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H.O.T.: Live Burn in Acquired Structure

June 16 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Free

This Hands On Training (H.O.T.) class will focus on various tactics of interior structural firefighting. We will also focus on R.I.T. operations, Strategy and Tactics, as well as proper usage and various nozzle pattern techniques and fire attack.

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Solar Emergencies

June 16 @ 08:00 - 09:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This course is unique in the fact that we explain how the Firefighter and/or IC should respond to various Solar emergencies that can be encountered - ranging from Structure & Vegetation Fires to Motor Vehicle Collisions into Solar Farms.

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DOGMA – Moving from Instructor-Centered to Student-Focused Learning

June 16 @ 09:00 - 10:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Join us as we explore this DOGMA and try to figure out what we can do to change it.

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Pet First Aid & CPR Certification

June 16 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

More and more fire departments are carrying pet oxygen masks on their apparatus these days, making it crucial for first responders to understand how to appropriately size an oxygen mask for fit to the animal as well as what flow rates are required for different animals.

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Maryland EMT Skills Recertification (Part 1 of 3)

June 16 @ 09:00 - 13:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This is the 12-hour psychomotor skills session required for Maryland EMT recertification. Class will be conducted in three four-hour sessions. PLEASE NOTE – The student will still need 12 hours of continuing education either online through MFRI or physical attendance at several available sessions.

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The Proactive Engine Driver: Doing More with Less

June 16 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

In today's time of financial and staffing strains, both career and volunteers are being asked to do more with less. One of the most underutilized positions within the fire service is the "engine driver." This course will give attendees a look at how to utilize the driver focusing on four key elements.

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War Stories Revisited: Turning Your Experience into Meaningful Case Studies

June 16 @ 10:45 - 12:15
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Every experienced instructor has a wealth of knowledge and prior learning to bring into the classroom to engage students, but sometimes, these experiences are little more than endless war stories, eating up valuable classroom time and contribute little to actual student learning, providing meaningful insight and education for students to help them understand and solve real-world problems.

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Convention Flea Market

June 16 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The Convention Flea Market will be held in the Convention Center Performing Arts Center Lobby on Sunday, June 16th from 11:00 to 14:00.

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Officer Development

June 16 @ 11:00 - 12:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with the components of an effective officer development training program for leaders of volunteer firefighters.

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Strategic RIT vs. Tactical RIT

June 16 @ 13:00 - 14:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Strategic RIT is the command concept of the function of RIT as opposed to the skills concept of RIT. It's the thought process that the RIT officer should go through when assigned the duty of RIT.

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Those Damn Millennials

June 16 @ 15:00 - 16:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Times have changed and with that so have the fire service. The way we learn, the way we teach and the way we fight fires have all been affected. From the senior man to the rookie, we will look at the influences, history, generations and current events that affect the way we do business.

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Joint Memorial Service: Sea of Blue

June 16 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
MSFA Convention Joint Memorial Service Sea of Blue

The Joint Memorial Service will take place in the Bayfront Ballroom, OCCC on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

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Maryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Foundation Night

June 16 @ 19:00 - 23:00
Fish Tales Bar & Grill, 2107 Herring Way
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States

Event end time: TBD No advance registration required.

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H.O.T.: Extrication Hands-On Class

June 17 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Berlin Fire Department, 214 N. Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811 United States
Free

This course will have the students rotate between three stations. The stations will give the students different challenging evolutions to test their thinking. Each station will give the students plenty of tool time and cover everything from stabilization to moving vehicles.

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Hybrid Search Techniques

June 17 @ 08:00 - 09:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This class will take the proven methods of traditional searches and add the use of Thermal imagers and Rope Assisted Searches to increase accountability and speed.

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Maryland EMT Skills Recertification (Part 2 of 3)

June 17 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This is the 12-hour psychomotor skills session required for Maryland EMT recertification. Class will be conducted in three four-hour sessions. PLEASE NOTE – The student will still need 12 hours of continuing education either online through MFRI or physical attendance at several available sessions.

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Commanders Intent: Coordinated Actions for Mission Success

June 17 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Fire companies are the linchpins to a successful emergency scene operation. The importance of synchronized small unit tactics following the commander's intent is critical to a successful mission on an emergency scene.

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Seizures: What EMS Should Know

June 17 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Staff from the Epilepsy Foundation will talk about seizures, some possible causes, presentation, what we should know and how we should treat the seizure patient.

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Principles of Structural Fireground Tactics

June 17 @ 13:00 - 17:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Principles of Structural Fireground Tactics is designed to help firefighters to understand the big picture of fireground tactics and how the skills they've learned are applied to the overall goal.

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This Education is JUST Right: Working Within the Zone of Proximal Development

June 17 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Our students are not "one size fits" all when it comes to learning. As educators we need to teach to a level that promotes learning within each student.

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Busting Through Recruitment & Retention Challenges, Developing YOUR Game Plan!

