Firefighter Recruit Position



The Division is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Firefighter Recruit position.  Apply by February 8, 2017 by completing an electronic application at


1. WRITTEN EXAMINATION – The written examination is scheduled for March 9, 10 and 11, 2017.  Qualified applicants will be notified by email of their eligibility to test by Frederick County’s Human Resources Division.  Email addresses provided in the candidate application will be used for this notice and for those generated throughout the process. Candidates should watch for emails to be sure that messages do not go into a Spam folder.  Instructions will be included in the email about the written exam explaining that candidates need to electronically schedule themselves for a written test date.  

At the written exam, a video demonstrating the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will be shown and an overview of the process as well as advance notice of required forms to include the Tobacco Free Agreement will be provided.  

Candidates will be required to present a valid driver’s license as photo ID   at this written exam. No late arrivals will be admitted.

2. ORIENTATION & TOUR OF CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (CPAT) COURSE – Following the written exam, all applicants will be given an opportunity to attend CPAT orientation which will include a walk-thru of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) course and a review of details of the free mentoring program for candidate preparation.  Transportation to the CPAT course will be provided immediately following completion of the written exam, with return transportation provided back to the site of the written exam. Due to construction and classes scheduled at the Public Safety Training Facility, candidates will not be authorized to drive to or park at the CPAT orientation site. Candidates will be required to sign in and present a valid driver’s license as photo ID at the orientation.

Applicants who elect not to attend the orientation will be required to complete an acknowledgement and waiver form which will be provided following the written exam.

Following the written exam, all applicants will be given an Orientation Packet with information and forms required to continue in the process, signing for receipt.  Forms should not be submitted until applicants are notified they have been selected to move on in the process.