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Interested in a firefighting career with us? Fill out the 2020 Job Interest Form.
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.
Application information will be updated when available.
You must apply through the County's job portal at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/howardcounty
Those who are selected at the conclusion of the application submission will be invited to take the written exam.
Rooms at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center that candidates will meet at to check-in for CPAT mentorship.
The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will be offered to those candidates who have passed the written exam. Once you have received a notification that you have passed the written test, a sign up sheet will be sent to you for the CPAT. There is no need to call Human Resources inquiring about the CPAT schedule.
You must bring your photo ID and completed Physician Authorization form. All candidates MUST wear LONG pants.
If you choose to email or mail your Physician Authorization Form to the addresses noted below, you will receive a receipt via email that must be brought to your first CPAT Program Activity.
Please review and prepare the following forms (as applicable):
CPAT Fitness Trainers Resource
CPAT Orientation Guide
CPAT Preparation Guide
CPAT Test Evaluation Form
SAMPLE CPAT Physician Authorization Form
For mailing: Recruitment, 2201 Warwick Way, Marriottsville, MD 21104
For email: HCRecruiting@howardcountymd.gov
Howard County Fire & Rescue is looking for professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic men and women that value the importance of serving the community. Take the time to ask yourself what values you hold as a high priority in your own life. Howard County FF/EMT’s and Paramedics focus on coming together as a team during each shift to make the best decisions on each call they run. They are trusted by the local community to use all the skills learned in some of the most challenging situations.
Interview information will be disseminated as it becomes available.
Conditional offers will be sent to candidates selected by the Human Resources Division and will include information on the next step.