Past News

    Caryn McMahon Named Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year

    On June 18th, 2012 Deputy State Fire Marshal Caryn McMahon of the Southern Regional Office of the State Fire Marshal was named the recipent of the 2011...FULL STORY

    Captain Chris Gauss and Captain Jhett Lewis Retire

    On Friday January 27, 2012 a retirement celebration was held to honor the distinguished careers of Captain Chris Gauss and Captain Jhett Lewis of the Baltimore County...FULL STORY




    ATF Recognizes Baltimore County Fire Department Investigators


    On December 9, 2011, ATF Supervisory Special Agent Chris Taylor (Baltimore Group I Arson/Explosives) presented certificates of appreciation to the former members of the Baltimore County Fire Department...FULL STORY

    Vulcan-Hart Provides Outstanding Training on Fryers at their Dundalk Facility

    On September 21 and October 5, 2011 Mr. Paul Forest, General Manager of the Fryer Division, Vulcan-Hart in Dundalk, Maryland provided outstanding training to fire investigators and fire protection...FULL STORY

  • September 21, 2011

    Highly Decorated Arson K-9 "Misty" Passes Away
    On Monday May 16, 2011, retired Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Arson Canine “Misty” was laid to rest. Misty served the Department from 1999 through 2006 after completing an intensive six week training program in Maine with her handler Scott Hoglander. They graduated together and were certified by the Maine Criminal Justice System through a scholarship given by State Farm Insurance.

    Throughout her career Misty provided assistance on many arson scenes. In addition to her work...read more


  • April 23, 2011

    Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product....read more


  • January 21, 2011

    On January 21, 2010, we had over 30 fire investigators from across the state of Maryland attend the Search Warrant Mini-Camp that MFEIA co-sponsored with the Prince George's County FOP and several other agencies. Paul Gomez was instrumental in pulling this program together. We are also excited about the new website and having it serve our membership. At the last membership meeting some changes occurred in the officer and board positions – please see the Officers tab to become familiar with the current MFEIA leadership. We have also recently established an MFEIA telephone number: (240) 347-3777 or (240) FIRE-777. Calls to this number will be forwarded to one of the MFEIA officers or the voicemail system.