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June 29, 2015
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June 27, 2015
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June 26, 2015
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MSFA 2015 Convention Parade Award Winners

TROPHIES AND AWARDS LISTING
Maryland Company Making Best Appearance - Chief Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award
1st Hollywood Vol Fire Co
Maryland Company Making Second Best Appearance
2nd Easton Vol Fire Co
President’s Award  (2)
1st Sandy Spring FVD
2nd BCC Resue
Company Coming Longest Distance
1st First Hose Co of Boonsboro
Company Coming Second Longest Distance
1st Jr Fire Co Frederick
Best Appearing Fire Department Marching Unit (10 or more personnel)
1st Hollowood Vol Fire Dept
2nd Easton VFD
Company with Most Uniformed Emergency Service Personnel
1st Hollywood VFD
Fire Engines – 1500 GPM and Over Making Best Appearance
1st Easton E64
2nd College Park E121
3rd Preston E203
Honorable Mention 1 New Market E152
Honorable Mention 2 Bay District E32
Honorable Mention 3 Laurel Delaware E4
Honorable Mention 4 Level E112
Honorable Mention 5 Solomans E31
Honorable Mention 6 Hollywood E72
Fire Engines – 1250 GPM Making Best Appearance
1st Bladensburg E9
2nd Trappe E 38
3rd Hacks Point E911
Honorable Mention 1 Federalsburg E103
Honorable Mention 2 Church Hill E51
Honorable Mention 3 Marion E306
Honorable Mention 4 Sudlersville E64
Honorable Mention 5 English Council E371
Fire Engines – 1000 GPM and Under Making Best Appearance
1st Tilghman Island E77
2nd Girdletree Fire E305
3rd Brentwood VFD MP855
Rescue Pumper Making Best Appearance
1st Solomans
2nd Hacks Point
3rd Church Creek
Pumper Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
1st Solomons
2nd Hollywood
3rd Frankford
Tanker Making Best Appearance (1500 gallon capacity tank and over)
1st Deal Island
2nd Boonsboro
3rd Newark
Brush Unit – Making Best Appearance
1st Marion
2nd Damascus
3rd Potomac Heights
Honorable Mention 1 Queenstown
Honorable Mention 2 New Market
Honorable Mention 3 Hollywood VFD Jeep
Aerial Truck Making Best Appearance
1st St. Michaels
2nd Hollywood
3rd Charlestown
Elevated Platform Making Best Appearance
1st Easton
2nd Selbyville
Squad Truck Making Best Appearance
1st Hollywood
2nd Springdale
3rd Easton
Ambulance Making Best Appearance
1st Solomons
2nd Dentsville
3rd Snow Hill
Honorable Mention 1 Hollywood
Honorable Mention 2 Gaithersburg
Honorable Mention 3 Easton
Honorable Mention 4 White Marsh
Honorable Mention 5 Cabin John Park
Command Unit Making Best Appearance
1st Hollywood
2nd St Michaels
3rd Easton
Marine Rescue Unit Making Best Appearance
1st MD State Police Marine Unit
2nd Kent Queen Anne's Marine Unit
3rd Sandy Springs Marine Unit
Emergency Service Special Unit Making Best Appearance
(Canteen, Forestry, Hazmat, Jeep, Gator, etc.)
1st Gaithersburg708
2nd Arcadia ATV
3rd Maryland Forestry Smokey
Honorable Mention 1 Sandy Spring ATV 740 Short
Honorable Mention 2 Sandy Spring ATV 740 Long
Honorable Mention 3 Hollywood Jeep 7
Best Appearing Company from Delaware
1st Frankford VFD
2nd Laurel VFD
Best Appearing Company from Pennsylvania
1st Seven Valley Citizen PA
Best Appearing Company from Virginia
1st No Entry
Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (Over 25 Years or Older In Service)
