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Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office
1201 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
The Maryland State Fire Marshal, a department of the Maryland State Police, is headquartered in Pikesville at the StateMore Police compound, 1201 Reisterstown Rd. From its Pikesville location, the department supports eight regional offices in the state, including the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad Unit at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Among the department's responsibilities are investigating fires and incidents of explosives, mitigation of explosives and fire protection engineering services. The engineering services help builders implement fire safety designs into commercial and residential buildings. The department assists other agencies as needed and is responsible for fire safety inspection of commercial properties and state-owned properties.
Baltimore County Career Fire Department, Pikesville - Station 2
22 Walker Ave, Pikesville, MD 21208
Station No. 2 is a career fire station run by Baltimore County. It's open daily 24 hours. Equipment includes a fireMore engine, a medic unit and a brush fire unit. There are four shifts of seven personnel -- a total of 28 staff. A unique feature of the firehouse is its individual bedrooms, one for each person on duty. In 2009, the fire engine logged 2,500 responses, and the medic unit 3,000.
Maryland State Police Headquarters
1201 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
Pikesville is home to state police support services and the homeland security and investigations bureaus. Divisions suchMore as human resources, information technology, facilities management, licensing, drug enforcement and criminal investigation are located within the compound. The state fire marshal's office is also in the compound. According to the historic marker on the site, the oldest building was built in 1816 as an arsenal. It was also used in the Civil War and has been the property of the State of Maryland since 1935. The Maryland State Police Forensic Science Laboratory is on Milford Mill Road.