Fire & Burn Safety

Coalition of Maryland

Promoting Fire & Burn Safety Education Since 1992
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"Preventing the loss of life"

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Devices

Residential Fire Sprinkler


Smoke Alarms

Find out more on deaf and  hard of hearing devices and how to obtain them.

Residential Fire Sprinklers save lives! Find out about legislation, installation, and more...

Learn more about the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms in your home and community.

President's Message

"I am honored to serve as President of FABSCOM. I am grateful to be part of an organization that is dedicated to public safety and promoting fire and burn safety education for the citizens of Maryland. FABSCOM pledges their support to the Office of the State Fire Marshal to assist them in making Maryland a safer place to live, work, and visit. On behalf of all of us I am pleased to say that our biggest initiative, the Mid Atlantic Life Safety Conference, has been a very successful event due to the year long commitment of the public and life safety professionals that sit on that committee. 

We look forward to assisting the Office of the State Fire Marshal promote their two newest initiatives the Close the Door Campaign and get Alarmed Maryland. In addition we are teaming up with super hero Flash Max to help get the word out to the younger audiences in a way they can relate to. FABSCOM welcomes new members from public education, prevention, and the private sector who share in our mission..."To promote fire and burn safety education for the citizens of Maryland."

- Bridget Weishaar, President



FABSCOM was organized in 1992 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization, supported with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The FABSCOM mission is "To promote Fire and Burn Safety Education for the citizens of Maryland." Our volunteer members include public fire educators, fire prevention personnel and those in the private sector that demonstrate an interest in meeting the intent of this mission.


FABSCOM members gather support for the Mid Atlantic Life Safety Conference (MALSC) held in the Baltimore/Washington Metro Region. Members meet quarterly to share updates on the preparation and progress of annual events. They work with the MALSC planning committee to assure the success of this one day life safety conference, attended on the average by approximately 380 persons. Further information is provided in: Programs


 Smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing are distributed for Maryland residents. FABSCOM members assist with those efforts. Further information is provided in: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Devices


Residential fire sprinklers for newly built, single family homes are now being installed within many counties and incorporated towns including Annapolis. The big news is that "no one dies as a result of fire within these homes!" A fire sprinkler stands guard as your twenty-four-hour-a-day firefighter. Some FABSCOM members play a direct role in assisting these efforts. Further information is provided in: Residential Sprinklers


Smoke Alarms are not being installed properly and maintained so as to function as designed. FABSCOM members want you to know that citizens are needlessly losing life due to the fact that early warning of fire is not being received in 40% to 50% of the homes they are installed in. The committee strongly recommends that you contact your local fire service organization for assistance. Further information is provided in: Educational Resources

Mid Atlantic Life Safety Conference


Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Johns Hopkins APL

Kossiakoff Center

11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.

Laurel, MD 20723


John C. Spiker, Sr.

Excellence in Life Safety Educator of the Year

2019 Winner

Luisa Ferreira

This very prestigious award was presented by Maryland Fire Marshal Brian Geraci during the annual Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference hosted at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in recognition of her leadership and outstanding and distinguished work in the area of public safety.  The 2019 award was presented to Luisa Ferreira.  



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Get Alarmed MD

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FABSCOM P.O. Box #457

Finksburg, MD 21048


Vision 20/20

Visit Vision 20/20's website for resources on fire and life safety. Enroll is IFSTA Training or create handouts for your community. 

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