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 Department Prevention Efforts
Award Sponsor: Maryland State Firemen’s Association, Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, and Individuals
Award Administered By: Maryland State Firemen’s Association Fire Prevention Committee and Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office
Background: The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) sponsors an annual contest to recognize fire, rescue, and EMS departments efforts in promoting fire prevention in their communities.  Contest awards are provided for companies who participate in a year-round fire prevention program as well as departments who participate in special projects, such as an open house or other fire prevention activities.  An additional category recognizes departments who have shown an outstanding overall contribution to fire prevention and fire safety education activities.  Starting in 1977, a seventh class in both Year Round Projects, and Single Projects was added.  This will be for County Fire Prevention Committees to enter.
A project may be submitted by an organization within the department as long as it is verified by the president or chief.  The awards are presented each year at the annual convention and conference for the following categories:
Year-Round Program or More Than One Project - - -
                            (Classified by population of first due area)
                Class I                    0 – 1,500
                Class II                   1,501 – 2,500
                Class III                  2,501 – 5,000
                Class IV                  5,001 – 10,000
                Class V                   10,001 or more, volunteer personnel
                Class VI                  10,001 or more, career personnel
                Class VII                 County Fire Prevention Committees
Single Project Programs - - -(Classified by Population of first due area)
                 Class I                    0 – 1,500
                 Class II                   1,501 – 2,500
                 Class III                  2,501 – 5,000
                 Class IV                  5,001 – 10,000
                 Class V                   10,001 or more, volunteer personnel
                 Class VI                  10,001 or more, career personnel
                 Class VII                 County Fire Prevention Committee
            Overall Activities - - -
                 1st Place  -  $200.                6th Place  -  $50.
                 2nd Place  -  $100.               7th Place  -  $50.
                 3rd Place  -  $75.                 8th Place  -  $50.
                 4th Place  -  $75.                 9th Place  -  $50.
                 5th Place  -  $50.                10th Place  -  $50.
(Award monies must be spent by the winning department/organization in the area of fire prevention)
Award Rules:

1. The department/company must be a member in good standing of the MSFA. 

2. A cover letter on department letterhead is required to accompany all entries. 

3. 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. 

4. Slide presentations, slide/tapes presentations and video tape presentations are acceptable. 

5. Photographs and newspaper clippings must be dated and sources indicated. 

6. 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). 

7. All materials submitted should reflect activities of the previous calendar year (January through December). 

8. Judges shall be appointed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the decision of the judges shall be final. 

9. Any evidence of material from previous years will automatically disqualify the entry. 

10. Any department/company entering any contest must have a representative at the MSFA Annual Convention and Conference. 

11. Auxiliaries and Junior Companies may submit entries for their department as long as the president or chief forwards a cover letter as verification. 

12. Send or deliver all entries to: MSFA Fire Prevention Contest, State Fire Marshal’s Office, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 



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