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Maryland State Firemen's Association 124th Annual Convention

TROPHIES AND AWARDS LISTING

Maryland Company Making Best Appearance -­ Chief Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award

1st

Mechanicsville

Maryland Company Making Second Best Appearance

2nd

Easton

President’s Award

1st

Cockeysville

Company Coming Longest Distance

1st

Potomac, Western Port

2nd

Williams Port

Best Appearing Fire Department Marching Unit (10 or more personnel)

1st

Easton VFC

2nd

Hollywood

3rd

Mechanicsville

Company with Most Uniformed Emergency Service Personnel

1st

Easton

Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance

1st

Easton E-64

2nd

Williamsport E-21

3rd

Oxford E-25

Honorable Mention 1

Easton E-68

Honorable Mention 2

Branchville E-113

Honorable Mention 3

Hereford E-442

Honorable Mention 4

7th District E-52

Honorable Mention 5

Trappe E-39

Fire Engines – 1250 GPM Making Best Appearance

1st

Mechanicsville VFC

2nd

Deal E-42

3rd

Potomac E-22

Honorable Mention 1

Mechanicsville E-21

Honorable Mention 2

Hollywood  E-73

Honorable Mention 3

ChurchHill – E51

Honorable Mention 4

Cordova E-54

Honorable Mention 5

Tilman Island E-77

Fire Engines – 1000 GPM and Under Making Best Appearance

1st

Arcadia

2nd

Rocky Ridge

3rd

Community Fire

Rescue Pumper Making Best Appearance

1st

Easton

2nd

Hereford

3rd

GirdleTree

Pumper Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)

1st

Chestnut Ridge

2nd

Potomac – Western Port

3rd

Bishopville

Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)

1st

Mechanicsville

2nd

7th District

3rd

Laytonsville

Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance

1st

Marion

2nd

Mechansville

3rd

Trappe

Honorable Mention 1

Md. Line B-45

Honorable Mention 2

Benedict B-54

Honorable Mention 3

Md Forest Service

Aerial Truck Making Best Appearance

1st

St Michaels Ladder

2nd

Berlin Ladder 6

3rd

Deal T-42

Elevated Platform Making Best Appearance

1st

Easton Aerial Tower 62

2nd

District Height T-826

3rd

Church Hill T-5

Squad Truck Making Best Appearance

1st

Mechansville

2nd

Easton

3rd

Wheaton – RS 742

Ambulance Making Best Appearance

1st

Prince Frederick

2nd

Mardela Springs

3rd

TaneyTown

Honorable Mention 1

Dagsboro

Honorable Mention 2

Elkridge

Honorable Mention 3

Grasonville

Honorable Mention 4

Level

Honorable Mention 5

PGFD A-805

Command Unit Making Best Appearance

1st

Prince Frederick

2nd

Yorktown Pa.

3rd

Bay District

Marine Rescue Unit Making Best Appearance

1st

Maryland State Police – Underwater recovery unit

2nd

Mechanicsville

3rd

MSP Zodiac

Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance
(Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, etc.)

1st

PGFD - Rehab 800

2nd

Delaware State Police Hummer

3rd

Delmar Traffic Control Unit 74

Honorable Mention 1

Parsonsburg Traffic Control 6

Honorable Mention 2

Grasonsville Utility 2

Honorable Mention 3

Maryland State Forestry

Honorable Mention 4

Worchester – Motorcycles

Honorable Mention 5

Mechanicsville Gator Utility

Best Appearing Company from Delaware

1st

Laurel

2nd

Dagsboro

Best Appearing Company from Pennsylvania

1st

York Township

Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)

1st

Church Hill 1989 Mack Aerial Scope

2nd

Solomons 1991 T-3

3rd

Laurel, Delaware, FD – 1998 Pierce E-81-3

Honorable Mention 1

Level 1989 Spartan Reserve Pumper

Honorable Mention 2

Deal Island Chance VFC – 1988 Peirce Pumper/Tanker E-401

Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older Not in Service)

1st

Blandensburg 1959 B-model Mack

2nd

Berlin VFC 1924 Mack

3rd

Mechanicsville 1950 Ford F-7 E-21

Honorable Mention 1

Hazberge 1972 Mack Charles Wason

Honorable Mention 2

Easton 1954 Mack E-62

Antique Automobile Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older)

1st

Delmar FC 1965 Chevy Impala

2nd

Fruitland

Hand Drawn Antique Making Best Appearance

1st

N/A

Best Appearing Maryland Fire Auxiliary In Uniform

1st

Mechansville VFC

Auxiliary In Uniform Coming The Longest Distance

1st

Mechansville

Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance

1st

Easton

2nd

Mechanicsville

3rd

Md Fire Service Pipes & Drums

Non Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance

1st

Westminster Marching Band

2nd

Silver Startslets

Fire Prevention Entry Making Best Appearance

1st (Governor's Award)

Easton

2nd

Mechanicsville

Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance

1st

Hanna Spencer – Cordova VFD

2nd

Paige Twilley – Delmar VFD

3rd

Cari McHenry – Md. Fire Chiefs

4th

Brittnee Ewing – Talbott Co.

Honorable Mention 1

Brittany Ruby – Glenburnie

Honorable Mention 2

Chey Robinson – Federalsburg

Honorable Mention 3

Sabrina Wainwright – Harford Cecil Co.

Honorable Mention 4

Mariah Maines - Harford Co.

Honorable Mention 5

Krysta Brocken – Chesapeake City

Honorable Mention 6

 

Honorable Mention 7

 

Honorable Mention 8

 

Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance

1st

Katelyn Verley – Trappe

2nd

Breanna Reardon – Cecil Co.

