2021 MSFA Convention & Conference Award Package
November 25, 2020
To: All Member Department/Company President’s and Secretaries:
As we start preparing for the upcoming 2021 Convention and Conference of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, we are asking for your assistance in providing us with up to date information on your 2021 Credentials Form. As many of you know, over the last couple of years, the Credential Forms have been submitted electronically. This has been a major step and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us to make it a success. This year, we are asking for the same cooperation and we are also asking that you go on the MSFA web page, where you will find the form under Convention Info. Please complete the electronic version and submit by clicking on Submit.
As you select your Delegates and Alternates, they not only represent your company/department at the Annual Convention and Conference, but they also represent you throughout the year. With that in mind, it is vital that you submit your Credentials for 2021. Just a reminder, when you make your selection, delegates/alternates can only represent one company/department. The past couple of years, there have been individuals submitted to represent more than one Company/Department and this is a violation of the Association Bylaws.
It is also requested that all Companies/Departments submit their credentials, even if no delegate will be attending the 129th Annual Convention and Conference. The information is needed to update the Proceedings Book.
If there are any questions, please contact me.
Doyle E. Cox
November 25, 2020
All Maryland State Firemen’s Association Member Companies:
The Maryland State Firemen’s Association Awards Committee is pleased to provide you with this year’s Awards Packet. Enclosed you will find a complete list of all awards with rules that will be presented at the 129th Annual Convention and Conference in Ocean City on Tuesday, June 22nd.
Please note that all deadlines and instructions as to when the nominations are to be submitted and who the nominations should be submitted to are different. Please refer to the MSFA Web Page at www.msfa.org for a complete list of previous award winners.
We encourage each of you to review your membership and nominate the individuals for the different awards. Each organization has individuals that are deserving of these prestigious awards.
Good luck to all and we look forward in receiving your nominations.
MSFA Awards Committee Chair
MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Representing the Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Entry Deadline Name of Award
March 1 NVFC Marc Mueller Fire Prevention Award
March 31 Francis L. Brannigan Instructor of the Year Award
March 31 Scholarship Awards
April 15 C. Oscar Baker Rookie of the Year Award
April 15 Edwin L. Emkey, Sr. Cadet Memorial Award
April 15 Firefighter of the Year Award
April 15 Gladhill-Thompson Trophy
April 15 Hall of Fame Award
April 15 Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award
April 15 Zembower Fire Service Training Award
April 30 Accident and Injury Prevention Award
April 30 Fire Prevention Awards
April 30 Josiah A. Hunt, M.D., EMT-A of the Year Award
April 30 Silver Spring Fire Prevention Trophy
April 30 Family Appreciation Program Award
April 30 John E. “Sunny” Rose, Jr. Memorial Training Award
May 1 Colburn Trophy
May 1 Miss Fire Prevention Contest
May 1 Robert H. Shimer Administrative Person of the Year
May 1 Senator Amoss Memorial Legislative Award
May 1 Smith N. Stathem, Jr., P.P., Memorial Safety Award
Parade Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award
Parade Governor’s Trophy for Fire Prevention
The guidelines, rules and regulations for each of the awards are listed in the Awards Information Manual, and the Convention and Conference Proceedings Book. Questions should be referred to Doyle Cox, Chair MSFA Awards Committee, 29132 Superior Circle, Easton, MD 21601 443-532-1416 E-Mail: email@example.com.
MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Representing the Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Certificate of Recognition
The Maryland State Firemen’s Association believes it is important to recognize our Comp0any Members. Each year at the Annual Convention and Conference, we recognize our Company Members for the following:
EMS Top Responder – This Recognition is present to the EMS Top Responder who takes the most calls “out the door”
Fire Top Responder – This Recognition is present to the Fire Top Responder who takes the most calls “out the door”
Rescue Top Responder – This Recognition is present to the Rescue Top Responder who takes the most calls “out the door”
Active Military Service – This Recognition is presented to the member of the Volunteer Fire, EMS and Rescue Service that has been called to Active Duty as a member of a United State Military Service
Three or mor Generations – This Recognition is presented to the members of families that have at least 3 generations, i.e. father, son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, or mother, son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter.
Over 90 Years of age and still active in the Fire, EMS and Rescue Service – This Recognition is presented to the members of your company that are at least 90 years old and are still actively involved in some activity at your fire, EMS or rescue station. The activity is not expected to be running calls.
