We would like to congratulate our life member, Russell Strickland on his appointment as Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agenc(MEMA). Governor Larry Hogan Names Russell Strickland as MEMA DirectorJuly 24, 2015 Strickland to succeed Clay Stamp, who will become senior adviser and GEMAC chairANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Russell J. Strickland, former director of the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, has been appointed the new executive director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Mr. Strickland has over four decades of experience in the fields of emergency services and management, first responder activities, law enforcement, and fire inspection and investigation.Strickland will replace Executive Director Clay Stamp, who was appointed by the governor on Jan. 15, 2015. Stamp will assume a new role as senior adviser to the governor for emergency management, and will also chair the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council (GEMAC), a group of professionals and academics in the emergency management and homeland security fields who advise the governor on all emergency-management matters. Stamp will lead the Council and help develop updated emergency management strategy and planning for Maryland.“Russell will bring a wealth of public safety and management experience to MEMA,” said Governor Hogan. “He has a proven ability to work effectively under pressure, and offer fair and objective decisions in times of crisis. I am very excited to have him join our administration.“I also want to thank Clay for his unwavering service as executive director of MEMA,” Governor Hogan continued. “From helping our citizens through last winter’s snowstorms to guiding us through the riots and unrest in Baltimore City, Clay is the very definition of a leader. I am grateful he will continue to serve as a trusted adviser, as well as lead the efforts to revitalize GEMAC, which is integral to protecting Marylanders from potential threats and emergencies.”Strickland began his career in public safety as a dispatcher at the Elkton Police Department in Cecil County. He then became a police officer at the University of Maryland Police Department, and later, a fire investigator and inspector at the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). While at OSFM, Strickland was a member of the state’s first Hazardous Materials Response Team.Strickland went on to serve in a number of positions, including assistant director, at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at the University of Maryland. In addition to his work at MFRI, Strickland was an adjunct faculty member who gave classroom instruction to fire and emergency service providers throughout Maryland.In 2004, Strickland transferred to MEMA on executive loan from the University of Maryland and worked as a deputy director there until mid-2008. He then joined the staff of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a member of the Awareness and Response Information Systems Group, which provides expertise in local, state, and federal homeland security and emergency management.Strickland has a B.A. in criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.S. in management from Frostburg State University. He is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, including the American Red Cross and FEMA advisory councils
Long time friend and honorary member of the Singerly Fire Company Richard Fox passed away on May 18, 2015. Mr. Fox purchased a 1952 Oren Fire Engine from Singerly in 1992, kept it well maintained and donated it back to the company in 2012 when the new Station 13 was dedicated.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Attached is the 3rd update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Attached is the 2nd update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer
Attached is the 1st update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer.
Submissions for the following position can be submitted to :Singerly Fire CompanyAttn: Career Services Captain SearchPO Box 444Elkton, MD 21922The Position is open until filled.Job Title: CaptainDepartment: Career
To: Career Services Director / Career Services
coordinate, and direct the activities of the Career Services department.
safe and prompt response of first-due equipment.
and evaluate Career Services personnel to assure compliance with Singerly Fire
Company rules, regulations and standard operating guidelines.
and administer Career Services budget.
goals and priorities to meet the Career Services objectives.
all Career Services policies, rules, and regulations and supervise Career
Services personnel to ensure compliance with said.
qualified applicants and implement hiring process for successful
candidates. Schedule and coordinate new
new employees and assess on-the-job achievement.
counsel and advise Career Services personnel on performance on an on-going
basis and recommend areas of improvement.
Prepare annual evaluations.
recommendations for Career Services disciplinary action within Career Services
Career Services personnel for emergency operations by organizing and conducting
training in various operations.
documentation of training and assure required training, certifications, and
licensures are current.
approve, and submit time sheets on a regular payroll schedule.
Career Services personnel benefit programs.
Career Services schedule. Monitor
attendance and evaluate leave requests and shift exchanges.·
monthly reports to Career Services Committee and Singerly Fire Company Board of
other emergency operations and administrative duties as required.
with Career Services personnel and volunteers to fire, rescue, emergency
medical and hazardous materials incidents, based on a response profile that
identifies the most serious incidents, including multiple patients, which may
require an expanded command function.
the readiness of equipment and apparatus.
of at least NFPA Fire Office I
Maryland EMT-B or the ability to
Certify with-in 90 days of hire
at least NFPA Firefighter II
Non CDL License
in verbal and written communication.
to work well with others.
