STATEWIDE – In a graduation ceremony held at the La Plata High School on Friday, June 3rd at 6 p.m., two new deputies began their careers as Deputy State Fire Marshals. 

Deputy State Fire Marshals Brad Childress and John Grothe were presented with their diplomas by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci and have been assigned to their respective regions to continue their specialized training involving fire investigations.  DSFM Brad Childress has been assigned to the Upper Eastern Regional Office based in Easton and DSFM John Grothe has been assigned to the Southern Regional Office based in Prince Frederick. 

Please join us in congratulating both of our new deputies as they begin their rewarding careers with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.