Name
Title, Department
County
Testimony
Type of Organization
Joseph Larsen Sr
Past President and Current Acting President AACVFA
Anne Arundel
INDIVIDUAL
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association
Joseph Larsen Sr, Acting President
Anne Arundel
ORGANIZATION
ALLEGANY - GARRETT COUNTIES VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE ASSOCIATION
AUSTIN CHRISTNER, PRESIDENT
ALLEGANY COUNTY
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Allegany-Garrett Counties Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association Annual Convention, the Association voted to support and endorse Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the position of the Second Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association.
ORGANIZATION
Austin Christner
President - Allegany/Garrett Counties Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association
Allegany County
ORGANIZATION
BARBARA A. KNIPPENBURG
MEMBER, MIDLAND FIRE COMPANY
ALLEGANY COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
TIMOTHY R. "ROBBIE" BLACKISTON
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
TIMOTHY F. DAYTON
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
ALLEGANY COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
RANDY SMITH
PAST PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN MARYLAND VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION
CALVERT COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
CHESTERTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
DAVE EASON, SR. , PRESIDENT
KENT COUNTY
ORGANIZATION
RICHARD C. BLAIR (18-19)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
WASHINGTON COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
BRIAN S. GERACI
STATE FIRE MARSHAL, OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
STATE OF MARYLAND
INDIVIDUAL
PAT HASSLER
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN MARYLAND VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION
CALVERT COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
THOMAS A. MATTINGLY, JR.
TRUSTEE, MSFA
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
FREDERICK COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE ASSOCIATION
JAMES MAY, PRESIDENT
FREDERICK COUNTY
On Thursday, May 20, 2022, the Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association voted to support and endorse Paul Sullivan, Jr. to the Office of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association in 2022.
ORGANIZATION
DALE BOWEN
MEMBER, HUNTINGTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
CALVERT COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
DAVID KYLE
MEMBER, FLINTSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
ALLEGANY COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
ED "HARVE" WOODS
PRESIDENT, GLENN DALE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
JOHN DULINA
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
BALTIMORE COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
ROBYN SHELDON HAHN (04-05)
PAST PRESIDENT, LAMSFA
CECIL COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
RON WATKINS
CHAIRMAN, MSFA PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DOUG HOWARD
MEMBER, DEALE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
RICK UDELL
VICE CHAIR, MSFA EMS COMMITTEE
BALTIMORE COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
WILLIAM HILDEBRAND
CHAIRMAN, MDEM FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL GROUP
KENT COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
EDWIN A. "SMOKE" JOYNOR
LIFE MEMBER, CHESTERTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
KENT COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
ANN PRICE-DAVIS (14-15)
PAST PRESIDENT, LAMSFA
BALTIMORE COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
STANLEY S. "BUDDY" SUTTON
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
RONALD A. BLOCK
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ROBERT P. PHILLIPS
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
DORCHESTER COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
JEFF H. THOMPSON
TRUSTEE, MSFA
KENT COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
CHIP JEWELL
MEMBER, MSFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
FREDERICK COUNTY
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
RICHARD K. BROOKS, III
PARLIAMENTARIAN, MSFA
MARYLAND
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
RON SIARNICKI
TREASURER, MSFA
MARYLAND
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
KATHLEEN "KITTY" GROSS, PRESIDENT
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
On May 6, 2022, the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association voted to support and endorse Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the position of Second Vice President of the MSFA.
ORGANIZATION
JON DAVID BLACK
ASSISTANT CHIEF, SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT
WICOMICO COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
REESE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, INC.
KENNETH HYDE, SR., PRESIDENT
CARROLL COUNTY
On March 1, 2022, the membership of the Reese Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. voted to endorse and support Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. in his election campaign to the position of MSFA Second Vice President. Good luck Chief.
ORGANIZATION
MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
WILLIAM "BILL" SMITH, JR., PRESIDENT
MARYLAND
On February 24, 2022, the Executive Board of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association unanimously voted to support and endorse Immediate Past President, Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. to the Office of Second Vice President of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association.
