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MCFRS News Release

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2013

Release ID: 13-017
Contact: Scott Graham, Public Information Office
(240) 876-1260 Phone
(240) 777-2442 Media Line
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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer I

Closing Date: May 17, 2013

Montgomery County, MD  - - - The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Rescuer I (Recruit). MCFRS Firefighter/Rescuers receive outstanding benefits, including 20-year retirement with no age limit, group health and life insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for an upcoming recruit class, subject to budgetary approval. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

      Employment Information:
Starting salary for this position is $42,758, pending County Council approval. Additional compensation may be awarded to those who attain specialized skills during the course of employment.    
The Firefighter/Rescuer I (Recruit) position is an entry level position. Applicants must:

  1. Be 17 ½ years of age to apply and 18 years of age at time of appointment
  2. Possess a high school diploma or GED within two months from time of application
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
  4. Possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license  (non-provisional)

The hiring process includes a written exam, oral interview, background review, medical exam, and the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test).  Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to take the written examination, which is tentatively scheduled for June 6th and 7th, 2013. A 55-person Recruit Class is planned for January 2014, pending Montgomery County Council approval. Additional Recruit Classes may also be added.

For important information regarding the recruitment process, critical dates and information, applicants should access the job posting at: and click on careers/jobs. Additional information may be found on the MCFRS Recruiting Section website at or the Recruiting Section Facebook page.

Montgomery County is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. It is the policy of Montgomery County to conduct all employment activities in a manner that will ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic status, or political affiliation.



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