Larry Flowers was appointed as Ohio’s 37th State Fire Marshal in April 2011.

Marshal Flower’s commitment to Ohio includes serving in the legislature from 2001 to 2008 representing the 19th and 24th Ohio House Districts; as the Madison Township (Franklin County) Administrator; as Madison Township Fire Chief from 1978 to 2000.

Flowers began his fire service career as a volunteer with the Kirkersville Fire Department (now West Licking Joint Fire District) in 1970 before joining the Baltimore (Fairfield County) Fire Department and then becoming a full-time firefighter and paramedic with the Sharon Township Fire Department (now Worthington Fire Department). He was named fire chief of the Madison Township Fire Department in 1978, a position he held until retirement in 2000. Marshal Flowers was an EMT, rescue, fire and Haz-Mat instructor during his fire service career. He also served on the board of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association and as a consultant for a private fire and EMS firm.