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The mission of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association is to serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of the volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical services of Maryland.

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2022 SMVFA Convention and Parade

Announcement: RELIEF Act of 2021 – MEMA and the Maryland Military Department

The Maryland State Firemen’s Association is excited to share the distribution information for the 181 volunteer departments across Maryland that applied for funding through the RELIEF Act of 2021 to help recover fundraising losses incurred during the 2020 pandemic. After many months of collecting data from the affected departments by...

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2021 Clarifications – Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services – From: Timothy Chizmar, MD, FACEP, State EMS Medical Director

EMS Clinicians Highest Jurisdictional Officials Commercial Services Base Stations From: Timothy Chizmar, MD, FACEP State EMS Medical Director Download or view PDF Date: July 8, 2021 RE: Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services – 2021 Clarifications Please note the following clarifications for the 2021 release of the Maryland Medical...

First Responder Mental Health and Wellness Conference in Ocean City this September 9/10, 2021

  Hello all, Below is a description of the First Responder Mental Health and Wellness Conference being held in Ocean City this September. There is going to be a lot of good information presented and a great chance to fellowship and share ideas with fellow first responders from all around....

2021 MSFA Convention Election Results

2021 Officers The following Officers were unopposed and were elected by a single ballot casted by the Office of the Secretary. President Joel C. McCrea, Long Green VFD Baltimore First Vice President Benjamin W. “Ben” Kurtz, Jarrettsville VFC Harford Second Vice President Eric Smothers, Brunswick Ambulance Co Frederick Treasurer Ronald...

Joel C. McCrea

Joel C. McCrea

MSFA President
Benjamin W. Kurtz

Benjamin “Ben” W. Kurtz

First Vice President

Eric Smothers

2nd Vice President
Kate Tomanelli, Executive Director

Kate Tomanelli

Executive Director

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