Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 24
The MSFA Recruitment & Retention Committee as part of the MSFA/MFCA SAFER Grant is please to be able to present "From XBox to the Box Alarm" by Deputy Fire Coordinator Tiger Schmittendorf, Erie County (NY) Department of Emergency Services, on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department, 4030 Old Town Road; Huntingtown MD, 20639.
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 21
At the Monthly Board of Fire Rescue Commission Meeting on October 20th the commission honored Debbie Green (Closer) for her outstanding dedication and commitment as the Board's Secretary for the last 10 Years. Congratulations to Debbie for "A Job Well Done" and best wishes on her future endeavors. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, October 14
In the aftermath of “Hurricane Matthew” The Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS has reached out to the Volunteer Fire Department in the City of Lumberton, North Carolina to see what immediate assistance we can offer to help them get back on their feet. The Lumberton Fire Chief is asking for any help with providing bottled water and/or hand sanitizer would be greatly appreciated.
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 28
An 8-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero for calling 911 after she recognized that her mother was having a stroke. A'nasia Clayton was home with her mother in Charles County, Maryland, when she saw that one half of her mom's face had gone slack. She quickly called 911 and described the situation to the dispatcher.
"I'm in the house with my mom and I think she's having a stroke now," A'nasia tells ... (Full Story)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, September 20
This is the type of teamwork that happens to frequently yet rarely gets the media's attention. CCSO and MSP did remarkable, heroic work in removing the infants and driver from the burning vehicle. The firefighters cutting trees to access the car, extinguishing the fire, and simultaneously using the "jaws of life" to extricate the trapped occupant from the vehicle, undoubtedly saved that person's life. ... (Full Story)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 26
Maryland State Firemen's Association Policies and Procedures Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program Effective Date: June 18,2016
POLICY It shall be the policy of the Maryland State Firemen's Association to maximize the retention of qualified active volunteer fire and rescue personnel through the use of a SAFER funded College Tuition Reimbursement Program for any member or a member's immediate ... (Full Story)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, August 17
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! 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 Website @ ... (Full Story)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, July 29
WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016)—A $20,275 federal grant has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will be used to replace aging hoses.
"The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. is very thankful to receive the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 14
We are pleased to announce the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association was awarded a "mini grant" from the MSFA Fire Prevention Committee. This years awardees will receive (48) 10 year smoke alarms to be awarded at the state convention next Tuesday. President Gilroy and I will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of the association during that time. Other departments in our county have ... (Full Story)
Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith, June 09
Firefighters and authorities who've dealt with cancer first-hand or who've watched others battle it share their stories in "The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer". Hear what they have to say about why cancer-prevention is so important. ... (Full Story & Photos)