Welcome to the Fire Marshal's Office website!
I'm Battalion Chief John Menassa, Fire Marshal for the City of Annapolis.
It is our goal to preserve life and property from fire, explosion and other related hazards through fire prevention, public education and fire investigation. We do our best to support the needs of the community. It's a delicate balance between ensuring fire protection measures are in place in our historic buildings, embracing technological advancement while encouraging growth.
Our staff fill three distinct rolls in completing our mission; Public Education, Life Safety, Fire and Explosive Services. Versatility is a must as our personnel fill all three roles at times.This is a concept infused into our day to day activities as we work cooperatively with other city, county and state agencies.
It is my personal commitment and that of my staff to place service to our community as our top priority. We are actively working with the Department of Neighborhoods and Environmental programs and Planning and Zoning to improve the efficiency of the building permit and inspection process. Our Fire and Explosive Services Unit is located here in the state capital working with our regional partners and the state to ensure the continuity of our political and social resources.
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