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

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City

July 20, 2016
Death Notice MSFA Past President Thomas L. Tharp (1981-1982)
July 20, 2016
1st Annual All you can eat Crabfeast
July 18, 2016
All you can eat Crab Feast Fundraiser
July 18, 2016
MSFA Past President Tom Tharp,
July 17, 2016
Second Annual Golf Tournament To Benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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Next Seven Days
July 23, 2016
Baskets and Vera Bradley Bingo
Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company
July 23, 2016
24th Annual Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Co. Hunt Valley Golf Club Tournament
Hunt Valley Golf Club
July 25, 2016
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Bay District VFD
July 27, 2016
Recruitment & Retention Committee Meeting
July 27, 2016
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Eastern Garrett
July 27, 2016
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
Bel Air (Election)
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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!  During each of the Executive Committee Meeting weekends there will be special activities that we would like to invite you to take part in.  For a full list of these Activities and the schedule around them, please see our MSFA 125th Anniversary Committee page!

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John Hoglund Honored by International Fire Service Training Association

MSFA Treasurer Ron Siarnicki, July 09

This Evening John Hoglund retired director of the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire Rescue Institute was honored by the International Fire Service Training Association Executive Board by the announcement of the establishment of, and being the first recipient of the first Annual John W. Hoglund Award for Meritorious Service to the International Fire Service Training Association! The award was ... (Full Story & Photos)

Waldorf VFD Auxiliary regrets to announce the passing of our lifetime member Mary Coates.

MSFA Committee Chair Thomas Flint, July 06

Mary's funeral arrangements:

Huntts Funeral Home
3035 Old Washington Rd
Waldorf, Md

Viewing Thursday July 7th at Huntts Funeral Home at
2 to 4 & 6 to 8 with Auxiliary prayers at 7pm

Funeral, Friday, July 8th at Huntts Funeral Home at 10am burial at Trinity memorial gardens

Repast at Waldorf VFD Station 3
3245 Old Washington Rd
Waldorf, Md.

If you have any questions please contact:
Becky Hutchins ... (Full Story & Photos)

UPDATE - West Virginia Flood Assistance

MSFA President Michael Davis, July 01

Here is the current list of much needed items for the folks in West Virginia recovering from floods. I've included a modified version of the letter that I received from Mr. Miller so you all can be as up to date as I am. The main items they are in desperate need are for cleaning and disinfecting supplies as noted, particularly turnout gear sanitation, fans and items to clean up debris and trees. ... (Full Story)

Photo Courtesy of Charleston Gazette-Mail
Photo Courtesy of Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wheaton VRS Donates Ambulance to West Virginia who asks all for help

MSFA President Michael Davis, July 01

Charleston Gazette-Mail recognizes Wheaton VRS for donating an ambulance to Flood Stricken Clay County, WV. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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)


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)


MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

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)


MSFA Committee Chair Barry Johnson, June 21

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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  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.

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

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