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Charles J. Simpson, Jr., President

Mr. Simpson has over forty-three 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-three years and a Maryland ALS provider/Paramedic for forty years. As a fourteen year member of the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company he serves as the Electronic Services Chairman and Webmaster and is also a forty-three year member and Life member of the 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 thirty 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 as an artillery surveyor. In 1998 he 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-five years and has two children and six grandchildren.

Donald Fair, 1st 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.

Married 45 years, have 4 children and 3 grand children.


Power Outage Plan

Member Neal Roop, February 20


PIKESVILLE, MD (July 20, 2011) – Hot summer months in Maryland include
powerful weather related storms that can cause disruption in electrical service to our
homes. State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard is cautioning residents when using
alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. "These easy to follow tips
will help all ... (Full Story)

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Member David Coe, January 07

The flu is here in Carroll County. The Carroll County Health Department has three simple recommendations for you to follow to avoid getting the flu this year.

1. Get a Flu Vaccine

There is still time to get the flu shot or Flu Mist, to help avoid getting the flu this season. If you would like more information on where you can get the flu vaccine, or more general information about the flu, please ... (Full Story & Photos)

State Heat Emergency Plan

Member Neal Roop, July 20

To: State EOC Reps, Local Emergency Managers, GOHS

Copy: MEMA Staff

Action: situational awareness

The National Weather Service has forecasted extreme heat for Maryland jurisdictions in the Capital, Central, Southern and Eastern Regions of Maryland. This heat advisory is in effect from Thursday, July 21st until Saturday, July 23rd. Heat Index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees ... (Full Story)


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