Life Saving Award – This Recognition is presented to the member or members of you company that responds to a life saving call that does not qualify for the Josiah A. Hunt, M.D. (EMS Person of the Year) Award. List the name of the member or members, date of event and nature of the event.
This Certificate of Recognitions will ONLY be issued by completing the request on the MSFA Web Page.
Certificates will be issued to your Executive Committee Member for distribution
MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Representing the Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Personnel
2021 ANNUAL AWARDS
PAST PRESIDENT C. OSCAR BAKER
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of the Outstand Rookie Firefighter/EMS Provider
Nominee must be from a member company or department of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
Any active member of a member company or department of the MSFA may submit the name of a nominee for the award.
Junior/Cadet members of a member company or department are NOT eligible for this award. Time spent as a Junior/Cadet member does not count towards the 24 months of service.
Nominee must be an active Senior Member of the sponsoring company or department, and at least 17 years of age at the time of award application.
Nominee must have at least 6 months, but less than 24 months of active membership with the sponsoring company or department, calculated from the April 15th application due date.
A nominee that transfers from one company or department to another is not eligible for the award unless their total time of membership is less than 24 months combined.
Nominations in the form of a resume must be submitted on an individual basis only and on official company or department letterhead or stationary. All entries received, will be reviewed for eligibility prior to judging.
Nominations must be submitted to, and received by the MSFA Secretary no later than April 15th of each year. Late entries will NOT be considered.
All of the elected officers of the MSFA will judge nominees.
The mailing address for entries is: Doyle E. Cox, Secretary, Maryland State Firemen’s Association, 29132 Superior Circle, Easton, MD 21601
SILVER SPRING TROPHY
Purpose of Award: Recognition of Fire Prevention efforts by an Individual
- The recipient must be a volunteer firefighter.
- The individual must be nominated by the fire department/company.
- The fire prevention work shall have been done by the firefighter acting in the capacity of a volunteer.
- The nomination must be in the form of a resume indicating complete detailed information on the work done by the nominee. Photographs and newspaper clippings must be dated and the sources noted.
- The nomination and related information must be in the hands of the State Fire Marshal’s Office No Later Than April 30th.
- Nominees are subject to investigation by the judges.
- Dates of the fire prevention activities should cover the previous calendar year (January – December).
- Judges shall be appointed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, in accordance with the MSFA Fire Prevention Committee’s procedures.
- The decision of the judges shall be final.
- Nominations must include the nominees name, title, fire department name, and other pertinent information.
- Nominations shall be submitted to: MSFA Annual Fire Prevention Contest, State Fire Marshal’s Office, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
MARBERY F. GATES SERVICE CUP AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of Fifty (50) Years of Continuous and Faithful Service
The Marbery F. Gates Service Cup is to be awarded to an individual selected by the MSFA as deserving of this honor; such individual is to have at least, but not less than 50 years of continuous and faithful service to organizations within the Association. Individuals nominated must be living prior to the cutoff date of April 15th of the year to be presented.
The Master Cup will have the award date, name, and fire company of the recipient carved thereon and will for one year from date of presentation until the next MSFA Annual Convention, remain in the responsible custody of the honored individual’s fire company. The Personal Cup also suitably endorsed, will be presented to the individual to covet and keep forever.
The individual selected by the Committee will receive the Marbery F. Gates Medal and Ribbon Bar, which was approved by the Executive Committee in 2002. The ribbon is gold with four stripes of purple and the gold medal is inscribed as Marbery F. Gates Award.
Each individual nominated will receive a MSFA Plaque and Governors Citation the first year nominated and any sequential years a MSFA certificate recognizing them for their Continuous and Faithful Service.
The Committee will receive nominations until April 15th. The President of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department will serve on the selection committee and will be notified no later than May 20th of the individual selected, to allow preparation of the individual trophy and the recording of the individual’s name on the Master Cup.
Nominations in the form of a resume shall be submitted No Later Than April 15th of Each Year to: Richard Smith, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, 29132 Holly Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
JOSIAH A. HUNT, M.D.
EMS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of the Outstanding EMS Individual of the Year
The nominee must be from a member company of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
The nominee must be submitted by an active member company of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA).
The nominee must be submitted on an individual basis only and the nomination must be on official letterhead or company stationary and signed by at least two (2) officers of the company.
