Maryland State Firemen's Association

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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


March 28 and 29, 2019
Level Fire Company


Announcements
July 9, 2019
MSFA SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING
July 7, 2019
Chestertown VFC's Rescue for Sale
July 7, 2019
Chestertown VFC's Chicken BBQ
July 3, 2019
Parade, Antique Muster and Safety Day
July 2, 2019
ALL DAY SCRAPBOOKING AT LAKE SHORE VFC JULY 27
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
July 24, 2019
Harford County Vol. Fire and Ambulance Association
Bel Air VFC
July 27, 2019
Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Brunswick Maryland
July 27, 2019
ALL DAY SCRAPBOOKING FUN
LAKE SHORE VFC
July 27, 2019
Leitersburg safety day/apparatus display
Leitersburg vol fire dept.
July 28, 2019
MSFA Cancer Committee Meeting
17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860
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The Mission of the Maryland State Firemen's Association is to Serve, Promote, Advocate and Represent the Interest of the Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services of Maryland

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Photos from the MSFA Convention are available Click here

The 2019 MSFA Convention and Conference

Congratulations to Annie McCullough 2019-2020 MSFA Miss Fire Prevention
And to Madelyn Patrick MSFA 2019-2020 Miss Fire Prevention Runner UpMiss Fire Prevention 2019 Winner and Runner up

Annual Raffle Winners

$10,000 Bunker Hill Fire and Rescue
$2,500 Michele Carey
$1,500 Mark Dixon
$1,000 Janet Bliss
$750 Potomac Fire Co. #2
$500 Heather Haller
$250 Danuta Walters
$100 Huntingtown VFD
$100 Union Bridge VFC
$100

Michele Amereihn

2019 CONVENTION AWARD WINNERS


2019 MSFA Parade Winners

Winner > Easton VFD
1 Maryland Company Making Best Appearance - Chief Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award
   
Winner > Sudlersville VFD
2 Maryland Company Making Second Best Appearance
   
Winner > Sudlersville VFD
3 President’s Award (1)
   
Winner > Midland (272 miles)
4 Company Coming Longest Distance
   
Winner > Cresaptown (262 miles)
5 Company Coming Second Longest Distance
   
Winner > Hollywood
6 Best Appearing Fire Department Marching Unit (10 or more personnel)
   
Winner > Easton
7 Second Best Appearing Fire Department Marching Unit (10 or more personel)
   
Winner > Level
8 Third Best Appearing Fire Department Marching Unit (10 or more personel)
   
Winner > Hollywood
9 Company with Most Uniformed Emergency Service Personnel
   
Winner > Hollywood
10 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Rosedale
11 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Vigilant Hose Emmitsburg
12 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Rockville
13 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Crumpton
14 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > UpperCo
15 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Huntingtown
16 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Chestertown
17 Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Mechanicsville
18 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Cobb Island
19 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Chesapeake City
20 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Sudlersville
21 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Gracesonville
22 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > United Community
23 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Orchard Beach
24 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Midland
25 Fire Engines – 1250 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Easton
  Rescue Pumper Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Chestnut Ridge
  Rescue Pumper Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Churchill
  Rescue Pumper Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Preston VFD
  Pumper Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > Crumpton VFD
  Pumper Tanker Making 2nd Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > UpperCo VFD
  Pumper Tanker Making 3rd Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > Water Witch VFD
  Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > Trappe VFD
  Tanker Making 2nd Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > Easton VFD
  Tanker Making 3rd Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
   
