Future Convention Dates
June 18-24, 2016
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

December 5-6, 2015
Berlin VFD

February 6-7, 2016
Hollywood VFD

April 16-17, 2016
Level VFD

October 6, 2015
Queen Anne-Hillsboro Texas Hold 'Em Poker
October 3, 2015
LRVFC Bus Trip to NYC
October 2, 2015
Bags & Baskets Bingo Hosted by President Roth
October 1, 2015
2015 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Announced
September 30, 2015
BINGO to Benefit the Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
October 6, 2015
Hoarding and the Fire Service
MFRI Western Maryland Regional Training Center
October 9, 2015
Kent-Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire, EMS and Rescue Assn
Crompton (Hall of Fame)
October 10, 2015
LAMSFA Fall Conference
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Maryland 20636
October 10, 2015
Volunteer Company Leadership and Administration
MFRI Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center
October 10, 2015
19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD
October 10, 2015
Annual Crab Feast
English Consul Volunteer Fire Department, 2827 Michigan Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21227
October 10, 2015
Queen Anne Texas Hold 'em Poker
Queen Anne, MD 21657
October 11, 2015
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co.
October 11, 2015
Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Dept.
October 11, 2015
Fall Rural Water Supply Drill
Hyattstown VFD, 25801 Frederick Rd. Montgomery County
October 11, 2015
Volunteer Company Leadership and Administration
MFRI Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center
October 12, 2015
Charles County Assn. of Emergency Medical Services
Charles County
October 12, 2015
Calvert County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assn
Prince Frederick Fire
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Purpose of Award:     Recognition of an individual or group contribution to fire, rescue, and emergency medical services training and education 

Award Sponsor:     Chesapeake Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors, and the Maryland Chapter of the International Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors
Award Administered By:   Chesapeake Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors
Background:     The Francis L. Brannigan Instructor of the Year Award was first established by Professor Francis L. Brannigan in 1977.  Professor Brannigan was the first and longtime Professor with the Montgomery College Fire Science Program and a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.  This award is presented annually by the Chesapeake Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors in recognition of an individual or group contribution to fire, rescue, and emergency medical services training and education in Maryland.
Award Rules:

1. In order to be considered for the award, the following should be addressed in the nomination:

A. The contribution during the previous calendar year with any specific information related to fire, rescue, and EMS training and education. 

B. The contribution made to fire, rescue, or EMS training and education during the years prior to the previous calendar year. 

2. Nominees do not have to be members of the Maryland fire and rescue service or the Chesapeake Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors to be considered. 

3. Nominations should be sponsored by a charter member and submitted in a narrative format with as much specific information as possible to: Wayne C. Colburn, MFRI, University of Maryland, 4500 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20742. 

4. All nominations must be received no later than March 31st of each year. 

The award is presented at the Annual Convention and Conference of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.

Previous Recipients:
1977 Francis L. Brannigan   1977 Warren E. Isman
1978 Kurt Eisenschmidt    1979 Theodore L. Jarboe
1980 MFRI Staff   1981 Mary Beth Michos
1982 John McNeece   1983  None presented
1984 Harry Devlin   1985 W. Newton “Skip” Carey
1986 Judith K. White   1987 State Fire Marshal's Office Staff
1988 Margaret Epperson SeBour   1989 Herman E. Rhue
1990 Milton Zepp   1991 Andrew I. Levy
1992 George A. Morgan   1993 Leon M. Fleming
1994 Clarence “Smiley” White   1995 Leonard E. Yox
1996 Robert L. Rose   1997 Susan T. Schell
1998 William Luebberman   1999 Margaret "Elaine" Wedding
2000 Michael Weller   2001 Mark New
2002 Steven D. Cox   2002 Jackie Carey
2003 John E. "Sonny" Rose, Jr.   2004 John  G. "Jack" Hulet
2005 Mike Crawford   2006 Alan L. Braver
2007 Earl Powell   2008 George Fairfax
2009 Jeff Dickey    2010 Mark Falkenhan
2011 Mark Falkanha   2012 Daniel J Stevens
2013 David W. Lewis   2014 Richard E. Himes





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