Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 16-22, 2018
June 15-20, 2019
June 20-25, 2020
June 19-24, 2021

Executive Committee Meetings

February 24, 2018
Singerly Fire Company

April 14, 2018
Midland Volunteer Fire Deparment #1

June 17, 2018
Ocean City

June 22, 2018
Ocean City

March 21, 2018
Savage Volunteer Fire Company Fire Replica
March 21, 2018
Fire Replia Savage VFC TRUCK-6
March 20, 2018
Death Notice: James “Bennie” Shelton, Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company
March 20, 2018
Death Notice: James “Bennie” Shelton, Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company
March 20, 2018
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Next Seven Days
March 24, 2018
MSFA Fire Prevention and Life Safety Meeting
MFRI - College Park
March 25, 2018
Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Breakfast w/ Easter Bunny
Sykesville Fire Department
March 25, 2018
Upperco VFC Bull & Oyster Roast
16020 Carnival Ave. Upperco Md. 21155
March 25, 2018
Bull & Oyster Roast
Upperco VFC
March 26, 2018
Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Breakfast w/ Easter Bunny
Sykesville Fire Department
March 26, 2018
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Hollywood Fire
March 27, 2018
Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Breakfast w/ Easter Bunny
Sykesville Fire Department
March 28, 2018
Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Breakfast w/ Easter Bunny
Sykesville Fire Department
March 28, 2018
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Deep Creek
March 28, 2018
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
Havre DeGrace Ambulance
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Discounted Local Accommodations at OC's Hotel and Motels

The Maryland State Firemen's Association


June 16th thru 22nd 2018

Roland E. Powell Convention

Performing Arts Center

Ocean City Maryland

Free Training From Experts In The
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huge number of Free Hands on, and Classroom

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As the cold weather continues, it may be a good time to think about warmer weather and making plans for the 2018 Convention and Conference of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA). The 2018 Convention and Conference will be held on June 16 through 22, 2018.  The MSFA Convention and Conference Committee has already been at work, planning the many activities needed to support the Convention and Conference. We are providing you with this preliminary information about the Convention and Conference to make sure you know what we are planning for next June in Ocean City.
Annual Dues Reminder - This will serve as a reminder that annual dues invoices have been sent to every member company as required by the MSFA By-Laws. Dues for member departments are $200.00 and associate members are $50.00.  All checks should be made payable to the Maryland State Firemen's Association and mailed to the Office of the Financial Secretary, P.O. Box 401, Jarrettsville, MD 21084. Email  if you have questions. All dues must be paid by April 1, 2018.
Credentials Form – The MSFA has implemented an online credentialing and registration process via our website. We are requiring that all member companies utilize this application to register their delegates and alternates for the convention. Your company must be registered for the convention by May 30, 2018, in order to be eligible to vote at the convention. Please pay close attention to the statistical questions asked during the registration process. Accurate information is vital to the success of the Association.  Each member organization is entitled to five (5) delegates and five (5) alternates who may represent your department at the business sessions. This registration form should be completed even if you do not intend to send delegates to the Convention and Conference.
Preliminary Program Agenda - A program schedule is included. and will be updated as new topics are added, and other changed in the program are made.  Please note the location of event you wish to attend in the Convention Center, as changes may result from convention center construction.
Joint Memorial Service Form – The Joint Memorial Service will recognize members that passed away during calendar year 2017. A copy of this form should be completed for each deceased member of your department and/or auxiliary who has passed away in 2017. Make additional copies of the form, as necessary, for each member to be recognized this year. Attach to the form, in an envelope, a photo of the deceased member. If for some reason an individual was omitted in a prior year, please include a separate completed form and photo of that member, as well. Clearly identify the year in which the death occurred.  Memorial Service Forms must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018, for inclusion in the Memorial Service and Commemorative Book. Memorial Service forms should be sent to Chief Chaplain Rev. John F. Long, Jr., 343 Cool Breeze Court, Pasadena, MD 21122.  His email address is
BINGO Sponsorship Request – The Convention Committee has completely reorganized the Monday Night BINGO event and is asking for your support in making this a successful event. Please consider making a donation to the MSFA Convention BINGO program so that we may offer the finest prizes to our participants. A flyer for the event, as well as a contribution letter, is included in this information packet. Donations will be accepted from individuals, member companies, auxiliaries, or from local businesses in your area. For additional information, contact Gloria Lewis by email at, or call 410-693-0020.
MSFA Golf Tournament - Again this year, we will be hosting a Golf Tournament as a part of the Convention and Conference. Information about the tournament, including sponsorship opportunities and team registration forms are enclosed. Applications should be sent to Past President Steve Cox at 17 Shannon Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014. His email address is
Convention and Conference Exhibitor Application - Member departments can acquire exhibit space, both in the Exhibit Halls and outside the convention center for a discounted price. This mailing includes the application for member department exhibit rentals.  Any questions should be directed to Past President David Lewis, 533 Oakton Road, Odenton, MD 21113. His email address is or call him at 443-694-9113. There is a separate rate for businesses and corporations, that information is available upon request.  Please try and help us locate vendors who may want to show their products and services at the convention.  We need your help with this.
Convention and Conference Program Book Advertisement Application - Please show your department’s support of the many opportunities we offer at the convention by placing an advertisement in this year’s Convention and Conference Program Book. New ad opportunities are listed on the forms provided in this package. Ads should be sent to Past President C. Daniel Davis, Jr.,  his address is 25278 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. His email address is Also, enclosed in this package is the application for commercial entities to place ads in the Program Book.  Please share this with any business establishment who may be willing to support the MSFA, especially any in the Greater Ocean City area.  Referrals are greatly appreciated.
Convention and Conference Hotel Rates – The 2018 Convention and Conference Host Hotel will again be the Quality Inn Suites Beachfront/Double Tree by Hilton - Ocean City, 3301 Atlantic Avenue, located at 33rd Street. The hotel registration form is included, and all inquiries go to Kim Mueller ( or call 410-520-0107.  In addition, the Harrison Group Resort Hotels is offering a rebate back to the MSFA to support our programs and services for any MSFA member staying in one of their facilities.  A list of the Harrison Group Resort Hotels can be found in this packet and a special web page has been created and linked to the website:  We strongly encourage you to support this program by staying in a Harrison Group Resort Hotel as it provides you with a discounted hotel rate and supports the MSFA overall. Also, included in this package is a listing of other hotel, motel and condominium properties in Ocean City who are offering special convention rates for the week.  This list was provided through the Ocean City Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Association and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. We thank them for their support. Remember, when making your reservation, ask for the MSFA special rate.
MSFA Annual Awards – One of the most important things that you can do as a leader of a volunteer organization is recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of your members. Please take the time to review the requirements and submission guidelines for each of the awards that the MSFA offers and consider nominating a deserving member. A listing with the established award rules and due dates for entries are included in this document. More information is on the website. Contact Doyle Cox, Chair, Awards Committee, 29132 Superior Circle, Easton, MD 21601 with any questions regarding the MSFA Awards Program. Doyle’s email address is or call 443-532-1416.
In an effort to keep our entire fire service community informed on the various elements of your annual convention, a special App has been created for the MSFA.  You can follow all of the events and program components for the Convention and Conference with it and learn more about the many opportunities the Convention Committee is putting into play.  To get connected with the MSFA App, visit our website at Finally, we ask that you do not put these items aside, but give them your earliest possible attention. The Convention and Conference will be here before you know it and the Committee wants to make sure it is a most enjoyable experience for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
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