Maryland State Firemen's Association

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June 16-22, 2018
June 15-20, 2019
June 20-25, 2020
June 19-24, 2021

Executive Committee Meetings

August 26, 2017
Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company

December 2, 2017
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

February 24, 2018
Singerly Fire Company

April 14, 2018
Midland Volunteer Fire Deparment #1

June 17, 2018
Ocean City

June 22, 2018
Ocean City

September 19, 2017
It's not to late- Leading the Charge: Call to Duty a recruitment boot camp is this Saturday
September 11, 2017
Hotel accommodation for the Succession Planning Seminar Dec 2-3,2017
September 11, 2017
Lake Linganore Association and New Market Volunteers hold Oktoberfest Event
September 2, 2017
Western Enterprise Fire Company Quickie Bingo October 27, 2017
September 2, 2017
Western Enterprise Fire Company Sportsman's Drawing November 10th
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September 20, 2017
Benefit Golf Tournament by Southern Maryland Firemen's Association for the NFFF
Wicomico Shores Golf Course
September 20, 2017
Kent-Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire, Ems and Rescue Assn
September 21, 2017
Montgomery County Volunteer Fire/Rescue Assn
September 21, 2017
St. Mary's County Fire Board Assn
Public Safety Bldg. Leonardtown
September 21, 2017
Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assn.
Sharpsburg Ambulance
September 21, 2017
Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assn
September 23, 2017
Lead the Charge, Create the Call to Duty
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
September 23, 2017
Easton Vol. Fire Deparment 25th Annual Golf Classic
Hog Neck Golf Course Easton MD
September 24, 2017
MSFA-Safety Comm. Meeting
KENT ISLAND VFD in Stevensville, MD
September 25, 2017
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Cobb Island VFD
September 26, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference
Johns Hopkins APL, Kossiakoff Conference Center 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
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From the International Association of Fire Chiefs we have learned that:

Texas Firefighters Need Our Assistance

It’s been a trying late-summer stretch for firefighters and the communities they serve in many parts of the United States. The full impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida, Georgia and perhaps Alabama will become more clear in the days ahead. While Irma dominates the news cycle, as it should, we must not forget about the devastation left behind in east Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. 

According to our friends at the 
State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association in Manchaca, Texas:

  • More than 315 firefighter homes have been destroyed or damaged
  • 60 fire trucks have been destroyed
  • 16 fire stations have been destroyed or damaged

Additionally, numerous city of Houston firefighter homes, apparatus and fire stations were damaged or destroyed by the floods. The Texas fire service needs assistance to recover. That’s why, again, the IAFC is appealing to the fire service community to consider sending donations to one or more of the following organizations:

On this the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the IAFC and the MSFA continues to offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and for the strength and safety of all first responders serving communities suffering in the aftermath of these devastating storms.

ONE winner will receive his/her choice of DeWalt tools at a value of $5,000 or a check for $5,000

Our Insurance Partner, California Casualty is hosting a $5000 DeWalt giveaway!!

One lucky winner can either win $5000 worth of DeWalt tools or opt for $5000 in cash.

Note that you do not need to be a  policy holder or obtain quotes to win.


  • Entry Deadline: November 13, 2017
  • Drawing date: November 15, 2017



  • ONE winner will receive his/her choice of DeWalt tools at a value of $5,000 or a check for $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements are in place- please see website ( for more information.

Greet Our new Leadership Team!

Congratulations to Mark Bilger, President MSFA, Rick Blair, 1st Vice President, and Michael Faust 2nd Vice President on their Recent Election to lead the MSFA!

Mark Bilger, President MSFA
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Rick Blair, 1st Vice President
Michael Faust 2nd Vice President
2017 Fire Prevention Grant Application is now Available.  For More Information
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Sprinklers Save lives Especially in Residential Buildings like your home!       
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MSFA Side-by-side Sprinkler Demonstration Video
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Bereavement Uniform Program (BUP) Says THANK YOU to Maryland and the MSFA

Chief Jimmy Seavey, August 26

Greetings to the Maryland Fire Service Community from all at Lighthouse Uniform Company, home of the Bereavement Uniform Program (BUP).

After almost five years, the BUP has come to the end of its beginning.  The program is up, running and available to all and the opportunity for every firefighter, paid or volunteer, active or retired, to answer their ‘last call’ in a Class A at no charge to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Solomons VRSFD Annual Open House

Member of Member Company Norman Rea, August 24

The Solomons Volunteers invites everyone to their annual open house on October 7th, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be lots of educational opportunities along with food, fun, and games. We look forward to seeing all our friends and family at the event to celebrate another great year in Solomons VRSFD history.... (Full Story)

Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association 3rd Annual benefit golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Tom Mattingly, MSFA PP, August 05

Come join the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association 3rd Annual benefit golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Enjoy a great day of golf, see old friends and make some new ones. We are pleased this year to have as our guest, Dawn Ulmschnieder, to welcome our teams and thank our sponsors. SPONSORS are Needed, if you have a business or Know a business that ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA Executive Committee Meeting 08/26/2017

MSFA Secretary Doyle Cox, July 21

All Officers, Committee Chairs and Organizations Representatives:

President Mark Bilger has scheduled his first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 0900 hours.

A Hot Breakfast will ... (Full Story)

MSFA 2017 Annual Award Winners

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 21

Maryland State Firemen’s Association

125th Annual Convention

Maryland Company Making Best Appearance and winner of the Chief Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award
Lenoardtown VFD
Maryland Company Making Second Best Appearance Easton VFD
President’s Award Hampstead VFD
Company Coming Longest Distance Leitersburg VFC
Company Coming Second Longest Distance Williamsport ... (Full Story)

Chief Ron Siarnicki, MSFA Treasurer and Director of the NFFF receives Dr. John A. Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 10

Congratulations to Chief Ron Siarnicki, Director of the NFFF, and Treasurer of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Ron was selected to receive the Dr. John A. Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research. Ron is shown above receiving the Award from Retired MFRI Director John Hogland and NFFF Chairman Denny Compton at the 2017 Summer IFSTA Conference in Tulsa Oklahoma ... (Full Story & Photos)

In Memoriam, MSFA Past President Richard L. Yinger, October 13, 1941 - July 2, 2017

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 10

Richard L. Yinger, 75, Fishing Creek, Maryland. Was born October 13, 1941 in Frederick, Maryland, passed away at home early Sunday morning, July 2, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine L. Yinger, Children Belinda Rhoads (Michael) Barnesville, MD, Richard A. Yinger (Tina) Fishing Creek, MD, Mary Levesque (Eric) Lynchburg, VA. Grandchildren ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. mourns the loss of Past President James F. Mattingly, III

Member of Member Company John Montgomery, June 26

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Past President James “Jimmy” F. Mattingly, III. Jimmy has served 40+ years with the fire service. He was a Past President of Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department, and Past President of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Mechanicsville ... (Full Story)


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