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Fire Prevention Award

Submission Deadline: April 30

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Award Purpose:

Recognition of a member company / department’s Fire Prevention Efforts.

Award Sponsor:

MSFA, Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, and Individuals

Award Administration:

Award Description:

The Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) sponsors an annual contest to recognize fire, rescue, and EMS departments efforts in promoting fire prevention in their communities. Contest awards are provided for companies who participate in a year-round fire prevention program as well as departments who participate in special projects, such as an open house or other fire prevention activities. An additional category recognizes departments who have shown an outstanding overall contribution to fire prevention and fire safety education activities. Starting in 1977, a seventh class in both Year Round Projects, and Single Projects was added. This will be for County Fire Prevention Committees to enter.

A project may be submitted by an organization within the department as long as it is verified by the president or chief. The awards are presented each year at the Annual MSFA Convention and Conference for the following categories:
Year-Round Program or More Than One Project

(Classified by population of the first due area)

  • Class I: 0 – 1,500
  • Class II: 1,501 – 2,500
  • Class III: 2,501 – 5,000
  • Class IV: 5,001 – 10,000
  • Class V: 10,001 – or more, volunteer personnel
  • Class VI: 10,001 – or more, career personnel
  • Class VII: County Fire Prevention Committees

Single Project Programs

(Classified by population of the first due area)

  • Class I: 0-1,500
  • Class II: 1,501 – 1,500
  • Class III: 2,501 – 5,000
  • Class IV: 5,001 – 10,000
  • Class V: 10,001 or more, volunteer personnel
  • Class VI: 10,001 or more, career personnel
  • Class VII: County Fire Prevention Committee

Award Purpose

Submission Deadline: April 30

Award Rules

  1. The department / company must be a member in good standing of the MSFA.
  2. A cover letter on department or association letterhead is required to accompany all entries.
  3. Any book entered, including scrapbooks, photo albums, or loose-leaf binders cannot exceed 12 x 15.5 inches. The thickness of the book is not limited.
  4. Slide / tape presentations are acceptable, but the presentation must show the complete project.
  5. Photographs and newspaper clippings must be dated and sources indicated.
  6. Entries must be in the hands of the State Fire Marshal’s Office by April 30 of the year submitted and must be marked with the proper entry classification (Area and Class).
  7. All materials submitted must reflect activities of the previous calendar year (January through December).
  8. Judges shall be appointed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the decision of the judges shall be final.
  9. Any evidence of material from a previous year will automatically disqualify the entry.
  10. Departments / companies entering this contest must have a representative available at the time the awards are presented at the MSFA Annual Convention and Conference.
  11. Auxiliaries and Junior Companies may submit entries for their department as long as the president or chief forwards a cover letter as verification.
  12. Send or deliver all entries to:
    MSFA Fire Prevention Contest
    State Fire Marshal’s Office
    1201 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208