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.
In Frederick County, only gold label sparklers, novelty items, and ground-based sparklers are legal.
It is illegal to discharge fireworks or possess with the intent to discharge any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground or shoots projectiles into the air.
Illegal devices include, but are not limited to:
A $500 civil citation and/or a criminal penalties can be imposed upon anyone who possesses fireworks with the intent to discharge or discharges fireworks without a permit or not in accordance with other local and state regulations. Each firework is considered a separate offense.
At the expense of the owner, all fireworks possessed or sold in violation of local or state regulations will be seized and forfeited in accordance with Maryland Public Safety Article 10-111.
Just call us!
If you wish to report someone setting off fireworks in your neighborhood, please call the non-emergency phone number for Emergency Communications at 301-600-1603.
If you have fireworks that you want to dispose of you may do so by contacting the office of the Fire Marshal at 301-600-1479. We will gladly pick them up and safely dispose of them.
Civil or criminal penalties will not be imposed for voluntarily forfeiting illegal fireworks.
The office of the Fire Marshal recommends that you view fireworks at one of the many public fireworks displays located throughout the county and surrounding areas.
In an emergency, ambulance, fire, and Police depend on house numbers to find your residence as quickly as possible. At night, finding your home may be especially difficult if address numbers are unreadable, not present, hidden, unlighted or have missing numbers or letters.
Emergency responders may be delayed in getting to you as quickly as possible.
If you’ve answered "no" to any of these questions, please read below to make sure your house number is easy to read and that you can be found in an emergency. Your life or the life of a loved 1 could depend on it!
The Frederick County Addressing Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for your safety so that emergency responders can find you or your loved 1 as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency.
Failure to properly post your address may result in a civil fine of $25.
Remember, your life or the life of your loved 1 may depend on our being able to find you quickly!
Note: Address posting for multifamily residential (apartments and condominiums) and commercial properties have different requirements.