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Frequently Asked Questions

CodeEnforcement
1. What’s the requirement for address display at my home?
2. What’s the requirement for address display at my business?
3. Can I use a BBQ grill on the balcony of my condominium or apartment?
4. Can I burn trash, leaves or debris on my property?
5. Are outdoor fireplaces and similar devices allowed?
6. Are small campfires and bonfire allowed?
7. Permit status: What is the status of my permit that is currently under review?
8. I need to apply for a building or fire protection system permit, what is the procedure?
9. 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?
10. What size fire extinguisher do I need for my business and where should it be placed?
11. Can I purchase and use fireworks in Anne Arundel County?
12. Where are smoke detectors (smoke alarms) required in my home?
13. How can I obtain a copy of the fire codes currently being enforced?
14. 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?
15. How often does the fire extinguisher in my business need to be inspected and maintained?
16. What is required prior to moving my business to a new location?
17. What does the new smoke alarm law require?
18. When did the new law go into effect?
19. Who does it apply to?
20. When does a residence need to comply with the new law?
21. Is it a requirement to immediately install the new type battery powered smoke alarm that is sealed, tamper resistant, uses long life batteries and has a silence/hush feature to comply with the new law?
22. When is the new type type battery operated smoke alarm that is sealed, tamper resistant, uses long life batteries and has a silence/hush feature allowed to be used?
23. If existing battery smoke alarms are operational, are they required to be replaced with the new type battery operated smoke alarm that is sealed, tamper resistant, uses long life batteries and has a silence/hush feature?
24. Do electric smoke alarms need to be replaced with the new battery operated type.
25. If electric smoke alarms are replaced with a new electric smoke alarm, does it need a long life battery backup?
26. If a residence is rented, who is responsible for compliance with the law?
27. Where smoke alarms were required to be installed in a residence?
 
Training
1. How can I obtain a copy of my Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) training transcript?
2. How can I obtain a copy of my National Fire Academy training transcript?
3. How can I obtain a copy of my Anne Arundel County Fire Department training transcript?
4. Who do I contact with questions regarding National Fire Academy courses? (applications, meal money, etc.)
5. Who do I contact with questions regarding MFRI courses?
6. How do I become an acting officer? (Career Personnel)
7. How do I become a Recruit Training Officer?
8. Can my fire company (Anne Arundel County Companies) use the Training Academy to conduct company level training exercises? (Except Flashover Simulator, see Flashover Simulator training for more information on reserving this property).
9. Can my company use the flashover simulator for training?
10. Does the Training Academy maintain a record of all the training classes I have attended?
 

 

 


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