From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire of the Northeast Regional Office of the State Fire Marshal has been named the recipient of the: 2015 “James C. Robertson, Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year” award. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci made the presentation during a ceremony at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association annual convention in Ocean City on June 20, 2016.
Deputy Oliver Alkire was nominated by his previous supervisor, Deputy Chief Matthew Stevens. Oliver was cited for his many achievements in 2015, such as; Response to 64 investigations resulting in 16 arrests for arson/explosive related charges, performs extremely well as an accomplished Assistant Public Information Officer for the Agency, and now serves as an Accelerant K-9 Handler with his dog “Kachina”.
Originally a native of Westernport, Allegany County, Deputy Alkire now resides in Abingdon, Harford County. Deputy Alkire began his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in January 2008 and has consistently proven himself to be a dedicated and well respected law enforcement officer with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
“Deputy Alkire exemplifies the overall desire and commitment our investigators embrace to ensure the safety of Maryland’s citizens”, stated Fire Marshal Geraci.