Public Safety - commonly asked questions

  • How can I make my business safer?

  • What size and type of fire extinguisher do I need for my business and where should it be placed?

  • Where are smoke alarms required in my home?

  • Can I purchase and use fireworks in Annapolis?

  • How often does the fire extinguisher in my business need to be inspected and maintained?

  • Are small campfires and bonfires allowed?

  • My fire extinguisher at home is probably 15 years old and needless to say has never been tested. Should I assume that it has probably outlived its usefulness and if so, how can I dispose of it?

  • I have a family member who is deaf or hard of hearing. Is there a special smoke alarm for the hearing impaired?

  • How can I obtain a copy of the fire codes currently being enforced?

  • I need to apply for a building or fire protection system permit, what is the procedure?

  • Can I use a BBQ grill on the balcony of my condominium or apartment?

  • Can I burn trash, leaves or debris on my property?

  • My neighbor has junk, debris and other items stored on his property which I think create a fire hazard. What can be done to remedy this condition?


Fire Safety and Fall Prevention

Click on the links below to learn about fire safety and how to avoid slips and falls for Seniors.