 13, 2016 


 April 13, 2016 


 September 14, 2016 


 February 10, 2016 


May 11, 2016 


October 12, 2016 


 March 9, 2016 


 June 8, 2016 


 November 9, 2016





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.