Carl Young, Rockville Fire Marshal

Carl Young, Rockville’s new fire marshal, has been on the job since August. We asked him to answer a few questions to introduce him to the community.

What does the fire marshal do?
I direct the work of the fire plans examiner, fire protection engineer and fire inspectors to maintain a safe environment for residents, workers and visitors within the City of Rockville. I provide technical assistance, guidance and training to staff regarding interpretation of the fire and life safety code, local ordinances, and policies and procedures. I coordinate with other divisions and departments to encourage teamwork and excellent customer service.

As fire marshal, I review complex construction and fire protection plans with staff, ensuring systems meet the fire code. I also ensure fire department access and water supply requirements are met.
I confer with residents, building owners, property managers, developers and other design professionals to address any concerns or complaints that may arise.

What did I do before becoming the city’s fire marshal?
I was the senior fire inspector for the City of Rockville before becoming the fire marshal. Prior to joining the city in 2015, I was employed with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for 25 ½ years. While employed with MCFRS, I devoted 17 years in a fire station as a fire fighter/EMT. I was promoted to the rank of master firefighter in 2008 and spent the last 8 ½ years of my career in the fire marshal’s office as a battalion fire inspector.

Other things to know about me:
My goal is to lead the City of Rockville Fire Marshal’s Office to be recognized as the best in the region in the areas of fire plan review and fire inspections for new and existing structures, while delivering exemplary customer service.