Only one nominee may be submitted from any one member company.
Nominations and letters of resume must be submitted to the Chair of the MSFA Emergency Medical Services Committee, No Later Than April 30th.
The nominee must be a Maryland certified EMT/A or above.
The nominee must have a minimum of five (5) years of service to the Maryland Emergency Medical Service Community.
Recipient of the award will receive the EMS Person of the Year Medal and Ribbon Bar, which was approved by the Executive Committee in 2002. The ribbon is blue and white and the gold medal is inscribed as “Josiah Hunt EMS Person of the Year”, with the MSFA Seal in the center.
Submit nominations to: William Dousa, MSFA EMS Committee, 600 Rivershore Court, Edgewood, MD 21040.
JOHN E. “SUNNY” ROSE, JR
MEMORIAL TRAINING AWARD
Purpose of Award: To recognize an individual who dedicates the most hours to Fire, EMS, and Rescue training during the year
The nominee must be a member in good standing with a member company of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
The nomination must be submitted as an individual on official letterhead or stationary of the member company and signed by a senior company officer.
Letters of nomination and transcript records must be submitted to the Chairman of the MSFA Training Committee, Leon Fleming, 3531 St. Paul Road, Hampstead, MD 21074 no later than April 30 of the award year.
Nominations must include a summary of training courses completed by the individual during the calendar year preceding the nomination and supported with copies of transcripts or certificates of training from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the National Fire Academy, colleges/universities, or other recognized training institutions as may be designated by the MSFA Training Committee. Any training classes not supported with a document of record will not be considered for this award.
This award recognizes an individual’s dedication to Fire, EMS, and Rescue training during the previous year. Training programs that will be considered for this award include:
All courses and seminars sponsored by MFRI or MIEMSS.
Courses sponsored by the National Fire Academy, the Emergency Management Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (including on-line training programs)
Formalized courses that are sponsored by local training academies which are members of the Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies.
College or University classes that are directly related to Fire, EMS, or Rescue delivery.
Other courses or training programs as may be determined eligible upon review by the MSFA Training Committee.
In determining the number of course hours for each training program, the MSFA Training Committee will consider the following:
Course hours as designated in a course catalog or brochure.
For one-day seminars, six course hours will be used; for two-day seminars, twelve course hours will be used.
For college/university classes, thirty hours will be awarded for a three semester hour class.
All courses to be considered must be documented on a transcript record, pocket card, or course completion certificate.
All courses and documentation will be reviewed by the MSFA Training Committee for verification and acceptance. The determination of course eligibility and hours considered by the MSFA Training Committee shall be final.
A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the individual recognized with this award to be displayed in the member’s home station for the following year. The awardee will also be presented with a personal trophy and uniform medal at the awards presentation, which shall become the property of the awardee.
COLBURN TROPHY AWARD
Purpose of Award: Outstanding Act of Heroism
- Must be on fire, rescue, or ambulance department stationary giving detailed summary of his/her outstanding actions or reason to be considered.
- Must be received by the Board of Trustees prior to May 1st of each year.
- Must be mailed to or delivered to: Jeffery H. Thompson, MSFA Board of Trustees Secretary, 202 Oriole Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.
GLADHILL – THOMPSON TROPHY
Purpose of Award: Recognition of an individual for their outstanding contribution to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association
- Eligibility – – –
- The following are eligible:
- Members of the “Official Family” (i.e., members of the Executive Committee, the Standing Committees, Special Committees, etc.) or;
- Bona fide members of member fire companies or;
- Members of part-paid or paid fire departments, within the state, or;
- Former members of an organized Fire Department within the state.
- The following are not eligible:
- The following are eligible:
1. The judges
2. Any candidate that received compensation for the performance of the act or acts considered for the award
- Criteria – – –
- The Candidate accomplished assigned (or assumed) duties in such a manner as have been clearly exceptional among all who have performed like or similar duties in a superior manner and/or;
- The candidate developed and improved methods and procedures, or produced an innovation or invention which accomplished extraordinary results for the MSFA or the U.S. Fire Service; or
- The candidate may have exhibited great courage and voluntary risk of personal safety or personal possessions in the face of danger, over and beyond the call of duty, in performing an act or acts which resulted in direct benefit to the MSFA and/or its members (which this award is given for a “heroic” act it shall be given to the candidate of no other award (cash or otherwise) has been granted previously in connection with the same act); or
- The candidate may have rendered outstanding service related to his/her activities for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association comparable with the above and relating to the following:
1. Activities which improved the image of the Association or which gained favorable benefits of meritorious recognition for the Association or it members, or;
2. Contributed to/or developed a valuable program for the benefit of the future of the Association and its members.
- Time Period – – –
Although it is realized that to be fully effective an award should be timely, it is not necessary that the service or performance be rendered within the year of the award.
