It is the mission and purpose of the Fire Protection Division to protect the people and property in Wicomico County from the dangers of destructive fire, primarily through fire code enforcement and public fire education. The program provides full service fire protection review, inspection and consultation relating to the fire code as well as fire prevention presentations to elementary school classes and civic groups throughout the county and the municipalities within it.
The Fire Protection Division is responsible for plan review of construction documents relating to all types of buildings except for one and two family dwellings. The purpose of the review is to try to determine that the plans for a building, fuel tank, dance, concert or other project or event will be compliant with the Wicomico County Fire Code or fire code of a municipality in the county. The Fire Protection Division provides these fire protection services to most areas of Wicomico County. Certain projects are reviewed and inspected by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, specifically, all buildings designated as "educational" and "healthcare" occupancies and those projects which are funded by grants and funds provided by the State of Maryland.