ORGANIZATION
MONTGOMERY COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE-RESCUE ASSOCIATION
STANLEY "BUDDY" SUTTON, PRESIDENT
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, the member companies of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association voted unanimously to endorse Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of the Second Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association in June 2022.
ORGANIZATION
HUGH D. OWENS
PAST PRESIDENT, MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
PETE MELLITS
SECRETARY, MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
ROGER N. POWELL (09-10)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
BALTIMORE COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
DAVID W. LEWIS (11-12)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
I have known Paul Sullivan for much of his emergency services career. I have always admired the drive and emotion that he puts into each task that he is working on. I am certain that he will bring that same drive and emotion to the position of Second Vice President of the MSFA. He has already outlined a plan of programs and initiatives that he intends to work towards. That demonstrates that drive and emotion that clearly puts him above the other candidates. That’s why I am pledging my support to Paul Sullivan for Second Vice President of the MSFA and ask that you join me with your vote in June.
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
FRANK J. UNDERWOOD (08-09)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
DANIEL C. DAVIS, JR. (97-98)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
ROCKVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC.
ERIC BERNARD, PRESIDENT
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
ORGANIZATION
MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION (MSFA) SAFETY COMMITTEE
MICHAEL LECOMPTE, CHAIRMAN
MARYLAND
The Safety Committee of the Maryland State Firemen's Association unanimously voted to support Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of the Second Vice President of the MSFA at our meeting on Sunday, January 23, 2022, in Odenton, MD
ORGANIZATION
GERALD "JJ" LYNOTT
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION - CHAIRMAN, MSFA TRAINING COMMITTEE
CARROLL COUNTY
After reviewing the three candidates for the office of 2nd Vice President for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, I find myself compelled to support and endorse Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the position. I have personally known and worked alongside Chief Sullivan for almost 15 years. He is dedicated and committed to advancing the Maryland fire service. His passion is like no other and he brings a much needed flavor and perspective that is much needed by the MSFA leadership right now. He has a vision and the drive to engage and bring younger members to participate within the MSFA, something that the MSFA currently lacks and needs if it is going to be successful in the future. It is my opinion that Chief Sullivan will flourish and shine within this position and for these reasons, I am throwing my support behind Paul and endorse him for the Office of 2nd Vice President of the MSFA. Good luck my friend.
INDIVIDUAL
RUSTY HAHN
BATTALION CHIEF, FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE/RESCUE
FREDERICK COUNTY
I would like to personally announce my endorsement for Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. His knowledge, skills, and abilities as a leader both operationally and administratively in many organizations both state and nationally will help move the fire service throughout our great state of Maryland into the future.
INDIVIDUAL
GARY KRICHBAUM
ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF (RET.), PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT - MEMBER, MIDDLETOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY - FREDERICK COUNTY
It is with great pleasure I offer my support for Paul Sullivan for the position of Second Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. Paul is a proven leader that has a clear vision for the future of the MSFA and the Maryland fire service. His distinguished list of achievements is solid evidence of his tenacity, dedication and commitment to the betterment of the many organizations he has been affiliated with. I have had the privilege of working with Chief Sullivan on local, state and national levels and his experiences has earned great respect and admiration from our colleagues. I am greatly impressed by his energetic and engaging approach to the many leadership positions he has held. It is without question that Paul will provide that same work ethic in this position which will greatly benefit the many members of the MSFA. I confidently recommend Paul Sullivan as the next MFSA Second Vice President
INDIVIDUAL
TROY LLOYD
CAPTAIN 33/SAFETY 101, PIONEER HOOK & LADDER
WASHINGTON COUNTY
I have known Chief Paul Sullivan for almost 20 years. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow as not only a Fire Service Professional, but as a Safety Professional. His dedication and commitment to the Maryland Fire Service as a leader, safety professional and educator are paramount. When I learned that Paul was running for the position of Second Vice President for the MSFA there was no doubt in my mind that I would put my support behind him with an endorsement. Over the years some might say that the MSFA has lost its focus and drive. I believe that introducing new and younger leadership will make it thrive again. Chief Sullivan has always been mission-driven and focused on his tasks. He has always entertained challenges and worked through them to get them accomplished. As a leader, Paul has always listened to others and has welcomed and embraced ideas and change. Simply put, he has always put the needs of the members and the organization before his own. Today, the MSFA needs this type of leadership if they are going to be viable and existent in the future. For these reasons, Paul, I support you and endorse your candidacy for Second Vice President of the MSFA. I look forward to the good things that will come from you. Good luck!!
