Message from the County Fire Marshal

  1. After the Fire
  2. Carbon Monoxide
  3. Fireworks
  4. Fire Escape Planning
  5. Property Address

Recovering From A FireHouse Fire

Recovering from a fire can be a tremendous physical and mental burden. After a fire, lives are suddenly turned upside down and often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.

The purpose of this information is to provide you with assistance to recover as quickly as possible following a fire.

Please take the time to visit each of the pages,They will provide you with some basic guidance on what actions you will need to take.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services at 301-600-1479.

No One in Frederick County Should Be Without Working Smoke Alarms
Proper Smoke Alarm Placement
Dear Residents of Frederick County, thank you for taking the time to read this important message. As a life-long resident of Frederick County and a member of the fire and rescue service for over 30 years, I can say without a doubt that you have a well trained and dedicated fire and rescue service ready to serve and protect you at a moment’s notice. Whether you are in need of emergent assistance or just have a question or concern, the men and women that comprise the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services stand at the ready to help.

Importance of Smoke Alarms

Nationally, the fire service has emphasized, for years, the importance of having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms in your home. This emphasis is no different in Frederick County and the message is clear - smoke alarms save lives. Yet, our experience shows that it is still an all-too-common occurrence to find residences with non-working smoke alarms or no smoke alarms at all. This is not an acceptable risk to us in the fire and rescue service and it does not have to be a risk that you and your loved ones have to accept. Through a weekly door-to-door campaign over the past year, your local fire departments have visited over 4,000 homes, installed over 500 smoke alarms, replaced over 300 smoke alarm batteries, and checked over 1,500 smoke alarms for proper operation. A phone call or email is all that it takes to make sure that you, your family, and loved ones have working smoke alarms in your home. If you need assistance with installation, have general questions or cannot afford a smoke alarm for your primary residence, please contact us at 301-600-7275 or  Remember, 65% of home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. Why live with this statistic when you do not have to? Your smoke alarms are the single most important piece of equipment in your home and probably the cheapest to maintain. Please read the smoke alarm information contained on this website and call today if you need assistance. There's no excuse for not having properly installed or maintained smoke alarms!

Please take the time to contact us! Your life may depend upon it!

Hearing Impaired Alarms

If you are hearing impaired and in need of a visual smoke alarm, please visit