State Firefighter of the Year – Engineer Tony Norris

HOLLYWOOD, Md. – The Officers and Members are proud to announce the winner of the State Firefighter of the Year is Engineer Tony Norris.

Tony has served in several positions within the Department including Lieutenant, Captain, and currently as Engineer. Tony handles any day to day maintenance issues from Apparatus to the Station.

Their is absolutely nothing Tony can’t do and he is always willing to lend a hand to help others. Tony is an asset to our Department and to the Community.

We are proud to call him a Member of this Department as this award is truly deserved.


Maryland State Firemen’s Association Award Winners
128th Annual Convention and Conference

Colburn Trophy – Danny Morrison North Beach Calvert

Gladhill-Thompson Award – John Denver,  P.P.  Singerly Cecil

Hall of Fame:

1 – Phillip R. Cooper Ridge VFD, St. Mary’s

2 – Leon Fleming, Sr. Hampstead, Carroll

3 – Angelo A. Floria Ocean City, Worcester

4 – Kenneth J. Scully Leonardtown VFD, St. Mary’s

5 – Paul W. McGinnis Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel

6 – Malden Burnell Miller, Jr. Pleasant Valley, Carroll

7 – Monica Anne Penhollow North East, Cecil

8 – Thomas G. Schaech Bel Air, Harford

9 – Christopher Tona, Sr. United Communities, Queen Anne’s

10 – Darlene Vocke Norrisville, Harford

11 – Bruce Walz Mount Airy, Carroll

Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award – Johnie F. Roth, Jr. Sandy Spring

Silver Spring Award – Cynthia Wright-Johnson – MIEMSS-EMS for Children

Firefighter of the Year – Anthony “Tony” Norris Hollywood VFD, St. Mary’s

Robert H. Shimer, Administrator of the Year – Charles J. Simpson Pleasant Valley, Carroll

Smith N. Stathem, Jr., P.P., Memorial Safety Award – Francis Raley Ridge VFD, St. Mary’s

Edward L. Emkey, Sr., Cadet Program Award – Upperco VFC, Baltimore

Josiah A. Hunt, M.D., EMS Person of the Year – Dr. Sean Berenholtz Pikesville VFD Baltimore

John E. “Sunny” Rose, Jr. Memorial Award – Sean McKeever Odenton VFC, Anne Arundel County

Past President C. Oscar Baker Rookie of the Year – Jeb G. Hayden – 7th District VFD St. Mary’s

Francis Brannagan Instructor of the Year    –  Diane May

MFRI Student of the Year  –  Armond J.Collins      Baltimore Pike VFC.,  Allegany County

Family Appreciation Award – Sanger Family Odenton VFC Anne Arundel Randy, Toni, Faith, Adriana and Luke

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