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

August 26, 2017
Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company

December 2, 2017
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

February 24, 2018
Singerly Fire Company

April 14, 2018
Midland Volunteer Fire Deparment #1

June 17, 2018
Ocean City

June 22, 2018
Ocean City


Announcements
August 23, 2017
Passing of E.Timothy Warehime, MSFA EMS Committee and Hall of Fame
August 22, 2017
DEATH NOTIFICATIONS AND DEALING WITH DIFFICULT DEATHS SEMINARS
August 21, 2017
How to win the "Hand to Hand Combat of Volunteer Recruitment and Retention" - "Call to Duty"
August 21, 2017
SEPTEMBER 30TH Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation Gala
August 18, 2017
MSFA FIRE PREVENTION AND LIFE SAFETY CALENDAR UPDATE
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
August 23, 2017
Sharptown Fireman's Carnival
Sharptown MD
August 23, 2017
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
Darlington
August 24, 2017
Sharptown Fireman's Carnival
Sharptown MD
August 25, 2017
Sharptown Fireman's Carnival
Sharptown MD
August 26, 2017
Sharptown Fireman's Carnival
Sharptown MD
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MSFA News Items!
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Notice of Executive Committee Meeting
All Officers, Committee Chairs and Organizations Representatives:

President Mark Bilger has scheduled his first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 0900 hours.

A Hot Breakfast will be offered by the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday starting at 0730 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company will be serving lunch for a charge.

For those desiring to stay overnight, arrangements have been made at the Best Western Westminster, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD. A block of rooms is being held for MSFA at a reduced rate. Each individual is responsible for making their own arrangements. For reservations, call 410-857-1700. Rooms are $106.00 per night.

A "Welcome Reception" is planned for Friday Evening at the Best Western Westminster, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD between 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. where you will have a chance to mingle with all. The room number will be announced at a later time.

Remember - All Committee Chairs, Organizations and Agencies are reminded that your reports must be sent electronically to the Secretary's Office at report@msfa.org no later than August 19th, 2017. A copy of the Agenda for Committees and EMSOF Partners reporting dates, will be forth coming. You are also requested to have fifteen (15) copies of your report prepared for distribution prior to your reporting time and should be turned into the Secretary's Office as soon as possible.

As in the past, any budget request must be submitted to Chairman Stephan Cox at budget@msfa.org.

President Bilger has announced that this will be a one day only meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings of the Executive Committee so that you can be better informed and updated on the various emergency services issues, to better serve the citizens of Our Great State.

 

To Help You get more benefit from the information and functionality of the MSFA web site we have introduced the MSFA WebSite Tip Sheet!

Tip: How to reduce the number of emails coming from the web site:
We know from that many folks would prefer to not receive the emails notifications that are sent out each time someone enters an announcement, a calendar entry, a news article etc.   We are hosted by Firehouse Solutions, and their primary customers are individual firehouses where the number of emails are not as high and typically have more individual relevance to all of the website members

In this Tip Sheet we will show you how to turn off any of those emails you do not want to receive, and for our longtime users, our staff started turning them off for everyone by hand and when you complained, so we stopped so you could choose what you wanted to get.  This will give you the information you need to turn them back on if you choose to.   Click Here for the Detailed Tip Sheet


ONE winner will receive his/her choice of DeWalt tools at a value of $5,000 or a check for $5,000

Our Insurance Partner, California Casualty is hosting a $5000 DeWalt giveaway!!

One lucky winner can either win $5000 worth of DeWalt tools or opt for $5000 in cash.

Note that you do not need to be a  policy holder or obtain quotes to win.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Entry Deadline: November 13, 2017
  • Drawing date: November 15, 2017

 

GIVEAWAY:

  • ONE winner will receive his/her choice of DeWalt tools at a value of $5,000 or a check for $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements are in place- please see website (www.PoliceFireGiveaway.com) for more information.

Greet Our new Leadership Team!

Congratulations to Mark Bilger, President MSFA, Rick Blair, 1st Vice President, and Michael Faust 2nd Vice President on their Recent Election to lead the MSFA!

 
Mark Bilger, President MSFA
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a message
from President Bilger

Rick Blair, 1st Vice President
 
Michael Faust 2nd Vice President
2017 Fire Prevention Grant Application is now Available.  For More Information
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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
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Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association 3rd Annual benefit golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Tom Mattingly, MSFA PP, August 05

Come join the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association 3rd Annual benefit golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Enjoy a great day of golf, see old friends and make some new ones. We are pleased this year to have as our guest, Dawn Ulmschnieder, to welcome our teams and thank our sponsors. SPONSORS are Needed, if you have a business or Know a business that ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MSFA Executive Committee Meeting 08/26/2017

MSFA Secretary Doyle Cox, July 21

All Officers, Committee Chairs and Organizations Representatives:

President Mark Bilger has scheduled his first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 0900 hours.

A Hot Breakfast will ... (Full Story)


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MSFA 2017 Annual Award Winners

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 21

Maryland State Firemen’s Association

125th Annual Convention
TROPHIES AND AWARDS LISTING


Maryland Company Making Best Appearance and winner of the Chief Marvin Gibbons Memorial Award
Lenoardtown VFD
Maryland Company Making Second Best Appearance Easton VFD
President’s Award Hampstead VFD
Company Coming Longest Distance Leitersburg VFC
Company Coming Second Longest Distance Williamsport ... (Full Story)


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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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In Memoriam, MSFA Past President Richard L. Yinger, October 13, 1941 - July 2, 2017

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, July 10

Richard L. Yinger, 75, Fishing Creek, Maryland. Was born October 13, 1941 in Frederick, Maryland, passed away at home early Sunday morning, July 2, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine L. Yinger, Children Belinda Rhoads (Michael) Barnesville, MD, Richard A. Yinger (Tina) Fishing Creek, MD, Mary Levesque (Eric) Lynchburg, VA. Grandchildren ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. mourns the loss of Past President James F. Mattingly, III

Member of Member Company John Montgomery, June 26

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Past President James “Jimmy” F. Mattingly, III. Jimmy has served 40+ years with the fire service. He was a Past President of Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department, and Past President of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Mechanicsville ... (Full Story)


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STOP THE BLEED!!

MSFA Committee Chair Richard Snader, May 31

New This year at the Convention! Join MFRI on the Beach behind the Fire Fighter Memorial (2-12 N. Atlantic Ave.) in Ocean City and learn how to stop the bleed! Please Download the attached PDF, and Png pictures and put them up in your station, your community, and please post them to your facebook and Twitter Timelines! This training can save a life!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cumberland Valley TIM's Training with MIEMSS Credit Available

MSFA Committee Chair C. Kingsley Poole, April 26

Through a special agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs. MIEMSS has approved CE Units (attachment) for this program.

To earn credit for each program, you must view the program in its entirety and pass the Skills Challenge ... (Full Story)


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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

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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