The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) is a professional and volunteer fire station that serves one of the largest counties in Maryland. It is responsible for managing the county's affairs in the areas of fire extinguishing and prevention, fire training, fire investigation, rescue services, and emergency medical services. The department is committed to community service and excellence in fire service, and embraces and celebrates diversity as one of the reasons why residents of Howard County enjoy a high quality of life. HCDFRS offers exceptional and diverse career opportunities for men and women seeking professional development and satisfaction.
An apprentice firefighter from the department has many rewards, both financial and personal. The department also provides tuition reimbursement at any accredited university of your choice. The Office of Emergency Management Command of the Fire Department & Rescue Services has the primary responsibility for planning, preparing, and responding to emergency management throughout the county. This includes water rescue services, which are provided by professional and volunteer firefighters. They are trained to respond to water-related emergencies such as floods, boat accidents, and hazardous material spills. The Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Department also offers pre-planned fire inspections to ensure safety in the community.
They are dedicated to providing quality fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services to all residents of Howard County. The department is looking for professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic men and women who value the importance of serving their community.