- Preparation of Award Certification – – –
Factual information will be prepared as separate correspondence in the form of a proposal for each candidate. It shall list the candidates’ accomplishments in accordance with the above criteria (Section 2).
- Submission of Nominations – – –
The name or names of prospective recipients shall be submitted to:
Doyle E. Cox, Secretary
29132 Superior Circle
Easton, Maryland 21601
before April 15st of each year or at least 30 days before the Annual Convention
- If no candidates are submitted to the judges, the judges shall select a qualified candidate.
- The Judges – – –
- The judges shall be the elected officers of the MSFA.
- A simple majority of the judges present and voting shall be necessary for a decision.
HALL OF FAME AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of Distinguished Service to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association or an Individual Department or County Fire or Rescue Service
- During the year 1981 thru 1985, there were twenty (20) individuals selected each year, either living or deceased.
- Beginning in the year 1986, induction into the Hall of Fame will be limited to ten (10) individuals who are members of a volunteer fire, rescue or EMS company, either living or deceased, and up to three (3) individuals who are not members of a volunteer fire, rescue, or EMS company, either living or deceased.
- Names on individuals for nomination to the Hall of Fame may be submitted by:
a. The nominee’s home fire, rescue or EMS department/company, or
b. Any individual in good standing with a fire, rescue or EMS department/company, or
c. A member company in good standing with the MSFA, or
d. An individual member(s) of the Hall of Fame Committee
- Nominees must have a minimum of ten (10) years of service to be eligible for consideration.
- Nomination to the Hall of Fame should be based upon distinguished service to the MSFA. Distinguished service to the nominee’s individual department/company or county may be considered.
- All nominations must be received, in writing, by the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee No Later Than April 15th of each year to be considered. Until selected, a letter of nomination for each individual must be submitted each year, nomination letters will not be carried over from year to year. All nomination letters must be signed.
Submission of nominations shall be mailed to: Mr. Richard Smith, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, 29132 Holly Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
SMITH N. STATHEM, JR., P.P.
MEMORIAL SAFETY AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of an Individual Contributions toward firefighter/EMS Safety
The nominee must be a member of an organization that is a member of the MSFA.
The submission must be on the official MSFA Nomination Form and include the name and contact information on the person recommending the nominee in the space provided. The Company Chief or President must sign the “endorsed by” line of the form.
The nomination must include complete detailed information on the efforts performed by the individual during the previous calendar year. Supporting exhibits and documentation must be submitted in detail.
The nomination package must be submitted to the MSFA Safety Committee on later than May 1st.
Judges appointed by the Safety Committee, shall be comprised of non-affiliated representatives from the safety industry.
All nominations are subject to investigation by the Safety Committee and Judges.
A Safety Committee member can nominate any member of MSFA.
MSFA Safety Committee members are not eligible to be nominated for the award.
Submit your nominations to Chairman Michael A. LeCompte, MSFA Safety Committee, 11418 Quillin Way, Berlin, MD 21811.
EDWIN L. EMKEY, SR.
Purpose of Award: Recognition of the Outstanding Company Cadet Program
The department/company must be a member in good standing of the MSFA.
To be eligible for the nomination, cadet program must:
Have a minimum of seven cadets between the ages of 9 and 15.
Program must have been established no less than 5 years prior to nomination.
Must hold monthly or bi-monthly meetings, drills, training events, community service programs and be involved in other department or company activities.
The nomination must be submitted in a resume form letter on department/company letterhead, indicating when the Cadet Program was established, number of members, activities over the previous year, including all community activities, training and fundraising.
Any book entered, including scrapbooks, photo albums, or loose-leaf binders, cannot exceed 12 x 15.5 inches. The thickness of the book is not limited. The book entered will only be used as backup information to the resume.
Slide presentations, DVD’s, slide/tape presentations and video tape presentations will not be accepted.
Photographs and newspaper clippings must be dated and the sources indicated.
