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Worcester County, Maryland Government Website - www.co.worcester.md.us

NO BURN BAN - However a "High Fire Danger" Alert remains in effect due to the winds.
All outside burning CANNOT be left unattended.  
Currently there is NO Burn Ban in effect in Worcester County

    Qaulity Assurance Program (QAP) Information
1) Compliance with Fire Protection Systems in Structures - Click Here
2) Fire Protection Vendors - Click Here 
3) QAP Sytsem Types Required - Click Here
4) Vendor/Owner Notice - Click Here

*** RECALL ***

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due To Alarm Failure - CLICK HERE for Link

Berlin Side-by-Side Residential Fire Sprinkler Demo held December 5, 2015 - CLICK HERE

 
January 2, 2016 - Berlin House Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 04 January 2016 09:08

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a residential structure fire located at 10117 Greenbriar Drive, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 3:30 pm on January 2, 2016 the Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines and Ocean City Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire. Upon their arrival, they observed fire and smoke extending from a two story residential structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the building of origin. The dwelling involved in the fire was occupied at the time of fire and all occupants were able to escape with no injuries reported. The owner/occupant of the dwelling is Robert and Tiffanie Nichols. The owners, along with their three children and family pet, were able to escape. The fire originated in a first floor bathroom and is listed as accidental. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 27, 2015 - West Ocean City Cottage Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 28 December 2015 14:58

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a late night cottage fire located at 12040 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 10:30 pm on December 27, 2015 the Ocean City and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke extending from the roof of a cottage. The fire had been extinguished prior to the fire company’s arrival by the occupant with the use of a garden hose. The fire damage was contained to the roofing materials located on the roof of the cottage. The property involved in the fire is owned by Todd Peterson and was occupied by David Hess. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 22, 2015 - Utility Trailer Fire in Newark
Written by Matt Owens   
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:31

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a utility trailer fire located at 7167 Worcester Highway, Newark, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 9 am on December 22, 2015 the Newark, Snow Hill, and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke and fire extending from an enclosed utility trailer with exposure to a garage. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the trailer of origin. The trailer involved in the fire is owned by AIM Services, Inc. There was a subject on the scene which suffered burn injuries but refused treatment. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by a running gas powered generator being too close to combustibles. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 5, 2015 - MSFA & State Hold Residential Sprinkler Demo in Berlin
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:00

Maryland State Fireman's Association
"SIDE-BY-SIDE" Residential Fire Sprinkler Burn - 
Was held at the Berlin Firehouse on Saturday, December 5, 2015
 

(Oct. 25, 2015) WBOC Story on Residential Fire Sprinklers-CLICK HERE

(Nov 17, 2015) WMDT Story on Residential Fire Sprinklers- CLICK HERE

 

 
December 20, 2015 - Bishopville Residential Structure Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 21 December 2015 10:08

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential structure fire at 9731 Hotel Road in Bishopville, Maryland. The fire was dispatched at 7:21 PM with a reported person trapped inside. Worcester County Sheriff's Office Corporal Chris Larmore was on patrol in the area and responded immediately. Upon arrival, Larmore and firefighter Mace McCabe from the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department made entry prior to fire apparatus arriving and pulled a male victim to safety. One other individual in the house was transported to Atlantic General Hospital with minor injuries. An investigation showed the fire originated in a second floor bedroom due to an unknown reason. Damages to the home were extensive and is considered a complete loss. Bishopville was assisted by Selbyville, Showell and Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Departments. Crews remained on scene for approximately 3 hours extinguishing the fire. The home was owned by Maria and Wesley Townsend of Selbyville, Delaware. Anyone with additional questions should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr.

 
November 25, 2015 - Pocomoke Residential Structure Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 30 November 2015 14:56

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential structure fire at 2016 Clementine Street in Pocomoke City on Wednesday. Upon arrival, crews encountered fire through the roof of a one story single family residence. The fire was brought under control quickly with the assistance of Stockton, Snow Hill and New Church, VA volunteer fire companies. The home is owned by Millard Properties LLC and was being occupied by Nancy Allen and her family. The cause of the fire is considered accidental from an improperly vented pellet stove. The occupants were displaced and the American Red Cross assisted with temporary housing of two occupants and two dogs. No injuries were reported.

 
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