Weekly Report week ending 7.29.2022
MSFA Weekly Report for County Associations and Partners
Week ending 7.29.2022
**Information Needed** From the Office of the State Fire Marshal: information has been sent
to the Department of Emergency Management of those jurisdictions that are in compliance with
508 funding and reporting for FY 22. The only counties in compliance at this time are Anne
Arundel, Baltimore City, Frederick and Washington. Those counties that are not in compliance
must submit their MFIRS reports to the State Fire Marshal as soon as possible in order to
receive their funding.
Name Change Survey: Taskforce Chair Teresa Crisman will be sending the survey out shortly.
It will ask several questions regarding the proposed name changes and why the proposals failed.
We ask that those who receive the survey to reply in a timely manner as we continue
discussions on how we move forward into 2023. As a reminder, President Kurtz has asked that
NO NAME CHANGE PROPOSALS BE SUBMITTED until after January 1, 2023.
MSFA.org Committee Page Updates: Thank you to ALL committee chairs that have
submitted changes to their msfa.org website pages. If you have not yet submitted your updates,
please visit your committee page to ensure that all members of your committee are listed, the
documents associated with your committee are current, and any new information is posted as
soon as possible.
If you are interested in being on an MSFA committee, please visit the MSFA website and
submit the following interest form: https://www.msfa.org/committees/interest–form/
The Rural Water Supply Committee has posted the MSFA Summer 2022 Rural Water Supply
Drill, Hosted by Queenstown VFC on Sunday, August 21, 2022 0800 Hours
Apparatus should arrive by 0730 hours for planning/staging. Light Breakfast will be
served during staging and setup. Lunch will be served during the post drill briefing. Food is
being graciously provided by the Queenstown VFC Ladies Auxiliary. Any/all apparatus and
personnel are welcome to attend.
We do ask that you email us with the units and an approximate head count by
Wednesday, August 17, so we have a head count for food. For further information, and to sign
up for attendance, please contact MSFA Rural Water Chairman: Steve Barry 443–509–0478
(text or phone) or Email: email@example.com
The Cancer Committee has announced its 2023 Walk of Hope in Annapolis which will be held
on Sunday, April 23, 2023. They hope to have an excellent turn out again next spring!
The Ways and Means Committee reminds all departments that the 2023 Convention $10,000
Raffle tickets have been distributed to all Executive Committee members. Please be sure to
contact them to get your tickets!
If your department would like to host a mental health awareness presentation, please reach out
to Teresa Crisman at firstname.lastname@example.org or PP Dave Lewis at email@example.com for
content that is appropriate for your members.
If any Committee wishes to share information via this weekly report, please submit it to
Executive Director Kate Loveless at KLoveless@msfa.org by the Wednesday of each week for
If you have any questions, please reach out to your county Executive Committee members:
Allegany/Garrett; Tim Dayton firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Arundel; Ron Block email@example.com
Baltimore; Doug Simpkins, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvert/Charles/St. Mary’s; Randy Smith email@example.com
Carroll/Howard; Theresa Collins firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorchester/Talbot; Bob Phillips email@example.com
Frederick/Washington; Chip Jewell firstname.lastname@example.org
Harford/Cecil; PP Steve Cox email@example.com
Montgomery; Buddy Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince George’s; Lee Lutz email@example.com
Queen Anne’s/Kent/Caroline; Robbie Blackiston firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset/Wicomico/Worchester; PP Roger Steger email@example.com
Upcoming Executive Committee meetings:
August 20–21, 2022 Jarrettsville VFC
December 3–4, 2022 Showell VFC
February 11–12, 2023 Prince Frederick VFD
April 1–2, 2023 Flintstone VFD
Meetings will start at 9am on Saturday and Sunday and all are encouraged to attend.