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Life Member, Russell Strickland appointed Exuctive Director of MEMA

 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 Director

July 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



C. Richard Fox 12/24/32 - 5/18/15

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.



Rescue 13 build update

Friday, May 1, 2015  Attached is the 3rd update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer



Rescue 13 Build Update

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Attached is the 2nd update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer



Rescue 13 build Update

Attached is the 1st update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer.



HIRING : Career Supervisor

Submissions for the following position can be submitted to :

Singerly Fire Company

Attn: Career Services Captain Search

PO Box 444

Elkton, MD 21922

The Position is open until filled.

Job Title:           Captain

Department:     Career Services

Reports To:       Career Services Director / Career Services Committee

FLSA:                  Exempt

Date:                   4/2001; Revision 7/2009-11/2014

Job Summary:

·                     Plan, coordinate, and direct the activities of the Career Services department.

·                     Ensure safe and prompt response of first-due equipment.

Essential Job Functions:         

·                     Supervise and evaluate Career Services personnel to assure compliance with Singerly Fire Company rules, regulations and standard operating guidelines.

·                     Prepare and administer Career Services budget.

·                     Set goals and priorities to meet the Career Services objectives. 

·                     Enforce all Career Services policies, rules, and regulations and supervise Career Services personnel to ensure compliance with said.

·                     Recruit qualified applicants and implement hiring process for successful candidates.  Schedule and coordinate new employee orientation.

·                     Train new employees and assess on-the-job achievement.

·                     Evaluate, counsel and advise Career Services personnel on performance on an on-going basis and recommend areas of improvement.  Prepare annual evaluations. 

·                     Make recommendations for Career Services disciplinary action within Career Services policies.

·                     Prepare Career Services personnel for emergency operations by organizing and conducting training in various operations.

·                     Oversee documentation of training and assure required training, certifications, and licensures are current.

·                     Prepare, approve, and submit time sheets on a regular payroll schedule.

·                     Oversee Career Services personnel benefit programs.

·                     Coordinate Career Services schedule.  Monitor attendance and evaluate leave requests and shift exchanges.

·                     Establish monthly reports to Career Services Committee and Singerly Fire Company Board of Directors.

·                     Performs other emergency operations and administrative duties as required.

·                     Respond 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.

·                     Coordinate the readiness of equipment and apparatus.

Minimum Requirements:         

·                     Certification of at least NFPA Fire Office I

·                     Certification Maryland EMT-B or the ability to Certify with-in 90 days of hire

·                     Certification at least NFPA Firefighter II

·                     MFRI Pumps

·                     Class-B Non CDL License

·                     Proficient in verbal and written communication.

·                     Proficient computer skills.

·                     Ability to work well with others.


·                     Three (3) years as officer in emergency services organization.

·                     Three (3) years as paid EMT-B and/or firefighter.

·                     Three (3) years as engine/pump operator.

·                     Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·                     Skill in assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work of Career Services personnel.

·                     Ability to plan, organize, and command Career Services department.

·                     Knowledge of principles and practices of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency rescue, and emergency medical services.

·                     Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire administration.

·                     Knowledge of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services incident management. Knowledge of Career Services policies, regulations, and standard operating guidelines.

·                     Knowledge of the principles and practices of Career Services personnel administration and budget administration.

·                     Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.

·                     Skill in performing firefighting and rescue operations, and emergency medical services.

·                     Skill in operating and maintaining firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services equipment.

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Working Fire

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. 



2015 Officers

Monday, February 2, 2015   Singerly Elected the 1st female Fire Chief in Cecil County tonight.

Chief of the Department - Michele DeBold

Deputy Chief 3 - Tim Poore
Deputy Chief 13 - David Meaders (Past Chief)

Assistant Chief 3 - James Fischer
Assistant Chief 13 - Gary Armour
Assistant Chief 14 - Fred Hill (Past Chief)

Captain 3 - Ken Streets (Past Chief)
Captain 13 - Pete Ryan
Captain 14 - Bill Ayers
Truck Captain 3 - Bill McCall (Past Chief)
Rescue Captain 13 - John Yedinak Jr.

Lieutenant 3 - Cathy Farrell
Lieutenant 13 - Matt Patrick
Lieutenant 13-1 - Jaren Whiteman
Lieutenant 14 - Travis Marquess

Safety Officer 3 - John Mayes
Safety Officer 3-1 - John Norman
Safety Officer 3-2 - Michael Steele (Past Chief)
Safety Officer 3-3 - Joe Zurolo

EMS Assistant Chief - Rob Conway

EMS Captain 3 - Jason Cantera
EMS Captain 13 - Jen McClellan
EMS Captain 14 - Karen Patrick

EMS Lieutenant 3 - Amanda Cox
EMS Lieutenant 13 - Jonathan Biggs-Moore
EMS Lieutenant 14 - Alec McLennan

Engineer - Mike Norman 

President - Phil Scott
1st Vice President - Joe Zurolo
2nd Vice President - John Norman
Secretary - Steve Horah
Asst. Secretary - Leon Alexander Sr.
Membership Secretary - Jeannie Mayes
Asst. Membership Secretary - Lisa Durant

Board of Directors :
Don Hicks (incumbent)
Fred Hill (incumbent)
John Norman
Robert Muller



The Passing of Mr. Saverio Pulice

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 Park, Elkton.

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 ( or President Scott (



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