Two deputy fire marshals graduate
LA PLATA — In a graduation ceremony held at the La Plata High School on Friday, June 3, 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.
Childress also is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with United Communities Volun- teer Fire Department.
Brad Childress is the Upper Eastern Shore’s newest deputy state fire marshal.