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Friday, June 12, 2015


Maryland State Fire Marshal
 Media Advisory
Larry Hogan                                                                            Brian S. Geraci
       Governor                                                                                  State Fire Marshal


         A fireworks safety news conference has been scheduled on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 1:30 pm, at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at 4500 Paint Branch Parkway in College Park to provide the media with accurate and up to date information regarding fireworks safety and the laws regarding the use of fireworks (including Ground-based Sparkling Devices) in all Maryland jurisdictions.  The conference will feature Brian S. Geraci, Maryland State Fire Marshal, along with invited speakers from:

·      Maryland Fire Rescue Institute
·      Prince Georges County Fire & EMS Department
·      Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

The conference schedule is as follows:

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
1:30 p.m.

4500 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20742

Demonstrations and displays of legal / illegal fireworks, and improvised explosive devices will be provided.  Participants will be available for group or individual interviews after the display.

         Please do not miss this opportunity to provide the latest and most accurate information on fireworks safety for your audience!

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
4500 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park MD 20742

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Media contact:           Bruce D. Bouch
                                     Director of Public Education and Media Affairs
                                     Office of the State Fire Marshal
                                     Cell: 443-324-6876


          The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an agency of the Department of State Police dedicated to helping protect citizens from fire and explosion through a comprehensive program of education, inspection, investigation and fire protection engineering.  For more information on fire safety call 1-800-525-3124, log onto our website at: www.mdsp.org/firemarshal and/or http://facebook.com/MarylandStateFireMarshal.

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