Winner > Brush 6 Chestertown VFD
  Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Brush 708 Gaithersburg Washington Grove
  Brush Unit – Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Brush 134 Fallston VFD
  Brush Unit – Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Brush 858 Upper Co
  Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Brush 2 Prince Frederick
  Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Brush 106 DNR Forestry
  Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Colonial Beach
  Aerial Truck Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Hollywood
  Aerial Truck Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Sudlersville
  Aerial Truck Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Easton
  Elevated Platform Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Centreville
  Elevated Platform Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Rockville
  Elevated Platform Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Hollywood
  Squad Truck Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Huntingtown
  Squad Truck Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Wheaton
  Squad Truck Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Easton
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Queen Annes Hillsboro
  Ambulance Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Solomons
  Ambulance Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Hacks Point
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Potomac Heights
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Upper Co
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Crumpton
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Sudlersville
  Ambulance Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Clinton
  Command Unit Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Mechanicsville
  Command Unit Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Rockville
  Command Unit Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Maryland Natural Resources
  Marine Rescue Unit Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > New Market VFD
  Marine Rescue Unit Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Hollywood VFD
  Marine Rescue Unit Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Delmar FD Traffic Control Unit 74
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad Utility 82 w/Gator
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making 2nd Best Appearance (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Gaithersburg Washington Grove 2013 Polaris Utility 708
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making 3rd Best Appearance (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Rockville Special Unit 703
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > LAMSFA President's Car
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Hollywood VFD Jeep Wrangler
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City Utility 12
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Baltimore Legion Box 234 Association Canteen 157
  Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, Etc.)
   
Winner > Delmar
  Best Appearing Company from Delaware
   
Winner > Frankfort
  2nd Best Appearing Company from Delaware
   
Winner > 1988 Pierce Churchill VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
   
Winner > 1994 Seagrave 100 ft. Aerial Dunkirk VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making 2nd Best Appearance (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
   
Winner > 1989 Pierce Colonial Beach VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making 3rd Best Appearance (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
   
Winner > E1 Glen Echo VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
   
Winner > 1976 C5 Jeep Arcadia VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
   
Winner > 1950 Ford, Mechanicsville VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
   
Winner > 1928 Mack Berlin MD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making 2nd Best Appearance (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
   
Winner > 1947 IH/Baker Hollywood VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making 3rd Best Appearance (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
   
Winner > 1962 Ford American Huntingtown VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance Honorable Mention (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
   
Winner > 1934 Ford Preston VFD
  Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance Honorable Mention (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
   
Winner > 1972 Cadillac Miller/Medeor BCC
  Antique Automobile Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older)
   
Winner > 1931 Model A Chief's Car - Ron Sirnicki
  Antique Automobile Making 2nd Best Appearance (25 Years or Older)
   
Winner > 1860 Wint & Knox, Steven Hilick, Albrightsville, PA
  Hand Drawn Antique Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Level Auxiliary Marching Ladies
  Best Appearing Maryland Fire Auxiliary In Uniform
   
Winner > Hollywood VFD Ladies
  Auxiliary In Uniform Coming The Longest Distance
   
Winner > Wheaton Rescue
  Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > English Counsel Juniors
  Fire Service Color Guard Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Sudlersville
  Fire Service Color Guard Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Westminster Band
  Non Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Maryland Pipes and Drums
  Non Fire Service Color Guard Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Hollywood
  Fire Prevention Entry Making Best Appearance – Governors Award
   
Winner > UpperCo
  Fire Prevention Entry Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Bella Plugge
  Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Ashley Paulson
  Miss Fire Prevention Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Emily Moyer
  Miss Fire Prevention Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Breanna Reardon
  Miss Fire Prevention Making 4th Best Appearance
   
Winner > Sarah Norman
  Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Emily Day
  Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Chealsey Roberts
  Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Kerrigan Spenner
  Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Bethany Wadkins
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Dylan Rampmeyer
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Abbigale Aryelini
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Addy Marquess
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making 4th Best Appearance
   
Winner > Kateyln Schaler
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Colleen Ruby
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Ashley Nalborczyk
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Sophie Cannon
  Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Fararrah Davis
   
Winner > Savannah Worbieski-Smith
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Bridgette Reardon
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Emily Gottleib
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Laney Childress
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making 4th Best Appearance
   
