The Safety and Health Committee of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association is pleased to release the December 2021 edition of Back Step Talks. This month's edition focuses on the issue of mental wellness. It is important that each responder understand the mental stresses of what we do and know when and where to ask for help when needed. Please post this newsletter in your station and distribute it across any mailing lists that you may manage. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. The committee is ready to support you with any safety and health concerns. David Lewis, Chairman Safety and Health Committee Maryland Fire Chiefs Association
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The programs are designed for chief officers, company officers and those aspiring to move into a leadership role within their department. WHY ATTEND: The programs are facilitated by today’s fire service leaders with real life experiences and expertise and because you won’t want to miss this educational opportunity…
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.
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.
The inaugural Awards Ceremony for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame. The MFCA inducted 58 members to the Hall of Fame as the charter members. These individuals represent the many outstanding contributions, leadership and years of service to the Association. Unfortunately, just as the awards ceremony began, the President of the MFCA was called back to Charles County to handle the recovery of the missing crabber/volunteer firefighter of the Cobb Island VFD.