Entries must be in the hands of the Selection Committee by April 15th .
All materials submitted should reflect activities of the previous calendar year (January through December).
Judges shall be the elected officers of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and the decision of the judges shall be final.
Any evidence of material from previous years will automatically disqualify the entry.
Send or deliver all entries to Doyle E. Cox, Secretary of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, 29132 Superior Circle, Easton, MD 21601.
FRANCIS L. BRANNIGAN
INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of an individual or group contribution to fire, rescue, and emergency medical services training and education
- In order to be considered for the award, the following should be addressed in the nomination:
- The contribution during the previous calendar year with any specific information related to fire, rescue, and EMS training and education.
- The contribution made to fire, rescue, or EMS training and education during the years prior to the previous calendar year.
- Nominees do not have to be members of the Maryland fire and rescue service or the Chesapeake Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors to be considered.
- Nominations should be sponsored by a charter member and submitted in a narrative format with as much specific information as possible to: Assistant Director, MFRI, University of Maryland, 4500 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740.
- All nominations must be received no later than March 31st of each year.
ROBERT H. SHIMER
ADMINISTRATIVE PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of the Outstanding Fire, Rescue or EMS Administrative Person of the Year Award
- The nominee must be a volunteer from a member company that is in good standing with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association
- Name of individual for nomination for the Robert H. Shimer Administrator of the Year Award may be submitted by:
a. The nominee’s home fire, rescue, or EMS department/company on official letterhead, or
b. Any individual in good standing with a fire, rescue, or EMS department/company, or
c. A member company in good standing with the MSFA, on official letterhead, or
d. An individual member of this committee or a Past President of the MSFA.
- The nominee must have not less than ten (10) years of service with his/her department or company.
- The nomination must be submitted for an individual’s effort only and, therefore, submission of the nomination is to recognize the one individual and not a group, department or company.
- The nomination must be submitted in the form of a resume/bio. Including information on his/her department or company activities, administrative positions held within the company or department, county, regional or state association. Information should also be included on job achievement, establishment or programs, fund raising, community activities, and the reason the nominee should be elected.
- Time Period – Although it is realized that to be fully effective, an award should be timely, it is not necessary that the service or performance be rendered within the year of the award, however an accumulation of the previous five years of accomplishments may be added.
- The nomination must be mailed and received by the Shimer Award Committee No Later than May 1st at the following address: Robert W. Jacobs, Chairman, Shimer Award Committee, 410 East Ninth Street, Frederick, MD 2170.
WILLIAM E. “RUDY” RADISCH
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Purpose of Award: Recognition of Outstanding Citizenship and Exemplary Job Achievement
- Nominee must be from a member department of the Maryland State Firemen’s
- Any active member of a department of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association may submit the name of a nominee for the award.
- Nominations must be submitted on an individual basis only, on official letterhead or department stationary with the official MSFA Firefighter of the Year Nomination Form attached. Form must be signed with title of person submitting the nomination. A photograph of the nominee shall be submitted with the form.
- Nomination must be submitted to the Chairman of the Firefighter of the Year Committee No Later than April 15th of each year. Any late entries will not be considered. The mailing address for the entries is: William B. Lay, Sr., Chairman MSFA Firefighter of the Year Award, 2210 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, MD 21085.
- Guidelines for selection of nominee:
- Outstanding citizenship, i.e., activities by a firefighter to better his/her department and community at large, etc.
- Exemplary job achievement, i.e., lecturing at school on fire safety, setting up a program of fire inspections, fund raising, etc.
- This award will be for calendar year only.
NOTE: This award will not be judged on acts of heroism. All heroism nominations should be directed to the Colburn Trophy Award.
Maryland State Firemen’s Association
Firefighter of the Year Nomination
For the Calendar Year of 2020
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION
Nominee’s Department Name:
Current Position in Department:
Activities performed during 2020:
Number of responses for 2020:
Total Fire Calls
Total EMS Calls
Training taken during 2020:
Title of Training
List other Community Activities during 2020:
List other achievements or activities that occurred during 2020 that you think should be considered, also to include any MSFA activities:
Name and phone number of person to contact if the nominee is selected:
You may use attachments if more space is needed to submit the required information.
Please submit a current photo of nominee.
Please submit coat size for individual nominated.
All nominations must be submitted to the Chairman of the Firefighter of the Year Award Committee by April 15, 2021.
