The Ocean City Fire Department has a mobile fire safety classroom that is available for use by other fire departments.
The fire safety house (FSH) is a mobile education unit used to reiterate important fire safety education messages. It is a single-story mobile unit with dimensions of approximately 8 x 36 x 12 ½. The FSH is equipped with a large kitchen / sitting area and bedroom. Nontoxic smoke (fog) is used to simulate a fire situation. The bedroom door has a heating element that feels warm to the touch. The bedroom also has a window and an escape ladder that children are instructed to use if the primary exit is blocked. Inside the siting area is a small room where one operator can control the smoke alarms, activation of the fog, and answer the incoming 911 call.
Three personnel [one interior instructor on basic fire safety; one inside the control room; one outside as a spotter at the exterior ladder]
Shoreline power and/or generator power. If using shoreline power you will need to be within 50 feet of an outlet. Level surface (40’ x 12’)
To tow the FSH, you will need a one ton vehicle. Example, Ford F-350, 1 ton Van with a class 3 hitch.
The FSH comes with a 2 5/16th ball hitch and anti-sway bars / equalizer hitch. YOU MUST USE anti-sway bars / equalizer hitch. The bar is locked inside the fire safety house for you to use.
Reservations & Scheduling
Use of the trailer is limited to 1 week reservations at a time. This will include pickup / drop off days. Should you need the vehicle longer, please call for special accommodations.
The pickup and return location is Fire Station 5, located at 10124 Keyser Point Road, Ocean City, MD 21842. Your department is responsible for the pickup, setup and return of the FSH.
Access Code to enter the trailer will be provided at the time of reservation.