Hiring Process

  1. Application
  2. Written Exam & CPAT Orientation
  3. CPAT Mentorship & Testing
  4. Interview
  5. Conditional Offer
  6. Background Check
  7. Medical Evaluation
  8. Psychological Evaluation
  9. Final Offer

The Frederick County Department of Fire and Rescue Services offers exceptional and diverse career opportunities for men and women seeking professional development and satisfaction.  With a variety of job assignments, unlimited opportunities for growth, and the chance to make a profound difference in the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Posses a High School Diploma or GED
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license
  • age 19 yrs and 6 months by date of application


*As a condition of employment, persons selected for all future training classes shall not use tobacco products in any form throughout  the term of their employment whether on or off duty. Any use of tobacco products during the term of employment shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action and/or termination.