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

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City

May 24, 2017
Death Announcement
May 22, 2017
Free Course: Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers
May 22, 2017
2017-2018 MSFA Fire Prevention and Life Safety Meeting Dates
May 13, 2017
New Market District Volunteer Fire Company to hold $11K Beach Bucket Bingo Bonanza
May 9, 2017
Special Assistance Form
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
May 25, 2017
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 26, 2017
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 27, 2017
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 28, 2017
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 29, 2017
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 31, 2017
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Oakland Fire Company
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 Look at all of the Family Activities attached to the Convention!
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Saturday June 17th



Air Show Displays Open
The OC Air Show displays and exhibits located on 14th to 20th streets off the boardwalks will feature simulators, interactive exhibits, and much more. The displays will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  >> For More Info. Click HERE

Sunday June 18th
9 am
4 pm
Air Show Displays Open
The OC Air Show displays and exhibits located on 14th to 20th streets off the boardwalks will feature simulators, interactive exhibits, and much more. The displays will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  >> For More Info. Click HERE

Fire & EMS Memorabilia Flea Market

Buy - Sell - Trade
Free admission
Free Tables

Doors open for Set up at 9am, customers will be allowed in at 10am
* Vendors and Traders mst be packed up and moved out by 3pm
To Reserve Table Space Contact:
Frank Underwood, PP
(301) 318-9212 or

Located in the Main Foyer of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Performaing Arts Center


Sunday Morning Worship Service

A time for the entire emergency services family to worship together!

Everyone is invited to attend this non-denominational worship service for the entire emergency services family.  Individuals from many gaiths will be attending and participating in this service.

Located in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Performing Arts Center.


Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park on 125th Street for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. Sundaes in the Park is a family concert series offered most Sunday evenings in the summer months from 7pm to 9pm. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. Children’s entertainment is also presented each week. The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm

Monday June 19th
Doors open 5pm
Bingo Starts at 6pm Sharp!
Convention Purse and Bag Bingo
MSFA's 2017 Convention will feature n exciting BINGO Format that includes prizes from Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Coach, Thirty-One, Longaberger and other Designer Bags.
MSFA Family Night at Jolly Roger Amusement Park MSFA Member Pricing


Buy It Now

  • Unlimited Mini Golf – Both Courses

  • Unlimited Amusement Rides

  • Unlimited Go Carts at SPEEDWORLD

  • 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
    NO CYCLONE –NO FORMULA-NO ZIPLINES Dinner at the Group Pavillion For Dining

Music, Food, Fun and Rides for all Ages!!!
Menu includes:
BBQ Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Beef Hot Dogs,
Red Skin Potato Salad, Cole Slaw,
Ice Cream Sandwiches
all the fixings and drinks (Soda and Water)
(Food service ends at 2100 hour

Food Only $14
Additional child under 16 $15
Amusement Park and Food Value Price




Amusement Park only $13

Family of Four
Park and Food Value Price (Includes children under the age of 16)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bring Your MACK! Any Age, Any Shape! Show off one of America's greatest Fire Engnes ever built while we celebrate 125 years of Service to the citizens of Maryland!

Located on the Convention Center North Parking Lot, Bayside!


MSFA Second Annual MSFA Cornhole Tournament
This popular Event rewards the 1st 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams with cash prizes! 
Registration is $25 per person
Click Buy NOW to Register

or at the door

Come to the convention Center, Signs will Direct you!



Adults only

8th Annual Brotherhood Block Party
with the

***New Location***
Cowboy Coast Located on 17th Street & Philidelphia Ave.
Country's Largest Mechanical Bull Riding Contest - Cash Prizes $2.00 / Ride

Live Entertainment featuring Franklin Square Band & DJ Wax
Benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

10$ Cover at the Door, gets you Souvenir Event Pint Glass / Food and Drink Specials, Pipes and Drums.

There will also be original Event T-Shirts  50/50 Raffle  7 Bars to serve you!!!

Wednesday, June 21st

MSFA Prayer Breakfast
Join us for what is always an excellent breakfast served as an All you can Eat Country Style Buffet
Menu includes: Orange Juice, Fresh Sliced Seasoned Fruit, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Crisp Bacon, Sausage, Hash brown Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Country Sausage Gravy, Coffee and Tea, Danish and Muffins

Our Speaker this year is Richard Bower, Deputy Chief Chaplain of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association. Chaplain Bower always brings a thought provoking message!  Purchase your Tickets Early as this Event always Sells Out Quickly

Convention Center BayFront Ballroom on the Second Floor



Annual Fire Apparatus Photo Shoot

Photographers will be on site from 11am until 2 hours after the end of the parade!  Please bring your apparatus by for approximately 10 minutes before or after the parade for photos.  Parade apparatus and statiic display rigs are welcome!


Convention Center North Side
Questions call Mike "FirePix1075" Schwartzberg 410.622.6145
Kevin "Hungrybus" Ryer at 443.691.6061
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.


per person


For an additional $15 per person, you can add on HOT Steamed Crabs to your meal!
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!
Click on the headlines to get the whole story!
Please let all of your members know about the 2nd Annual MSFA/LAMSFA Cancer Support Walk!

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
Click Here


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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The Officers and Members of the MSFA are sad to have lost a wonderful friend and hard working member

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, May 03

Please note that the previous information regarding the Celebration of life has been updated!

A Public Celebration of Barry Johnson's Life will be held Saturday June 20th, 2017 at 10AM
Christ Congregational Church
9525 Colesville Road
Silver Spring , MD 20910

Barry Willis Johnson died after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer on April 25, 2017 surrounded by family. He was 59 years old.

On ... (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)

Please let all of your members know about the 2nd Annual MSFA Cancer Support Walk!

MSFA Past President Johnie Roth, March 15

Please let all of your members know about the 2nd Annual MSFA Cancer Support Walk!

HOPE Awareness 5K Walk 2017

Annapolis, Md.

The Maryland State Firemen's Association Cancer Support Network is raising funds to assist Emergency Service Personnel, auxiliary members and their families that are battling cancer in the Maryland state area.

This Event consists of a 5K walk in the morning of May 14th ... (Full Story)

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)

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)

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)

Enforce belt laws. Educate occupants. Increase belt use.

Jacqueline Olson, President, MSFA; Richard Alcorta MD, FACEP, Acting Co - Executive Director, MIEMSS; Patricia Gainer, JD MPA, Acting Co - Executive Director, MIEMSS, April 29

Enforce belt laws. Educate occupants. Increase belt use.
That’s all it takes to Save a Life

The “Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2014” emphasizes the importance the partnership between Enforcement and Education with a continued target on night time seat belt use. This multi-agency approach has two goals – to save lives by buckling seat belts and child restraints on every ride and to improve the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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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


Specialized health and safety programs.


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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