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Maryland Fire Chiefs Association

To bring together, the Chief Fire and EMS Officer Corps of Maryland, and other persons interested in the saving of life, protection of property, and the preventing and extinguishing of fires.

To discuss ways and means for the betterment of the fire service of the State of Maryland and the reduction of the unnecessary loss of life and property of fires;

To promote legislation at Federal and State levels in matters that affect the safety of life and property;

To distribute information on fire prevention;

To provide, with the cooperation of the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute and other fire service agencies, ways for fire service officers to get advanced command level and management training;

To establish liaisons with other State Fire and EMS Chief Organizations to exchange friendship and knowledge; and to cultivate Fraternal relationships among our members.

To develop programs to support our active Officer Corps in a manner which directly serves the citizens of MARYLAND.


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2016 White House Ornament

On December 24, 1929, the White House was filled with Christmas cheer when traditional festivities got underway. President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover were entertaining his staff and their children at the party while the Marine Band played carols. The drama began when Chief Usher Ike Hoover whispered to the president, “The executive office is on fire!” President Hoover rose from the dinner table and asked the men to follow him to the West Wing. The men proceeded to rescue as many of the president’s papers as time allowed, while First Lady Lou Hoover, informed of the blaze, calmly supervised the party. The four-alarm fire brought nineteen engine companies and four truck companies to the White House. One hundred and thirty firefighters began to battle the blaze. The bitter cold temperatures froze some of the hoses. By about 10:30 p.m., the fire was extinguished. Fire Chief George Watson reported that excessive heat from a blocked chimney flue or defective electric wiring had caused pamphlets stored in the attic to ignite, and fire had spread quickly. Congress would soon pass a special appropriation to rebuild the uninsured office wing. The Charles H. Tompkins Company of Washington, D.C., completed the work and Hoover and his aides moved back into the remodeled West Wing on April 14, 1930.
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The FireRescue GPO is completely free and voluntary to members. The GPO Program allows its members to join together to leverage purchasing strength in order to acquire goods and services at lower prices.  A significant portion of this fee is returned to your Fire Chief Association. Call 1-800-810-3909 or email
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