June 17 @ 13:00 - 17:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This workshop will offer both classroom and hands-on training for students in drafting a recruitment plan and developing internal programs to increase retention rates. Students attending this workshop will learn strategies to help overcome the biggest barriers to retention and recruitment in the fire service.

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MIEMSS Protocol Update

June 17 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This session is the Annual MIEMSS Protocol Update required of all practicing providers.

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Two-Faced Buildings

June 17 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Repurposed and modified / updated buildings and their hidden hazards. The class will look at lessons learned for LODD's involving these structures, the importance of knowing what's in your first due and preplanning them, hazards of these structures during and after renovations, examples of two-faced buildings, code upgrades to protect us and the public and response considerations.

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Taking Action to Prevent Firefighter Cancer

June 17 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Recent studies have demonstrated that more firefighters are dying each year from cancer than from line of duty injuries. Changes in home construction and the interior products are exposing our firefighters to toxic levels of chemical release.

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Fire Investigations and the First Responder

June 17 @ 13:00 - 14:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

A class description and further details will be published as soon as available.

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First Arriving Wrap Up

June 17 @ 14:30 - 15:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States

Stop by for a look into the projects and promotions that MSFA contractor, First Arriving has produced during the final year and a half of the MSFA SAFER grant, including our new websites, videos, technology, and more!

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Where Are They: Assessing Students at the Classroom Level

June 17 @ 14:45 - 16:15
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Explore the use of educational assessment in the classroom-level through application of zone of proximal development and data collection techniques to personalize student learning for your students, keeping them more engaged and constantly moving to a higher level of development.

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The Future of the Volunteer Fire Service

June 17 @ 14:45 - 16:15
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The future of the volunteer fire service in terms of where we come from, where we are now, and what the future may hold. With 70% of our nation's firefighters as volunteers, it is critical that we strengthen and progress the volunteer fire service so that it can continue to thrive.

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First Due Reference Manual

June 17 @ 14:45 - 16:15
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The Need, Who, What and Why it's a good idea. The course will look at why the need to go beyond basic preplan and response information especially for the street level command officer. Examples of what information is good to have and why, what to put in the manual, Electronic or Paper and the advantages of each and different formats and how to set each other up.

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Protecting Firefighters From Cancer

June 17 @ 14:45 - 16:15
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Corporate vendor / exhibitor, Municipal Equipment Supply, will present the newest information and equipment to protect firefighters from carcinogens on the scene and at the station.

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Surviving the Job

June 17 @ 14:45 - 16:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This 1 1/2 hour workshop will take the scientific research completed by various institutes and apply it to today's fire departments.

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Fire Department Insurance Issues

June 17 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Numerous important fire department insurance topics will be covered in this session including protecting personnel and your station.

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Convention BINGO

June 17 @ 18:00 - 22:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States

Convention BINGO, sponsored by Maryland State Firemen's Association and Ladies Auxiliary, will take place in the Bayfront Ballroom, OCCC on Monday, June 17, 2019. Prizes include handbags from Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Coach, Thirty-One, and Longaberger.

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Family Night at Jolly Roger Amusement Park

June 17 @ 18:00 - 23:00
Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 2901 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
$13.00 – $80.00
Jolly Roger Family Fun Night

Family Night at Jolly Roger Amusement Park will take place in Ocean City, Maryland on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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It’s Too Hot! It’s Too Cold! Managing the Patient in Extreme Conditions

June 18 @ 08:00 - 09:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Cold weather injuries are bad enough, but when exposure becomes an issue, things get worse. Gary Adelhardt, a ski patrol medic, will talk about how things change when its cold. Even though it's hot now, we still need to think about hypothermia.

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The Understaffed Engine

June 18 @ 08:00 - 09:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This Lecture class will focus on setting up your engine and your crew for the most efficient deployment possible. We will discuss common engine company pitfalls and how to set up your engine and crews to overcome them.

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Romantic Dinner: Ladders for 2

June 18 @ 08:00 - 09:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This class will teach you several ways and techniques to assist you with performing job functions with limited personnel.

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Maryland EMT Skills Recertification (Part 3 of 3)

June 18 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This is the 12-hour psychomotor skills session required for Maryland EMT recertification. Class will be conducted in three four-hour sessions. PLEASE NOTE – The student will still need 12 hours of continuing education either online through MFRI or physical attendance at several available sessions.

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Fire Service Saws

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This class will discuss the operations of multiple saws on fire ground or on working incidents, along with prevention and maintenance.

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Firefighter Cancer Support Network

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire / EMS members and their families cope with cancer and to provide occupational-cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

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Apparatus Replacement – Studies, Replacement Schedules, Funding and Insuring

June 18 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This course will look at lessons learned both good and bad from apparatus programs and studies, different funding and replacement plans will be explored, the importance of planned replacement and maintenance, pros and cons of rehabbing and when to consider, fleet management, thoughts on specifications and purchasing and the need for properly insuring your vehicles.