1st Girdletree - 1984 Ford
2nd Rescue Hose Company - 1988 Seagrav
3rd Church Hill - 1988 Pierce
Honorable Mention 1 Easton - 1986 International Bronco
Antique Emergency Apparatus Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older Not in Service)
1st Berlin - 1924 Mack
2nd Cabin John Park - 1930 Brockway
3rd Hollywood - 1947 International
Honorable Mention 1 Easton - 1919 American LaFrance
Honorable Mention 2 Bladensburg - 1970 MACK
Antique Automobile Making Best Appearance (25 Years or Older)
1st Ridgely - 1986 Blazer
Hand Drawn Antique Making Best Appearance
1st Seven Valley PA - 1920
Best Appearing Maryland Fire Auxiliary In Uniform
1st Hollywood Ladies Auxillary
Auxiliary In Uniform Coming The Longest Distance
1st No Entry
Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance
1st Maryland Fire Rescue Service Pipes & Drums
2nd Hollywood VFD
3rd Easton VFD
Non Fire Service Color Guard Making Best Appearance
1st Westminster Municipal Band
2nd Annapolis Drum & Bugle Corp
Fire Prevention Entry Making Best Appearance
1st (Governor's Award) Cordova VF Auxilliary
2nd Hollywood VFD
Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
1st Megan Thornton - Cordovia VFD
2nd Caity Lipscomb - Harford Co Association
3rd Brittnee Ewing - Easton Fire Co
4th Casey English - Sharptown Fire Co
Honorable Mention 1 Chelsey Roberts - Glen Burnie Fire Co
Honorable Mention 2 Cari McHenry - Maryland Fire Chiefs 1st Runner Up
Junior Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
1st Madeline Moore - MSFA NE Region
2nd Emily Hinman - MSFA Lower Eastern Shore
3rd Elizabeth Watkins - MSFA Lower Eastern Shore 1st Runner Up
4th Katelyn Tribbett - Ridgley Fire Co
Honorable Mention 1 Brianna Price - Cecil County
Honorable Mention 2 Hailie Santos - MSFA Souther MD
Little Miss Fire Prevention Making Best Appearance
1st Morgan Kelley - Easton Fire Co
2nd Charlotte Denbow - Harford County
3rd Sophia Smith - St Michaels Fire Co
4th Rory-Jane Esposito - Trappe Fire Company
Honorable Mention 1 Elizabeth Lynn - Cecilton Fire Company
Honorable Mention 2 Calista Freeman - Cordova Fire Compay
Junior Fire Chief Making Best Appearance
1st Michael Tribbett - Ridgely Fire Company
2nd Coalson Plato - Cecilto Fire Company
3rd Andrew Deckard - Harford County
4th Aedan Guschke - St Michaels
Honorable Mention 1 L.J. Nelson - Hollywood Fire Company
Honorable Mention 2 Colton Wilkins - Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Association
Best Appearing Junior or Cadet Company
1st Elkridge VFD Junior Fire Department Progra
2nd English Council Junior Fire Company
Marching Band Making Best Appearance
1st Westeminster Municipal Bank
2nd Maryland Fire Rescue Service Pipe & Drums
Best Drum and Bugle Corp
1st Marvalette Stars
Majorettes Making Best Appearance
1st Silver Starlettes
2nd Marvalette Stars
Pom Pom Squad Making Best Appearance
1st Annapolis Drum & Bugle Corps
Comic Entry Making Best Appearance
1st Cordova Vol Fire
Mascot Making Best Appearance
1st Water Witch Fire Co Witch
Hard Luck Award
1st Fruitland VFC 1959 Ford
Judges Awards (10)
1 Pittsville Ambulance
2 Easton VFD
3 Cordova Brush Truck
4 Frankford VFC 1968 Cadillac
5 Rescue 77
6 A.J. Davis - Singerly Fire Co
7 New Market (Fred Co) Marine Unit
8 Sandy Springs - 1954 MACK
9 Crisfield Fire Dept Engine 203
10 Arcadia VFC Juniors

