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Maryland State


Hall of Fame Committee

The Hall of Fame Committee has the responsibility for naming persons to the Hall of Fame Award and Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award in recognition of their efforts in the fire, rescue, and EMS.
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The Hall of Fame Award was established by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee in 1979 as a result of a recommendation from Past President Eugene J. C. Raney to recognize the distinguished service of individuals.

Hall of Fame


James “Jay” Jester

Ocean City VFD


Charles “Charlie” Abrecht


John E. Wathen

Vice Chairman

Rev. Fredrick B. Bahr

John T. Ferguson, III

John O. Gatton, Sr.

Timothy Jones

David “Dave” Keller, III, P.P.

William B. Lay, Sr.

Johnie F. Roth, Jr., P.P.