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Performing an Internal Size-up: Understanding Mental Wellness

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

As individuals, we carry the weight of everyday stresses around each day: work, family, financial status, having more time to enjoy life. Couple that with the mental stresses of firefighting: witness to life and property loss, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, and we are equal to a ticking time bomb.

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CIREN – Motor Vehicle Crash Research

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The CIREN process combines prospective data collection with professional multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted.

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Understanding Active Shooter NFPA 3000

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

The purpose of NFPA 3000 is to identify the minimum program elements necessary for organizing, managing, and sustaining an active shooter and/or hostile event response program and to reduce or eliminate the risks, effects, and impact on an organization or community affected by these events.

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Social Media for the Fire Service – A Double Edge Sword

June 18 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Social media and the Internet have changed the way we communicate and the way we receive news. It directly impacts fire departments, firefighters and fire chiefs. Like many technological advances, social media is a double-edged sword.

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An Introduction to Tall Mass Timber Buildings

June 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

In early 2016, the International Code Council's Board of Directors approved the creation of an ad-hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings. Since that time, the Tall Wood Building (TWB) Ad-Hoc Committee has reviewed voluminous materials regarding tall wood buildings, including results of various testing around the world, as well as domestic studies in support of the TWB charge. The TWB developed its own test scenarios to substantiate any code change proposals.

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Protecting Firefighters From Cancer

June 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Corporate vendor / exhibitor, Municipal Equipment Supply, will present the newest information and equipment to protect firefighters from carcinogens on the scene and at the station.

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How to Start and Grow a Successful Youth Program

June 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This program is targeting anyone interested in starting a Junior Program or growing their current program and how it can benefit their organization.

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Initial Decision Making for the First-In Engine Company

June 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This program is a comprehensive review of the factors needed to make quick and appropriate decisions while responding to and arriving on the scene of a working structure fire.

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Recognizing and Treating Pelvic Blunt Trauma Injuries

June 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This lecture will review identification and management of blunt pelvic trauma. We will focus on all aspects of care, pre-hospital and hospital treatments and review current management guidelines.

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Maryland’s Response to School Safety; Past, Present, What the Future May Hold

June 18 @ 12:15 - 13:45
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

Since its legislative inception in 2012, the Maryland Center for School Safety has strived to provide quality training in school safety to all of Maryland's School Systems. This presentation will provide an overview of the Centers beginnings and where passing of the 2018 Safe to Learn Act is taking the Center, School Safety and State Emergency Responders to, in the State of Maryland.

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Firehouse Kitchen Table Discussion

June 18 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

This session will include fire service leaders sharing information on current fire service topics and how it will affect our service in the future. It will provide interactive discussions to assist fire service members on how and why we do the things we do.

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State of Maryland EMS

June 18 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
Free

State of Maryland EMS, as presented by Dr. Theodore Delbridge, Executive Director, MIEMSS, will be held in room 204 of the OCCC on Tuesday, June 18 at 1300 hours.

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10th Annual Brotherhood Block Party

June 18 @ 18:00 - June 19 @ 02:00
Cowboy Coast Saloon, 1706 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, Maryland 21842 United States
Ocean City FOOLS

10th Annual Brotherhood Block Party, hosted by the Ocean City F.O.O.L.S. and supporting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will take place at Cowboy Coast Saloon on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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Joint Installation of Officers

June 18 @ 18:00 - 21:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
MSFA Convention Joint Installation of Officers

The MSFA Joint Installation of Officers will take place in the Bayfront Ballroom, OCCC on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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Prayer Breakfast

June 19 @ 07:30 - 10:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
$13.00

The MSFA Prayer Breakfast will take place in the Bayfront Ballroom, OCCC on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

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MSFA Parade

June 19 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Baltimore Avenue, Downtown Ocean City, Baltimore Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
MSFA Parade

The MSFA Parade will take place on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Ocean City on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

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Parade Prizes and Awards Presentation

June 19 @ 16:30 - 19:00
Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States

Parade prizes and awards will be presented at 1700 hours, (or as close to this time as possible), in the Bayfront Exhibit Hall ("D") of the Convention Center.

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5th Annual Hair of the Dalmatian 5K

June 20 @ 07:30 - 11:00
Firefighter Memorial, Boardwalk & North Division Street
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
$5.00 – $100.00
Hair of the Dalmatian 5K

The 5th Annual Hair of the Dalmatian 5k, sponsored by O.C. FOOLS, starts at the Firefighters Memorial, located at the Boardwalk & North Division Street on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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MSFA 27th Annual Golf Tournament

June 21 @ 08:00 - 14:00
Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagles Nest Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811 United States
$75.00 – $300.00
MSFA Golf Tournament

The 27th Annual MSFA Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle's Landing Golf Course on Friday, June 21, 2019.

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2020 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

June 19, 2020 - June 25, 2020

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

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2021 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

June 18, 2021 - June 24, 2021

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

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2022 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

June 18, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

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