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

All outside burning CANNOT be left unattended and should be conducted after 4PM.  
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
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Berlin Side-by-Side Residential Fire Sprinkler Demo held December 5, 2015 - CLICK HERE

 
April 26, 2016 - Berlin Structure Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:19

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a reported residential structure fire located at 310 Ann Drive, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 12:30 pm on April 26, 2016 the Berlin and Showell Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire at the above mentioned address. Upon the fire departments arrival, they reported light smoke extending from a single family dwelling. The fire was quickly contained to the area of origin which was in an attached two-car garage. The dwelling was occupied at the time of the discovery of the fire. No injuries were reported. The dwelling is owned and occupied by Timothy and Jamie Jones. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined and the investigation remains open. 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 .

 
April 24, 2016 - 4 Year Old Injured In Campfire at Frontier Town
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 19:12

altThe Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an incident where a 4 year old male was flown to Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore this afternoon, by Maryland State Police aviation, after substaining burns during a late afternoon accident at Frontier Town Campground in Berlin, Maryland.  According to public safety officials, the 4 year old male fell into a campsite campfire and received second degree burns to his face and hands.  The incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 Ext. 1.

 
April 13, 2016 - Residential Structure Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 11:50

On April 13, 2016 the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential structure fire located at 432 Bank Street in Pocomoke City. Pocomoke City and Stockton Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted at 1:13 AM for the fire and arrived to find a small fire on the exterior of the home. A fire investigation revealed the fire originated from improperly discarded smoking materials near a trash can at the rear of the home. The home was occupied by Doris Bonneville and her son but is owned by Dean Guy of Pocomoke. Damages are estimated at $10,000. Additional questions should be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr., CFI, CFPS at 410-632-5666 Ext 4.

 
February 15, 2016 - Hazardous Materials Incident
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:33

The Worcester County Special Hazards Response Team was alerted at approximately 0853 hours for an incident involving a tractor trailer that had jackknifed and was leaking fuel on Route 113 at Castle Hill Road in Snow Hill. Hazmat crews assembled and determined the fuel in the tractor trailer needed to be offloaded before it could be towed from the scene. The tractor trailer was owned by Nighthaul Trucking of Frankford, Delaware and was carrying a full load of chickens for processing. Crews remained on scene mitigating the hazards for approximately 2 hours. Further cleanup of the contaminated roadway and median will be handled by a private contractor and monitored by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Questions can be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 Ext. 4

 
February 21, 2016 - Chicken House Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:15

On Sunday February 21, 2016 at approximately 10:28 AM the Showell Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a commercial structure fire in a chicken house located at the Patty Jarvis Farm at 12931 Murray Road in Whaleyville. Upon arrival crews found a small fire in the ceiling area of the chicken house and quickly extinguished the fire. Upon investigation, it was determined a fire originated in the area of multiple electrical wires running through the house. An exact cause of why the electrical failure occurred is undetermined. The farm is owned by Glen Jarvis. The Showell Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Ocean Pines, Bishopville, Selbyville and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2.5 hours. No injuries were reported. Additional questions can be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 Ext 4.

 
February 11, 2016 Clothes Dryer Fire at Jail
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:32

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a reported clothes dryer fire located at 5022 Joyner Road, Snow Hill, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 10 am on February 11, 2016 the Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted regarding a reported clothes dryer fire at the Jail which was reported to be extinguished. Upon further investigation, the fire was extinguished with the use of a portable fire extinguisher. The fire was quickly contained to the area of the dryer and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by a accumulation of lint in the lint trap. 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 .

 
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