Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention & Life Safety


Fire Prevention is a core function of the Department. The Department offers a variety of prevention education as well as courtesy business inspections. Contact the Department at 804-633-9831 if you would like a fire prevention presentation for your daycare, civic, or faith group.

Fire Investigations


The Department staffs a team of Investigators that work to determine fire causes. Following a fire, many homeowners are asked to provide a copy of a fire report for insurance purposes. To obtain a copy of a fire report call 804-633-9831 or email the team.

After Fire


The Department has developed an After the Fire Brochure (PDF) to assist homeowners in the event of fire losses.

Fire Prevention Information


The following links have been provided to help you and your families prevent fires in and out of your home:

Fireworks & Open Burning Permits


Caroline County regulates both the display of fireworks and open burning through local ordinances. A no-cost permit and site inspection are required for both. The following are links for these processes:

Displaying Your 911 Address - Help Us Find You


The Department in partnership with the Department of Planning and Community Development has provided a brochure outlining how you can properly display your 911 address (PDF).