Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

August 27-28, 2016
Arbutus VFD

October 15-16, 2016
St. Mary's City

February 25-26, 2017

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City

January 23, 2017
Executive Committee Meeting - 20170225
January 20, 2017
Funeral Arrangements for Ken Bush's Mother
January 19, 2017
2017-2018 Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program application is now available.
January 19, 2017
NVFC annual achievement awards nomination closes February 1, 2017
January 19, 2017
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
January 25, 2017
Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Dept, 13150 H G Trueman Rd, Solomons, MD 20688
January 25, 2017
Garrett County Volunteer Firemen's Assn
January 25, 2017
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
January 30, 2017
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Assn
Bryans Road
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The Convention is getting ready for you!

This is the first Mailout of information!  Things in it may change, but it will help you start your planning!

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First Draft of Convention Program and Information


Through the 2016 to 2017 Year, the Maryland State Firemen's Association is celebrating it's
125th year of service to the Emergency Services of the State of Maryland!  

The MSFA Has commissioned a set of 5 challenge coins as well as an anniversary logo to celebrate the history of the MSFA!   The coins can be purchased online or at any of the remaining Executive Committee meetings.  If there are any left, they will be available at the Convention in 2017, however, don't wait, as sale volumes have been higher than expected.

The coins can be purchased as a full set with the display rack and and engraved plaque for $90.00 plus shipping.

There are also options to purchase individual coins.  Details are available here 

In Addition, during each of the Executive Committee Meeting weekends there will be special activities that we would like to invite you to take part in.  For a full list of these Activities and the schedule around them, please see our MSFA 125th Anniversary Committee page!

MSFA Side-by-side Sprinkler Demonstration Video

For more information about joining a local volunteer department please call 1-800-Fireline

Help Wanted - Gamber & Community Fire Copmany is hiring a part time EVOD position

MSFA Committee Chair Bridget Weishaar, December 21

We are accepting applications for a part time EVOD position

Work schedule is 10 hour days 0700-1700 Monday through Friday

Simple IRA
Enrollment in Aflac

Salary: $15.00/hourly

Job Announcement:
Responds to emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus, participates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency ... (Full Story)

Executive Development Seminar at MFRI Headquarters

MSFA Committee Member C. Kingsley Poole, December 05

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute University of Maryland
An Executive Development Seminar
Leadership Exemplified…Combating the Normalization of Deviance

Presentation: This presentation will focus on the phenomenon known as the "Normalization of Deviance" and how we as a fire service are surrounded at all times. This topic is similar to situational awareness but highlights all aspects of ... (Full Story)

Special 9/11 Commemorative Train Garden opens Nov 20, 2016 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department

Greg Smith, Member of Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, November 21

The Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is pleased to announce the 2016 Traditional Firehouse Christmas Garden, a free event, opening to the public on November 20. In keeping with tradition, this year’s train garden features a completely new layout - but with a very special theme: the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The garden is designed to celebrate America’s enduring commitment ... (Full Story & Photos)

MSFA / OSFM Internship Opportunity

Member of Member Company Bruce Bouch, November 10

Maryland Fire Prevention and Life Safety Information Exchange Program 2016 - 2017

The Maryland Fire Prevention and Life Safety Information Exchange Program is a partnership between the MSFA and the OSFM. The partners will contribute to the development of a website designed to serve as a single point of entry for fire prevention and life safety programs and best practices.

A ... (Full Story)

October Executive Committee Meeting Notice and Site Information

MSFA Secretary's Office, October 14

All Officers, Committee Chairs and Organizations Representatives:

President Michael Davis has announced that his next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association for Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, 13820 Point Lookout Road, MD. The meeting for Saturday will be called to order promptly at 0830 hours and ... (Full Story)

Passing of a Dear Friend and Brother

Member of Member Company Norman Rea, September 13

The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of William “Bill” Keefe. Brother Keefe was a lifetime member of the department who joined Solomons to serve the his community as a public servant in 1961. He held the ranks of Fire Lieutenant, Chief Engineer and was an intricate piece of our company in many ways until his passing today the 12th of September 2016. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Get ready for the 2016 Application cycle for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program

MSFA Past President David Lewis, August 31

It's time to get ready for the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program application period, expected to be open for applications in the fall of 2016.

Each year, prior to the application period, the MSFA Grants Committee, in partnership with the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI), provide training workshops across the state to help departments prepare a better AFG application. These workshops ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of John Coleman Spiker, Sr.

MSFA Chief Chaplain John Long Jr, August 25

John C. Spiker Sr. was born on February 5th, 1948 in Cumberland Maryland. He is preceded in death by his parents; William Henry Spiker and Edna Elizabeth Spiker. John is survived by his son John C. Spiker Jr. and wife Heather, daughter Crystal, granddaughter Corie, grandsons Nick and Justice, great granddaughter Madeline, brother, William D. Spiker and his wife Kaye, niece Diane and his extended Harrington-Huffman ... (Full Story & Photos)


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You're striving to be the best first responder you can be. We're here for you every step of the way. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the only organization created solely to support volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and rescue personnel through a wide range of programs and benefits.



Tools and education opportunities.


Specialized health and safety programs.


Expanded insurance coverage and savings


Your voice on Capitol Hill.


MSFA Members can join for as little as $7.50/year

  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


The Maryland State Firemen's Association Is Proud To Announce A Partnership With BlueHarbor Auto Loans. 

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.

For more information click here or click below or call (888) 389-9062

Our website also provides an array of significantly discounted non-insurance products including a free pharmacy card, discount vision, dental, etc. See the ?Discount Benefits? button to access these fine products.

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

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