(3) years as officer in emergency services organization.
(3) years as paid EMT-B and/or firefighter.
(3) years as engine/pump operator.
(3) years of supervisory experience.
Skills, and Abilities:
in assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work of Career Services
to plan, organize, and command Career Services department.
of principles and practices of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency
rescue, and emergency medical services.
of the principles and practices of fire administration.
of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services incident management. Knowledge
of Career Services policies, regulations, and standard operating guidelines.
of the principles and practices of Career Services personnel administration and
in maintaining records and preparing reports.
in performing firefighting and rescue operations, and emergency medical
in operating and maintaining firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Singerly, North East, Charlestown and Rising Sun were alerted for the reported working structure fire at the Triton Marina Bar and Grill. Units enroute were advised that the Cecil County Sheriffs Office was on scene advising smoke showing. Chief 3 (Debold) arrived and establish the command requesting two additional tankers to the scene. Crews deployed and interior attack and ventilated the structure. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the incident.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Singerly Elected the 1st female Fire Chief in Cecil County tonight.Chief of the Department - Michele DeBoldDeputy Chief 3 - Tim PooreDeputy Chief 13 - David Meaders (Past Chief)Assistant Chief 3 - James FischerAssistant Chief 13 - Gary ArmourAssistant Chief 14 - Fred Hill (Past Chief)Captain 3 - Ken Streets (Past Chief)Captain 13 - Pete RyanCaptain 14 - Bill AyersTruck Captain 3 - Bill McCall (Past Chief)Rescue Captain 13 - John Yedinak Jr.Lieutenant 3 - Cathy FarrellLieutenant 13 - Matt PatrickLieutenant 13-1 - Jaren WhitemanLieutenant 14 - Travis MarquessSafety Officer 3 - John MayesSafety Officer 3-1 - John NormanSafety Officer 3-2 - Michael Steele (Past Chief)Safety Officer 3-3 - Joe ZuroloEMS Assistant Chief - Rob ConwayEMS Captain 3 - Jason CanteraEMS Captain 13 - Jen McClellanEMS Captain 14 - Karen PatrickEMS Lieutenant 3 - Amanda CoxEMS Lieutenant 13 - Jonathan Biggs-MooreEMS Lieutenant 14 - Alec McLennanEngineer - Mike Norman President - Phil Scott1st Vice President - Joe Zurolo2nd Vice President - John NormanSecretary - Steve HorahAsst. Secretary - Leon Alexander Sr.Membership Secretary - Jeannie MayesAsst. Membership Secretary - Lisa DurantBoard of Directors :Don Hicks (incumbent)Fred Hill (incumbent)John NormanRobert Muller
Sunday, February 1, 2015
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing
of Mr. Saverio Pulice of the Auxiliary of the Singerly Fire Company. Mr Pulice
was 92 years young and was very active with the auxiliary. We ask that you keep
his family in your thoughts during this time of grief and sorrow. A brief
history of his life and funeral services information is listed below.
Saverio "Friz" Pulice, Sr., 92, of
Elkton, MD, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. Born in Middleton, WV on
April 30, 1922, he was the son of the late Antonio and Raffaela Marchio Pulice.
A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, Mr. Pulice had been a physical therapist at Perry
Point VA Hospital, Perryville, MD. He was a member of Elkton United Methodist
Church, Singerly Fire Company Auxiliary, Elkton, and was a life member of the
DAV. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and canning.
Survivors include his children, Belva Kaye Potts and husband, Gerald, Sr.,
Rising Sun, MD and Saverio "Butch" Pulice and wife, Deborah,
Millsboro, DE; his loving companion, Betty Evans, Elkton, MD; brother, Anthony
Pulice, Jr., WV, grandchildren, Gerald Potts, Jr. and wife, Sharon, Elkton, MD,
Tony Potts and wife, Kathy, Port Orange, FL and Tim Pulice, Georgetown, DE and
five great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pulice was preceded in death by his wife,
Belva, and 19 brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Elkton
United Methodist Church, 219 E. Main Street, Elkton where visitation will begin
at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Gilpin Manor Memorial
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Singerly Fire Company
Auxiliary or Elkton United Methodist Church in care of Hicks Home for Funerals,
103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921
Any questions please contact either Chief Hill (email@example.com) or President Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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