Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 16-22, 2018
June 15-21, 2019
June 13-19, 2020
June 12-18, 2021
June 11-17, 2022

Executive Committee Meetings

August 26, 2017
Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company

December 2, 2017
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

February 24, 2018
Singerly Fire Company

April 14, 2018
Midland Volunteer Fire Deparment #1

June 17, 2018
Ocean City

June 22, 2018
Ocean City

June 21, 2017
Fire Prevention Floats for the parade today
June 19, 2017
Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. mourns the loss of Past President James F. Mattingly, III
June 12, 2017
SAVE THE DATE - BCC Rescue Squad Alumni Association Crab Feast
June 10, 2017
Bay District VFD Historical Committee
June 6, 2017
MALSC 2017
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
June 28, 2017
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
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The Maryland State Firemen's Association is proud to introduce Sara Paul Miss Fire Prevention 2017-2018 From Carroll County, and Lauren Caudill, 1st Runner Up 2017-2018 From Harford County!  The ladies may be contacted to attend your events via the email address and respectively.  Congratulations to both of these wonderful Fire Prevention Ambassadors!! 

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MSFA Has released the Convention APP for the 125th Annual Convention. Search MSFA in your App Store to get the Free App. or Scan the QR Code below. If you did this last year, delete last year's app, and download the newly updated app.

Once downloaded, open the app and select MSFA 125 Annual Convention and Conference.  After selecting your event you will be prompted to create a log in.

he App contains a schedue of all activities, with the ability for you to create your own schedule of the events you plan to attend.  We will also have session evaluations and the contains the a chat feature for you to talk to other convention goers!  From the app you can put in your advanced requests for event tickets, and pay for them so that you need only go to the convention center to pick them up.

Exhibitors and Speakers you may find it easier to complete your and profile and Bio here!
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 Look at all of the Family Activities attached to the Convention!


Thursday, June 22nd


Frontier Town is hosting a family event for the Members of the Maryland State Firemen's Association

For $20 per person, you'll enjoy access to the Frontier Town Water Park, Mini-Golf Course, and Western Theme Park.  This price also includes a fully Catered Pig Roast, along with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Salads, Vegetables, and Fresh Ice Tea, and Lemonade!

Assorted beverages will be available for purchase at the pool bar and the lazy river saloon. Bring your own Camera, Sun Screen, Bathing Suit, Dry Clothes, Hat and your Walking and "Dancing" Shoes!


per person


For an additional $15 per person, you can add on HOT Steamed Crabs to your meal!
Please bring your own Crab Knife

per person
Be sure to take advantage of discounted rates at our High Ropes Adventure Park, too!
For just $25 per person (in addition to your Entry tickets above), purchased at the park, you can challenge yourself to an aerial adventure featuring 47 obstacles
to conquer and over 1,200 feet of exhilarating zip lines suspended throughout the forest!

Frontier Town Amusement Park
8428 Stephen Decatur Highway Berlin, Maryland
per person
At the park.




Friday, June 23rd

8am MSFA Golf Tournament – Eagles Landing Golf Tournament
** At the conclusion of the Golf Tournament Lunch will be provided at Assateague Crab House
Entry fee includes Green Fees, Carts, Complimentary Breakfast Bar and Lunch at the Assateague Crab House
$75 Per Person  


MSFA News Items!
Convention and Conference Hands On Training Announced!  Register Here!
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Training Training Training Free at the Convention!   See the full scope of MFRI, MIEMSS, Shock Trauma, and Md State Fire Marshal, and OCFools Supported Training at the MSFA Convention

Are you ready for the 2017 Convention? 
Convention & Conference Planning Information Is ready for you

MSFA Committee Chairs - You must submit your Budget Request Quickly Click here to get a copy! 2017 Fire Prevention Grant Application is now Available.  For More Information
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Through the 2016 to 2017 Year, the Maryland State Firemen's Association is celebrating it's
125th year of service to the Emergency Services of the State of Maryland!

For Anniversary activities and Collector's Items Click Here

Sprinklers Save lives Especially in Residential Buildings like your home!       
This is a must see video!  You won't believe the difference!
MSFA Side-by-side Sprinkler Demonstration Video
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Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. mourns the loss of Past President James F. Mattingly, III

Member of Member Company John Montgomery, June 26

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Past President James “Jimmy” F. Mattingly, III. Jimmy has served 40+ years with the fire service. He was a Past President of Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department, and Past President of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Mechanicsville ... (Full Story)


MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, May 31

New This year at the Convention! Join MFRI on the Beach behind the Fire Fighter Memorial (2-12 N. Atlantic Ave.) in Ocean City and learn how to stop the bleed! Please Download the attached PDF, and Png pictures and put them up in your station, your community, and please post them to your facebook and Twitter Timelines! This training can save a life!... (Full Story & Photos)

Cumberland Valley TIM's Training with MIEMSS Credit Available

MSFA Committee Chair C. Kingsley Poole, April 26

Through a special agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs. MIEMSS has approved CE Units (attachment) for this program.

