Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

August 27-28, 2016
Arbutus VFD

October 15-16, 2016
St. Mary's City

February 25-26, 2017
Frederick

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City


Announcements
March 23, 2017
SAFETY CONFERENCE FREE TO MARYLAND FIREFIGHTERS-20 OPENINGS
March 23, 2017
Hollywood LA ~ ANNUAL SPRING CRAFT SHOW
March 21, 2017
Executive Committee Meeting - 20170422
March 16, 2017
Gamber Auxiliary Wine Glass Painting Fundraiser
March 14, 2017
Hotel Block Ending Soon! Last Opportunity to Register for Beyond Hoses and Helmets on March 31-April 1 & From Xbox to Box Alarm
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
March 26, 2017
Training Committee Meeting
Montgomery County's New Public Safety Training Academy
March 26, 2017
PREMIER SHRIMP & OYSTER FEAST IS COMING TO BETHESDA, MARYLAND
Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad
March 27, 2017
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Charles County Dive @ Rita Bee's
March 29, 2017
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Northern Rescue at Friendsville
March 31, 2017
Beyond Hoses and Helmets
North East Fire Company
April 1, 2017
Beyond Hoses and Helmets
North East Fire Company
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VCAF Committee Members

Many of you use Gmail, Outllook.com, etc. for your personal email and because of that we did not activated the email links listed below.  An active link would try to open your computer's default email, such as Outlook Express, and cause an error.  Please copy your representative's information and save it in your email contact list.

Name Area of Responsibility Phone Number Email
Dick DeVore Allegany/Garrett 301-697-3454 dickdevore@gmail.com
Craig Harman Anne Arundel 410-551-5896 craigfrom28@outlook.com
Joe Antoszewski Baltimore 443-540-1930 jdantoszewski@comcast.net
John Gatton, Sr. Calvert/Charles/St. Mary's 301-373-2221 vze3wwdc@verizon.net
Peter Lott Caroline/Kent/Queen Anne's 410-708-6579 lottp.47@gmail.com
Eugene Curfman Carroll/Howard 443-340-9427 ecurfman08safety@hotmail.com
David McQuay Dorchester/Talbot 410-886-2276 dlmcguay@gmail.com
Zachary Coyle Harford/ Cecil 443-207-6300 13125@hcvfa.org
Darron Long Montgomery 240-464-9040 darron.long@montgomerycountymd.gov
Joe Robison Prince George's 301-776-5686 josrobison@aol.com
Donald Ford Somerset/Wicomico/Worcester 443-477-7122 dford@somersetmd.us
Tim Ganley Washington/Fredrick 240-344-5959 timganley@gmail.com

 

What are the Responsibilities of the VCAF Committee and Its Representatives?

The VCAF committee is an extremely active committee providing all of the customer interface services up to the point of the VCAF loans and/or grants being closed, and even than the committee area representative are directly involved providing administrative support. 

The Committee is charged with performing the general fiduciary responsibility of the MSFA to ensure Fund integrity (approx $20M) and administering due diligence to ensure borrower financial wherewithal, and conformance with all governing rules, regulations and laws.

VCAF committee members have a host of duties and responsibilities and the following information is provided for transparency and assurance MSFA member companies know what to expect as customers from MSFA Volunteer Company Assistance Fund committee members:

Volunteer Company Assistance Fund (VCAF) Representatives are responsible for all functions related to the VCAF Committee.  Functions include, but are not limited to; a) marketing the Fund to ensure MSFA member companies are aware of the VCAF; b) meeting with member company leadership to educate them on loan and grant eligibility; c) assisting member company representatives with completing the application process and assuring correctness and completeness; d) validating that the member company is a Company in Good Standings with the MSFA with annual dues paid in full; validating that the member company has a current and complete statistical report on file with the MSFA; e) and ensuring that the application is submitted to the VCAF Secretary in accordance with MSFA application guidelines and Maryland Military Department requirements as prescribed by Maryland Code, PUBLIC SAFETY, TITLE 8 - FIRE AND RESCUE FUNDS, Subtitle 2 - Volunteer Company Assistance Fund. 

VCAF Representatives also attends county Association meetings in their area(s) of responsibility to market the Fund and answer questions about the various components of the program, to include eligibility, the application process, and settlements.  VCAF Representatives, as part of their fiduciary responsibility of the MSFA, will ensure the Fund is managed professionally, and ensure due diligence is done with regard to the borrower's financial wherewithal, and conformance with all governing rules, regulations and laws, review all applications submitted to the VCAF Committee and will recommend to the Committee appropriate program support.  The Committee convenes 4 to 6 times per year, throughout the State of Maryland to hear testimony from applicants (Company representatives), to deliberate as a Committee, and for VCAF Committee members to cast their vote in favor of, or to oppose recommending applications go forward to the MSFA Executive Committee for Association approval to the Maryland Board of Public Works (Governor, Treasurer and Comptroller) for final approval and award.

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