INDIVIDUAL
ERIC N. BERNARD
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MONTGOMERY COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE - RESCUE ASSOCIATION
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
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INDIVIDUAL
JOHN F. LONG, JR.
CHIEF CHAPLAIN, MSFA
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
I am proud to endorse Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the office of Second Vice-President of the MSFA. I have known Paul since he became the training officer for the Maryland Fire Chiefs. He asked to become a member of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association website. This would allow him to post training opportunities directly so that our members would be up to date on training opportunities. He also would be getting announcement directly from the website so that he could keep up to date on anything happening in AA County. As the website manager, Paul is the only state officer to ever do this. His desire to make the Maryland State Fire Service the best it can be shows in his actions. That is why he is the best person to fill this position.
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DEANGELO REDD
CAPTAIN, HOWARD COUNTY
HOWARD COUNTY
I am compelled to endorse Chief Paul Sullivan for the position of 2nd Vice President. Chief Sullivan’s dedication to Emergency Services is supported by loyalty, positive energy, and professionalism. I have known Chief Sullivan for 20 years, and he’s committed to change, forwardness, and organizational performance. Maryland State Firemen’s Association is aligning themselves to gain a True Leader.
INDIVIDUAL
KENNETH HYDE, SR.
PRESIDENT, REESE AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
CARROLL COUNTY
I hereby endorse Chief Paul Sullivan for the Office of 2nd Vice President with the Maryland State Firemen's Association, because I feel our organization needs change, and Paul has the ability to project this change and place us in a forward motion. As a third generation volunteer firefighter in the State of Maryland I have seen many changes good and bad, but I can assure you strong leadership has prevailed every time in getting volunteers the support we need to help us survive. I was Paul's Division Chief in Baltimore and his work ethic speaks for itself, along with his professionalism. This is why I support Paul for the Office of 2nd Vice President.
INDIVIDUAL
CHUCK BOLLINGER
PAST CHIEF, HEREFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
BALTIMORE COUNTY
I have known Paul for over 15 years and he is extremely passionate about improving the fire service in the state of MD and the USA. I believe he would be a great asset to the management team of the MSFA. I would encourage everyone to support him and his initiatives as he moves through the chairs of the MSFA.
INDIVIDUAL
JEFFREY DICKEY
PAST PRESIDENT, PGCVFRA
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Paul has been a friend of mine for some time now. He is very knowledgeable and educated and will work tirelessly for all of us. I would like to personally endorse Chief Sullivan in his endeavor to become the next MSFA 2nd Vice President. His work ethic is well beyond what some people might not know. Chief Sullivan will be a great 2nd Vice President for the MSFA. Paul, best of luck. Stay safe and take care.
INDIVIDUAL
NANCY HOGLUND
MEMBER, MFCA AUXILIARY
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
As a member of the MFCA Auxiliary, and by attending various functions with my husband John (Director Emeritus, MFRI), I was in a position to view several of Paul Sullivan's accomplishments first-hand. My impressions led me to believe that Paul is deeply dedicated to the fire service and is action motivated to meet and resolve any issue that confronts him. He has experience and drive to succeed. Good luck, Paul!
INDIVIDUAL
JOSEPH CHORNOCK
FIRE CHIEF, GERMANTOWN VFD
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING IN THREE ORGANIZATIONS WITH CHIEF SULLIVAN, THE MSFA, MFCA & THE EASTERN DIVISION OF IAFC. HIS GOALS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME, TO MAKE THE ORGANIZATION BETTER THAN WHEN HE JOINED.
INDIVIDUAL
BALTIMORE COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION
TOM LUDWIG, PRESIDENT
BALTIMORE COUNTY
On January 20, 2022, the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association voted to provide Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. from the Middle River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company with an endorsement for the position of Second Vice President of the MSFA.