To earn credit for each program, you must view the program in its entirety and pass the Skills Challenge ... (Full Story)

MSFA announces several recruitment and retention incentive programs

MSFA Past President David Lewis, March 14

Over the past week, the MSFA has announced several incentive opportunities that are funded from the SAFER Recruitment and Retention grant program. These incentives include:

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities - The MSFA has committed to sponsoring six personnel to FDIC in Indianapolis from April 22-25, Fire Rescue International in Atlanta from August 26-29, and IAFC/VCOS Symposium in the Sun in ... (Full Story & Photos)

Introducing the New Volunteer Company Assistance Fund (VCAF) Web Pages

MSFA Committee Member Craig Harman, September 08

Is your company planning to buy a new Engine or Ambulance, or maybe build a new station, but you’re not sure how to make the finances work? Well a VCAF loan might be your answer. A VCAF loan, which is issued at a 1% interest, is probably your company’s most affordable way to purchase, replace, or improve its equipment and/or station.

Are you interested in finding out more about the VCAF program? ... (Full Story & Photos)

Free, Targeted 8-Minute VOLUNTEER Diversity Recruitment Video Is Now Available From Fire 20/20!

MSFA Committee Chair Joseph Chornock, November 15

The Why I Chose Fire: Next Generation VOLUNTEER video informs, inspires and motivates qualified, inclusive, diverse, and safety-conscious Generation Y, ages 15-25 to join the fire/emergency medical services.

Why I Chose Fire: Next Generation features inspirational interviews with diverse first responders about why they love volunteering and what inspired them to get involved in the fire/EMS services. ... (Full Story)

ATF Warns Emergency Response Personnel about Flame Jetting Phenomenon

ATF, March 06

The ATF crew wanted to share this information and below video segments for distribution on The Secret List. They have been trying to get the word out to firefighters, fire investigators and code officials. It's a not-so-well known flame jetting phenomenon that they came upon while evaluating a suspects statement. Since they've begun to get the word out, it turns out that there have been numerous ... (Full Story)

Essential Information for Applicants and Awardees on the System for Award Management ( Registration

MSFA Past President David Lewis, February 10

Essential Information for Applicants and Awardees on the System for Award Management ( Registration

We understand that it is frustrating to deal with the new SAM (System for Award Management) registration system for grants, especially when it requires migrating previous DUNS numbers and Central Contractor Registry (CCR) information.

To help you make the transition, here are ... (Full Story)


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Take Advantage of these Benefits that you qualify for just by being a member of the MSFA


You're striving to be the best first responder you can be. We're here for you every step of the way. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the only organization created solely to support volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and rescue personnel through a wide range of programs and benefits.


Tools and education opportunities


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Expanded insurance coverage and savings


Your voice on Capitol Hill.


MSFA Members can join for as little as $7.50/year

The Maryland State Firemen's Association Is Proud To Announce A Partnership With California Casualty Auto & Home Insurance Company.
MSFA chose California Casualty because of it's unique coverages, long term financial stability, exceptional customer service and solid reputation.  California Casualty insurance products are only available to nurses, educators, firefighters and law enforcement - and not to the general public.  For more information click here or click below

The Maryland State Firemen's Association Is Proud To Announce A Partnership With BlueHarbor Auto Loans. 

BlueHarbor works with a network of local credit unions and national lenders to find you the most competitive auto loan rates in the nation.  Their loan consultants provide concierge service to work with you every step of the way.   

MSFA chose BlueHarbor because of their unique program, exceptional customer service and solid reputation.  BlueHarbor is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueYield Inc. BlueYield is proud to be the leading provider of automotive financial services to prestigious companies such as Hertz, BankRate, LendingTree and many others.

For more information click here or click below or call (888) 389-9062

Our website also provides an array of significantly discounted non-insurance products including a free pharmacy card, discount vision, dental, etc. See the ?Discount Benefits? button to access these fine products.

For Additional Discounts on other Products and Services offered to members of the MSFA Click here!

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