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Update on Captain Sander B. Cohen, Rockville VFD
December 12, 2017
Funeral Services for Capt. Sander Cohen
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Funeral Services for Captain Sander Cohen

It is with Very Deep Sorrow, that the Officers of the MSFA, The Officers and Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and Officers and Staff of the Office of the State Fire Marshal,and the Maryland State Police bring you the news of the passing of Captain Sander Cohen, Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal and Captain of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department.

Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal / Capt. Cohen will be honored with a full Police/Fire Department Funeral Service to be held on Thursday December 14, 2017 at 11:00am, at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852.

The Maryland State Police are taking the lead on funeral arrangements and other logistical matters. For more details and information, including funeral attendance information for Fire and Police personnel, heavy apparatus and Honor Guards Go to: https://cohenfuneral.wordpress.com/. If you would like to participate with apparatus or an Honor Guard click on "Intent to Participate" and complete the embedded form. Please check https://rvfd.org or the RVFD Facebook page for informational updates.

A procession will follow, which will take Capt. Cohen on his final ride past Fire Station 3 on Hungerford Drive. A private interment ceremony will take place afterwards at which only family, close friends and personnel from RVFD, Montgomery County Fire/Rescue, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Maryland State Police personnel will attend.

The Cohen family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Donations may be made on-line at rvfd.org, or mailed to RVFD, PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD 20849

Reception

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department cordially invites honored guests to join them for lunch from – 1 pm until 5 pm- in celebration of the memory of Captain Sander Cohen. The reception will be held at the Hilton WashingtonDC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center ( 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD)

For those wishing to stay over rooms are available at the Hilton for $89.00 per night for Wednesday and Thursday. You must reference the code DRV and call the hotel at 301-468-1100.

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Additional Details!

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: B'nai Israel
              6301 Montrose Road
              Rockville, MD 20852

A private interment will follow.

Parking at the funeral location is limited. Additional parking locations have been identified and are:
POLICE PARKING: Saint Elizabeth Church
                                917 Montrose Road 20852
                                Rockville, MD (Please enter off Tildenwood Drive)

FIRE AND ASSOCIATES PARKING: Jewish Community Center
                                                         6125 Montrose Road
                                                         Rockville, MD 20852

MEDIA PARKING: 6300-block of westbound Montrose Road

A parking area will be roped off for media.

**Media – Please note arrangements are being made for pool camera coverage of the funeral.  Additional cameras will not be permitted inside. Interment is private and there will be no media opportunity there.

Parking is limited at each venue. Carpooling is strongly recommended. State troopers will be at each location to assist with parking.

WEBSITE: An information site has been set up at http://cohenfuneral.wordpress.com/

 

 

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No Caption Captain Sander Cohen Answers his last call, helping a stranded motorist.

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, December 12

It is with Very Deep Sorrow, that the Officers of the MSFA, The Officers and Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and Officers and Staff of the Office of the State Fire Marshal,and the Maryland State Police bring you the news of the passing of Captain Sander Cohen Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal and Captain of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department.

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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)

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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)


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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)


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MSFA 2017 Annual Award Winners

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 21

Maryland State Firemen’s Association

125th Annual Convention
TROPHIES AND AWARDS LISTING


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)


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No Caption 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)

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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)

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