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Future Convention Dates
June 15-21, 2019
June 19-25, 2020
June 18-24, 2021

Executive Committee Meetings

December 1 & 2, 2018
Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

February 9 & 10, 2019
United Communities VFD, Queen Anne's County

April 6 & 7, 2019
Friendsville VF&R, Garrett County


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May 22, 2019
LIBERTYTOWN GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 31
May 21, 2019
Death Announcement: John Alan Thompson
May 21, 2019
Death Announcement: Raymond Allen Ryan, Jr.
May 16, 2019
URGENT: Missing Auxiliary Credential Forms
May 15, 2019
National Home Fire Sprinkler Week
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Next Seven Days
May 25, 2019
Carnival at Odenton VFC
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 26, 2019
Carnival at Odenton VFC
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 27, 2019
Carnival at Odenton VFC
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
May 27, 2019
Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival
8 West Locust St., Union Bridge, MD
May 28, 2019
Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival
8 West Locust St., Union Bridge, MD
May 29, 2019
Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival
8 West Locust St., Union Bridge, MD
May 29, 2019
Harford County Vol. Fire and Ambulance Association
Aberdeen VFC
May 29, 2019
Union bridge Fire Co. Carnival
Union Bridge, MD, Carroll County
May 29, 2019
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Association
TBA
May 30, 2019
Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival
8 West Locust St., Union Bridge, MD
May 31, 2019
Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival
8 West Locust St., Union Bridge, MD
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The William E. "Rudy" Radisch Fire Fighter of the Year Memorial Award

 

 

Purpose of Award: Outstanding Citizenship and Exemplary Job Achievement

 

Award SponsorChillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department  

 

Award Administered By: Maryland State Firemen’s Association Firefighter of the Year Committee
 
 
 
Background:   The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) established the Firefighter of the Year Award in 1978, to be presented at the Annual Convention and Conference each year from nominations received from the member department or individuals.  At the December 2, 2018 meeting of the Executive Committee, a proposal was presented by Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department to Sponsor the award and renameing it.  The proposal was approved and will be known as THE WILLIAM E. "Rudy" RADISCH FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR MEMORIAL AWARD.  Qualified nominations will be judged by the Firefighter of the Year Committee appointed by the President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
 
            The committee solicits your support in this fine program and asks that you select someone in your department or from a member department of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association for the award.
 
 
 
Award Rules: The rules and guidelines for the Firefighter of the Year Program are as follows:
 
 
  1. Nominee must be from a member department of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.

  2. Any active member of a department of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association may submit the name of a nominee for the award.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. "Bill" Lay, Sr., Chairman,
MSFA Firefighter of the Year Committee
2210 Old Joppa Road
Joppa, MD 21085
 
  1. Guidelines for selection of nominee:

    1. Outstanding citizenship, i.e., activities by a firefighter to better his/her department and community at large, etc.
    2. Exemplary job achievement, i.e., lecturing at school on fire safety, setting up a program of fire inspections, fund raising, etc.
    3.  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.
 
 
  1. Awarding of the Firefighter of the Year Plaque and Certificates:

    1. Award to be made at the MSFA Annual Convention and Conference.
    2. Winner to receive large plaque annually
    3. Winner receives the Firefighter of the Year Medal and Ribbon Bar, which was approved by the Executive Committee in 2002.  The ribbon is red and white and the gold medal is inscribed as Firefighter of the Year, with the MSFA Seal in the center.
    4. Awarding of plaque and medal to be made by the President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
    5. Certificates will be presented or mailed to all nominees.
Previous Recipients:

 

Year   Name Department - County County
1978   Herman E. Rhue Hurlock VFC Dorchester
1979   Richard A. Ayers Community FC, Rising Sun Cecil
1980   James J. Snyder Laytonsville District VFD Baltimore
1981   Eugene L. Worthington, P.P. Level VFC Harford
1981   Joseph G. Burris Church Hill Queen Anne's
1982   Tony Sterling Salisbury VFD #1 Wicomico
1983   Thomas Y. Miller Level VFC Harford
1984   Harry A. Pafel, Jr. Fallston VF&AC Harford
1985   Ted F. Jackson Church Hill Queen Anne's
1986   Diane May Luke VFC Allegany
1987   Rhonda J. Thomas  Level VFC Harford
1988   David C. Leftwich Delta-Cardiff VFC Harford
1989   William J. Dousa, Jr. Joppa-Magnolia VFC Harford
1990   L. Jason Baer Goodwill FC, Maugansville Washington
1991   Francis T. Mowbray, Jr. Barton Hose Allegany
1992   Michael E. Tarquini Level VFC Harford
1993   James Jarboe Takoma Park VFD Montgomery
1994   Steven W. Leatherman Middletown VFC Frederick
1995   Barbara A. Knippenburg Midland VFC Allegany
1996   James “Deacon” Dick Midland VFC Allegany
1997   Francis D. Jester Church Hill VFC Queen Anne's
1998   Joseph Wayne Hardesty Prince Frederick VFD Calvert
1999   Joseph Wayne Hardesty       Prince Frederick VFD Calvert
2000   Joseph Della-Camera Prince Frederick VFD Calvert
2001   James B. Lyons, III Joppa Magnolia Harford
2002   Jeff Williams Indian Head Charles
2003   James E. McClelland Capital Heights Prince George's
2004   Daniel J. Stevens Waldorf Charles
2005   William Hill, Jr. Hollywood St. Mary's
2006   Aimee Cenate Mechanicsville VFD St. Mary's
2007   Derrick E. Lloyd Joppa Magnolia Harford
2008    Christopher Scully Hollywood VFD  St. Mary's 
2009   Jeff Thompson Chestertown  Kent 
2010   Jason Sharp Prince Frederick VFD  Calvert 
2011   Michael Sullivan Hollywood VFD St. Mary's
2012   Daryl T. Benner Sharpsburg Washington
2013   Jared W. Trossbach Leonardtown VFD St. Mary's
2014   Oley G. Griffith First Hose Co. of Boonsboro Washington
2015   Timothy F. Dayton Potomac Allegany
2016   Eddie Tatum Hollywood VFD St. Mary's
2017   Anthony J. Simonetta Odenton  Anne Arundel
         
         

 

Award Sponsor: Maryland State Firemen’s Association

 

 

 

 

 

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