Winner > Charlotte Denbow
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Leigha Blake
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Elizabeth Marcum
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Layla Tenagilia
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Braylynn Gossard
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Lillianne Browning
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Katelyn Itzoe
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Faith Bennett
  Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Charles "Jinx" Mattingly V Hollywood
  Junior Fire Chief Making the Best Appearance
   
Winner > Logan Hayes, Easton
  Junior Fire Chief Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Carson Hale UpperCo
  Junior Fire Chief Making 3rd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Mason Brown Sudlersville
  Junior Fire Chief Making 4th Best Appearance
   
Winner > Andrew Bowling
  Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Cody Bland
  Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Jacob Nalborczyk
  Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Adien Morawski
  Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Brad Moschel
  Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance - Honorable Mention
   
Winner > Williamsport, MD Junior Firefighters
  Best Appearing Junior or Cadet Company
   
Winner > English Consul Junior Fire Department
  2nd Best Appearing Junior or Cadet Company
   
Winner > Westminster Municipal Band
  Marching Band Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > MD Fire Rescue Service Pipes and Drums
  Marching Band Making 2nd Best Appearance
   
Winner > Elite All Stars Drum & Bugle, Annapolis, MD
  Best Drum and Bugle Corp
   
Winner > Silver Starlettes, Hagerstown, MD
  Majorettes Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Water Witch on Scooter, Port Deposit, MD
  Comic Entry Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Flash Max on OC Truck #5
  Mascot Making Best Appearance
   
Winner > Lil Miss Fire Prevention, Hollywood VFD
  Hard Luck Award
   
Winner > English Consel VFD Junior's Ford Bus
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Smokey the Bear, Maryland Forestry
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Huntingtown VFD (1962 Open Cab Ford Pumper American)
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Westside Squad #12
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Colonial Beach Virgina
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Red Knights Motorcycle Club
  Judges Award
   
Winner > 1968 Seagrave 1250 Pumper Silver Hill MD
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Oak Hall
  Judges Award
   
Winner > Churchill
  Judges Award

Are you interested in being involved in the MSFA?

The MSFA and it's committees are Very much a major part of decisions and programs that guide the daily operations of your Fire, EMS, Rescue companies!  If you would like to be a part of the decision making process, 1st Vice President Michael Faust is looking for Maryland Emergency Service Providers to add their Expertise to the activities of the MSFA Committees. Please use the Link below to let your interest be known to 1st President Michael Faust as he fills out his Committees with new interest and expertise!  Click Here to Let him know your interests.

New Protocols for Maryland Emergency EMS Service Providers Released!

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems has released the 2019 - 2020 EMS Protocols for EMS Providers.  The New Protocols will go into effect on July 1, 2019.  The new protocols are available as a complete document, as well as just the changes in Documents available at the on the MIEMSS web site.  Click here to go to the site to get the new documents.

File Your 2019 MSFA Company Credentials and Statistical Report here!
 
CONVENTION 2019 INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE NOW!

PILOT PROGRAM FOR UPDATED EMT CIRRICULUM ANNOUNCEMENT

At this time, we are pleased to announce that MFRI will be offering a new EMT class curriculum, developed and used by the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department for their career recruit classes. This curriculum is centered around the National Registry model and has been very successful. Under the direction and support of MFRI Executive Director Michael Cox, MFRI will be holding three pilot EMT classes at the WMRTC, College Park, and Arbutus VFD locations beginning in February with dates to be announced shortly.

Changes in the curriculum include: an individual learning assessment of each student using the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Assessment so the instructor can identify student learning capacities; classes will use a different EMT manual (Emergency Care and Transport of the Sick and Injured; 11th Edition by Jones and Bartlett) rather than the Brady editions, and the class will discontinue the use of the MyBradyLab computer program. *This change was made after it was suggested that the Brady EMT course content was not desirable for the final outcome of testing for NREMT.

