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The Fire Department does not issue permits. The Department of Planning and Zoning, Inspections and Permits Office accepts applications for permits and distributes plans for reviews as necessary for issuance of permits. Questions regarding permit application procedures or permit status should be directed to the Department of Planning and Zoning, Inspections and Permits Office via phone at 410-263-7946.
The Fire Department conducts inspections for commercial permits after issuance upon request by the contractor/applicant. Requests for Fire Marshal inspections must be made by talking to the Fire Marshal’s Office directly. If you are calling after normal business hours or do not get an answer, please leave a message stating the type of inspection needed and the address of the inspection.
The Annapolis Fire Department does not sell or give away patches, t-shirts or other departmental items due to economic and safety concerns. For Annapolis Fire Department related apparel
For a nominal fee, the Annapolis Fire Department offers CPR and/or First Aid training for the general public. Individuals, groups or businesses that are interested in the training could fill out the form on the Save a Life CPR Class page or should
The Annapolis Fire Department does not conduct car seat safety inspections. However, there are several agencies or businesses in our area that do offer this service. Please note that they all require an appointment be set up before you go to their location.
We do offer station tours and fire prevention education programs. However, we are unable to host birthday parties or other such events at fire stations. To schedule public education or station tours please
Residents of the City of Annapolis may drop off expired or surplus fireworks and flares, upon presentation of a valid Maryland Drivers license showing an address located in the City of Annapolis’ jurisdiction, at any of the below City of Annapolis Fire Stations or at the Annapolis Fire Department Headquarters Office.
1790 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401 (HQ)620 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401914 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
Please call the Annapolis Fire Department Headquarters at 410-263-7975 ext. 0 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during normal business days. Please have ready the date of service and the location of the response. You may also complete the online Request for Fire Report form. Once we have determined that we were the department that handled your call for assistance, you will be given direction on when your report will be ready for pick up at the Fire Department Headquarters or be mailed or emailed. You will also be advised of any applicable confidentiality requirements. Please be advised that due to ongoing investigations, some reports may not be immediately ready for release.
That can be done, and some Fire Departments do, however they independently staff the SUV. That means, there are two crews; one for the fire engine and one for the SUV. If you don’t do that but instead use the engine crew to staff the SUV unit, what happens when they are returning from an EMS/medical call and there is a dwelling fire in the City; do they respond back to the station and get the fire engine, or do they respond to the fire in the SUV but without the tools they need to address a fire? Furthermore, it is not at all unusual to have multiple EMS calls in the City at one time; this could leave us in a position of not having any fire engine available in the City to respond to a fire.
The Fire Chief’s number one responsibility is the safety of our firefighters. One of the most dangerous places for firefighters to respond is on the roadway at the scene of a vehicle accident. Across the nation, numerous firefighters and police officers have been killed or injured on the scene of an accident after being struck by other vehicles. One role of the fire engine is to serve as a barrier between the traffic and first responders.Also, sometimes the fire engine/truck is the closest unit to the call for assistance and is dispatched as a first responder to begin assisting those possibly injured. Additionally, the following facts must be considered:1.Most 911 callers provide very limited information … I was just passing by and saw an accident and I cannot provide any further details.2.How do you describe a “minor accident”? – It is difficult to determine the extent of any injuries from just viewing damage to the vehicle.3.Is the “minor accident” the result of a medical event? Cardiac issue, stroke, drug overdose, etc. Units may arrive to find minor damage but a patient with a serious medical emergency.4.Is the vehicle leaking fuel or other fluids? (Environmental concerns)5.Is it a propane powered vehicle?6.Is it an electric car? Any movement? (Need to chock the wheels)The response of the fire engine addresses many functions on the scene of a vehicle accident.