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 15, 2018
March 12, 2018
MSFA Recruitment Campaign - Sign Up for Recruitment Day ASAP, Casting Call for Your Members & Complete Your Department's Profile
March 8, 2018
Westminster VFD Big Money Raffle
March 6, 2018
Ocean City looking for full time R and R Coordinator
March 2, 2018
Annual Statewide Recruitment Day Save the Date
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
March 19, 2018
Cecil County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Water Witch
March 20, 2018
Wicomico County Volunteer Firefighter's Assn.
March 21, 2018
Howard Co VFA Meeting
Ellicott City Vol Fire Department
March 21, 2018
Kent-Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire, Ems and Rescue Assn
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
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VCAF Committee Members

Many of you use Gmail,, etc. for your personal email and because of that we did not activated the email links listed below.  An active link would try to open your computer's default email, such as Outlook Express, and cause an error.  Please copy your representative's information and save it in your email contact list.

Name Area of Responsibility Phone Number Email
Dick DeVore Allegany/Garrett 301-697-3454
Craig Harman Anne Arundel 410-551-5896
Joe Antoszewski Baltimore 443-540-1930
John Gatton, Sr. Calvert/Charles/St. Mary's 301-373-2221
Peter Lott Caroline/Kent/Queen Anne's 410-708-6579
Eugene Curfman Carroll/Howard 443-340-9427
David McQuay Dorchester/Talbot 410-886-2276
Zachary Coyle Harford/ Cecil 443-207-6300
Darron Long Montgomery 240-464-9040
Frank Underwood Prince George's 301-318-9212
Donald Ford Somerset/Wicomico/Worcester 443-477-7122
Tim Ganley Washington/Fredrick 240-344-5959


What are the Responsibilities of the VCAF Committee and Its Representatives?

The VCAF committee is an extremely active committee providing customer interface services up to the point of the VCAF loans and/or grants being closed, and even than the committee area representative are directly involved providing administrative support. 

The Committee is charged with performing the general fiduciary responsibility of the MSFA to ensure Fund integrity (approx $20M) and administering due diligence to ensure borrower financial wherewithal, and conformance with all governing rules, regulations and laws.

VCAF committee members have a host of duties and responsibilities and the following information is provided for transparency and assurance MSFA member companies know what to expect as customers from MSFA Volunteer Company Assistance Fund committee members:

Volunteer Company Assistance Fund (VCAF) Representatives are responsible for all functions related to the VCAF Committee.  Functions include, but are not limited to; a) marketing the Fund to ensure MSFA member companies are aware of the VCAF; b) meeting with member company leadership to educate them on loan and grant eligibility; c) assisting member company representatives with completing the application process and assuring correctness and completeness; d) validating that the member company is a Company in Good Standings with the MSFA with annual dues paid in full; e) and ensuring that the application is submitted in accordance with MSFA application guidelines and Maryland Military Department requirements as prescribed by Maryland Code, PUBLIC SAFETY, TITLE 8 - FIRE AND RESCUE FUNDS, Subtitle 2 - Volunteer Company Assistance Fund. 

VCAF Representatives also attends County Association meetings in their area(s) of responsibility to market the Fund and answer questions about the various components of the program, to include eligibility, the application process, and settlements.  VCAF Representatives, as part of their fiduciary responsibility of the MSFA, will ensure the Fund is managed professionally, and ensure due diligence is done with regard to the borrower's financial wherewithal, and conformance with all governing rules, regulations and laws, review all applications submitted to the VCAF Committee and will recommend to the Committee appropriate program support.  The Committee convenes 4 to 6 times per year, throughout the State of Maryland to hear testimony from applicants (Company representatives), to deliberate as a Committee, and for VCAF Committee members to cast their vote in favor of, or to oppose recommending applications go forward to the MSFA Executive Committee for Association approval to the Maryland Board of Public Works (Governor, Treasurer and Comptroller) for final approval and award.



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