In addition, all students will be issued a tablet to use that follows along with the curriculum, as well as delivers quizzes after that session’s lesson that focus on the current chapter. This is similar to the MyBradyLab currently being used but the content and quizzes are geared more towards computer adaptive learning with exposure to NREMT-type questions from the very beginning of the course rather than at the end. Teaching, reading, testing, and group activities will all focus around the use of the tablet and will be based off of the main five NREMT categories of Airway, Respiration & Ventilation, Cardiology & Resuscitation, Trauma, Medical/Obstetrics/Gynecology, EMS Operations. Module exams will be issued through EMSTesting (Platinum Planner) which is NREMT-based.

Also, each instructor will have access to the quizzes and how their students are progressing through the course. This feedback and consistent analytics are important for the student to see where they may need additional instruction and will allow the instructors to tweak this classes to ensure that each student is grasping the content.

Instructors will also have the opportunity to use reverse classroom tactics, hands-on, out-of-classroom lessons as well as making auditory learning available to all students who prefer to learn using this method.

It is the intention of MFRI to also include preparation hours for the NREMT test as well as offer the NREMT test itself at the conclusion of the course to ensure that all students take the test, improving accountability and accuracy of success rate data.

To summarize, we are hopeful that by utilizing this new type of curriculum, Maryland EMT students are immediately set up for success from the beginning of the class with the exposure to NREMT-type questions and technology. By allowing the instructor to play a more vital role in the assessment and progression of the student with analytics and feedback, their students will be better prepared. Finally, incorporating the NREMT test at the end of the course rather than leaving it up to the student to schedule and take on their own, will also ensure that the student takes the test immediately after completing the course and closes the accountability gap.

Have You and Your Officers Read the Lavender Ribbon Report?

The Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the National Volunteer Fire Council, has released it's Lavender Report which provides 11 Actions to Help Mitigate the Risk of Cancer!

Chief James Seavy Sr. Had this to say about Cancer in the Fire Service!

The issue of occupational cancer has been on the forefront of firefighter safety for the past few years.  Cancer is now recognized as one of the major killers of both career and volunteer firefighters, which we in the public safety community have only recently begun to admit.  It is our duty to accept the need to change the safety culture as it relates to occupational cancer. The impact cancer brings to our family, children, friends and colleagues can no longer be ignored.  The carcinogens associated with the building industry, as well as the fire-retardant materials found in homes and business today impact all public safety response personnel.  This report provides information for members of the response community on the actions necessary to protect ourselves from occupational cancer.  We have named it the Lavender Ribbon Report since lavender is the symbol for general cancer awareness and represents ALL cancers.

Read the Report Here!

If you would like to be involved in MSFA Committees making decisions that mold the future of the Volunteer Emergency Services in Maryland, let us know!  Click here to Express your willingness to help the MSFA help our member companies!
CLICK HERE To Express Your Interest!

Existing Committee members, officers, and liasions are asked to use this form to update your Directory Information!

Interested in learning more about Volunteer Fire, EMS, and Rescue Companies?

CLICK The Maryland Volunteer Button below

 Maryland Income Tax Subtraction Modification Form for 2017

Maryland Tax Form 502v

Reminder that there are also Scholarships Available for Volunteers from MSFA and from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.  Information regarding other MSFA Scholarships can be found on the Scholarship Committee Page

CLICK HERE for more Information Regarding the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship.

Sprinklers Save lives Especially in Residential Buildings like your home
This is a must see video!  You won't believe the difference!

MSFA Side-by-side Sprinkler Demonstration Video
MSFA News Items!
Lots of News Items, scroll down to read them all!

 

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NFPA Releases New Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response

MSFA Committee Chair Teresa Chrisman, July 18

New podcast from CRR Radio - NFPA 3000

CRR Radio from The Vision 20/20 Project has a new podcast focusing on the provisional standard just released, NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program.

