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Carroll County Public Safety Training Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Video

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Dennis Brothers, President

Accepted into the Baltimore County Fire Department in September 1982.  Graduated from the Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy in December 1982.  Promoted to the position of Paramedic in September 1985.  Promoted to the position of Fire Lieutenant and assigned to the Fire Rescue Academy in April 1990.  Assigned to Field Operations in January 1991.  Promoted to the position of Fire Captain and assigned to Fire Prevention in August 1992.  Assigned to Field Operations in March 1993.  Captain assigned to the Randallstown station January 1995 – January 2007.  Transferred to Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy in January 2007.  Promoted to Director of Training on May 10, 2008. Transferred as Director, Logistics, SCBA Repair, Fire Maintenance, Building Services in 2011.  Member of the Gamber and Community Volunteer Fire Company since October 1975. Currently charged with being the lead representative to the county for the renovation of the Carroll County Training Center.          

Charles J. Simpson, Jr., 1st Vice President

Mr. Simpson has over forty-two years experience in emergency services as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic, volunteer EMS Captain and Company Board member. He has been a Maryland EMT for forty-one years and a Maryland ALS provider/Paramedic for thirty-nine years. As a twelve year member of the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company he has served various committees including Delegate and Webmaster. He is also a Life member with forty-two years in Westminster Fire Department. Mr. Simpson has served as the President of the Carroll County Volunteer Ambulance Association and Chairman of the Carroll County Medical Advisory Board. He has worked as the EMS Training Manager for the CCVAA and as EMS Director/Chief of Dorchester County. Mr. Simpson has twenty-eight years experience teaching emergency services classes for MFRI. He has served on numerous State and National Committees for Fire and Emergency Medical Services including the MSFA EMS and Training Committees and the MIEMSS Regional Council and Jurisdictional Advisory Committee.

Mr. Simpson served ten years with the Maryland National Guard and in 1998 retired with thirty years experience from Verizon Telephone Company engineering department. On January 1, 2013 he retired from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency where he served as Operations Manager and Coordinator for State NIMS and ICS Compliance. He has been married for forty-three years and has two children and five grandchildren.

Donald Fair,  2nd Vice President

Fourth generation member of the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department and Life Member, joining in 1966. Held the following positions in Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department; Assistant Secretary, EMS Captain, Fire Captain, Safety Officer, 2nd and 1st Vice President, and currently, President and the CCVESA Budget Committee representative.

Was hired by Baltimore County Fire Department 1973. Promoted to the rank of Paramedic in 1978. Promoted to Paramedic Coordinator in 1980, EMT Instructor for MFRI from 1984 to 1996. Promoted to Fire Lieutenant in 1986. Promoted to Fire Captain in 1995, assigned to the Haz Mat Team. Retired in 2004 with 32 years of service.

Currently employed as an intermittent employee with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System, as an Emergency Planner.

President of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter 5, and President of the RKIFMC Maryland State Association.

Married 41 years, have 4 children and 3 grand children.


Ebola.... What You Need to Know!

Member David Coe, August 11

The following information has been released by the Carroll County Health Department, along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and is current as of August 5, 2014 The most recent health concerns being raised in the news is Ebola. While experts feel that it is unlikely to pose a threat in the United States, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is taking many steps to ... (Full Story)

Burt Clark from NFA Announces Retirement

Member Debbie Gartrell, March 19

Fire/EMS/Emergency Services you are cordially invited to attend a retirement celebration, dinner, and dance in honor of Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO celebrating 42 years of government service May 3, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Emmitsburg Ambulance Company 17701 Creamery Road Emmitsburg, MD The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. All proceeds will be donated to the National Fire Heritage Center ... (Full Story & Photos)

Carroll County Haz-Mat Team to Host Air Monitoring Training

Member Tom Coe, March 09

The Carroll County Haz Mat Team will be hosting an Air Monitoring training on Saturday May 17th from 0800 until 1700 at the New Windsor Fire Department.

This 8 hour HazMatIQ® course is designed to train responders in the use, interpretation, and selection of a variety of direct reading instruments, colorimetric tubes, and various test strips, used in the HazMatIQ® Response System. Attendees will ... (Full Story & Photos)

West, Texas Firefighter and EMS Fallen Hero Fund

Member Melissa Williams, April 19

In light of the tragic event in West, Texas on Wednesday and in cooperation with local support efforts, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established a national fund to accept monetary donations to assist the survivors and coworkers of the fire and EMS personnel who died in the line of duty. Checks can be mailed to:

NFFF c/o West, Texas Fire and EMS Fallen Hero Fund
P.O. Drawer 498
Emmitsburg, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Careless Smoking=FIRE!

Member Melissa Williams, March 11

Last year, 9% of all fire deaths in the state of Maryland were caused by careless smoking according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. On top of that, 17% of all home fire injuries were caused by careless smoking.

It is evident that careless smoking is very dangerous. But, it is very easy to prevent these fires with a few safety tips and precautions.
1. The easiest way to prevent ... (Full Story & Photos)


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