This award is not for heroism. All heroism nominations are to be directed to the Colburn Trophy Award Committee.
Please submit nomination to: William B. Lay, Sr., Chairman MSFA Firefighter of the Year Award, 2210 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, MD 21085
Signature and title of person submitting the nomination:
Signature Title Date
FIRE PREVENTION AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of Department Fire Prevention Efforts
- The department/company must be a member in good standing of the MSFA.
- A cover letter on department letterhead is required to accompany all entries.
- Any book entered, including scrapbooks, photo albums, or loose-leaf binders, cannot exceed 12 x 15.5 inches. The thickness of the book is not limited.
- Slide presentations, slide/tapes presentations and video tape presentations are acceptable.
- Photographs and newspaper clippings must be dated and sources indicated.
- Entries must be in the hands of the State Fire Marshal’s Office by April 30th and must be marked with the proper entry classification (Area and Class).
- All materials submitted should reflect activities of the previous calendar year (January
- Judges shall be appointed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the decision of the judges shall be final.
- Any evidence of material from previous years will automatically disqualify the entry.
- Any department/company entering any contest must have a representative at the MSFA Annual Convention and Conference.
- Auxiliaries and Junior Companies may submit entries for their department as long as the president or chief forwards a cover letter as verification.
- Send or deliver all entries to: MSFA Fire Prevention Contest, State Fire Marshal’s
Office, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
SENATOR WILLIAM H. AMOSS MEMORIAL LEGISLATIVE AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of an individual contributions and determination in promoting the betterment of Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical service through successful legislation and the legislative process.
- All nominations must be submitted by a representative of an active member company or department, in good standing, of the MSFA.
- All nominations must be in written form, on an individual basis, and submitted on company or department letterhead or stationary. A photograph of the nominee shall also be submitted.
- All nominations must include the following:
- A letter of recommendation/resume
- Accomplishments of the nominee
- All nominations must be received by May 1st of each year.
- The judges shall be the MSFA Legislative Committee.
- All nominations are to be submitted to: Chairman, MSFA Legislative Committee, 17 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.
FAMILY APPRECIATION PROGRAM AWARD
Purpose of Award: To recognize families of Volunteer Fire/EMS members, who sacrifice their time with the member, for the good of the community.
- Open to the family of volunteer members for the Fire/EMS Service.
- Member MUST be an active volunteer and their Company or Department is in good standing of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
- Family nomination must be endorsed by the President or Chief of the member Department or Company.
- The Maryland State Firemen’s Association Recruitment and Retention Committee will base their selection on their following criteria:
- Exhibit consistent positive effort toward training, response to incidents, fundraising, etc.
- Exhibit overall effort to support team concepts.
- Active member for a minimum of 5 years.
- Nominations must be submitted by NO LATER THAN April 30th, to Michael R. Faust, Chairman, MSFA Recruitment and Retention Committee, 112 Norwood Drive, Sudlersville, MD 21668 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Awards will be presented at the Annual Convention and Conference.
- Members of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Committee, Members of the MSFA Executive Committee and the Presidents of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association are not eligible for the award.
Family Appreciation Program Award Nomination Form
- Exhibit positive effort toward Department or Company and family member and have clear understanding of members commitment.
- Exhibit overall effort to support team concept.
- Nominator must be an active member of a Department or Company for at least one year.
- A narrative of 250 words or less describing community support and consistent effort toward the fire/rescue service.
- No Attachments
Name of Nominee:
State Zip County
Telephone (Day) (Evening)
Department or Squad
Name and Title
State Zip Phone: (Day) (Evening)
NARRATIVE OF RECOMMENDATION:
Endorsed By: Name Title
ZEMBOWER FIRE SERVICE TRAINING AWARD
Purpose of Award: Recognition of a Department’s Participation in Formal Training
This award is to the department which has the highest average number of formal training hours per active member. Formal training include:
All coursed and seminars sponsored by MFRI
Formalized courses sponsored by local training academies which are members of the Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies
Courses seminars sponsored by MIEMSS
Courses sponsored by the National Fire Academy, and
Refresher training classes in the following areas:
In order for the training to be considered, it must be validated by a pocket card or certificate and verifiable by the organization providing the training. The training year will be from July 1st through June 30th of the year prior to presentation of the award.