ORGANIZATION
JOE WALTERS
CAPTAIN, NORTH POINT EDGEMERE VFD
BALTIMORE COUNTY
INDIVIDUAL
UNITED STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY NO. 3
JAMES K. GRAHAM, PRESIDENT
FREDERICK COUNTY
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ORGANIZATION
JOHN E. FISHER
VOLUNTEER CHIEF, OCEAN CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
WORCESTER COUNTY
I support Chief Paul Sullivan for the position of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Chief Sullivan brings leadership experience from the work that he has done in the fire service, through the various committees that he participates within and with the Maryland Fire Chief Association. Chief Sullivan has the passion and the drive to move the Maryland State Firemen's Association forward.
INDIVIDUAL
MARK A. TRADER
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, PGCVFRA (19-20)
PRINCE GEORGE 'S COUNTY
As the Immediate Past President of the PGCVFRA, I am providing my support to Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. in his quest for the Office of Second Vice President for the MSFA. Chief Sullivan has shown accomplished leadership as the Past Fire Chief of Middle River Fire & Rescue, the Past President of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association and in his current role as First Vice President to the Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. I know that Paul will continue to show his dedication, commitment and motivation along with his “PROVEN LEADERSHIP THROUGH INNOVATIVE THINKING” as he moves forward within his fire service career. It is time to engage the younger members of the Maryland Fire Service into the MSFA leadership roles. Chief Sullivan has accomplished many positive things throughout his volunteer fire service career that allow him to bring a wealth of knowledge to the MSFA leadership, committees, members and its partners. Chief Sullivan’s strategic platform will lead, educate, serve, and provide the MSFA with solutions to challenges. As I throw my support behind Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. as the next Second Vice President of the MSFA, I would ask that you consider doing the same. Good luck Chief.
INDIVIDUAL
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - EASTERN DIVISION
CHIEF WILLIAM WALTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARYLAND
On December 19, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (EDIAFC) voted unanimously to support and endorse EDIAFC First Vice President, Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of the Second Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. We wish Chief Sullivan all the best in his endeavor to be elected to this position.
ORGANIZATION
LAVALE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
SCOTT WHETSELL, CAPTAIN
ALLEGANY COUNTY
When looking at the future of MSFA and the Fire and EMS Service in Maryland we need strong, knowledgeable, and professional leadership. Over thirty years in this field shows this dedication and he has proven himself time and again. I believe Chief Sullivan exceeds all the qualifications and will do an excellent job as 2nd Vice President of the MSFA and will continue to lead us into the future as our field continues to evolve. I am happy to provide this endorsement for Chief Sullivan.
ORGANIZATION
JACK AMRHEIN
CAPTAIN, BALTIMORE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
BALTIMORE COUNTY
Spanning three decades, Chief Paul Sullivan has been a proven leader in the Maryland Fire Service. Serving in multiple jurisdictions, in both volunteer and career positions, he is fully aware of the sociological differences and needs in the different regions yet understands the commonalities each has in providing professional response. His experience in suppression, EMS, and rescue, blended with his dedication to training has helped organize department’s success, while prioritizing safety and leadership development. Paul not only knows how to lead, he knows how to empower and develop future leaders. He is a forward and innovative thinker who has the ability to blend deep seated traditions with modern, state of the art methods. His role as an MICRB educator keeps him in touch with the needs of new members, a trait essential to the future success of the Maryland Fire Service. Chief Sullivan has not forgotten where he comes from, and is always willing to lend a hand, or an ear, wherever it is needed. Having worked alongside Paul in multifarious incidents and projects in both volunteer and career affiliations, I am happy to cast my support for Chief Paull Sullivan’s candidacy for the position of MSFA 2nd Vice President in 2022.
INDIVIDUAL
TERRI L. REID
FIREFIGHTER/ PARAMEDIC, MIDDLE RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
BALTIMORE COUNTY
When you want a person who is dedicated and committed 100% to the citizens, visitors and staff members on and off the job Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. is that person. Chief Sullivan is experienced, consistent and exercises premium leadership to everyone he serves. Chief Sullivan is highly competent and well-organized; his communications and time management are nothing short of stellar. His enthusiastic commitment to the EMS & Fire Service has been nothing but exemplary. Chief Sullivan has mentored many personnel using his exceptional education and leadership skills. There is no doubt in my mind that Paul would be a secure and beneficial asset in the office of Second Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. Wishing you much success Chief.
