Maryland Department of State Police seeking candidates for new State Fire Marshal

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police is accepting applications for qualified individuals to serve as the new State Fire Marshal. The State Fire Marshal, a management level position, is the agency head of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The selected candidate will be charged with the overall responsibility for leading all operations and functions of the Office […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci retires after 50-year career

STATEWIDE—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci has announced his retirement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal after a 50-year career, including ten years with the agency. Geraci’s announcement coincided with the agency’s holiday luncheon in Pikesville. He was surrounded by his family, current and retired employees, including former and current police and fire chiefs, and other representatives from […]

Maryland man charged after stealing blasting caps from employer

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD—A Maryland man has been charged with multiple counts of manufacturing and possessing destructive devices within his home after investigators concluded he had stolen them from his employer. Stephen K. Thompson, 48, was arrested on Monday after Thompson’s estranged wife reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad that she found suspicious items in their […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal suggests attending public fireworks displays

BALTIMORE, MD—With the arrival of summer and the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci suggests that Marylanders attend public fireworks displays. “I would highly suggest the safest way enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the state,” stated Geraci. To help Marylanders enjoy a safer summer season, the […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal offers outdoor safety tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, families across Maryland will venture outside – either to the beach or the mountains – or maybe just to their backyard. Increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor fire risks; therefore State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is providing a few common-sense tips that will help Marylanders enjoy […]

Two men facing federal indictment in Maryland for arson conspiracy targeting convenience stores

GREENBELT, MD—Two men are facing a federal indictment in Maryland for an arson conspiracy targeting convenience stores. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Stephen Kennedy, 33, of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Donnell Kelly, 33, of Washington, D.C., for conspiracy to commit arson, arson affecting interstate commerce, commercial robbery, and use of a destructive device in furtherance of […]