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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

CARYN MCMAHON NAMED AGENCY DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHAL OF THE YEAR OCEAN CITY, MD (June 18, 2012) – Deputy State Fire Marshal Caryn McMahon of the Southern Regional Office of the State Fire Marshal has been named the recipient of the: 2011 “Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year” award. State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard made the presentation during a ceremony at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association annual convention in Ocean City on June 18, 2012. Deputy McMahon was nominated by her supervisor, Deputy Chief Duane Svites. Caryn was cited for her many achievements in 2011, such as; Response to 36 investigations resulting in 19 arrests for arson/explosive related charges, Conducting 139 fire safety code inspections in commercial establishments, Providing field training to full-time civilian Fire Safety Inspectors, Serves as an Assistant Public Information Officer for the agency, and maintains an active membership as a Chief officer at a volunteer fire and EMS company. Deputy McMahon began her career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal as Contractual Special Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal in January 2007. She pursued a position as a Deputy State Fire Marshal and in November 2007 was hired to the position. Since graduating the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, Deputy McMahon has proven herself to be a dedicated and well respected addition to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. “Deputy McMahon exemplifies the overall desire and commitment our investigators embrace to ensure the safety of Maryland’s citizens”, stated Fire Marshal Barnard. ### Media contact: Bruce D. Bouch, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 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: and/or follow us on Facebook under “Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal”.

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2012-06-18 Statewide Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year