INDIVIDUAL
MICHAEL A. LeCOMPTE
CHAIRMAN , MSFA SAFETY COMMITTEE
WORCESTER COUNTY
I am excited to see more younger members seek the nomination of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. To see you follow another young wonderful fire service instructor and leader, like 2nd Vice President - Chief Eric Smothers, will only make the MSFA more attractive to our prospective statewide young and educated fire leaders. The prosperity of the entire MSFA will only survive "down the road," if our statewide young departmental fire leaders "jump in now" and get involved soon, in every sector of the MSFA and the Maryland Fire Chief's Association. As chairman of the MSFA Safety Committee; I can attest, that you have been a true asset and a "straight shooter" for the good of "MSFA-firefighter-safety," in so many aspects. You as a Certified Safety Professional, Fire Chief, and Paramedic, and your sincere knowledge about firefighter/EMS safety, has made us a real provider, offering many "action plans" to reduce losses, statewide. The Safety Committee membership does look at you for your knowledge in trying to control losses presented to us, throughout the years! You have always exhibited the highest degree of technical competency and intelligence, in problem-solving situations presented to us! As a safety professional myself, you offer uncompromising standards, with your extensive safety education and offer leadership skill, morality, and judicious aggressiveness, in preventing any firefighter from getting injured or killed. Paul, your MSFA administrative growth potential seems vast and your past experience and positive motivation to help the statewide fire service reflects great credit on yourself, your local fire department, and the true future and tradition of service, that has always been offered by the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Good luck Sir in your endeavors!
MSFA OFFICERS - COMMITTEE MEMBERS
WILLIAM "BILL" SMITH, JR.
PRESIDENT, MARYLAND FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Chief Sullivan has consistently demonstrated all of the traits that I would associate with an exceptional Second Vice President – excellence in continued education, strong communication skills, sincere and natural compassion, exemplary teamwork, and instinctive leadership. He has demonstrated time and time again to complete all tasks given to him and is a great asset to the fire/EMS service in Maryland. I consider Paul a true professional and believe that he would be a great asset to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
INDIVIDUAL
TERESA A. CRISMAN (11-12)
PAST PRESIDENT, LAMSFA
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
I would like to personally announce my endorsement for Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. I feel that with his leadership and abilities that he has proven that he will be a great asset to the Association. With his level of training, accomplishments and dedication to the fire service of Maryland he is a proven choice to be the next 2nd Vice President of the MSFA.
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
MICHAEL A. DAVIS (16-17)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
BALTIMORE COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
MIDDLE RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE COMPANY
WILLIAM CONNELLY, PRESIDENT
BALTIMORE COUNTY
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ORGANIZATION
CARL B. EDELIN, JR. (99-00)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT
PAUL H. STERLING, JR. (07-08)
PAST PRESIDENT, MSFA
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
For the first time in nearly a decade, the MSFA has three candidates running for the Office of 2nd Vice President of the MSFA. This is good news as competition is healthy for our organization. With that said, it is important to review the qualifications of each candidate to see who will be best for the future of the organization. When considering which candidate to support, I looked for the most qualified for the times; a well-qualified and well-informed candidate; one with a platform and vision for the future of the MSFA. More importantly, a candidate with priorities critical for the future of the MSFA. For me, it was equally important to select a candidate that is actively involved in our day-to-day Fire, Rescue and EMS operations and one that also has administrative experience and skills. With a majority of our runs being EMS, having an active candidate with an extensive EMS background is a significant plus for the MSFA leadership. By far Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. meets all of these needs. He is undeniably a proven leader who continues to actively serve at the local, state and national levels with honor and distinction. Chief Sullivan brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and leadership to the table. For all of these reasons, I am very pleased to express my support to the candidacy of Chief Paul Sullivan, Jr. for the Office of 2nd Vice President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA).
MSFA - LAMSFA PAST PRESIDENT

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