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MSFA Leadership meets with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

MSFA 1st Vice President Johnie Roth, June 14

Leaders of the Maryland State Firemen's Association had a cordial meeting with Governor Larry Hogan in his office in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday, June 12, 2015. This was the first official meeting with the new Maryland Governor and it was an opportunity for the MSFA to congratulate and thank the governor for his assistance during the last legislative session. The meeting consisted of Governor Hogan, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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BUCKLE UP Maryland - Changing Habits to Save Lives

MSFA President David Keller and MIEMSS Executive Director Kevin Seaman, May 21

TO: Maryland EMS, Fire, and Rescue Providers
FROM: Kevin G. Seaman, MD, FACEP, Executive Director, MIEMSS
David Keller, III, President, MSFA
DATE: May 18, 2015
RE: BUCKLE UP Maryland - Changing Habits to Save Lives

The "Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2015" has two targets for this May's campaign.

First is Changing Habits to Save Lives and we are asking all public safety professionals to set the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA Is Accepting Sealed Bids for it's 2011 FORD CROWN VICTORIA POLICE PACKAGE SEDAN

MSFA Committee Chair Stephen Cox, May 18

PLEASE NOTE THAT Earlier Advertisements Incorrectly had this Vehicle listed as a 2012... The vehicle is a 2011 Model

BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL: SUNDAY, JUNE, 20th, at 0900 hours at the Convention Center in Ocean City.

A 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, with the Police Package will be sold on June 20th at the Maryland State Firemen's Convention, in Ocean City, Md. The car will be available for delivery ... (Full Story & Photos)

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University of Maryland’s Emergency Services Training Program Commemorates 85 Years of Education and Training

MFRI Executive Director Steve Edwards, April 02

In 2015, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute of the University of Maryland marks 85 years of providing fire, rescue and emergency medical training and education regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Founded in 1930 and known as the Fire College, the state’s fire service training program was a part of the University of Maryland’s College of Engineering and offered “short courses” until ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Pictured L-R: Wylie Donaldson MSFA Liaison to the Maryland Military Department, MSFA Treasurer Ronald Siarnicki, MSFA President David Keller, Major General Linda Singh, MSFA First Vice President Johnie Roth, and MSFA Second Vice President Mike Davis.
Pictured L-R: Wylie Donaldson MSFA Liaison to the Maryland Military Department, MSFA Treasurer Ronald Siarnicki, MSFA President David Keller, Major General Linda Singh, MSFA First Vice President Johnie Roth, and MSFA Second Vice President Mike Davis.

MSFA Leadership has meeting with Major General Singh

MSFA First Vice President Johnie Roth, March 27

The Maryland State Firemen's Association leadership had it's first official meeting with Major General Linda Singh on March 24, 2015 in her office in Baltimore, Maryland. Major General Singh recently replaced retired Major General James A. Adkins on January 21, 2015 as the 29th Adjutant General of Maryland.... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA announces several recruitment and retention incentive programs

MSFA Past President David Lewis, March 14

Over the past week, the MSFA has announced several incentive opportunities that are funded from the SAFER Recruitment and Retention grant program. These incentives include:

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities - The MSFA has committed to sponsoring six personnel to FDIC in Indianapolis from April 22-25, Fire Rescue International in Atlanta from August 26-29, and IAFC/VCOS Symposium in the Sun in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The Miller family is now staying at a local motel after Wednesday’s fire at their Third Street residence in Cumberland. Left to right are Brandon, Kayden, Jeanne, Gene, Emily and Joey.
The Miller family is now staying at a local motel after Wednesday’s fire at their Third Street residence in Cumberland. Left to right are Brandon, Kayden, Jeanne, Gene, Emily and Joey.

Miller family recovering after fire — thanks to fire escape plan

Cumberland Times-News Reporter Jeffrey Alderton, February 22

CUMBERLAND — Eugene and Jeanne Miller and their four children have now started putting their lives back together. A well-planned, fire safety exit plan helped make that possible.

It was 7 p.m., Wednesday when an apparently accidental fire ripped through the South End residence of Eugene and Jeanne Miller and their children — Joey and Brandon, 17 and 16 who are students at Fort Hill High School; Emily, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA is seeking qualified individuals to manage SAFER grant

MSFA Past President David Lewis, February 17

The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) was awarded a grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to enhance recruitment and retention of volunteer fire/EMS personnel across the state. The goals of the program include developing an awareness program to demonstrate the value and need for volunteer providers, provide tools and recruitment capabilities ... (Full Story)


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