3rd

Brianna Price - MSFA Northeast Region

4th

Halie Santos - MSFA So. Md. Region

Honorable Mention 1

Madeline Moore – Md Fire Chiefs

Honorable Mention 2

Alexis Copsey – Mechanicsville

Honorable Mention 3

Kerrigan Spenner – MSFA North Central Region

Honorable Mention 4

Mikayla Keeley – Chesapeake City

Honorable Mention 5 Mariah Maines - Harford/Cecil
Honorable Mention 6 Chelsey Roberts - Glen Burnie VFD
Honorable Mention 7 Krysta Brockell - Vol. Fire Company of Chesapeake City

Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance

1st

Sophia Smith - Cordova

2nd

Madeline Dickenson - Trappe

3rd

Madeline Williamson – Little Miss Easton

4th

Kaelyn Hicks – St. Michaels

Honorable Mention 1

Bailey Duff – Cecil Co.

Honorable Mention 2

Reileigh Cunningham – Chesapeake City

Honorable Mention 3

Alexis Street – Md. Fire Chiefs

Honorable Mention 4

Riley Bender – Delmarva

Honorable Mention 5

Elizabeth Marcum – Hacks Point

Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance

1st

Aedan Guschke – St. Michaels Little Fire Chief

2nd

Paul DeGraves Mechanicsville VFD

3rd

A.J. Davis – Junior Fire Chief – Md Fire Chief’s

4th

Caden Arches – Chesapeake City

Honorable Mention 1

Christian Cockerham – Harford Co. Little Fire Chief

Honorable Mention 2 Joshua Lotchfond - English Counsul VFD

Best Appearing Junior or Cadet Company

1st

English Counsul Junior Fire Deparment

2nd

Mechanicsville

Marching Band Making Best Appearance

1st

Westminster Municipal Band

Best Drum and Bugle Corp

1st

Md Joint Pipe and Drums

Best Musical Group Leading Majorettes

1st

Twirling Majorettes  - Elkton Va.

Majorettes Making Best Appearance

1st

Boonsboro FC Silver Starlets

2nd

Hagerstown Dazzlin Diamondettes

Pom Pom Squad Making Best Appearance

1st

Hagerstown Extreame Twirlers and Poms

Comic Entry Making Best Appearance

1st

Fire Max

Mascot Making Best Appearance

1st

Smokey Bear – Md. Forestry

Hard Luck Award

1st

Cordova Antique W- Aux

Judges Awards (10)

1

Solomons Ladder 3

2

Maryland Forrest Service

3

Wheaton VRS – R742

4

Bethesda Chevy Chase 1972 Caddy Ambulance

5

Church Hill Brush 5

6

7th District VFD

7

Green Haven Volunteers

8

Fruitland 1959 Ford Chief Car

9

Elkridge Junior Fire Co.

10

Governor’s Bus

 


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SENATOR WILLIAM H. AMOSS MEMORIAL LEGISLATIVE AWARD

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, June 21

Purpose of Award:Recognition of an individuals contributions and determination in promoting the betterment of Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical services through successful legislation and the legislative process.

Background:The Senator William H. Amoss Memorial Legislative Award was created to honor an individual who served over 20 years actively representing the Maryland fire, rescue and ... (Full Story)


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2015 FIREFIGHTER of the YEAR

MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

Background: The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) established the Firefighter of the Year Award in 1978, to be presented at the Annual Convention and Conference each year from nominations received from the member department or individuals. Qualified nominations will be judged by the Firefighter of the Year Committee appointed by the President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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2016 JOSIAH A. HUNT, M.D. - EMS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

Background:
The Josiah A. Hunt, M.D., (EMS Person Of The Year) Award was established in 1991 and accepted by the Executive Committee. Doctor Hunt was a local physician in Harford County who was very instrumental in the establishment of ambulance service in that area. He often would leave his practice to ride on the local ambulances providing quality emergency medical service to the communities ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2016 MARBERY F. GATES AWARD

MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

Background:
This award was established by the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and accepted by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee in 1981 to honor over sixty (60) years of active service performed by charter member, Mr. Marbery F. Gates of Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. The initial and first award was presented to Mr. Marbery F. Gates on June 15, 1981, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

Background: The Hall of Fame Award was established by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee in 1979 as a result of a recommendation from Past President Eugene J. C. Raney to recognize the distinguished service of individuals. The first emphasis to be service to the MSFA and then service to the individuals department and local jurisdiction. Through the year 1985 the ... (Full Story)


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ROBERT H. SHIMER ADMINISTRATIVE PERSON OF THE YEAR

MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

Background: The Robert H. Shimer Administrator of the Year award was established by the Shimer family and accepted by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee on February 22, 2004. The award was established to honor Robert H. Shimer, for the years of dedicated service he gave the Volunteer Fire, Rescue and EMS Service as a President and a Trustee of the Maryland State Firemen's ... (Full Story)


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June is National PTSD Awareness Month

MSFA Chief Chaplain John Long Jr, June 01

In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. In addition, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD). ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Don't miss the expanded convention program

MSFA Past President David Lewis, May 27

The MSFA Convention and Conference is just three weeks away. Don't miss the many opportunities that your Convention Committee have been working on to make this the most successful convention ever.

NEW THIS YEAR - Look for the Showcase Theater in the rear of the Main A/B Exhibit Hall

NEW THIS YEAR - Cornhole Tournament with cash prizes on Tuesday afternoon

NEW THIS YEAR - Mack Fire Truck Rally on ... (Full Story)


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