The number of active members in your department as reported on the Statistical Report provided to the MSFA Statistical Committee for the most recent fiscal year will be used to compute the average number of training hours per active member. The Statistical Report submitted by each member company should reflect the actual number of members responding to calls and taking training. Accurate and up to date training records can prove to be an asset in legal decisions and ISO rating. If you did not submit a report to the Statistical Committee, this information cannot be verified and your application will not be considered.
To be considered for this award, complete the attached application and submit it to the following address no later than April 15th to: MSFA Training Committee, c/o Maryland Fire Rescue Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
APPLICATION FOR ZEMBOWER FIRE SERVICE TRAINING AWARD
IN MEMORY OF MR. & MRS. CROMWELL ZEMBOWER
TRAINING YEAR JULY 1,2019 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020
Mailing Address: City County Zip Code
On an attached sheet, list all courses and seminars sponsored by MFRI, formalized courses sponsored by local training academies which are members of the Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies, courses and seminars sponsored by MIEMSS, and courses sponsored by the National Fire Academy which your department has participated in during the training year noted above. Enter all information as requested and be as accurate as possible to ensure eligibility. All Formula for Computing Points
Multiply number of hours for each course or seminar by the number of students successfully completing that course or seminar to determine the number of student hours for that course or seminar. The training information will be based on information provided by the sponsoring organization.
Total the student hours for all courses and seminars.
Divide the total number of student hours (in #2 above) by the number of active members in the department from current Statistical Report.
The result is your training hours per active member.
Enter training hours per active member.
Layout for Course List to Quality for the Zembower Fire Service Training Award – Enter all information in columns using the following format:
Full Name of Student
Social Security Number
Total Student Hours ___ .
Total Number of Active Members from MSFA Statistical Report _______.
Number of course hours for MFRI courses _____ .
The hours should be similar for courses sponsored by local academies.
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic 131
Emergency Medical Technician – Re-fresher 24
EMT I 540
EMT I to P Bridge 442
Emergency Medical Services Officer I 48
Emergency Medical Services Officer II 42
First Responder Basic 45
Paramedic Refresher 40
First Responder Refresher 15
Aerial Apparatus Operators 30
Aerial Apparatus Operator (Combined TCO & AAO) 24
Arson Investigation for Officers 6
Fire Command I 27
Fire Officer I 63
Fire Officer II 45
Fire Officer III 60
Fire Officer IV 60
Incident Safety Officer 16
FD Safety Officer 30
Officer Continuing Education Classes 3
Firefighter I 108
Firefighter II 60
Fireground Operations I 24
Fireground Operations II 24
Leadership & Supervision 18
Protective Envelope & Foam 9
Special Fires 24
Sprinkler & Standpipe 6
Truck Company Operations 30
Emergency Vehicle Driver In Service 12
Emergency Vehicle Operator Course 30
Rescue Technician 66
Rescue Specialist I 45
Rescue Refresher 27
Rescue Tech Rope Rescue 50
Trench Rescue 30
Confined Space Rescue 30
Instructor Training I 30
Instructor Training II 36
Hazardous Materials Operations 24
Hazardous Materials Technician 51
Swift Water Rescue Tech 30
Boat Operations 8
Strategy & Tactics 45
NIMS 100 3
NIMS 300 24
NIMS 400 16
NIMS 700 3
NIMS 800 3
Refresher Classes – (annually)
Hazardous Materials 1.5
Blood Borne/Airborne Pathogens 1.5
Trench Rescue 1.5
Confined Space Rescue 1.5
One day seminars are considered 6 hours and two day seminars are considered 12 hours. Seminars may include Executive Development Seminars, Chief Officers Seminar, Hazardous Materials Training, Confined Space, Rescue Weekends, Water Supply Drills, etc. CPR training and other classes offered in stations must be documented with the number of hours of all students.
Documentation could include AHA or ARC pocket cards, or a signed letter from a certified instructor. All courses will be reviewed by the Training Committee for verification and acceptance of the appropriateness of the training for award consideration.
The following list of National Fire Academy courses in not an exhaustive list, but are those that are routinely offered and are 12 hours each: IRHMIBC, IRHMICI, MCTO: Decision Making, MCTO: Preparation, MCTO: Tactics, Incident Safety Officer, Health & Safety Officer, Conducting Basic Fire Prevention Inspections, and Basic Life Support-Hazardous Materials.