Only the second provisional standard in NFPA’s history, this underscores the urgency and need for this standard in today’s world. In this episode of CRR Radio, we talk with three key people involved ... (Full Story)


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STOP CANCER AT THE DOOR

MSFA Committee Chair Michael Le Compte, January 24

International studies have shown that firefighters have a significantly higher risk of developing cancer in comparison to the average wider population. Because of insufficient proof of the interrelationship between cancer and the different cases of fire, in many countries this is still not recognized as being an occupational illness. Especially here, in the case of fire, various structures of cancer ... (Full Story)


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Jonathan Riffe, January 17

Local volunteer, Dunkirk VFD Deputy Chief Jonathan Riffe has published a book that has been released to the public.

For 25 years, the serial arsonist Thomas Sweatt terrorized neighborhoods throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. When at last he was arrested in 2005, he confessed to over 340 arson-set fires that claimed the lives of 4 people. Through years of research and combing through ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ron Siarnicki, MSFA Treasurer and Director of the NFFF receives Dr. John A. Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 10

Congratulations to Chief Ron Siarnicki, Director of the NFFF, and Treasurer of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Ron was selected to receive the Dr. John A. Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research. Ron is shown above receiving the Award from Retired MFRI Director John Hogland and NFFF Chairman Denny Compton at the 2017 Summer IFSTA Conference in Tulsa Oklahoma ... (Full Story & Photos)

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ATF Warns Emergency Response Personnel about Flame Jetting Phenomenon

ATF, March 06

The ATF crew wanted to share this information and below video segments for distribution on The Secret List. They have been trying to get the word out to firefighters, fire investigators and code officials. It's a not-so-well known flame jetting phenomenon that they came upon while evaluating a suspects statement. Since they've begun to get the word out, it turns out that there have been numerous ... (Full Story)


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NFFF Introduces Seatbelt PSA at MSFA Convention

MSFA Committee Member Barry Johnson, June 23

NASCAR driver Joey Logano speaks directly to firefighters about the importance of always using seatbelts in a public service announcement by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) that debuted at the Maryland State Firemen's Association in Ocean City, Maryland on June 20. The video was shot in May at the headquarters of Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, North Carolina. Logano, who drives ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption MARYLAND STATE POLICE AVIATION COMMAND AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT H.E.A.T. TEAM PERFORM AERIAL EVACUATION FROM MOTOR VESSEL SEA BRAVE

Major Mark Gibbons, MSP Aviation Commander, June 13

(Chesapeake Bay) On Sunday morning June 12th, Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) received a request from the United States Coast Guard Section Baltimore to assist with the aerial evacuation of a male suffering from a medical emergency on board the motor vessel "Sea Brave". The vessel was anchored 2 miles south of the Bay Bridge in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.

Due to the technical ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cracking Down on Seat Belt Use – Especially at Night

MSFA Committee Member Barry Johnson, May 23

TO: Maryland EMS, Fire and Rescue Providers

FROM: Robert R. Bass, MD, FACEP, Executive Director, MIEMSS
Doyle Cox, President, MSFA

DATE: May 23rd, 2011

RE: Round the Clock Seat Belt Enforcement – Seat Belts Save Lives

The Click it or Ticket Campaign for 2011 has a new 24 hours a day – round the clock education and enforcement message. This multi- agency approach has two ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The Maryland State Firemen's Association Is Proud To Announce A Partnership With California Casualty Auto & Home Insurance Company.
MSFA chose California Casualty because of it's unique coverages, long term financial stability, exceptional customer service and solid reputation.  California Casualty insurance products are only available to nurses, educators, firefighters and law enforcement - and not to the general public.  For more information click here or click below

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BlueHarbor works with a network of local credit unions and national lenders to find you the most competitive auto loan rates in the nation.  Their loan consultants provide concierge service to work with you every step of the way.   

MSFA chose BlueHarbor because of their unique program, exceptional customer service and solid reputation.  BlueHarbor is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueYield Inc. BlueYield is proud to be the leading provider of automotive financial services to prestigious companies such as Hertz, BankRate, LendingTree and many others.

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For Additional Discounts on other Products and Services offered to members of the MSFA Click here!

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