Walking Traffic Cones appear at the Firehouse Expo. The popular Traffic Cone costumes appeared on the show floor of Firehouse Expo in Nashville. Past CVVFA President Jim Watson of Delaware City induced Trish Cross of Spanaway, WA who was working a nearby booth for IMSalliance.com to join the fun. The cone costumes are a popular “hook” to start conversations with show attendees about the serious topic of roadway incident scene safety. Since the roll out at the FDIC last spring scores of people have gotten selfies as a traffic cone.
Miami FL Fire Rescue and the CVVFA are partnering with training the department on Highway Incident Scene Safety using the Responder Safety Learning Network. Additionally, the CVVFA is working with the Public Safety Educators at Miami Fire to establish a community risk reduction plan for struck-by incidents. Miami joins almost 44,000 other registered users of the on-line learning platform around the nation. Recently the FL Department of Transportation began stocking the CVVFA distracted driving “push card” in every rest stop and welcome center in the state. The CVVFA has been actively working in Florida for years and is a member of the FL Fire Chief’s Association and the FL Firefighters Safety and Health Consortium.
Dale Hill was volunteer firefighter for the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Department in addition to a retired Howard County police officer and Maryland State Deputy Fire Marshal. Most recently, Dale was the President of the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association and the chairman of the legislative committee for the MD State Firemen’s Association.
In addition to his many state and local fire service responsibilities Dale was a proud member of the CVVFA and attended the convention in Fairplay MD this past summer.
Dale is remembered for his steady hand in guiding the Washington County MD Fire and Rescue Association and the respect he garnered from the member companies as well as elected and appointed officials. CVVFA President Greg Yost wrote about the passing of his friend “Your dedication and never-ending work for improving the volunteer system in the county and beyond was amazing. You will be missed.”
CVVFA President Greg Yost announced a recruitment drive for the Association. The contest runs from August 4 2018 and ends at the Spring Booster Meeting. To qualify a minimum of 3 members must be recruited.
The top recruiter will be offered a seat at the CVVFA table at the Congressional Fire Service Institute National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner April 25th 2019.
In order to received credit your name must appear on the application mailed to Financial Secretary Jim Watson at: email@example.com. If joining online, email Financial Secretary Jim Watson with the recruit’s name. That will serve the same purpose.
President Yost has pledged to grow the membership during his term of office. This is your opportunity to help and win a seat at the nation’s premier fire service event.
Best Appearing Overall Fire Company
1st Place Plaque and $100 (Sponsored by Past President Steve Flickinger and Peg Flickinger of Newport PA in memory of Past President HM Flickinger Jr.) Fairplay Community Fire Company
Best Appearing Engine 1250 GPM or Larger:
1st Place David O. Gabler & Harold E. Snyder Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by Franklin Fire Company #4 of Chambersburg PA) Hancock Fire Company
2nd Place Plaque and $40 (Sponsored by First Hose Company of Hagerstown MD) Fairplay Community Fire Company
3rd Place Plaque and $30 (Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Hose Company of Shippensburg PA Antietam Fire Company
Best Appearing Engine/Tanker:
1st Place Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by the Podium of Awards Newport PA) Clear Spring Fire Company
Best Appearing Ambulance/ Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support
1st Place James McGowan Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by the Newport Ambulance League of Newport PA) Sharpsburg EMS
Best Appearing Brush Truck:
1st Place Barbara L. Fischer & Dennis P. Deshong Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company of McConnellsburg PA) Fairplay Community Fire Company
Best Marked Fire Apparatus for Highway Incident Scene Safety:
1st Place Emergency Responder Safety Institute Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by Chief Crawford G. Wiestling of Savage MN) Hancock Fire Company
Best Marked Ambulance for Highway Safety Incident Scene Safety:
1st Place George T. Lewis Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by Bill Mortimer of Crum Lynne PA) Sharpsburg EMS
Best Appearing Antique Hand Drawn Pumper or Hose Reel:
1st Place Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by Past President Steve Austin of Newark DE) Friendship Hose Co. of Newville PA
Best Appearing Antique Fire Engine Driven in the Parade:
1st Place Reverend Dr David R. Hoover & Past President Martin I. Mowen Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company of McConnellsburg PA) Friendship Hose Co. of Neville PA
Fire Dept Owned Apparatus that Traveled the Farthest Distance:
1st Place Robert K. Wright Memorial Plaque and $50 (Sponsored by the Citizens Fire Company #1 of Newport PA) Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark DE