Entertainment, Events, Health, Police/Fire

State Fire Marshal offers tips to help prevent fireworks-related fires

BALTIMORE, MD—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci on Thursday reminded Marylanders of the dangers of fire as a result of improperly extinguished smoking materials and fireworks. ”The dry conditions we are experiencing have the potential to cause fires around dwellings, outbuildings, dry vegetation and mulch,” stated Geraci. “Many of these fires can quickly result in damage to structures and vast …


Entertainment, Events, Family, Police/Fire

State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …


State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad set to deploy new robot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. Bomb technicians have been training for months on the new Telerob Telemax PRO. On Monday, February 3, 2020, the robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad …

State Fire Marshall issues warning about TikTok Outlet Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci on Thursday warned parents of a new viral teen video challenge, which may result in fire incidents and cause serious injury. While the Office of the State Fire Marshal has received no reported incidents within Maryland thus far, the agency has been notified by authorities of two incidents in Massachusetts. The “challenge” …

State Fire Marshal warns public of the dangers of fireworks at safety demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn on Wednesday morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. “There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year,” said State Fire Marshal Geraci. “Prevention …