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Office of Public Safety Support Services
Administration and Fire Protection Engineering/Life Safety

The Administration / Fire Protection Engineering section of OPSSS provides a wide variety of services to our many customers inside and outside county government, including: ensuring all commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential building construction (i.e., new buildings, additions, and renovations) comply with the all applicable Fire Protection Standards & Life Safety Regulations, in order to assure, protect, and maintain the safety and welfare of the citizens of Carroll County; confirming all new commercial and residential growth that occurs in the County complies with the appropriate requirements of site development & land subdivision regulations, including provisions for adequate water supplies to support fire suppression activities. The office also provides a variety of essential support services to the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association (CCVESA), its fourteen (14) member volunteer Fire/Rescue/EMS Departments, as well as individual Fire Dept. Chiefs and Administrative Officers.


Functions
  • Site Plan & Subdivision Review services to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and regulations related to the land development process
  • Certification of Adequacy of Public Facilities - Fire & EMS
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services for mapping and spatial information data management
  • Continuing research and support to provision adequate water supplies to support firefighting activities (Chap. 112)
  • Technical assistance to CCVESA 'Fire/Rescue Operations Committee' & Fire Chiefs
  • Administrative support to CCVESA & 14 member Vol. Fire Depts
  • Developing, in cooperation with CCVESA, new & improved standards, policies, procedures to facilitate the efforts of the County Vol. Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services

Who to Call:

Fire Inspections:
Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal
410-552-0154, toll free 888-214-7892, fax 410-552-0540
Burning Permits:
Carroll County Health Department
410-857-5000


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