MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Hundreds of members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department and their families are headed to Ocean City this weekend to attend an annual convention. Firefighters, Paramedics, Auxiliary, EMT’s and Ladies Auxiliary members will be attending the 123rd Annual Convention and Conference of the Maryland State Firemen's Association (MSFA) and Ladies Auxiliary.
The MSFA Convention is attended by thousands of career, volunteer and civilian members of the fire service from across the State of Maryland and nearby jurisdictions.
The convention activities will kick off in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, and continue through Friday, June 26, 2015. The convention committee has been working very hard to create more family participation activities as a part of the weeklong schedule of events.
The convention will offer many informative presentations, opportunities to network with peers from around the state, election of officers, flea market, training and education and getting hands-on opportunities to view new product/technology at our two exhibit halls. In addition, there will be an awards presentations on Tuesday morning as the MSFA recognizes the achievement, accomplishment, and dedication of many departments and individuals within the MSFA and the Ladies Auxiliary. A parade of fire, EMS and support units, including many from Prince George’s County, will participate in a parade on Wednesday.
Several Prince George's County fire service leaders are anticipated to attend the MSFA Convention including; County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, Chairman of the Fire Commission Jay Tucker and the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association President Chuck Walker.