Important Announcements

  • Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Mourns the Loss of Past Chief William Alan Hinde

    Chief Hinde was an excellent leader, mentor, and outstanding Chief. Rest In Peace Chief Hinde! In March of 2019, Chief William "Alan" Hinde, was bestowed the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award at the 45th Annual Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (Md.) Public Safety Awards. Chief Hinde retired from Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue as the Division Chief of Volunteer Services in 2018 after serving Montgomery County for 45 years. The presentation of his award (featured in this video) paints only a small picture of the enormous input he had on the fire service in Montgomery County as well as the effect he had on thousands of men & women he served with.


  • UPDATE - Funeral Arrangement for Chief Nicholas Finamore, MFCA Life Member

    The Officers and Members of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association are saddened by the passing of MFCA Life Member Chief Nicholas Finamore. Chief Finamore passed away suddenly on January 5, 2021, at Anne Arnudel Medical Center. He will be sorely missed.


  • Death Announcement: Chief Joseph R. Robison, MFCA Past President

    The Officers and Members of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association are saddened by the passing of MFCA Past President Joseph R. Robison. Chief Robison passed away on November 10, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.


  • Governor Hogan, Maryland State Police Announce All Aviation Command Bases Will Remain Open

    Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Police (MSP) Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III today announced that all Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) bases will remain open.


  • Death Announcement: MFCA Past President James

    MFCA Past President Chief James “Eddie” Cross passes away after a long fought battle with lung cancer. Eddie was surrounded by his loving family when he peacefully passed.


  • UPDATE - Maryland State Police Aviation Command Budget Cuts

    The Maryland Board of Public Works met on Wednesday, September 2nd and discussed the status of budget cuts related to the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC). Please read the below for more information.


  • Death Announcement: Maryland Fire Service Leader Chief John W. Hoglund Passes Away

    It is with deep sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Chief John W. Hoglund on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 11:40 AM after a long fought battle. Chief Hoglund was surrounded by his loving family when he peacefully passed.

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