Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 19-25, 2020
June 18-24, 2021

June 12-17, 2022

Executive Committee Meetings
September 21 and 22, 2019
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

December 7 and 8, 2019
Suderlersville Volunteer Fire Department


November 14, 2019
New Market Volunteers to hold All You Can Eat Breakfast Fundraiser with Santa
November 13, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting - December 7th & 8th, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association December Meeting
November 5, 2019
VHC New Years Eve BINGO
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Next Seven Days
November 17, 2019
Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department 12420 McMullen Highway, SW, Cumberland, MD. 21502
November 17, 2019
Eastern Shore Volunteer Firemen's Association
Girdletree VFC
November 18, 2019
Cecil County Vol. Firemen's Association
Hacks Point VFC
November 19, 2019
Quarter Auction
Ferndale VFC
November 19, 2019
Wicomico County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Delmar VFD
November 19, 2019
November 20, 2019
Howard County Volunteer Firemen's Association
Savage VFC
November 20, 2019
Kent - Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire, EMS and Rescue Association
Crumpton VFC
November 21, 2019
Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association
Chestnut Ridge VFC
November 21, 2019
St. Mary's County Fire Board Association
Public Safety Building, 23090 Leonard Hall Rd, Leonardtown, MD
November 21, 2019
Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association
Sharpsburg Ambulance
November 21, 2019
Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association
Guardian Hose
November 21, 2019
Montgomery County Volunteer Fire/Rescue Association
Wheaton Rescue
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Purpose of Award:Recognition of an individuals contributions and determination in promoting the betterment of Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical services through successful legislation and the legislative process.

Award Sponsor: Harford-Cecil Volunteer Firemen’s Association

Award Administered By:M.S.F.A. Legislative Committee

Background:The Senator William H. Amoss Memorial Legislative Award was created to honor an individual who served over 20 years actively representing the Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical services, throughout the State, in a legislative capacity both in the House of Delegates and the State Senate. In 1998, the Maryland General Assembly recognized Senator Amoss’ dedication to the Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical services be renaming Senate Bill 508, the “Senator William H. Amoss Fund.” Introduced in 1985 by Senator Amoss, the 508 Bill was created to financially assist the Maryland fire, rescue and emergency medical services departments on an annual basis. This award was presented by the Harford-Cecil Volunteer Firemen’s Association and accepted by the Executive Committee in 1999.

Award Qualifications: In order for a candidate to be considered for this award, he/she must meet at least (1) one of the following criteria:

  1. Be a duly elected legislative official representing a Maryland municipality, a Maryland county, the State of Maryland or the Federal Government.

  2. Be a member of the M.S.F.A. Legislative Committee.

  3. Be a member of a county emergency services association’s legislative committee that is recognized by the M.S.F.A.

  4. Be a member of a regional emergency services association’s legislative committee that is recognized by the M.S.F.A.

  5. Be a state citizen who is not a member of a fire/EMS/rescue department or company.

Award Rules:

1. All nominations must be submitted by a representative of an active member company or department, in good standing, of the MSFA. 

2. 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. 

3. All nominations must include the following: 

A. A letter of recommendation/resume 

B. Accomplishments of the nominee 

4. All nominations must be received by May 1st of each year. 

5. The judges shall be the MSFA Legislative Committee. 

6. All nominations are to be submitted to: Chairman, MSFA Legislative Committee, 17 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Previous Recipients:

1999    Senator William H. Amoss

2000    Delegate Norman Conway

2000    Charles W. Riley, P.P.

2001    Senator Thomas M. Middleton

2002    Delegate John F. Wood

2003    Bernard J. Smith, P.P.

2004    Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr.

2005    C. Daniel Davis, Jr., P.P.

2005    Pat Gainer – MIEMSS

2005    James Brown - MIEMSS

2006    Delegate Norman Conway

2007    Delegate James Malone, Jr.

2008    Delegate Norman Conway

2009    Senator Barry Glassman

2010    Delegate Norman Conway

2011    Delegate James E. Malone, Jr.

2011    Senator Roy Dyson

2012    State Fire Marshal William Barnard

2012    Senator Roy Dyson

2012    Delegate James E. Malone, Jr. 

2012    C. Daniel Davis, P.P.

2012    Richard Yinger, P.P.

2013    Delegate John Bohanan

2014    Delegate Norman Conway

2015    Senator James N. Mathias, Jr.

2015    Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.

2015    Delegate Dana M. Stein

2016    Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.

2016    Delegate Shree Sample-Hughes

2016    Richard Smith

2017    Delegate Marvin E. Homes, Jr.

2017    Delegate Deborah Rey

2018    Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer

2018    Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh

2019    Senator C. Kagan

2019    Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh

2019    Johnie F. Roth, Jr., P.P.



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